Who We Are


At Stronghold, we understand the importance of stabilizing neighborhoods whose viability is negatively affected by properties that have been forclosed or abandoned. That's why we focus our work in local neighborhoods.

Who We Are


At Stronghold, we understand the importance of stabilizing neighborhoods whose viability is negatively affected by properties that have been forclosed or abandoned. That's why we focus our work in local neighborhoods.

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Stronghold Development & Construction

We are a development company based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We have successfully operated for the last eleven years, working on both small and large scale construction, repair, and alterations on residential and commercial developments. Our expertise has created opportunities throughout Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Florida.

Stronghold Development offers comprehensive services designed to allow businesses the opportunity to do whatever it take to get the job done. Our services include; design work, remodeling and alterations, permitting, site preparation, carpentry, cement foundations, painting, and plumbing and utilities installation. We handle developments ranging from new construction, total rehab, banks, warehouse conversions, medical centers, commercial restaurants and nightclubs, as well as student housing. We pride ourself on the relationships we have fostered with our clients and our community.

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Featured In Philadelphia Magazine


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Apartment Week: J Street Lofts

Not thinking of Harrowgate as a place to live yet? The developer of this stylish former factory near Tioga station wants to change your mind.

As of now, the wave of reinvestment, redevelopment and revitalization that’s transformed large swaths of North and South Philadelphia has yet to leap over the huge freight railroad embankment that crosses eastern North Philadelphia on its way to the massive former Reading Railroad pier complex in Port Richmond.

Kensington developer George Manosis has just placed a huge bet that it will, and soon. In fact, you could call his J Street Lofts complex, a mere block from the Tioga El stop in Harrowgate, the bleeding edge of that wave. Read more.

Featured In PhilaRising


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Historic School Restoration

Harrowgate is a neighborhood surrounding the Tioga El Station that abuts the big box commercial strip of Aramingo Avenue. Artisans have begun to move to the neighborhood and set up shop in converted warehouses nearby. Supporting amenities are beginning to sprout in the area.

We could not be happier. A historic building is being saved and residential density is being added to a growing neighborhood near public transit. We look forward to seeing the project move forward. We have not seen any renderings of the addition, but hope the developers are respectful to the historic building. The inclusion of office space is also a fantastic aspect of the project. Successful neighborhoods need a balance of residential uses, commercial uses, and office uses. All of these uses play off of each other to attract more people to the area throughout the day. A bedroom community with no commercial activity will not succeed long-term as residents want places to eat, drink, and socialize near their homes. It is also difficult for commercial businesses to succeed if there is no one in the surrounding neighborhood during the day while residents are at work. Bringing office workers to a neighborhood helps with that problem. What kind of businesses would you like to see open in these office spaces? How do you feel about the conversion of this school? Read more.