Two Long-Term Employees Take Ownership of Award-Winning,
York-Based Architecture and Engineering Firm with 40-Year Legacy
YORK, Pa. –Warehaus, a York, Pennsylvania-based, industry-leading architecture and engineering firm is proud to announce Troy Bankert, AIA and David Koratich, both of York, PA as the company’s new owners. Bankert has been the company’s Chief Executive Officer and Koratich the company’s Chief Operating Officer since 2019. The duo purchased Warehaus from the company’s former owner, Kinsley Enterprises, who held ownership for the last 40 years.
New firm co-owners Bankert and Koratich each have a long history at Warehaus, spanning as far back as 1988, when the firm was known as LSC Design. Bankert served in many roles during his 32-year tenure, including project manager and director of architecture. As CEO, Bankert continues to lead the architectural team and also serves as lead representative for the firm, driving strategic communications and client relationship management. Koratich joined the firm in 1999 and in addition to his role as Director of Engineering, he also leads internal operations including information technology, facilities, internal policies, budgets, business plans and processes. As co-owners, Bankert and Koratich will oversee the day-to-day operations of the firm as well as overall asset management, guiding the strategic vision for ongoing growth and advancement.
“David and I are honored to work together alongside a strong Warehaus team as we begin our next chapter,” said Bankert. “We look forward to the new opportunities this transition will open up as well as the continued growth and development of the company and the team.”
“We look forward to the new opportunities this transition will open up as well as the continued growth and development of the company and the team.”
The ownership change comes following a collaborative evaluation between Warehaus and Kinsley Enterprises focused on identifying the optimal path for Warehaus to continue to expand its legacy as a thriving architecture and engineering firm as well as capitalize on opportunities to expand relationships with construction firms across the Mid-Atlantic region. The transition positions both companies and their teams for ongoing collaboration and growth.
“We are and have been a successful and thriving firm, and we’ll continue to build on that success as an independent company,” said Bankert. “While operating autonomously for many years, we’ve built strong relationships with key partners and clients. We now have the ability to explore relationships with new clients that may have had reservations about us in the past, due to our construction roots. We are grateful for the solid foundation Kinsley Enterprises has built and look forward to continuing to deliver innovative architecture and engineering solutions to our expanding client base. We also look forward to continuing to work with Kinsley companies, competing for and earning their business as we always have.”
In addition to the ownership change, Warehaus will also be moving office locations to the first floor of the W. Latimer Small Building. This move is predicated by an analysis of their workspace needs following changing workplace trends, like remote working. Warehaus will stay true to its roots as a downtown York firm, working in a sustainably responsible, LEED-certified office that maximizes space and provides flexibility for collaboration and individual focus.
“The new space allows us to be in an environment that is right-sized and brings our team closer together. It has all of the critical pieces that allow us to work in the same way we currently work, so our collaborative culture can thrive,” said Bankert.
“We are excited about the opportunities ahead and continuing our legacy in York. Our focus is to continue being the choice for our community’s architectural and engineering needs. Through the changes in ownership and office locations, one thing will remain the same, our mission to be a collaborative design partner, working hand in hand with clients toward success.”
“Our leadership team is committed to our success as a high performing, full-service firm serving our local community,” said Koratich. “We are excited about the opportunities ahead and continuing our legacy in York. Our focus is to continue being the choice for our community’s architectural and engineering needs. Through the changes in ownership and office locations, one thing will remain the same, our mission to be a collaborative design partner, working hand in hand with clients toward success.”
Warehaus, formerly LSC Design, is an award-winning architecture, design and engineering firm based in York, Pennsylvania. The firm was originally founded in 1980 as Land Survey Consultants. Since then, the company has evolved to become a multi-disciplinary firm offering architecture, civil engineering and land planning, structural and MEP engineering, interior design, building sciences, historic preservation, and creative services. Warehaus’ work was recently recognized by the AIA Central Pennsylvania, awarding two Excellence in Design Awards in 2020. To learn more about Warehaus, visit www.warehausae.com.