Our History
Horst Group Building Pond View

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. In 1969, the Horst family added property management services. In 1981, Horst entered the insurance business when it acquired an independent insurance agency in Lancaster. Other acquisitions in South Central and Eastern PA have followed. Randall, part of Horst’s fifth generation, joined the construction company in 1983. He became President & CEO of Horst Group in 2001.

Today, Horst Group consists of three core businesses: Construction, Property Management and Insurance.

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. Our 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