E.K. Services, Inc. is a woman owned, full-service utility, excavating and paving construction contractor offering commercial and residential services throughout central Pennsylvania and beyond. From the beginning, the Beinhower family has never wavered from their vision of how they want to conduct business by treating both their customers and their employees with the upmost respect and honoring their commitment to performing quality work.
In 1976, Elaine and Ken Beinhower Sr. took a leap of faith to start their own business from their house with a handful of dedicated employees. Elaine and Ken’s passion for the construction industry guided the business through difficult economic times in the late 1980’s to the successful company E.K. is today.
In 1991, E.K. Services was born as a result of the hard work of the employees and with the leadership of Elaine and Ken. The name E.K. was chosen to represent both Elaine and Ken’s first names. As the majority owner, Elaine was determined to make E.K. a success for not just her family but the employees too. As a woman in business, Elaine did what often seemed impossible; she built, maintained and cultivated a strong leadership role within a traditionally male-dominated industry. Elaine and Ken’s ultimate vision and end goal was to develop a business their three sons Ken Jr., David and Shawn would grow up in and one day run as part of their family legacy.
Together Elaine and Ken bring over 80 years of professional experience necessary to run a successful, well-established construction business. E.K. Services is proud to be second generation family business with each of their three sons presently working in the business helping to craft culture and drive aggressive growth. All with the hope of a third generation who will follow in their dad’s footsteps!