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8:01pm EDT June 30, 2011
Integrated operation

Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc., a construction services company, was formed in 1952 by Glenn and Thelma Hawbaker. The company started as a small mom-and-pop operation that helped with construction services in the Pennsylvania region. Their son, Daniel Hawbaker, came back from the Army, got his degree and decided he could help the family business grow to new heights.

Hawbaker, now president of the company, had a bigger vision for the small construction firm. He wanted to transform the small operation into an integrated firm, a leader in the creation of bridges, interstate highways and more. Today, the company is a leader in its field.

The business model was built upon strategic acquisitions and innovation, such as the creation of a drum mix asphalt plant in 1974. The plant, coupled with acquisitions, was a strategy utilized to enhance the company’s position in the marketplace and added the ability to provide materials to other companies.

Hawbaker, like his father, has always had a solid business vision and is constantly looking for the next move for the company. Over six decades, Glenn O. Hawbaker has evolved into three separate business entities involved in heavy construction services, aggregate and asphalt production, and engineering.

Hawbaker views his company as a true business partner and because of the significant amount of know-how the management team and employees have obtained over the years, it truly has become an integrated operation. The company is equipped with engineers, materials and logistics to complete any job. Hawbaker has the ability to see the future before most people and knows how to prepare for its promise long before it arrives.

He understands trends and keeps his organization out in front of every opportunity. He strives to set the market, not follow it.

HOW TO REACH: Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc, (814) 237-1444 or www.goh-inc.com