After 18 years in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Gerhart’s Corporate Headquarters has found a new home in Tatamy, Pennsylvania.
Now, the headquarters is thriving in its new location that is built on rich history.
President and CEO, Stuart Cattell, fell in love with the available 27,000 SQ/FT property of the former Northampton Farm Bureau Cooperative Association’s retail store.
The Farm Bureau was established in 1934 and was in business for more than 80 years. When the property went up for sale, Cattell had a vision of Gerhart’s growth in the existing roots.
With modern renovations and installations of the vacant building, Gerhart has engineering, field service operations, fabrication and the panel shop all under one roof.
Throughout the building, Gerhart has kept some of the historic roots intact.
For example, a local black walnut tree struck by lightning was milled into countertops by Gerhart’s neighbor, Grist Mill Cabinetry.
In addition, the original exposed ceiling is a unique feature of the new workspace.
Furthermore, the floors were sanded down to find authentic maple wood. Even old barn doors have been converted into conference tables.
The agricultural history of the Farm Bureau and the industrial history of Gerhart are the perfect match as the new location allows Gerhart to perform in its PA location better than ever.
And this is just the beginning.