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A Blossoming Collaboration

More than just flowers bloom at the Harlan Harvey House. A collaboration among three local businesses has also blossomed to create a special place for guests to enjoy everything Berks County and the surrounding region have to offer.

Eddie Anewalt, President of Anewalt’s Landscape Contracting said,” this was a unique project because it was our first Airbnb! It was challenging to work around the guests staying at the Airbnb, because we could only work when the house was not booked. It was rewarding to hear that once the pool was finished, there were immediate bookings for future dates. Team Anewalt’s was able to install the pool on time for a Memorial Day splash”.

Right Image: Eddie and Agustin, crew leader, in front of the pool during installation.


Twenty-five years ago, Dave and Cindy Sherman bought a property near their new Airbnb as an escape from the hustle and bustle of New York City. 

Dave and Cindy relocated to New Jersey but continue to love Berks County and their Berks home. Inspired by that love, they set off on the road to become entrepreneurs when the perfect spot came available, and purchased what they named the Harlan Harvey House, named after Dave’s grandfather, a dairy farmer.

The 24-acre U-shaped property that borders Christ Tulpehocken Church and the Little Tulpehocken Creek was beautiful but needed both interior and exterior work to bring it up to the standards the Shermans set for their new business.

When it came to creating their great outdoors, the Shermans reached out to Anewalt’s as their first choice. “Dave and Cindy already had Anewalt’s install a walkway at their home and thus had confidence in EP Henry’s product, making selections easy,” Eddie said. “Dave and Cindy were a pleasure to work with. They were trusting of us and our process.” 

Dave describes how Eddie Anewalt stood inside the home’s windowed back porch and looked over the backyard to see how the Anewalt’s team could best bring the space alive. “I could see his vision,” Dave said. And Eddie’s vision involved relocating an inground swimming pool across the yard to give the appearance of an infinity edge cascading into the wooded landscape, surrounded by comfortable seating areas, as well as a view of the Heidelberg golf course, just across the road.

Crew Lead Agustin said, “This pool was a challenge because it was my first poolscape working directly with Eddie and Mike, our operations manager. Personally, I was very satisfied with the project. The work that we do is beautiful.”

Dave said, “we get a lesson every time he comes out here. It’s just Eddie being Eddie. And it’s also the way they treat their employees. We just trust them.”

Inside the new Airbnb, guests will find a spacious 2500 square feet that pays homage to the Berks County region and provides the perfect spot for viewing the local wildlife that meanders past the peaceful new pool and perennial beds.

Team Anewalt’s will be onsite at the Harlan Harvey House to provide ongoing seasonal maintenance and the Shermans have plans for Anewalt’s to Light Up the property with custom holiday lighting for the winter months.

The third key team in the Shermans’ Harlan Harvey House project is Clover Hill Winery and Vineyards, a well-known and popular source for great local wines from grapes grown in its six vineyards which span 80 acres in the region.

Kari Skrip of Clover Hill, sister of Lori Anewalt, brings her market expertise to the table, as well as a souvenir bottle of Clover Hill Vineyards and Winery wine with a custom logo highlighted by a Harlan Harvey hat for guests staying at the Airbnb. Another exciting opportunity for weekend guests will be a VIP wine tasting experience at Clover Hill’s Vineyard at Robesonia location, only a few miles away.

Above Image: Eddie and Dave in front of the pool during installation.

The Shermans have big dreams for the future of the Harlan Harvey House and are grateful for their continued collaboration with Team Anewalt’s and Clover Hill.

Lori Anewalt said, “what karma! I am delighted and surprised for the Shermans that they took such a new path in life and decided to open an Airbnb. Sometimes the stars align, and this is a perfect example of that serendipity! An Airbnb, a unique opportunity for Anewalt’s, and the inclusion of Pennsylvania wines and traditions all wrapped into one! “

For more information about these local businesses, go to:

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Anewalt's Team Spotlight:

Mark McAllister, Field Supervisor

Mark was drawn to Anewalt’s because of the core values he shares with our company. He joined our team to be part of a group of like-minded and talented professionals with a reputation for excellence.

Working with a well-organized and established company with a large client list are things that Mark looks forward to in his career with us.

Bringing landscape experience to Anewalt’s, Mark worked on a crew for three years and as a crew lead for ten years. He also has ten years of account management and eleven years of general management experience, plus the benefit of being a business owner for two years.

Mark is a graduate of Wyomissing High School and attended Penn State University.

Married to his wife, Jessica for twelve years, Mark is dad to two children, Samantha and Cameron, and a dog dad to Mr. Puppers.

Of course, Mark loves to spend lots of time outdoors, but also loves being with his family, watching movies, antiquing, and going on historic tours.

Since he enjoys being outdoors, Mark likes everything about summer picnic foods and is also a fan of classic cheeseburgers. Mark loves food in general and describes himself as a real foodie.

Mark picks football as his favorite sport to watch, but he likes to listen to all types of music.

After making a brave rescue of a woman from a burning building while he was on the job, Mark received a much-deserved commendation by the mayor for his selfless actions.

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