In 1969 with just a backhoe and a pick up truck, John W. Gleim, Jr. started a family owned excavating business - doing small jobs in the South Central Pennsylvania area. Through the last 40 years, the Company has grown - along with the reputation of John W. Gleim, Jr., Incorporated as a superior site development contractor with an out standing safety record.

We have a full fleet of heavy duty earth moving equipment – well maintained and ready for action. We can handle the smallest jobs to major industrial complexes.

Still a family run business, with good "old fashioned" family values, our Company is well known for going the extra mile to meet the specifications and requirements necessary to satisfy our customers.

We are proud of our large "family" of experienced, well trained, and hardworking staff. We have operators, laborers, supervisors, maintenance, and office personnel - all dedicated to getting the job done right, efficiently, and on time.

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Residential We have a Residential Department to help home owners and
do the smaller projects.
Gleim Environmental Group Gleim Environmental Group to handle dam removals,
stream restoration and pond building.
Drilling & Blasting Drilling and Blasting Department makes short work of
rocks encountered on site.
Rock Crusher Rock Crusher - We have the capability to crush rock encountered on site. This makes a usable product out of bulky waste material.
Paving Department Paving Department - We can handle jobs large and small.
Trucking Division Trucking Division - We haul anything from "as light as a feather"
to "as heavy as a horse."
Maintenance Department Maintenance Department - We keep our equipment well maintained and in great working order – on the job site or at our shop facility on Sherwood Drive.
Septic Trenching and Pipe installations - for Sanitary Sewer, Storm Water, Water Service and Fire Loops
Erosion and Sediment Control Erosion and Sedimentation Control - installations and
Best Management Practices (BMP).
Mass & Fine Grading Mass grading and fine grading - We are in the business of dirt-moving.
We have been doing it right for over 38 years!


The process begins with the Estimating Department. Computer aided take-offs can be done using the digitizer or by importing CADD drawings directly into the take-off software.
Our experienced Estimating staff produces complete, accurate and competitive bids that are easy to understand. The estimators also handles the duties of Project Manager (PM).
Please contact us to discuss your project!


Our staff survey technicians use state-of-the-art technology for fast accurate layout and control of the site. Global positioning equipment (GPS), robotic total stations, and the ability to instantly mobilize to the different sites, keeps the schedule moving and on time.

Several pieces of our excavating equipment are equipped with GPS monitors to let the operator continuously correct elevations right from his cab. This allows for fast accurate grading without the need to replace grade stakes. This “stake-less grading” increases productivity and efficiency and gets the job done right and on schedule.