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Merv Gingrich Has Retired as a Partner of Gingrich Builders


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LANCASTER, PA – After four decades at the helm of Gingrich Builders, one of Pennsylvania’s most trusted full service log home builders, the company’s 70-year-old founder Mervin Gingrich has announced that he’ll retire from his management role.

While he will continue working in the company’s shop, Gingrich has indicated that he wanted to transition to a more flexible role within the organization. That approach will allow him the opportunity to apply his lifetime of building experience to volunteer jobs with mission organizations, a cause that remains dear to his heart.

The Ephrata, Pennsylvania-based firm began in 1974 under the sole stewardship of Gingrich, and during those formative years, the company focused on building log home additions, with some custom log homes also constructed during this period. In the ensuing years, Gingrich’s growing company became among the area’s top log cabin builders.

Through it all, Gingrich and his ever-growing staff have been able to create a seamless process for their customers that takes them from a vacant lot to a fully-constructed home that’s ready for occupancy.

Gingrich Builders offers 17 different model homes to choose from, from Bridgeview to Creek Side and seemingly everything in between. That gives their customers plenty of say in the type of home they’re seeking, rather than being limited to just a few options.

The custom-built nature of these homes means that other considerations are at the discretion of the buyer as well. For example, the type of walls, logs, windows, doors and flooring are just some of that areas that can be addressed in unique fashion by the company.

Even though Gingrich Builders focuses on custom log homes, they have expanded into exterior maintenance services. These services include repairs and restoration, staining and caulking. The many years of experience in building log homes has given Gingrich the needed skills to properly maintain your home, so it looks brand new for many years.

Though Merv Gingrich is stepping away from his leadership role, the company, which is now a partnership, will continue to be run by his three sons: Bruce, Todd and Tim. All three have extensive experience in the field and plan on continuing the success the company has established.

Such a customer-friendly approach, coupled with unequaled quality workmanship, is one reason why the company has maintained its popularity through all the economic shakeups that have taken place during the past 40 years. That philosophy is important to remember when thoughts of constructing a dream home enter the picture.

Contact Gingrich Builders if you’d like to build a log cabin in PA, we’d love to help! You can find us at 1971 W. Main Street in Ephrata, PA 17522 or call (717) 283-4811.

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