Velocity Network settles into new home

Jim Martin, Erie Times News
Wednesday Nov 28th, 2018

Velocity Network has moved into their new Headquarters in the former Rothrock building located in downtown Erie.  Kidder Wachter bought the building in 2013 to renovate and develop the property and sold the property to Velocity Network in 2017.  Development, Design, and Construction by Kidder Wachter Architecture & Design and Kidder Wachter Jefferys Construction.  

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VNET Building - October Update

Velocity Network
Friday Oct 5th, 2018

Velocity Network video featuring the renovations to their new Headquarters. 

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Erie Insurance to unveil new eastside apartments

Erie Times - Kevin Flowers
Thursday Jul 26th, 2018

The project relocated two historic homes that Erie Insurance wanted to restore. One is the Von Buseck house, originally located on the south side of West 38th Street between Asbury and Millfair roads as part of a 100-acre farm built in the 1830s by Friedrich Von Buseck, a German immigrant, and his wife, Rachel Weigle.

The second property, known as the Judah Colt house, was built in 1820 at the corner of East Fourth and French streets. Judah Colt was the first land agent for the Pennsylvania Population Co., and entertained the Marquis de La Fayette, the French and American patriot, in this house in 1825 during La Fayette’s return to the U.S. after the Revolutionary War.

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Two historic homes have been restored and relocated

City of Erie
Thursday Jul 26th, 2018

Congratulations Tom Hagen and Erie Insurance for preserving pieces of Erie’s History and reinvigorating a neighborhood.  The 200-year-old lumber was labeled, deconstructed, warehoused for several years, and then reconstructed on this new site as rental apartments. 

We are proud to have been a part of these projects providing Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Services. 


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VNET Building - 2nd Quarter Update

Velocity Network
Monday Jul 23rd, 2018

Velocity Network highlights the progress made on its future headquarters. 

Development, Architecture, and Construction by Kidder Wachter Architecture & Design and Kidder Wachter Jefferys Construction.  

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Erie Insurance renovates former firehouse, restaurant

David Bruce - Erie Times News
Saturday Jul 14th, 2018

The first public event at the former Pufferbelly is scheduled for Friday night.

Velocity Network rounds the corner on $8 million business headquarters project in Erie
Friday May 11th, 2018

Velocity Network rounds the corner on $8 million business headquarters project in Erie

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Von Buseck House and Judah Colt House

Preservation Erie
Monday May 7th, 2018

"This past fall and winter, Erie Insurance reconstructed the Von Buseck House and Colt House for market rate housing. Local architect Jeff Kidder had the Von Buseck House in storage for several years waiting for the right opportunity to reconstruct it, and his firm was hired to deconstruct the Colt House for future use beginning in 2016."

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Erie Insurance Brings History to New Apartments in Old Neighborhood

Lisa Adams - Erie News Now
Tuesday May 1st, 2018

The historic Judah Colt House and Von Buseck House were documented, deconstructed, stored, and reconstructed.    Erie Insurance is preparing to welcome new neighbors into a brand new apartment development at 5th and German.  And it started by moving two historic homes to the neighborhood.


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New education center on Erie history center’s to-do list

Erie Times News - Ron Leonardi
Thursday Apr 12th, 2018

Improvements include a new 6,000 square foot Exhibit Center and renovations to the 160-year-old Wood-Morrison House, at Erie County Historical Society’s Hagen History Center. 

Architecture, Engineering, and Construction provided by Kidder Wachter Architecture & Design, Kidder Wachter Jefferys Engineering, and Kidder Wachter Jefferys Construction.

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