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In August 1832, fifty-seven Irishmen were working on a difficult stretch of railroad near Philadelphia which became known as Duffy’s Cut. It was laborious work, cutting a railway right of way through dense wooded hills and valleys. A tragic event would ensue and some say that the ghosts of the Irishmen haunt the area where they met an untimely end.

The modern day "Duffy's Cut".  A portion of the rail line near Philadelphia, PA passing through Malvern where 57 Irish rail workers died suddenly in 1832.
The modern day “Duffy’s Cut”.  A portion of the rail line near Philadelphia, PA passing through Malvern where 57 Irish rail workers died suddenly in 1832.

Philip Duffy was hired to dig out a stretch of the Philadelphia to Columbia railroad just west of Philadelphia known as mile 59. This became known as Duffy’s Cut. It was rough terrain and he hired a band of Irishmen to layout the mile long piece of road bed.  The roadbed was eventually completed, but at a terrible price.  Read the full story>>

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The HBA’s Annual Toy Drive benefits The Salvation Army of West Chester.  The drive starts December 7th and ends on December 14th at 1 pm.

Chester and Delaware Counties Home Builders Association‘s Annual Toy Drive to benefit The Salvation Army. You can make a difference to a child this Holiday Season.

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Steve Lindes, Estimator/Project Manager at Pohlig Builders
Steve Lindes, Estimator/Project Manager at Pohlig Builders

Steve figures out how much your home is going to cost. Working with trade contractors and suppliers he prices out each piece of material that goes into your home to come up with the final tally.

Steve graduated in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology from Spring Garden College. For a number of years, Steve worked in the commercial building industry as an estimator. He began working for the Pohlig organization in May of 1993 estimating construction costs of homes and acting as project manager.  Read the full story>>

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If you are looking to sell your home and downsize or simplify your life by moving to a lifestyle community, but are worried that your house may have lost some of it’s value over the past few years, the NAHB has some tips for you:

What are the Best Ways to Add Value to Your Home?

Which home remodeling projects are the best ones for those looking for a solid return on their investment — and higher profits come selling day?

Americans spent over $114 billion on home remodeling in 2009, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Remodeling is expected to outpace new home building in about 10 years.

But all home remodeling projects are not equal. Here are some top ways to add value to your home…   Read the full story>>

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The “Don and Todd” Story

The brothers Pohlig, Todd and Don, bring to life the great American tale of “local boys make good.”  Both graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School, with Todd joining the Army upon graduation from Villanova University.  Don, the younger, had such a hunger to work that he went to work with John Falcone’s house framing company on the day of his high school graduation (instead of going to the ceremony!)  He soon started his own framing company and built challenging contemporary houses instead of the “boxes” of that day.  Todd dreamed up Pohlig Builders when he was in the Army, returned home and started the company in late 1974.  Read the full story>>

Don and Todd Pohlig were teammates early on (1960)
Don and Todd Pohlig were teammates early on (1960)

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Join us for the Broker’s Open at Athertyn at Haverford Reserve call 610-252-5110 or visit www.athertyn.com
Join us for the Broker’s Open at Athertyn at Haverford Reserve call 610-252-5110 or visit www.athertyn.com

On Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 the doors of the Athertyn Sales and Design Center will be open to realtors who wish to participate in the Athertyn Broker’s Open.

The tour will begin in the Athertyn Sales and Design Center where visitors have the opportunity to look at all the floor plans and the extensive array of options available to personalize the homes at Athertyn.  Then, tour the designer homes offered in the closeout sale of Building 5000.  These designer homes are being sold at a base price with all of the spectacular upgrades included!!

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When the 55+ lifestyle community of Athertyn was being constructed on the grounds of the Haverford Reserve, a portion of the surrounding open space was preserved to allow residents to pursue their hobby of gardening.  The developers of the property, the Pohlig organization, recognized that many homeowners do not wish to give up some of their outdoor hobbies when moving from a single family home to a lifestyle community, so they created  the Athertyn Gardens.   Read the full story>>

The Athertyn Gardens of Athertyn at Haverford Reserve is divided into plots which can be claimed by the homeowners

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