Cadillac and Garman Houses

Cadillac and Garman Houses

Institution Type:

 Commercial Client

Project Class:

 Multi-family Housing, Conference Center, Office Building

Project Delivery System:

 General Contractor

Construction Type:


The Cadillac House has 11 residential spaces, a community center, leasing office and a service office. The Garman House has 21 apartments and 2 retail spaces on the ground floor.

Leonard S. Fiore, Inc.’s Self-Performance Teams did all framing, roofing, drywall, trim, doors, concrete, demolition, steel erection and excavation work for both sites. The Garman House and Cadillac House were under construction at the same time and both sites had zero lot clearance.

Neighboring buildings had been using the former Garman Theatre for support, so additional work had to be completed on neighboring buildings to make them structurally sound before the new Garman building could be created. The Cadillac Building had been gutted by a fire, rendering critical structural beams unstable and also open to all the elements. To avoid structural collapse of the 100 year old shell, bracing and then meticulous sequencing of steel replacement beams brought the building up to today’s codes and safety standards. All work was done in approval with Bellefonte’s Historic Architectural Review Board. This project was completed with Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA).

This project won the Associated Builders and Contractor’s 2016 Excellence in Construction award.

Details and Awards

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Start Date


Substantial Completion



Centre County
Bellefonte, PA 16823


Bellefonte Mews, L.P.
Lemont, Pa 16851


UpStreet Architects, Inc.
Indiana, Pa 15701

Civil Engineer

PennTerra Engineering, Inc.
State College, Pa 16801

Structural Engineer

East Hills Engineering Associates
Windber, Pa 15963

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