About Horst Group
Horst Group traces its roots back five generations - to the late 1800s - when Joseph Horst built Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church in Terre Hill, Pennsylvania. Horst's son, William, later joined the family construction business. By the time Abe, part of the third generation, joined the business in 1934, the Horst name was known for quality craftsmanship and honoring its "handshake" commitments. Abe Jr. joined the family business in 1952. His brother, Clyde, joined the family business in 1957. Randall, part of Horst's fifth generation, joined the construction company in 1983. Today, Horst services include construction management, engineering oversight, general contracting, excavating, masonry and painting. And while Horst's name is synonymous with churches, these services are working in diverse industries throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
In 1969, the Horst family added property management services to its successful construction company. Founded originally as a company to serve residential, commercial and industrial properties, it quickly grew to other areas like hospitality, senior care and condominiums. Horst Property Management manages properties and provides maintenance services. In 1998, Horst introduced "Columbia Cottage," a single-level, purpose-built assisted living community that offers a small, homey, intimate feel and excels in providing levels of care in comfortable surroundings. Owned and operated by the Horst Group, communities were first opened in Wyomissing and Collegeville. Another Columbia Cottage was opened in Hershey in 2000. In 2007, the fourth Columbia Cottage was opened in Hanover.
Horst acquired its first insurance agency in 1981 - an agency that began in 1917. Today, after several more acquisitions, it is a leading South Central and Eastern Pennsylvania independent insurance agency with commercial and personal insurance, employee group benefits and wholesale insurance brokerage.
From one man building a small church in the late 1800s to many talented men and women serving three core businesses, Horst Group remains passionate about performing with excellence while doing the right things the right way.
Horst Group professionals are committed to guiding the businesses based on these prioritized values:
- Honor God
- Employee Focus
- Customer Centered
- Partner Relationships
- Community Minded
- Growth & Profits
Horst Group's Key Leadership Team
- Randall Horst President, CEO
- Harry Scheid President, CEO
- Dave King President, CEO