Jon Bon Jovi visits JBJ Soul Homes

The rock star legend himself came to visit the JBJ Soul Homes project a few weeks ago as MBC is nearing the completion of construction.  Jon Bon Jovi and his foundation, JBJ Soul Foundation, provided a significant amount of funds and vision for this project and walked the site to check out progress.  Later that night, Bon Jovi performed at the GreenBuild Philadelphia's keynote celebration.

McDonald Building Company selected as Construction Manager for five-story health care facility

McDonald Building Company is proud to be selected as the Construction Manager for a complete renovation of the 88,000 sq. ft. existing Health Center at Pine Run Retirement Community.   Construction expected to begin late 2013 and is scheduled to open 2015.

For more information, click here to read article written by Barbara Chierici, Senior Director of Marketing @ Pine Run Retirement Community.

McDonald Building Company partners with U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Program

McDonald Building Company (MBC)  is proud to announce its partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR for New Homes Program.  Through this partnership, MBC will provide homebuyers with energy efficient new homes that save money on utility bills, offer greater comfort and better performance, and help to protect the environment.

To earn the ENERGY STAR, a home must meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the EPA.   Homes built to the ENERGY STAR guidelines are at least 20% more energy efficient than homes built to the 2009 International Residential Code, and include additional energy saving features that typically make them 20–30% more efficient than standard new homes.

“As a builder of multi-family residential and commercial construction projects, partnering with Energy Star just makes good sense.  Their programs help our field supervisors maintain better quality control in the field while saving our clients and end users money long after we are gone,” says Paul McDonald, President.

ENERGY STAR qualified homes offer all the features people want in a new home, plus energy-saving features like comprehensive air sealing, properly installed insulation, high performance windows, efficient heating and cooling equipment, whole-house mechanical ventilation, water-managed construction details, energy-efficient lighting and appliances and third-party verification.


ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. More than 23,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit

Chapman Chevrolet renovations underway, Ford dealership complete

The renovations at the Chapman Chevrolet have begun and is on track to be complete in a tight 6-month schedule wrapping up this spring.  The 24,000 sq. ft. auto dealership on Essington Avenue will be adding a new showroom, service extension, a link between the sales and service buildings, and a new controlled service dropoff area all the while remaining fully occupied and operational during construction.  Chapman Auto Group is the Owner and Kramer + Marks Architects is the Architect of Record.

This is the second project MBC is building for Chapman Auto Group.  McDonald Building Company just completed the additions and renovations for Chapman Ford Northeast over on Roosevelt Boulevard in the fall of 2012, another tight schedule of 3 months to complete.  The Ford dealership offers a new customer showroom, entrance upgrades, and service department offices along with a new express drop-off/pick-up area.