Years in business
Square footage of living space framed
Apartment units framed
Solid as its framework, family-owned Menhardt Construction has been in business since 1961, building a reputation for high-quality, dependable craftsmanship. We are wood framing contractors, serving the tri-state area: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
95% of our work is framing large, multi-family apartment buildings. Our quality-control systems provide consistent results, enabling us to meet development needs on time or ahead of schedule.
Menhardt Construction supports the military and Habitat for Humanity. We provide the best value and attention to detail at a competitive price.
Menhardt Construction has been in business since 1961, specializing in large apartment projects in eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The success of their business is directly influenced by providing a safe and clean working environment for employees and customers. As wood framing contractors, one of Menhardt’s main area of expertise are timber roof trusses, a structural framework of timbers designed to bridge the space above a room and to provide support for a roof.
We were approached in mid-November by Menhardt in their search for a solution for the remote realeasing of the timber roof trusses. The remote release operation is generally done at elevated heights, which implies risks for the operators, and therefore safety is a big concern. Before year’s end we supplied Menhardt with an evo2 automatic hook demo unit at their Allentown facilities.
The evo2 automatic hook is the smallest safety hook of our range, but with a lifting capacity of over 5,500 lb., it is able to engañe and release load remotely. For the occasion, the evo2 lifting hook was equipped with a magnet sensor, which indicates when the wire rope sling is attached to it. The evo2 safety hook with magnet sensor was configured in ‘Autoclose Mode’, eliminating the need for an operator to having to close the hook manually. With this configuration, the automatic hook will automatically close when the magnet sensor detects the ring is in position. With this set up, the last piece of the puzzle was attaching a wire rope sling to the evo2 automatic hook to ease the sling recovery once the load was disengaged/released.
Julius Menhardt Jr. was born in 1928 to German immigrants in the area now known as Slovakia. After World War II, ethnic cleansing drove the family back to Germany where he found work caring for the personal horses of the US Consul, Sam E. Woods, in Munich. His connections with the Consul helped allow the family to immigrate to the US in 1949.
Immediately, before even becoming a citizen, Julius was called upon to serve his adopted country in the Korean War. After serving two years in the Marine Corps in Korea, Julius served two more years before becoming a US citizen. After the war, he worked as a carpenter in Levittown, Pennsylvania, one of the largest planned suburban communities in the country. It was an immense project, building 17,300 homes in 6 years. The company he worked for was known for completing a home every 16 minutes!
In 1961 Julius went into business for himself and founded Menhardt Construction, wood framing contractors. His two sons, Kurt and Werner grew up working for the family business on the weekends. At under 100 pounds, their weight made them ideal for walking on the gypsum-type sheathing without breaking it. Julius incorporated the business in 1983 when he passed it on to them.
Today, Menhardt Construction Co, Inc. employs up to 100 workers across multiple job sites at a time and we continue to grow as work demands.
Safety is our top priority in the work place. Our field staff is provided with all the necessary training and equipment to uphold all OSHA standards and guidelines. Menhardt Construction works with an independent OSHA Certified Safety Company that ensures that our job sites meet and exceed all OSHA safety requirements. The success of our business is directly influenced by us providing a safe and clean working environment for our employees and customers. "Safety Always Comes First"