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Our Team

Meet the team at J.C. Snavely & Sons, bringing you quality products, fine craftsmanship, and outstanding customer service.

EXECUTIVE:

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Steve Snavely

President (Fifth Generation)

Steve began his career at J.C. Snavely & Sons in 1977. He currently oversees day to day operations and is also the lumber and material buyer. He enjoys being part of a fifth-generation, family-owned business with a rich history of diversity, and working with a great team of employees. Every day brings something new and keeps him challenged.

Steve lives in Lancaster with his wife Kerrie and their Boxer, Kolbe. His sons, Chris, Nick, and Jesse are part of the sixth generation working with the company. Steve hopes that their three grandchildren will one day be part of the seventh generation at J.C. Snavely & Sons.

Chuck Fessler

Chuck Fessler

Chairman

Chuck began his career at J.C. Snavely & Sons in 1979. He currently handles administration. He most enjoys the teamwork atmosphere of the company.

SALES:

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Nathan Van Name

Sales Manager

Nathan joined the staff at J.C. Snavely & Sons in 2016 as Sales Manager. He is in charge of the overall management of the sales team, as well as establishing company budgets, overseeing coordination between the estimating team and the sales team, and establishing company procedures and processes.

He most enjoys his ability to pull his experiences from diverse aspects of the construction industry into one position to create a cohesive approach to satisfying customers’ needs and expectations.

Nathan is married to his wife, Carrie, and has three daughters. In his spare time, Nathan plays piano at LCBC and works on other side projects. Nathan is involved with the BIA Government Affairs Committee and a Board Member of the American Subcontractor Association of Central, PA.

Stacey

Stacey Cooper

Landisville Store Manager

Stacey began her career at J.C. Snavely & Sons in 1989 and currently manages the Landisville store, along with sales and purchasing responsibilities. She likes that every day at her job is different and she never knows what is going to come her way.

Stacey’s favorite part of every day is going home to her two kitties—Sassafras and Simon.

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Nick Snavely

Commercial Sales

Nick works in Commercial Sales and is a sixth generation member of the Snavely team.

Dave Charles

Residential/Commercial Sales

Dave began working for J.C. Snavely & Sons in 1978 and currently works in residential and commercial sales. His day to day responsibilities include qualifying jobs, preparing bids to send to general contractors, following up on quotes, and closing sales. He also works closely with the project management team to ensure jobs run smoothly. He most enjoys meeting new people and participating in jobs that are well run.

He says, “It is very gratifying when the contractor is pleased with the performance of our team.”

Paul Thoma

Paul Thoma

Inside Sales

Paul joined J.C. Snavely & Sons in 2004 and currently works in Inside Sales. His responsibilities include facilitating the ordering and shipping of building materials. He most enjoys that every day presents a new challenge.

Paul’s version of charitable work includes donating money to his fellow employees for 6 months out of the year by letting them beat him at golf.

Charlie Maxwell

Residential Sales

Charlie joined the J.C. Snavely & Sons team in 2017 and currently works in residential sales, providing the best materials and services possible to residential customers. He most enjoys building relationships with customers and seeing the end result of projects.

Guy Kingree

Guy Kingree

Sales Representative

Guy began his career with J.C. Snavely & Sons in 1999 and currently handles store sales. He most enjoys the relationships he builds with contractors.

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Dave Farmer

Express Sales

Dave joined J.C. Snavely & Sons in 2007. He currently works in sales.

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Craig Deardorff

LV Counter Sales

Craig joined J.C. Snavely & Sons in 2019 as an LV counter sales person. He enjoys working with the public and helping everyone in any way he can.

ESTIMATING & PROJECT MANAGEMENT:

Jack Gingrich

Jack Gingrich

Estimating/EWP Administrator

Jack has been part of the J.C. Snavely & Sons team since 1979. As an estimator and EWP Administrator, Jack coordinates estimating and shop drawings and purchases engineered wood products. He likes working with customers, vendors, and his co-workers.

Ben Ebersole

Ben Ebersole

Senior Estimator

Ben began his career at J.C. Snavely & Sons in 1979 and currently handles commercial estimating. He derives a great sense of accomplishment from breaking down a 40-50 page set of architectural and structural drawings to create a list of materials needed to construct a project. He finds it especially satisfying when his estimated quantities and lengths work out well once the building construction begins.

Don Shultz

Don Shultz

Estimator

Don joined the team at J.C. Snavely & Sons in 1985 and currently works in estimating and the housing shop. He most enjoys taking materials off of plans with the Planswift program. He also enjoys building things by hand.

Scott Young

Scott Young

Project Manager

Scott joined J.C. Snavely & Sons in 1994. As a project manager, Scott is responsible for the coordination between customers and the J.C. Snavely team to ensure projects run smoothly. This includes making sure customers can rely on the team to keep their project on schedule, have the correct material, and stay within their budget. Scott likes that every day holds a different challenge.

He says, “You never get in a rut, because you never know what a new day might bring. Even if you think you know what you want to do when you come to work, one phone call or email can change everything. My job definitely keeps me on my toes.”

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Pat Wadsworth

Window Estimating/PM

Pat joined the team at J.C. Snavely in 2018. As a Window Estimator and Project Manager, Pat enjoys watching window projects go from paper, to computer, to installation, knowing he was a part of the process.

In his spare time, Pat enjoys spending time camping and hiking with his wife, Jessica and their husky, Harley. He is an avid Penn State and Philadelphia sports fan.

Debbie Hale

Sales/Estimating Support

Debbie began working for J.C. Snavely & Sons in 2019 and currently works in sales and estimating support. She likes that every day on the job is different and a continual learning process. She says, “Everyone here is really nice to work with and works as a team.”

Debbie has three amazing sons, Matt, Michael, and Liam. Her family also includes three pets, Maggie, a Golden Doodle and the best dog anyone could ever have, Lily, a very lovable cat who is still a “pill”, and a sweet Chinchilla, George.

While Debbie doesn’t have time for many hobbies, she loves doing DIY projects around the house. She also enjoys traveling and visiting new places. She loves the beach and just about any outdoor activity.

Dino Dusi

Dino Dusi

Commercial Door Sales

Dino has been with J.C. Snavely & Sons for a short period of time but describes everyone to be very welcoming and helpful. His primary role is coordinating Commercial Door and Hardware products.

He loves that his job is fast paced. Dino brings over 3 decades of Door and Door Hardware experience with distributors and major manufactures.

Dino is a proud father of two adult children. He likes to cook, garden and shop thrift stores and yard sales for interesting items.

ARCHITECTURAL MILL:

Alan Hinson

Alan Hinson

Architectural Mill Manager

Alan joined J.C. Snavely & Sons in 2003. As the Architectural Mill Manager, he manages all aspects of the Custom Millwork Division and purchasing materials. He most enjoys the interactions with customers, vendors, and employees that are an integral part of his job.

When he’s not working you’ll find Alan playing volleyball, watching Penn State wrestling, riding his motorcycle, or doing just about anything outdoors with his wife Linda, and three kids, Patrick, Emily, and Madison.

Ken Andrew

Ken Andrew

Sales/Operations

Ken joined J.C. Snavely & Sons in 2017 and currently works with the estimating team to improve relationships with clients and secure new opportunities. He also works with the administration and manufacturing team to improve efficiencies. He enjoys the daily challenges of meeting customer expectations and the team around him.

Ken is married to wife, Christine and has a daughter, Jessica. When he’s not working, Ken enjoys fishing, golf, shooting and reloading. He is a current board member of the AWI, NJ chapter.

Randy Funk

Randy Funk

Architectural Mill Project Manager

Randy began his career at J.C. Snavely & Sons in 1999 and currently serves as an Architectural Mill Project Manager. He works to get out in front of projects, organizing and distributing information to the appropriate people from contractors and designs to installers, or in-house personnel. His ultimate goal is to bring the project to completion on schedule and budget and help cultivate relationships along the way.

He likes how his co-workers all pull together, leave their egos at the door, and are willing to help one another any time to accomplish the task at hand.

Randy lives in Denver, PA with his wife and three children. Activities with his children keep he and his wife busy throughout the year including gymnastics, dance, baseball, football, and basketball. He likes to help coach kid’s sports when possible or help where needed. Randy also enjoys running and working on their old house.

Jon Hirt

Jonathan Hirt

Estimator

Jonathan started working for J.C. Snavely & Sons in 2019. As an Estimator, Jonathan reviews plans and take-off of materials to calculate competitive estimates for various millwork projects. He likes that his job gives him the opportunity to use math and organizational skills, but also requires strategic thinking and decision making.

Married, with a 5-year old son, Jonathan enjoys music and plays bass guitar as well as other instruments. He has been playing music since he was 11 years old.

Craig Veacock

Craig Veacock

Architectural Mill Project Manager

Craig joined J.C. Snavely & Sons in 2012. As an Architectural Mill Project Manager, Craig oversees the casework and millwork for projects, from drawing to field measuring, ensuring the proper fit of materials. He also troubleshoots issues that arise and ensures the customer is happy at the end of the project. He most enjoys seeing the final product installed, knowing that it took a team to make it happen.

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Dave Reist

Architectural Mill Drafting

Dave began his career at J.C. Snavely & Sons in 1998. He currently works in architectural mill drafting where he gathers information from architects’ blueprints and specs, along with the scope of the project to produce working shop drawings for the benchmen to make high quality millwork. He loves the variety his job provides.

Another component of Dave’s work includes making plastic templates that are used to grind steel knives for the molder. In October of 1998, the company purchased a new molder and a template cutter. It soon became evident that the existing numbering system needed an upgrade. Dave was tasked to develop a new system to name and categorize all of the molding knives. J.C. Snavely currently has over 40 categories of moldings. Over the past 20 years, Dave has cut 95% of the templates for the company’s 2600+ molder knives. So when a customer requests a match to an existing molding, chances are very good that Dave will be the person who draws and cuts the template to begin the manufacturing process.

Keith Gaskill

Keith Gaskill

Architectural Mill Project Manager

Keith joined J.C. Snavely & Sons in 2009. As an Architectural Mill Project Manager, Keith gets drawings, samples, and more through the submittal process. He also organizes processes and mill orders, schedules deliveries, and processes installation change orders to bring jobs to completion. He most enjoys taking a job from paper to reality and turning a profit on it.

When he’s not working, Keith enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Ruthann. The couple will celebrate 44 years of marriage in 2019. They have two children and six grandchildren. Keith’s black lab, Molly, is his partner in crime. Keith serves on the advisory committee at Stevens School of Technology and Lancaster County CTC in the Millwork programs.

Keith says, “Ruthann and I are just thankful for how the Lord has blessed us over the years.”

Brett Whitcraft

Brett Whitcraft

Production Manager

Brett has been working for J.C. Snavely & Sons for 6 years and currently schedules and manages the manpower and materials in the mill to meet the customer’s need. He is also responsible for mill shipping and receiving. Brett enjoys the variety of work and challenges of everyday production. He claims the employees at all of the locations have been great to deal with which makes his job a lot easier and more enjoyable. 

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Jim Kaptain

Architectural Mill Engineer

Jim joined the team at J.C. Snavely & Sons in 2019 as an Architectural Mill Engineer. He produces cut lists for parts and makes sure materials are available. He also coordinates details, job requirements, and build guidelines between project managers and the benchmen on the floor. He most enjoys the ever-changing details, styles, and specifications of the products. He also likes being a part of a large operation with great people.

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Chris Irwin

Project Manager

Chris joined the J.C. Snavely & Sons team this year and has been successfully turning projects into mill orders while making sure all the pieces come together in the end. What Chris likes best about his job is lining up all of the work to become a finished project.

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Mindy Sevcik

Mill Administrative Assistant

Mindy began working at J.C. Snavely & Sons in 2019. Her primary job is assisting the mill administration. Her favorite part of the job is learning new things and doing a variety of projects throughout the day. The team is welcoming, easy-going, always ready for a joke, and genuinely care about each other.

Mindy has been married to her husband, Matt, for 20 years and they have a son Jake, who is a senior at Elizabethtown Area High School and plays soccer, volleyball and the tuba in the marching band. Mindy is the color guard instructor at the high school, which makes her and her family stay busy during the fall. Mindy and her family also like to see shows at the Fulton Theatre and hang out with their beagle, Bella.

DRYWALL:

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Chris Snavely

Drywall Manager

Chris is a member of the sixth generation of the Snavely family. He lives in Lancaster with his wife, Lindsay, their daughter, Lucy, his other “furry children”, Dory and Nala, who also pitch in as drywall greeters and support staff. 

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Steve Findley

Warehouse Supervisor / Office

Steve joined the J.C. Snavely & Sons team in 2019 and currently handles scheduling and dispatch along with driving and delivery. He oversees various office and warehouse duties, basically whatever the day requires.

Steve likes that everyone at J.C. Snavely & Sons works together to get the job done.

When Steve isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Angie, and their three children, Matthew (age 20), Lauren (age 16), and Ashton (age 3).

ADMINISTRATION:

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Dawn Shultz

Accounting/Office Manager

Dawn started working at J.C. Snavely & Sons in 1984. She is currently responsible for financial reporting, general office duties, HR, and the credit departments. Dawn enjoys the variety of her job and the people on her team.

When she’s not working you’ll find Dawn spending time with family, enjoying weekend getaways with friends, or taking long rides on the Harley with her husband Don.

Jean Felty

Jean Felty

Accounts Payable

Jean has worked for J.C. Snavely & Sons since 1994. Working in Accounts Payable, Jean approves invoices for payment after checking them against purchase orders and works with purchasers and vendors to resolve problems and pays bills. She also handles the reception area. Jean most enjoys researching problems and bringing them to resolution.

Jo Lynn Cottle

JoLynn Cottle

Receptionist

JoLynn joined the team at J.C. Snavely & Sons in 2012 as Receptionist. Her responsibilities include accounts receivable, billing, and filing. She likes the variety of her work and the opportunity to learn new things.

JoLynn has four kids, three grandkids, two German Shepherds, and a cat.

Heather Schatz

Heather Schatz

Administrative Assistant

Heather joined the team at J.C. Snavely & Sons in November of 2018 as an Administrative Assistant. She handles job costing, invoicing, and accounting functions. She most enjoys the opportunity to learn new skills and be part of an effective teamwork atmosphere.

YARD & SHIPPING:

Jesse Snavely

Jesse Snavely

Landisville Yard Manager

Jesse joined J.C. Snavely & Sons in 2015 and currently serves at the Landisville Yard Manager. He helps customers fill their orders and keeps the bins stocked in the warehouse. He is also involved with getting express orders pulled and out the same day for delivery. He receives and checks incoming paperwork that comes in from suppliers.

He most enjoys the challenges that fill his day, from helping customers to pulling loads for delivery. He says, “You can always say yes to everything and challenge yourself to get the job done.”

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John Miller

Shipping Manager

John has worked for J.C. Snavely & Sons since 1988. As Shipping Manager, John manages shipments of building material to meet customers’ schedules. He loves the challenge of making it all work!

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John Greiner

Fleet Mechanic

John has been working for J.C. Snavely & Sons for 28 years and currently services Snavely’s trucks and fleet equipment as a mechanic.