The Secret To Korth Cos.' Growth? Community-Oriented Relationships
Korth Cos. has grown almost 30% in the past year and is on the same growth trajectory for the end of 2017. Korth staff believe this is the result of caring for the people and companies they work with.
A recent example of this is Phase 2 of Korth Cos.’ work on D.C.-based N Street Village, a community of empowerment and recovery for women with five sites around the city that provide housing and supportive services for women experiencing homelessness.
Korth’s redevelopment team is building Phase 2 of N Street Village’s Keeping Our Promise Capital Campaign project at its flagship site. This project will expand the Day Center by 30% and renovate and update the Wellness Center, along with several other structural improvements that will allow N Street Village to expand and enhance the services provided to nearly 2,000 women each year.
“After over 35 years of providing interior commercial construction services in the D.C. region, we are excited to serve N Street Village,” Korth Cos. President Gene Korth said. “The architect Michael Wiencek and I have built many successful projects together.”
The $3M, newly renovated center features a 1,500 SF commercial kitchen and 10 additional beds of supportive housing, and expanded the Day Center by 30%. The property also expanded its health/wellness and education/employment assistance services unit. Both the Day Center and services unit are built to benefit all of N Street Village’s clients, including those who do not reside at the property.
Korth has provided commercial interiors to the Washiongton-Baltimore corridor for over 30 years.
“Whether you are a nonprofit organization, corporation or a professional entity like a group of doctors, we treat every project with quality controlled execution and personal management," Korth Vice President Terry Korth said.
The flagship building on N Street NW contains three separate wings named Eden House, Promise Place and Supportive Services. The Day Center and services programs supplement Eden House’s 51 one-, two- and three-bedroom affordable family housing units and Promise Place’s 63 units specially built to house homeless women.
This commitment to building relationships with and serving local communities in need is what fuels Korth’s growth and success. The renovations also stem partly from the firm’s belief that comfortable, warm and spacious interiors can make or break a project’s finished atmosphere.
“Korth believes in building beautiful interiors that reflect the mission and goals of the folks who use it,” Korth Cos. Vice President of Marketing Maureen Bryant said. “Building Phase 2 for N Street Village is an honor.”
Last year, N Street Village helped 87% of its program's women struggling with substance abuse maintain sobriety. Forty percent of women seeking employment were able to find work, compared to a 9% success rate with clients in similar programs nationwide.
“It’s more than just a construction project,” Bryant said. “We’re a family at Korth, and we seek to extend that community-minded spirit into every project we do.”
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