Building Better has been at the heart of the Penntex culture from the start. Since 1979, Penntex has been built through a commitment to client-focused growth. As the needs of our clients changed, we evolved to best serve them, continually shifting based on trends in sustainability, technology and the needs of the communities we serve.
In 1979, founder and current company principal, John Pregmon, launched Allied General Construction Service Corporation to serve the construction and tenant fit-out needs of the Center City, Philadelphia region.
In the 1980s, as more developers were attracted to the area, the landscape of the Philadelphia construction market rapidly evolved and the areas surrounding the city began to grow.
In 1989, in response to needs of clients looking for a partner who could deliver comprehensive construction management services from the ground up throughout the region, Allied General Construction moved to a larger location outside of Philadelphia and the company was re-branded as Penntex Construction, a construction management firm with a commitment to delivering an exceptional client experience.
Over the next several years, the greater Philadelphia area continued to grow and the surrounding counties of Montgomery, Chester and Bucks experienced a surge in development and an influx of high-tech businesses.
In 1996, Brian Belcher, longtime friend and business associate of John Pregmon, joined the company as a principal. With a depth of experience in development, including specialized marketing and new business expertise, Brian focused on expanding the company’s reach. Penntex grew along with the market, cultivating client relationships across the commercial, warehouse, medical office and manufacturing industries.
In the early 2000s, Penntex continued to grow, expanding the company’s geographic footprint across New Jersey and Pennsylvania (including greater Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley and the Central Pennsylvania/ Harrisburg/Carlisle areas), further solidifying the company’s reputation as a progressive, full-service construction management firm. The team focused on attracting top talent, building relationships with a trusted network of specialized subcontractors, and consistently delivering an outstanding client experience.
In 2014, Penntex welcomed current president Jim Hoolehan at the principal level. Well-known across the area for his outstanding work in construction management, Jim further expanded the company’s reach, bringing new opportunities upon which to build.
With a foundation built on thoughtful client and market-centric growth, Penntex is continuing to grow, expand and evolve to meet the needs of clients and communities around the region. From leveraging technology in project planning, execution and reporting, to a continual focus on cultivating a team that stands ahead of the rest, Penntex looks forward to delivering solutions that meet the ever-changing needs of our industry and the industries we serve.