One Beaver Valley Pike business is expanding.
Next door, another is putting up two new buildings.
Together, the projects will see an additional 32,000 square feet under roof by early 2020.
Andy Ross will be putting up an 11,000 square foot building for his landscaping business. The building will include a shop and storage area for his firm, Ross Lawn Service; it will not be open to the public.
Ross will also be putting a second building on the property. That 5,000 square foot structure will be rented to Pristine Auto Detailing, a company now working from a location on Rt. 272 in Little Britain Township
The two buildings will be erected on about three acres of ground that formerly housed concrete grain silos.
"This has been about a year in the making," Ross said of his project. "I'm pushing to have the buildings up this year."
Immediately to the north of Ross's project, Martin Appliances, Martin Furniture, and Martin Water Conditioning, three branches of a family-owned firm, is expanding its existing building.
Martin is doubling the size of its existing building.
According to a building permit issued by Providence Township, the project will see a 16,043 square foot addition erected on the north side of the present store.
The addition will provide more retail space and additional warehouse room, said manager Shawn Reimold. Much of the additional retail space will be devoted to the store's furniture offerings, including a wider range of mattresses and an expanded scratch and dent department.
"With the volume of business we're doing, we have to grow with the market," he said of the expansion.
Martin's has almost 60 employees, nearly all of them local.
"Our vision is to continue to support the local community," he said. "We want people to have that small town feeling when they come in here. We want to treat people they way they deserve to be treated."
Martin's moved from a store on 4th St. in Quarryville into its existing building in November, 2006.
All three new buildings and another existing firm will also be connecting to the Quarryville Regional Authority's sewage treatment system.
"It seemed like a good idea," Ross said of the decision to hook up to the public sewage system.
The line will be private and will serve three companies. In addition to Ross and Martin, it will also serve Country Value, a furniture manufacturer. Each firm will have a grinder pump that forces sewage into the line, north along Rt. 222, and to the sewage treatment plant.
"Because it goes under the creek, the line has to be pressurized," said authority chairman John Chase.
"The line is being built to authority specs, but it will remain private."
Each business will pay a connection fee to hook up to the sewage system.