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B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. Acquires the Assets of H.L. Wiker, Inc.

Manheim, PA (December 9, 2022) – B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc., an excavating, paving and site management company based in Manheim, PA, recently announced the asset purchase of H.L. Wiker, Inc. Excavating in Lancaster, PA.

The new team members will operate out of one of B.R. Kreider’s 3 locations of Manheim, Lebanon, and Quarryville, according to Brent Kreider, President of B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc.

“We were looking to add strong operational site experience that would enable us to better serve our clients in south central Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware,” said Kreider. “We were really impressed with H.L. Wiker’s expertise in the site construction market and the name they have built. The reputation, experience and strength of their team to help us better serve clients was key to the decision.”

H.L. Wiker has been serving customers in south central and eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and northern Maryland since 1988. They have become leaders in the community and are led by second generation owners Donna Shoff and Jeff Wiker. As they looked to transition their business, they felt that the values and culture closely aligned with B.R. Kreider & Son Inc. and it made sense to join the two teams and exit.

“We were looking for ways to take care of our team and serve our clients well”, said Donna Shoff, President. The acquisition happened Monday, December 12, 2022. B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. will acquire a select list of equipment and a number of remaining projects

Founded in 1936, B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. continues to provide a small company feel while growing into a premier excavation and paving company in Central Pennsylvania with more than 245 employees.

B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. Promotes Stoner to Senior Estimator

Manheim, PA – (Nov 1, 2022) - B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc., an excavating, paving and site management company based in Manheim, PA, recently announced the promotion of Dean Stoner to Senior Estimator.

Stoner began his career as a house framer for over eight years. He joined B.R. Kreider & Son in 2001 as a backhoe operator, progressed to track loader operator in 2009 and served as Leader for the Operating Crew. Dean made the transition to the Estimating Department in 2016, as Assistant Estimator, and this promotion moves him from Estimator to Senior Estimator.

Stoner says, “I really appreciate a company that recognizes talent and helps their employees grow.”

“Dean has proven himself time and time again here with strong leadership skills, consistent attention to detail and fresh perspective that reflects his extensive experience,” said Brent Kreider, president of B.R. Kreider & Son.
“Maintaining our core value of continually creating a standard of excellence starts with how accurately projects are estimated! That process sets us up for success with each client.” Explained Kreider, “Knowing that Dean is in the role of Senior Estimator can only improve our commitment to integrity, doing what we say is a very integral part of the business.”

B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. Appoints Groff VP of Risk and Quality

Manheim, PA – (March 17, 2022) - B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc., an excavating, paving and site management company based in Manheim, PA, recently announced that Jason Groff has been appointed VP of Risk and Quality and is an important member of B.R. Kreider’s Executive Management Team.

Groff joined B.R. Kreider & Son in 2012. Prior to being named VP of Risk and Quality, Groff served as Director of Safety & Education.

A Conestoga Valley High School and Lancaster County Career & Technology Center graduate, Groff earned his Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) and Safety Trained Supervisor- Construction (STSC) designations from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

“Jason has done an outstanding job leading and building our Safety Committee which was recently awarded the ASA safety excellence award for our teams’ commitment to safety,” said Brent Kreider, president of B.R. Kreider & Son. “In addition, he developed a new training program and full-time trainer that allows team members to improve their skills which gives opportunities for advancement.”

In his new role of VP of Risk and Quality Jason will not only continue to focus on the safety of his coworkers, but also will take over contract review and oversees subcontractor compliance to ensure a safe worksite for B.R. Kreider’s clients!

“One of our core values is quality work and we felt it was time that we had one person responsible to establish accountability and best operating procedures that will ensure a consistent quality job for our clients each and every time,” Kreider expanded. “Jason is just the person for that role.”