Panera Bread – Ephrata, PA

Project Details:

Project Manager: Chris Gonzalez

Site Superintendent: Travis Wolf

Project Owner: Panera Bread

Location: 839 E Main St Ephrata, PA 17522

Job Type: New Construction, Fit-Out

Square Footage: 4,090

Project Cost: $600,000

Time Line: June, 2020 - August, 2020

Panera Bread – Ephrata, PA

Construction of a new multi-tenant retail building (See Ephrata Crossing East) and fit-out for a new Panera Bread bakery-cafe.


I’m glad that we chose Ames Construction as the general contractor for the construction of our new storage/parking lot. We encountered a number of challenges along the way as we were putting a large lot on a rather steep hillside, including some significant weather events, but together we worked through them. Chris Gonzalez, Ames’ Project Manager, and the team at Ames were hard-working and conscientious, as were the various trade partners that helped us accomplish the task. We’re more than satisfied with our new lot as it’s already helping us work more efficiently and safely. I highly recommend Ames as a commercial general contractor you can trust.

Gary Weaver - Past President/CEO, The Weaver Family Business