Dedicated employees and high quality construction work is what Lundy Construction, 200 Arch Street, delivers to each of its customers.
The company designs and builds buildings for commercial and industrial use.
It has a complete in-house staff, and can be a project's single source for engineering, and construction management. The employees of Lundy Construction use a Computer Aided Design Drafting system, to produce drawings and make changes.
Because the company is the single source for all aspects of the project, the Lundy Design/Build team can set and follow a schedule for preliminary drawings, detail drawings, and construction.
The company handles projects from beginning to end so the construction can begin earlier, even while final decisions and detail drawings are being completed.
This assures that projects are completed on-time or ahead of schedule.
Lundy Construction employs about 60 people.
"The majority of the staff and tradesmen are dedicated career persons and many of them have been with the company for more than 20 years," Frank Lundy II, chief engineer of the company, commented.
Frank said the most rewarding part of his job is seeing the completed job.
"It's a sense of accomplishment," Lundy said. "We feel that what we do gives value to people and lets them carry out their businesses."
John R. Houser, president of Lundy Construction said the company has a great track record and has been asked back to do repeat work for many companies.
In 1933, Lundy Construction Company was officially established out of the home building activities of Lundy Lumber Company, which was established in 1922 by Frank B. Lundy and his sons, John and Richard.
Earl M. Jonas then joined the company as the partner in charge of construction operations.
The company was developed through the depression and war years into a vital organization and community force, according to Frank Lundy II, chief engineer.
The company built many homes in the area in its early years and continued to do that until the 1970's.
John W. Strawbridge, a 50 year employee, was the designer of these homes and he had a distinct style that is easily recognized by real estate agents as being the mark of a very saleable property, Lundy said.
During the early years, a sound base in commercial, industrial and institutional construction was established. During the World War II years, the company contributed to the effort by building additions to the area's defense plants.
After the war, Lundy Construction built the Roosevelt Junior high School, Divine Providence Hospital, and many other industrial and commercial buildings in the area.
In 1955, the Reach Road Industrial Park was established and Lundy Constriction built many of these buildings in the following years.
In 1958, Frank Lundy II joined the business and established the Butler building Department which is now significant part of the business. Operations were expanded throughout the area from Hazelton to State college.
Frank Lundy II served the company in many capacities, from estimator to president and is now the secretary-treasurer of the corporation. As chief engineer, he oversees the Design-Build engineering and plan preparations.
In 1960, Richard "Dick" Lundy Jr. joined the business concentrating in operations. He assisted Jonas until his retirement and then served as president from 1976, until his death in 2007. Dick has been succeeded by John R. Houser, a long-time employee, as president. During the 1960's and 1970's Lundy Construction built many buildings in the city, including the Grit Publishing Co. Printing Plant on Maynard Street, the Little League Headquarters Building, Lamade Stadium, the Lycoming County courthouse and the first parking deck.
The company also restored Old City Hall into an office complex and rehabilitated the Berkshire Manor Apartments.
Lundy Construction also completed numerous industrial projects, including a major rebuild of the Textron-Lycoming plant, the Alcan Cable plant, several buildings for Woolrich Inc. and a rebuild of Jersey Shore Steel after a disastrous fire.
From 1980 to 2007, Lundy Construction restored the historic Herdic house and the Weightman Block, constructed the new Jackson Elementary School and renovated and added to the Curtin Middle School and Route Hill School. It also renovated the John Wenner building at the Divine Providence Campus of Susquehanna Health and constructed two significant additions to the YMCA.
Some of the company's customers include: First Quality Enterprises, Woolrich Inc., Jersey Shore Steel, the West Company, Textron-Lycoming, Brodart, Forklifts, Inc. Lifts, Inc. Overhead Door,Williamsport Foundry, Chemcoat, Restek, Lonza, D.R. Webb, Truck-Lite, Smurfit-Stone Container, Construction Specialties, Williamsport Wire Rope, Gilbert Aviation, Springs Window Fashions, Staiman Salvage and Williamsport Moving company.
Now, the company is continuing as a general building contractor as well as a design-building contractor specializing in Butler buildings.
The company recently received recognition for surpassing a $35 million in Butler material sales.
This figure places the company in the top bracket of metal building dealers and was named as "Top Builder" by Metal Building news for 2007, for using over 3,000 tons of Butler Building materials.
Butler manufacturing company has designated the company as a "high performance builder" for many years.
Lundy construction is the area's oldest design-build building contractor and metal building dealer as well as the oldest continually operated general building contract in the area, according to Frank Lundy. The company's staff uses the latest technology for accounting, engineering, plan preparation and estimating.
The company is looking forward to many more years of serving business, industry and instructions with both traditional and pre-engineered buildings, incorporating the most modern techniques and equipment with traditional craftsmanship, Lundy said.