Project Spotlight

Hager Building

Hager Condominium Association
Hager Condominium Association
Project Location
Lancaster, PA
Project Type
Historical Masonry Restoration
Witmer Restoration

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Hager Building Lancaster Witmer Restoration web spotlight


The Hager Building, built in 1910-1911 on West King Street in downtown Lancaster was designed by the notable local Architect C. Emlen Urban. The 5-story steel-frame structure is clad in terra cotta in the French Renaissance Revival style. Upon extensive investigative services by Witmer Restoration, Inc., it was found that the building facade was at a critical point where repairs were unavoidable.
Witmer Restoration began by cleaning the facade to remove atmospheric and biological staining. Many of the terra cotta pieces were broken, chipped and/or cracked. These pieces were repaired, replaced, or rebuilt of repair material that was carved to the shape of the original piece. Mortar joints were in various stages of deterioration, many missing or with large voids, with several portions of the building envelope beneath either corroding or laden with mold. Deteriorated mortar joints were removed, prepped, then replaced to be water tight. All terra cotta surfaces were thoroughly cleaned at the completion of restorative work, followed by a careful re-glaze to resist the elements.
The Hager Building is a cherished highlight of vibrant downtown Lancaster, adjacent to the legendary Central Market, and an elegant representative of the complexities of decorative terra cotta. Both residents of the building and the community itself benefit from Witmer Restoration’s expert preservation.

Brent Miller promoted to Assistant Superintendent

Congratulations to Brent Miller!
promoted to Assistant Superintendent, Waterproofing & Coatings



The Witmer Group has promoted Foreman Brent Miller to the newly added position of Assistant Superintendent.  Miller will be working alongside Waterproofing and Coatings General Superintendent Bill Kefauver, assisting in the supervision of field operations, coordinating for and interfacing with clients, contractors and field personnel, and monitoring work performance, quality, productivity, safety and scheduling.

Miller has worked in the industry for 13 years, beginning his career in waterproofing/coatings in 2004.  As a Foreman, he was celebrated for outstanding customer service, exceptional workmanship, and consistently meeting productivity and safety goals.

Miller lives in Wellsville, PA, York County, with his Partner Kristin and their three daughters, Mackenzie, Morgan and Madilyn.

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Learn more about Brent from his Employee of the Month story here!