50 Years of Dedication
Having left the Amish Church in the previous decade, Ammon P. Stoltzfus and his wife Barbara leaned on that rich heritage of hard work and faith in God. In the mid 1960’s, Ammon ironically started an electrical business. Ammon, Barbara, and their seven children worked the sizeable family poultry farm while Ammon grew the electrical business.
The 1970’s opened a new chapter in the business. Stoltzfus Enterprises Ltd. was incorporated in 1974. Merle and David, Ammon’s sons, joined the company, expanding the custom home building and commercial aspects of the growing enterprise. The company continued to expand throughout the decade, establishing their reputation as a builder of high-quality homes and commercial structures
As the 1980’s came to an end, Ammon’s vision for both the contracting business and the farm blended together in Summerfield at Elverson – the company’s first large-scale community. For years Ammon told his family, “Someday, we’ll grow houses on this land.” Merle and David took these instructions to heart; many summer days were spent picking rocks out of the stony ground.
In 1994, Ammon went to be with his Lord. Before he passed away, he handed the reins of the family business to his two sons. Under the leadership of Merle and David, Stoltzfus Enterprises Ltd. continued to grow, and became further established as a builder of high-quality projects in the Chester County area.
Stoltzfus Enterprises, Ltd. continued to operate as a general contractor, home builder, and full-service realty company. Multiple local residential developments were completed, and the company further entrenched itself as the premier builder in the northern Chester County area. The 2008 economic downturn slowed, but did not stop, the growth of the company.
This decade added the third generation to the business. Through all three generations, the company upholds the values it was founded upon a half century ago. Today, Stoltzfus Enterprises Ltd. maintains a skilled and principled work force, committed to the mission articulated by Ammon years ago. That mission comes from Psalm 127:1, “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.”