Case Studies

Jack Crowley, Water Street Mission

For more than 110 years Water Street Mission has been serving the Lancaster community by fulfilling its mission: “to advance the kingdom of God through the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to do missionary, relief and rescue work of all kinds.” Water Street offers hope to those experiencing poverty and homelessness by providing their guests with meals, shelter and access to medical, dental, behavioral health, spiritual and career support. In addition, the Mission serves children and youth through the Wonder Club Early Learning Center, Teen Haven (a program designed to mentor teens to become leaders), and various children’s ministries.

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Terry Ludwig, APR Supply Co.

With roots dating back to the 1920’s, APR Supply Co. has grown into a full service distributor of plumbing, HVAC and hydronics products, with over 32 locations across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. A third generation family business with corporate offices and central distribution in Lebanon, PA, APR Supply Co. was one of the first in the industry to launch a successful e-commerce website providing real-time inventory availability and 24/7 purchasing to customers.

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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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Smucker & Sons

Smucker & Sons has been serving residential homeowners in the South Central Pennsylvania region since 1960. They currently have locations in Lancaster and Ephrata. Their experienced professionals provide a wide range of exterior home improvement services, including roofing, siding, windows, doors, spouting, and decks, as well as, sunrooms and basement finishing systems. Smucker & Sons continues to build the business by living up to and exceeding their long-time reputation for providing high quality installations and outstanding customer service.

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Laserfab

Located in Lebanon, PA, Laserfab specializes in laser cutting, waterjet cutting, and other metal fabrication services. Laserfab serves manufacturers and fabricators throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond, providing unparalleled customer service by delivering high quality service in a reliable and timely manner.

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Stoltzfus Meats

Stoltzfus Meats, now a second generation family business with Myron and Sally Stoltzfus as sole owners, has been producing fresh and smoked meats since 1954. The business began with Myron’s dad, Amos, taking Lancaster County products to a retail stand at New Castle Farmer’s Market in New Castle, Delaware. As demand grew, he started making and selling his own items. In 1966 he opened a retail store in Intercourse, PA.

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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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United Way of Lebanon County

United Way of Lebanon County, a non-profit organization run by a 39-member local, volunteer Board, has this mission: To improve our neighbors’ lives through effective development and stewardship of community resources. The organization strives to be the leader among nonprofit organizations, to develop strategies for long-term solutions to community needs and to invest resources to achieve the greatest impact.

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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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