Hankin Group recently began a renovation project at Ryerss Farm, a popular weekend attraction and the oldest nonprofit of its kind in the nation.
In partnership with Stierly Excavating and the Chester County Conservation District, Ryerss Farm’s land erosion, which has created culverts that are hazardous to the 60 horses onsite, will be repaired over the course of the next few weeks.
Since 1888, this volunteer-staffed organization has cared for older horses as they live out their golden years in the company of herd mates, who may have seen everything from stellar show careers to abandonment or abuse.
At Ryerss Farm, they all come together as equals who are never asked to do another moment’s work. Instead, the team does it for them.
“I took riding lessons as a child, but I never learned how to really care for the horses themselves,” said Adrienne Doran, Ryerss Farm volunteer. “Over the past six years volunteering at Ryerss, I have learned about their different personalities, needs, quirks, medications, and their favorite itchy spots. If you listen, they will speak to you. They will touch your soul.”
It became evident over time that repairs to the land erosion would be a large, costly project that would be a huge undertaking for a nonprofit organization of this kind but would be necessary to maintain the farm and allow the horses a fulfilling life.
“I made a list of developers active in the area and decided to start with Hankin Group since their headquarters is 11 miles from Ryerss Farm,” said Doran. “As local developers, they have the expertise and community ties.”
In just a few days, Hankin responded with immediate interest to provide aid.
A few weeks later, Hankin Group — led by Neal Fisher, Vice President of Development, and Nicholas Hartman, Project Engineer — connected with Josh Stierly, Stierly Excavating; Sam Griffin, President, Ryerss Board of Managers; Tim Blevins, Farm Manager; Amber Slaymaker, Animal Welfare Manager; and Joelle Temoyan, Administrative Manager, to discuss the scope of the project. To address water runoff and soil conservation, Hankin Group also met with the Chester County Conservation District, which offered a generous grant for the scope of work.
“I can’t thank Bob Hankin enough for turning a dream into reality,” said Doran. “I’ll take credit for making the phone call, but I believe the horses spoke to Bob, and they touched his soul.”
Bob Hankin, CEO of Hankin Group, and COO Michael Hankin lead the initiatives of the Hankin Foundation, the philanthropic arm for Hankin Group. Since the company’s inception more than 60 years ago, the Foundation has helped 100-plus local organizations.
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Hankin Apartments, an Exton-based property management company and division of the Hankin Group, was recognized with multiple awards through the SatisFacts National epIQ (Experience & Performance Intelligence Quotient) Index for the second half of 2021.
This benchmark tool developed and produced by SatisFacts measures overall resident satisfaction. Property management companies found out how they ranked through a virtual award show last week.
Hankin Apartments had an epIQ grade of 96.74 and was recognized as the No. 2 management company for companies with 10-24 communities in the U.S. and Canada. This outstanding epIQ grade is comprised of four primary variables:
- renter ratings
- review count
- manager review engagement
- manager review reply time
Hankin Apartments also had two communities place in the Top 10 communities nationwide: Weatherstone Flats (No. 9) and Claremont Apartments (No. 8). Furthermore, Hankin Apartments had eight more communities place in the Top 250:
- Meridian at Eagleview (No. 17)
- Chaddwell Apartments (No. 35)
- New Kent Apartments (No. 62)
- Keva Flats (No. 65)
- Flats at Tioga Town Center (No. 80)
- Corner Park Apartments (No. 101)
- Severgn Apartments (No. 157)
- Market Street Flats (No. 249)
“Customer satisfaction is a pillar of who we are at Hankin Apartments, and we are proud to provide an outstanding living experience for our residents,” said Mackenzie Holmes, Hankin Apartments’ Residential Marketing and Systems Manager. “Their feedback is essential for our growth and ability to best serve them. We love the information we gain from SatisFacts surveys and reviews; it is vital to our success.”
It has been a fruitful award season for Hankin Apartments. In December 2021, the company placed third on both the Best Places to Work in Multifamily list and the Best Places to Work in Multifamily Women list. In September 2021, Hankin Apartments took home the coveted Management Company of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Apartment Association.
Hankin Apartments’ newest project, 44 luxury apartments at Claremont on the Square, is set to open in the spring.
Hankin Group has completed construction of an expansion of the walking trail network.
The new path, which connects Pennsylvania Avenue to the community’s social hub, Eagleview Town Center, is now open to the public.
“This new trail improves connectivity of Eagleview’s already-extensive pedestrian network linking the commercial and residential communities to Town Center,” said Lance Hillegas, Hankin Group’s Vice President of Design and Sustainable Development.
Eagleview, a mixed-use community in Exton that boasts a variety of opportunity across 800 acres of land, has an extensive network of trails for its 4,000 residents and 6,000 employees.
Since 2013, community members have enjoyed 10 miles of trails among beautiful, landscaped parks throughout the development.
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Hankin Apartments, an Exton-based property management company and a division of the Hankin Group, ranks third among the 2022 Best Places to Work in Multifamily, an awards program produced by Multifamily Leadership that is dedicated to identifying and recognizing the industry’s best employers.
The rigorous assessment process evaluated each company’s employee policies and procedures, as well as responses from employees. The program is part of a long-term initiative to encourage growth and excellence throughout the industry.
This is Hankin’s fourth consecutive year making the list and highest ranking ever.