B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc., an excavating, paving and site management company based in Manheim, PA, with a second location in Quarryville, recently announced the retirement of Jim Kreider, previous generation 3 owner and Vice President.
Kreider began his career B.R. Kreider and Son, Inc. as a Truck Driver and then as an Estimator. Later, Jim held positions of Vice President of Finance & Administration, Vice President of Operations, and then Vice President of Administration. He is also an Advisor to the B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. Board of Directors and will maintain that position.
“Jim has been a positive force and influence in our company for over 50 years,” said Brent Kreider, nephew and president of B.R. Kreider & Son. “His contributions have been significant in many ways. His leadership helped create a strong, caring family culture with our team that created stability and an attractive place to work for 4 generations. Jim has been invaluable in helping prepare the next generation of leadership in our company along with the previous Generation 3 owners.”
Jim is a graduate of Lancaster Mennonite High School and earned a Certificate in Management from Elizabethtown College. He is a former member of the Inter-County Contractors Assoc, PA Motor Truck Assoc., and Associated Builders and Contractors. Jim is a former director of the Manheim Chamber of Commerce and at Camp Hebron Assoc. as well as a past chairman. He remains an active volunteer at Camp Hebron. Jim is a member of Manheim BIC Church and resides in Manheim with his wife, Linda. They have three adult children, Faith, Heidi, and Jim, and 8 grandchildren.
Manheim, PA – B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc., an excavating, paving, concrete, and site management company based in Manheim, PA, recently recognized Barb Hershey, Office Custodian and Laura Donmoyer, Specialty Services Project Coordinator, with the 2020 B.R. Kreider Core Value Award.
Hershey and Donmoyer were nominated by fellow employees for the award. The award is presented to the employee who best represents the seven core values of the company; Safety (a commitment to the best safety practices), Integrity (always doing what we say), Collaboration (encouraging positive relationships), Quality (providing premium service with the utmost care), Innovation (finding new and better ways to provide great service and value), Servant (do unto others as you would have them do unto you) and Stewardship (care of resources entrusted to us).
“Barb prioritized the safety of the team and her cheerful willingness to keep the facilities and our workspaces clean and safe was outstanding!” said Brent Kreider, President of B.R. Kreider & Son. “Barb’s attention to detail with regards to COVID-19 Regulations was impeccable, and as the safety and cleaning regulations changed, she adapted and adjusted. If there was ever a year this was most deserved, this was the year!”
Hershey joined B. R. Kreider in 2012 and resides in Columbia.
“Laura has done an outstanding job collaboratively bringing the Manheim and Quarryville teams together administratively to efficiently support the work” added Kreider. “Her stewardship of resources through Covid was impressive and her servant heart to help others with many different tasks earned her high praise from the team! Laura’s quality of work was excellent and extremely professional. She is always ready to help improve our team.”
A resident of Manheim, Donmoyer joined B.R. Kreider & Son in 2016 and was recently promoted to the role of Project Manager.