From the Make-a-Wish Foundation to many local charities, Ames Construction Inc, is committed to making a difference in the communities in which they serve. Ames employees are encouraged to not only volunteer, but to suggest areas of need where Ames could be of service. Helping families attend local events through charitable giving, donating to local food drives and supporting scholarships through golf outings, Ames is always looking for ways to give back. If you know of an organization that you would like us to consider, please reach out to us at office@AmesConstructionInc.com.
The Randy Royer Memorial Foundation & Scholarship
2022 – Ryan Hershey, Stephen Dickow
2021 – Jansen Balmer, Mariel Deibert, Tyler Goshert, Tyler Lamb
2019 – Connor Komanchek
2018 – Grant Schaeffer
The Randy Royer Memorial Foundation scholarship is eligible to students from Ephrata High School, Cocalico High School, Garden Spot High School and Warwick High school, as well as children of Ames Construction, Inc. employees (including Eby Exteriors & Nauman Cabinetry). It is for students who will be attending Penn College of Technology or Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in any program of study related to the building/construction industry or the automotive industry. This scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable award of at least $1,000.00 and up to $5,000.00 (Actual amount will be announced when the scholarship is awarded). We are proud to encourage these students who will be joining industries that keep America rolling!
Randy Royer was raised in Akron and graduated from Ephrata High School. He continued his education at Penn State University earning an Associate’s Degree in Architectural Engineering Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology. Randy started working for Ames Construction as a project manager and estimator immediately after college and remained there for 27 years until his sudden death in October 2016. Randy’s work was his passion and he was proud to be a part of the Ames Construction team. For additional information about the foundation please see the official Facebook page. You may also Contact us Directly!Scholarship-Application (PDF)
2022 Christmas No-Card Project
For the 2nd year in a row, Ames Construction is using the money we ordinarily would’ve used to print and send out Christmas cards, and giving it to a worthy local charity. This year we chose The Bridge Youth Center in Ephrata, PA! Please join us in supporting them this Christmas or anytime of year! One of our Owners, Steve Burridge is presenting a check to The Bridge Director, Bruce Fasnacht. https://www.thebridgeyouthcenter.com/
The 6th annual Livin' the Dream Golf event
The 6th annual Livin’ the Dream Golf event – held on Thursday, September 22 at Foxchase Golf Club – was a huge success! We had 140 participants and raised $16,400 for the foundation! Ames Construction, Inc. is so pleased to be a part of this event for such a great cause – The Randy Royer Memorial Foundation. (Foundation provides scholarships for students pursuing construction-related careers)
Congrats to our winners for this year – from the Hursh Painting Crew!
2 Students Awarded Scholarships from the Randy Royer Memorial Foundation in 2022
The Board of the Randy Royer Memorial Foundation is proud to announce that 2 deserving students received $10,000 in scholarships in 2022!
They are (Pictured L-R):
Ryan Hershey – Cocalico High School – He’ll be studying Mechanical Engineering at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster, PA
Stephen Dickow – Warwick High School – He’ll be studying Metals Fabrication & Welding at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster, PA
2021 Christmas No-Card Project
This year Ames Construction, Inc. chose to try something new at Christmas. Traditionally we have sent out Christmas cards every year to our clients and vendors. And while we’re not opposed to Christmas cards at all, we decided to take the money that we ordinarily use to buy and mail the cards, and give it to a worthy local charity. This year we chose Good Samaritan Shelter in Ephrata. They are doing God’s work in our community and we’re so pleased to support them with our 1st annual “Christmas No-Card Project!” Check out the video!
4 Students Awarded Scholarships from the Randy Royer Memorial Foundation in 2021
The Board of the Randy Royer Memorial Foundation is proud to announce that 4 deserving students received $17,000 in scholarships in 2021!
They are (Pictured L-R):
Tyler Lamb – Warwick High School – He’ll be studying Carpentry at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster, PA
Mariel Deibert – Warwick High School – She’ll be studying Welding at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster, PA
Tyler Goshert – Cocalico High School – He’ll be studying Carpentry at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster, PA
Jansen Balmer – Ephrata High School – He’ll be studying Residential Construction Technology & Management at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA
Make-A-Wish - Isaiah Shorter Project
As special “Wish kid,” 15-year old Isaiah Shorter, from Columbia, PA had been through so much in the few years since his brain cancer diagnosis. He comes from a wonderful family of 8 and loves spending time with them and his friends, which brought him to his wish … a new “man cave.”
Isaiah wanted a place where he could get away from it all and play video games, watch tv, hangout with family and friends and just enjoy being a teenager. He wanted his man cave to be elevated on stilts, an idea he found on the show Treehouse Masters.
Ames enlisted the help of many of their sub-contractors and vendors alike to help make this wish become a reality. We were overwhelmed by their response and are so grateful for everyone’s help! We couldn’t have done this on our own.
Thank you to our partners/suppliers:
Eby Exteriors Inc., Beacon Roofing Supply- Harrisburg, Wolf Home Products, Musselman Lumber, Techno Metal Post of South Central PA LLC, MVE Group
The 4th annual Livin' the Dream Golf event
The 4th annual Livin’ the Dream Golf event was a huge success! Ames Construction is so pleased to be a part of this event for such a great cause – The Randy Royer memorial Foundation. (Foundation provides scholarships for students pursuing construction-related careers)
Connor Komanchek Awarded Randy Royer Foundation Scholarship - 2019
We are proud to announce the second scholarship from the Randy Royer Memorial Foundation in the amount of $5,000. Connor Komancheck is this years scholarship recipient. Connor will be pursuing a degree from Pennsylvania College of Technology in the Landscape/Horticulture Field. We are excited to help Connor start livin’ his dream!
Grant Schaeffer Awarded Randy Royer Foundation Scholarship - 2018
The Board of the Randy Royer Memorial Foundation is proud to announce Ephrata High School student Grant Schaeffer was awarded the first scholarship from The Foundation in the amount of $5,000.00. Grant not only met the scholarship requirements as determined by the Board but personally knew Randy as his U8 soccer coach. Grant will be pursuing a degree from Pennsylvania College of Technology in the Architectural Technology and Sustainable Design field.
Our franchise ownership team had an excellent experience working with Ames Construction, Inc. to build our new Tommy’s Express Car Wash in Chambersburg, PA. They did a great job working with Tommy’s corporate to meet their schedule and specification – we’re very pleased with the final result! Ames will be our first choice on our next project in their trade area.
Lee Wells - COO, Mid Atlantic Car Wash Group, LLC