HONEY BROOK - As finishing touches are put on the new building at Lauver Circle, the three businesses housed inside are getting things in order and getting back into the swing of work.
These businesses, Stoltzfus Enterprises, Aaron's Hydraulics and Equipment Service Co. were originally at the same location but needed a building that could do more for them.
Aaron Stoltzfus of Aaron's Hydraulics explained the businesses got a building specialist to help them customize their new spaces.
The building started in May and the project is almost all wrapped up now, with each business getting its barings in the new facility.
All three businesses emphasized the need to thank their customers, without whom the expansion never would have been possible.
"[There's] efficiency [and] the appeal... of more indoor space," explained Stoltzfus.
This additional space is especially useful for Stoltzfus because he explained his business is constantly expanding inventory based on what the customer needs.
"We gain the experience from the customer of what they need [and] we try to keep expanding the inventory," he said.
Aaron's Hydraulics, the business closest to the road, deals mostly with hydraulic equipment including rebuilding cylinders and hose assemblies.
"We make it up while they wait," said Stoltzfus. The business deals with customers from homeowners to large businesses with "a whole fleet of trucks."
He also explained Aaron's Hydraulics does minor equipment repair because "it all... goes together."
The next business back, Equipment Services Co., is family-owned business, with Don Trent at the mast.
He deals with welding, metal fabrication and repairs for homeowners to large businesses.
"I do so many different things from a local guy who wants his lawn mower welded to corporate companies," said Trent.
"I needed to expand," said Trent about the new building.
During the major part of construction, Trent went to classes to become certified as a third-party aerial and mobile crane inspector, an uncommon certification in the area.
Trent said he is now settling into work and hopes with his new certification he can expand his business more.
"This is a good community and everybody works well together around here," he said.
At the back of the building is Stoltzfus Enterprises, owned by Levi Stoltzfus, a company that specializes in building products for the trash and recycling industry.
"We make dumpsters of any kind [and] we do a lot of repairs on dumpsters. We work on trucks, too," said Daniel Fisher, Levi Stoltzfus' assistant.
They work mostly with area companies that do trash hauling.
"[The new building] is working out very great, it's a good improvement," said Fisher.
All three businesses are located in Lauver Circle off Reservoir Road in Honey Brook. To contact Aaron's Hydraulics, please call 610-273-3935. To contact Equipment Services, please call 610-273-3335. To contact Stoltzfus Enterprises, please call 610-273-9266.