Providing construction and construction management services to diverse clients since 1882.
We pledge to do what's right. It's not always easy. If we have to stop and ask ourselves, "Is this right?" – we already know the answer. Our motto:
Our team of construction veterans has seen almost every kind of industry, technology and project environment. With offices across the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest, we know how to meet budgets and deadlines, taking you from groundbreaking to ribbon cutting.
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Proud to be employee owned
When you talk to us, you're dealing with the owners. Select a photo to meet our team members.
Mark has been a Project Superintendent with Quandel since 1992. He resides in Herminie, PA.
Sue has been a Project Administrator with Quandel since 2003. She resides in the Harrisburg area with her husband.
Maureen resides, with her family, in Boiling Springs, PA. She is originally a Jersey girl. Maureen has been with Quandel since 1990.
John has been with Quandel since 1984! He resides in Tuscarora, PA with his wife, Jane.
Scott is a Senior Project Manager based in Westerville, OH. He resides in Columbus and has been with Quandel since 2000.
Michael is a Vice President based in our Scranton, PA office. He has been with Quandel since 2006 and resides in Dallas, PA.
Emery as been with Quandel since 2007. His current assignment is the Commonwealth Connections Academy in Dickson City. Emery resides in Schuylkill Haven, PA.
Mike began QEI Construction in 2006. He resides, with his family, in Pine Grove, PA.
Brian has been with J. Vinton Schafer & Sons since 2002. He resides in Baltimore, MD with his wife and daughter.
Built On A Solid Foundation
Well into our second century and fourth generation of family leadership, Quandel upholds the values of its founders: a strong work ethic; doing what's right; and a commitment to accountability, teamwork and respect.
January 30, 1882
Emil Quandel establishes a limekiln and building supply company.
Quandel opens its first concrete plant
Quandel wins its first million dollar project
The company secures its first construction management project
Awarded first school construction management project in Pennsylvania
Full service office opens in Columbus, OH
Full service office opens in Scranton, PA
Quandel opens office in Cincinnati, OH
Quandel acquires Pyramid Construction Services
Quandel institutes Employee Stock Ownership Program
Quandel wins first of several Best Places to Work in PA awards
QEI Construction established as an industrial design-build firm
January 2007 | Quandel celebrates 125 year anniversary!
Quandel Consultants begins providing rail engineering services in Chicago
Quandel named one of the Best Employers in Ohio
Quandel acquires J. Vinton Schafer & Sons of Abingdon, MD
Quandel awarded its first new, free-standing hospital project
Quandel Enterprises rebrands to make it clear that all of our companies are part of the Quandel family. The new logo sports a more contemporary look, but it still honors our past and holds true to our brand.
Quandel climbs to 200 on the ENR Top 400 Contractors list.
The Foundation of Our Success
Integrity has been our underpinning since 1882. With uncompromising commitment to our core values, Quandel will continue to reinforce the solid foundations of our organization to withstand the tests of time.
We will practice and implement these principles:
Integrity Always – We will always do what is right. Doing the right thing isn’t always easy. If we have to stop to ask ourselves, “Is this right?” – we already know the answer.
Community Involvement – Quandel will always be a responsible corporate citizen in every community in which we operate. Good citizenship and good community spirit, supported with committed community participation, are strongly encouraged of all Quandel team members.
Charitable Community Support – Through the Quandel Foundation, Quandel provides financial and other support to charitable, educational, medical and cultural activities throughout our operation regions.
Quandel makes a constant commitment to maintaining an “A Team” throughout our organization. We commit to a culture of discipline and focus on the proper priorities. As with all companies that have pioneered the course from good to great, we commit to getting the right people on board and placing the right people in the right seats; we believe that the right people properly motivated make the difference in creating a winning team that has lasting endurance.
Our constant search for “A Team” players will consist of the following:
- Recruitment of “A Team” talent that is executed in a consistent and disciplined-based process.
- Compensation and benefits that are structured to ensure that Quandel attracts, retains and engages the right talent for our “good to great” journey.
- Performance management – We will execute practices that ensure that each employee has measurable goals relative to our business plan and will structure to allow for their personal growth.
- Succession planning – We will plan for proper succession in all areas of management to support and nurture our growth as a leader of this industry.
- Training and development – We will work to train our people with the required knowledge and skill set to execute their jobs with excellence and prepare for future growth.
We will continuously strive for perfection. Every task we attempt will be measured against perfection. Great companies obsess every day on the concept of continuous, incremental improvement, not “the quantum leap.” Quandel’s continuous improvement culture has transformed our organization. Our improvement culture at the project level is based on Lean Construction. Today, this is among the most powerful improvement disciplines.
The common spirit of Lean Construction calls for these shared principles:
- Whole system optimizations through collaboration and systematic learning
- Continual improvement and pursuit of perfection involving everyone in the project system
- A disciplinal focus on delivering value desired by the Owner/Client/End-user
- Facilitating value to flow to the end result by systematically eliminating obstacles to value creation and removing those parts of the process that don’t create value
Economic value represents the true value that our company creates after “all-in” costs are calculated. This includes the cost of capital, investments and financing. We commit to analyzing the economic value provided by every investment and procurement decision considered. Consistent with our mission statement, by carefully analyzing the economic value added in every transaction, we will ensure our team the opportunity for personal growth and provide our shareholders the competitive return on their investment.