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Building What Matters to You®

Horst Construction dates back to the late 1800s, when the elders of Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church in Terre Hill, PA, asked Joseph Horst to build their new church. While the construction industry has changed tremendously since then, the reason people select Horst Construction has not.

For over 120 years, the Horst name has been synonymous with integrity, quality and collaboration. We have always cared about listening to our customers and building what matters to them. These core values are reflected in every relationship we establish and every wall that we build.

Horst Construction’s headquarters is in Lancaster, PA. We are licensed in PA, MD, DE, NJ, NC and FL.

Horst Construction: Five Generations Strong



Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church asked Joseph Horst to build their new church. A trustworthy man and distinguished Master Builder, Joseph took on the job with great care and pride – from planning and design to construction. Weekly services are still held at the church.


Horst’s son, William, joined the family business. By the time Abe Horst, Sr., part of the third generation, joined the business in 1934, the Horst name was widely known for quality craftsmanship and honored handshake commitments.


Fourth-generation Abe Horst, Jr. joined the family business in 1952, followed by his brother Clyde in 1957. As the industry evolved, Horst Construction continued to grow their business by building strong relationships and delivering quality construction projects throughout Lancaster, PA and surrounding areas.


Clyde’s son, Randall, joined the family business in 1983. The company continued to grow and evolve, offering a broader range of construction services across numerous industries. Through Clyde’s leadership over the next decade, Horst became a privately held group of companies with insurance, property management services and senior living joining the construction company.


Owned by the family’s fifth generation and managed by an experienced construction industry team, Horst is proud to serve the eastern U.S. with design-build, preconstruction, master planning, construction management, general contracting and special services.