PJ Dick Appointed as General Contractor for $71M Credit Union HQ

By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor PJ Dick has been recently selected as general contractor for the new Pennsylvania State Employees’ Credit Union (PSECU) headquarters. The $71 million project represents PJ Dick’s first Harrisburg-based contract, and it is also the largest construction project [...]

PJ Dick has been recently selected as general contractor for the new Pennsylvania State Employees’ Credit Union (PSECU) headquarters.

The $71 million project represents PJ Dick’s first Harrisburg-based contract, and it is also the largest construction project in progress in the Central Pennsylvania region. Expected to be completed by 2013, the headquarters will encompass 235,000 square feet on a 47-acre campus located at 1500 Elmerton Road.

“We are extremely pleased to work with the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Credit Union on this signature project for both of our companies,“ said Clifford R. Rowe, PJ Dick’s CEO. Upon completion, the property will be LEED certifiable with the U.S. Green Building Council.

According to the company’s press release, the new base of operations will accommodate about 750 employees, and it will feature an exterior glass curtain and terra cotta panels, an exercise trail around the facility perimeter and various other amenities.

In related news, Gary Saulson will fill the finance seat of the U.S. Green Building Council’s board, the Pittsburgh Business Times reports.

Saulson is the director of corporate real estate at PNC Financial Services Group Inc., and has become renowned for his green building initiatives. Saulson is one of the leaders of PNC’s environmental strategy, which has resulted in the company having the largest portfolio of certified green buildings in the world.

Throughout his career, Saulson has received an array of awards such as the USGBC’s LEED Award for his advancement of the LEED Rating System and the Green Building Alliance’s Shades of Green Leadership Award.