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.