Transitions

RGS Associates

RGS is a land development consulting firm founded by Richard G. Stauffer in 1991. RGS grew quickly under Dick’s leadership and added significant talent early on, including future partners, Mark Johnson, Mark Hackenburg and Joel Snyder. Very early in his ownership tenure, Dick laid the foundation for succession. In fact, an internal sale to the new owners took place less than 15 years after the firm was started. RGS continues to have a significant impact on senior living, commercial and residential development and other significant land development applications throughout central and eastern Pennsylvania.

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Rohrer’s, Inc.

Rohrer’s, Inc. (previously Rohrer’s Quarry) is a third generation family-owned limestone quarry serving customers in stone production, lime manufacturing, concrete production, vehicle service and repair.

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Spanish American Civic Association

The Spanish American Civic Association (SACA) is the leading Hispanic managed and led non-profit in the Lancaster community and beyond. The organization has its roots in efforts dating back to 1971 and earlier to serve the needs of the Hispanic community. Starting with three employees, it now has a workforce of 62.

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Sight & Sound Theatres

Sight & Sound is the largest faith-based theatre in the country. Founded by Glenn and Shirley Eshelman in 1976, early productions were slideshows of Glenn’s nature and landscape photos set to music. Eventually live actors were added to the shows, and in 1987, Behold the Lamb debuted as the first full-length live stage production at the original Sight & Sound Auditorium.

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Flower & Home Marketplace

Ken and Audrey Mull wanted to open Flower & Home Marketplace six weeks after buying the business. It would be a wholesale and retail business offering one of the largest selections of silk florals in the nation, as well as a broad selection of home décor, craft, and seasonal items. They planned major capital improvements to the retail space. The new owners had deep experience with wholesale, but limited experience with retail. They turned to North Group because we had worked with them since 2011 in one of their other businesses.

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Paul B Zimmerman

Paul B. Zimmerman opened his 40’ x 60’ equipment repair shop west of Ephrata in 1947. Today, the Paul B. Zimmerman, Inc. family of companies employs nearly 300 people and has four companies.

–PaulB Hardware consists of two retail hardware stores – one in Lititz and one in Belleville.
–PBZ LLC is a full-service metal manufacturing shop including the CropCare and Zimmerman Cattle Control brands.
–Keystone Koating operates state-of-the-art powder coating facilities in Lititz and Mifflintown.
–PaulB Wholesale supplies agricultural, industrial, and mechanical parts to retail stores, manufacturers, and repair shops.

That’s four distinct entities, each with its own president.

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Premier Custom-Built

Premier Custom Built Cabinetry is a leading manufacturer of cabinetry for the ultra-high-end residential home market. Marlin Horst founded the innovative company which has become the benchmark in cabinetry execution and a leader in technology, especially lighting. Premier’s customers are professional designers from around the country, and the company collaborates with their designers to produce even the most demanding projects.

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CM High

Clair High purchased the electrical portion of the business from his employer in 1977. Ten years later, he incorporated it to become C.M.High, Inc. It began in residential and agricultural markets and has since expanded to commercial and industrial markets, including the traffic signal market. In 2003, the company designed and built its first distribution warehouse building. Since then, it has a strong presence in the warehouse distribution market as well as having expanded to gas and energy projects and to the food processing industry.

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