Case Studies

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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York College of Pennsylvania

York College of PA has consistently grown in student enrollment and regional influence. The facility services staff has had a significant and positive influence on the college by maintaining and developing a beautiful campus and investing in buildings and facilities.

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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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Warfel Construction Company

Warfel Construction Company provides construction management, design/build and general contracting services in the Mid-Atlantic region. The company seeks to be the most knowledgeable and ethical company in the business as it manages long-term, complicated and multi-phased projects. It relentlessly focuses on a “Clients for Life” philosophy.

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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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John M Hess Auction Service

Hess Auction Service’s professional auctioneers and knowledgeable staff market a wide variety of residential, agricultural and commercial real estate, antiques and collectibles, farm equipment, commercial liquidations, and specialty auction items such as jewelry, firearms and coins. They also provide support services in advance of and following an auction, including print and internet marketing, on-site signs, tents and other equipment, pick-up and hauling, and estate liquidations and full house cleanouts. They also provide real estate auction market analysis and personal property and antiques appraisals.

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Hollinger Services

Hollinger Services is an accounting services company that serves and partners with small nonprofits and for-profits, providing bookkeeping, payroll and back office services. From the first day of business, owner Marty Hollinger developed servant-leadership as its distinguishing value, making its people and client relationships its strength. She nurtured cultural values of excellence, team, flexibility and integrity.

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Lancaster City Alliance

Formed on July 1, 2013, the Lancaster City Alliance (LCA) is the culmination of two vital Lancaster City organizations consolidating into a single, more powerful force. The James Street Improvement District (JSID) and the Lancaster Alliance joined forces into a single community-service organization. Together, the JSID and the Lancaster Alliance offer 30 years of experience in community and economic development.

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EGStoltzfus is a second generation family-owned construction business that serves South Central Pennsylvania. They specialize in the design and construction of Neighborhood Homes, Designed Homes, Residential Remodeling and Commercial Construction. Over 45 years of new construction and remodeling services makes this company one of the leading homebuilders and general contractors in the greater region.

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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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