For the past 70 years, Excel Glass and Granite has progressed with technology, skilled labor training and design expertise to bring the newest designs in the Kitchen and Bath Industry. We offer a variety of the latest in quartz and granite from which to choose.
The Excel Glass Division, a full-service installer and fabricator of commercial and residential glass provides custom shower doors, shower door enclosures, custom mirrors, replacement glass and much more. Featuring the area’s largest selection of custom mirrors in any size, shape or color, the company specializes in the custom design, manufacturing and installation of framed or unframed mirrors to match any specification.
Excel Hospitality Stone works with construction companies, project managers and commercial developers in providing granite, stone and/or glass products to fulfill multi-unit or hotel project needs by furnishing and installing countertops, sinks, vanity bases, shower bases, and L.E.D. Mirrors.
A recent commercial project highlights construction of The Foundry at 41st, featuring a variety of apartment types from nano units to two bedrooms providing luxury living in the heart of one of the hippest neighborhoods. The open floorplan design features an incredible list of amenities, including high-end apartment features and finishes. Working with Fort Willow Developers and Walnut Capital, Excel Hospitality Stone provided 171 apartments with 209 vanities, mirrors and porcelain sinks, 26 shower doors and 171 kitchen quartz tops and stainless sinks for this high end apartment complex.
Versatile, customizable and reliable – experience the “Excellence of Excel!”
Founded in 1999, The Markosky Engineering Group, Inc. (Markosky) a woman-owned business, provides civil engineering, environmental services and construction services to public and private sector clients. Services include roadway design, traffic engineering, bridge design, environmental services, cultural resources, NBIS bridge inspection, construction inspection, site development, municipal engineering, and oil & gas environmental engineering and permitting services.
The versatile and experienced staff is dedicated to finding the best solutions to meet the client/project needs. Markosky is certified by the Pennsylvania Unified Certification Program (PAUCP) and the PA Department of General Services as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. Currently the company employs over 60 professionals working in the organization.
One of Markosky’s most recent projects was the SR 0980, Section 139 project included the realignment of the southern approach of PA 980 to form a ‘plus’ intersection and constructing a new bridge carrying the Montour trail over the intersection to fully separate trail-using families, pedestrians and bicyclists from surface motor vehicle traffic. The new 379’ bridge is a three-span composite steel girder structure, which provides the necessary vertical clearances for both PA 980 and PA 50 while meeting the Trail’s requirement of a maximum approach grade. The new bridge also completes the final Montour Trail gap in Washington County, the heavily traveled central part of the Trail.
The project incorporated numerous innovative and unique aspects including the adaptive reuse of the only remaining portion of the original two-girder structure built in 1913 by the Montour Railroad. Additionally, the project incorporated geosynthetic reinforced slope (GRS) embankments for the trail approaches in order to increase the clearance of the new bridge over the roadways without increasing the embankment footprint thereby avoiding impacts to adjacent properties and the environment.
Markosky invests in our future by supporting groups that benefit children such as the Laurel Highlands Council Boy Scouts of America, Community Foundation Alleghenies, Dreams Go ON Trail Ride, STAT, Inc. LVHS Alliance of Student Athletes, Ligonier Camp & Conference Center to name a few.
Staff members mentor 7th & 8th graders in a project-based learning program. Students use their imagination, research, and engineering design to compete in the completion of a model Future City Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TEAM+S). This national engineering competition involves problem-solving skills, collaboration, analytical thinking and multidimensional problem-solving solutions. Moving to the high school level, Markosky provides job shadowing opportunities for career exploration. At a corporate level, they participated as a “Speed Coach” for Mentoring Monday event hosted by the Pittsburgh Business Times bringing women together to network, receive career advice, tips and guidance.
The firm volunteered their services at a tree planting event for Flight 93 Memorial Planting Day hosted by the Marcellus Shale Coalition.
Markosky was recently awarded the 2017 Business of The Year Award from the Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce for delivering quality projects, supporting future generations in the sciences and being a steward in the community,
Earth, Inc. is a geotechnical engineering firm that has specialized in highway, bridge work and large scale commercial development since its inception in 1983. The company can provide the complete geotechnical scope from initial field reconnaissance, problem definition, development and monitoring of subsurface exploration programs, laboratory testing, conceptual design, alternatives analysis including cost comparisons, sketch design, pre-final design, final design, and consultation during construction.
Earth, Inc. is accredited by the AASHTO Material Reference Laboratory (AMRL) Accreditation Program for soil testing for both AASHTO and ASTM test methods. The company has maintained the longest accredited program for soil testing in the state of Pennsylvania. There is a laboratory QA/QC program in place including technician training and evaluation, AMRL proficiency testing, and equipment calibration.
Geotechnical and supplementary civil engineering service highlights include:
- Geotechnical investigations for civil engineering construction
- Foundation investigations for civil structures including buildings and bridges
- Geotechnical engineering design including dams, impoundments, site development, roadways, retaining structures, etc.
- Hydrologic studies and hydraulic analyses and design
- Groundwater studies
- Landslide stabilization
- Acid mine drainage and mine reclamation projects
- Consulting, monitoring, and testing services during construction
Their many highway and bridge projects include work on Pennsylvania Turnpike expansion projects including the Mon Fayette, Greensburg and Beaver Valley Expressways. In addition to PennDOT reconstruction projects on I-79 and I-70, they have also worked on Pennsylvania Turnpike Mainline and Northeast Extension reconstruction projects as well.
McCandless Crossing, a large scale commercial project located in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, represents recent commercial property development with which Earth, Inc. has been involved since the beginning of the project. Site work design began in 2006 with several phases of grading and subsequent building construction having occurred in the time since. Prior to developer improvements, Earth Inc. worked with highway design consultants, the Town of McCandless and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to widen McKnight Road, Cumberland Road, Babcock Boulevard, and Duncan Avenue, thereby increasing traffic capacity via new turn lanes for the massive undertaking.
The Duquesne Incline on Mt. Washington is an iconic symbol in Pittsburgh. In 1996, the Incline experienced a significant rock fall event. Although the Incline did not incur much damage, its long-term stability was threatened. As a result, Earth, Inc. designed a rock fall remediation system consisting of slope netting and rock bolts on two rock faces of suspect stability on the very steep hillside overlooking downtown Pittsburgh; this work also included shotcrete underpinnings of rock overhangs. The construction work was incorporated into the Port Authority of Allegheny County’s contract to perform hillside stabilization along portions of the Conrail railroad shelf.
For ongoing safety and monitoring, Earth, Inc. designed a geotechnical instrumentation system for the hillside upon which the Incline is located, consisting of 10 tilt meters attached to exposed rock faces. Continuous remote reading of the tilt meters is received over time at the upper station of the Incline with automated output being generated to provide baseline data for future comparisons. Alarms have been built into the computerized system to alert Duquesne Incline personnel if unusual movement has occurred, along with providing a warning of possible impending major hillside movement.
Upgrading highways and bridges, creating new commercial communities and stabilizing iconic symbols of Pittsburgh and beyond are among the highlights of Earth Inc.’s geotechnical service capabilities.
I have worked with Jill McKibbin for three years, and would not do without her services. As a small company, we do not have the resources to connect with the multitude of prospects that Jill provides. She accelerates our ability to reach out to many kinds of prospects (whether Architect, Engineer, Real Estate Developer or Contractor). Jill has an amazing talent of making that first contact with a new prospect and catching their interest. She has the tenacity needed to get her clients in the door and marketing their strong points. People listen to Jill because she is down to earth and approachable. She creates the bridge for the client to have an opportunity at a level of success they may not otherwise have. I would recommend Jill to anyo…
I met Jill a little over a year ago. It took little time working with Jill to realize that her work ethic is impeccable. She has proven to be a tremendous asset and continues to assist with networking and identify with new job opportunities. I highly recommend Jill to any company looking to take their business to the next level. She is someone who can open many doors to new business opportunities.
I have worked with Jill for over two years and find that she brings a team approach for business development in garnering new relationships. Through Jill’s vast array of contacts, Desmone Architects has been able to secure new business and build lasting relationships. Jill is a dynamic, personable woman bringing a strong skillset that resonates confidence into developing these relationships. She enables Desmone Architects to continue to build and grow our business. I would recommend Jill to anyone seeking to take their business to the next level.
Jill McKibbin has a rare talent for networking. Her energy and social ability allow her to make connections and put people together in win-win situations that others could easily overlook. I enjoy watching her get a charge out of putting people and firms together. Plus she has the tenacity to follow up and make sure that the connection was made. We should all be as enthused doing what we love to do.
Jill’s incredible energy and enthusiasm have made her the “queen of Pittsburgh networking”. If you want to make connections, she’s the one to talk to!
McKibbin Consulting has helped Forkner Engineering grow quickly in our first year. The contacts that they have helped us make and the support they provide in building a business have been invaluable. Ms. McKibbin is truly invested in helping my company succeed.
We have worked with Jill for the past number of months. Her vast network of people and knowledge of the construction industry is key to the number of appointments she has set for Eisler Landscapes. The added bonus of her monthly and quarterly networking meetings allow Eisler Landscapes and me to further develop these relationships and meet new referral sources. I would recommend Jill McKibbin with McKibbin Consulting for your business development needs.
Front Studio Architects has been working with Jill McKibbin – McKibbin Consulting for six months and we are very pleased with her efforts on our behalf. Jill is familiar with “how business is done” in the A/E/C world and is always available to assist or supply a creative solution to a problem. In addition, she is so high energy and positive, that it’s enjoyable to be in her company.
Jill is fearless! She has the unique ability to get a connection to anyone. Jill is a great matchmaker, putting together professionals in the building profession with clients with projects. She is personable, dedicated and loyal.
I’ve been working with McKibbin Consulting for a few years now. Whatever Jill tells you that she’ll get done for you and your company….you can strike it off your list….it will get done. Jill hustles for her clients.