Eshbach Brothers Masonry Contractors was established in 1913 when brothers, Wilson, Morris, Irvin, and Addison formed a partnership.
By 1932, Irvin Eshbach had passed away and Addison had withdrawn from the partnership. This left Wilson and Morris as the two remaining partners. Led by these two brothers, Eshbach Masonry sustained itself through the difficult years of the Great Depression. In 1945, Morris retired from the business and in 1946 Wilson passed away.
Later in 1946, Eshbach Brothers was incorperated by Wilson's five sons, Kenneth, Elwood, Clifton, William, and Robert. Collectively, they successfully operated the masonry company giving way to Kenneth's sons, Wilson and Greg, along with Robert's son, James. Elwood, Clifton, William, Kenneth, and Robert have since passed away. James has retired and Greg has moved on to a separate tile business.
Presently, Eshbach Brothers is operating as a limited partnership and has since June 1, 2000.
The following individuals are instrumental in the current operation of Eshbach Brothers, L.P.
Wilson J. Eshbach, current Managing General Partner and son of the late Kenneth Eshbach, is the human resource manager and safety director. Wilson also estimates and manages projects. He has 38 years experience in the industry.
James (Jim) P. Hartz, General Partner and son-in-law of James Eshbach, has 28 years experience in the construction industry. He is currently the company's Multi-Project Supervisor. Previously he had served as project manager, estimator, foreman, and bricklayer. As a foreman, Jim constructed the company's largest project to date of $8,650,000.
Jeff R. Wolff, General Partner, started in construction during the semester breaks while attending college from 1988-1992. He then worked full-time as a member of the Laborers International Union of North America until 1998 when he became a full-time estimator and project manager with the company. Jeff continues his education in the masonry field through the International Masonry Institute's Contractor College program.
Eshbach Brothers, L.P. also includes additional full-time office staff. Eshbach Brothers, L.P. employs an additional estimator/project manager and an accountant.
Eshbach Brothers has been a proud member of the masonry community a century. The Commitment to quality craftsmanship is evident in the quality of work and in the earned reputation as a leading masonry contractor in Berks County and the surrounding areas. As longstanding members of the International Masonry Institute, Masonry Contractors Association of America, and Masonry Contractors Association of Central Pennsylvania, Eshbach Brothers' mission is to provide quality masonry services for many years to come. Backed by the skilled masons from the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers and the trained mason tenders fromt the Laborers International Union of North America, Eshbach Brothers anticipates fulfilling this mission.