CANstruction 2017

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Barry Isett & Associates, Inc. is proud to be a part of the Lehigh Valley CANstruction initiative, organized locally by The American Institute of Architects, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter (AIA-EPA) and the Construction Specifications Institute, Allentown Chapter (CSI). The food used in these can-structures are donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania. This year's, Team Isett Can! - with the help of our sponsors - used 5,625 cans and 63 bags of rice for their "Comic-CAN" inspired structure.  We are proud to report that we won the Structural Ingenuity Award! 

The team, led by John Carson and including Christine Mildner, Tracy Torres, Ben Craig, Josh Liples, Steve Landis, Christine Hower, Emma Yeh, Theresa Muldowney, Bill Leitner and Alexandria Carson, developed and built a can-structure to inspire smashing out hunger:  the Incredible Hulk crashes through the wall of hunger with its giant moving fist (yes, moving!); Iron Man's mask stands guard as Thor's hammer chips away at the wall; and Captain America's shield protects the rear. They even brought light to the eyes of Iron Man! This sculpture, along with those from six other teams, were displayed at the Lehigh Valley Mall.

We would like to sincerely thank our sponsors:  Wegmans, New Tripoli Bank, Jdog Promotions, East Penn Self Storage, Sundance Transport, Diversified Lighting and Barry Isett & Associates. Without their contributions, none of this would be possible.

2018 Volunteer Challenge

We're so grateful to have been a part of this volunteer challenge and to have been not only the Medium Company Winner, but the People's Choice as well. This was our second year back at the The Salvation Army, Lehigh Valley's Hospitality House shelter in Allentown. We were able to add to the gardens built last year as well as add a pergola, seating and additional landscaping. Special thanks to our sponsors Dan Schantz Greenhouse and Cut Flower Outlet; Dries Do it Center; our Isett volunteers and Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley. 

Through the generosity of all of the associates that donated and the company match of those donations, we raised a total of $977 dollars which gave us the top medium sized company award and possibly also the top donation amount among all companies. In addition, as each attendee entered the event, they were given one token to be used in voting for the top project – the People’s Choice Award, which we also won!

However, the real big winner was the Volunteer Center itself and all the people and organizations they support.  Through the sponsorships, the silent auction and the voting, it seems to have been a record year, raising about $40,000.

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2017 Business of the Year!

Barry Isett & Associates, Inc. was named “Business of the Year” in the 101+ employee category at a celebration organized by Lehigh Valley Business and attended by over 350 business people. The evening event was held December 5th at University Center, DeSales University, an Isett civil and structural project. 

“Criteria for the award includes all aspects of our business, from profitability and growth, to community service and workplace environment,” said President Kevin Campbell, PE, LEED AP, in an email to associates. “Companies from throughout the Lehigh Valley and Berks County are eligible for the award. We are honored to be recognized.”

In 2016, the publication named Isett Corporate Citizen of the Year. The award recognized Isett’s community involvement; benefits provided to the community; community affiliations; and demonstration of sustained commitment to employees.

Barry Isett & Associates, Inc. is multi-discipline, employee-owned engineering firm headquartered in Allentown with other Pennsylvania offices in Phoenixville, Doylestown, Hazleton, Stroudsburg and Wilkes-Barre.

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