Giving Back

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

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

The Randy Royer Memorial Foundation & Scholarship

Scholarship Winners

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)

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- HarrisburgWolf Home ProductsMusselman LumberTechno Metal Post of South Central PA LLCMVE 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)

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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.

The Ephrata Fair

Ames Construction, Inc. is pleased to support the Ephrata Fair as it celebrates its milestone 100th year anniversary. Congratulations and continued success in bringing communities and families together.

Contact us about the Randy Royer Memorial Foundation & Scholarship

Please provide us with your contact details and the questions you may have regarding the Foundation and/or Scholarship. We will provide you with information as soon as we can.

    Organizations We Support

    • Adult Day Services at Landis Homes
    • Akron Volunteer Fire Company
    • Align Life Ministries
    • CASA of Lancaster
    • Denver/Ephrata Area Rotary
    • Ephrata Area Education Foundation
    • Ephrata Community Ambulance Association
    • Ephrata Football Boosters

    • Ephrata Girls Volleyball Boosters
    • Ephrata Mennonite School
    • Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company
    • Ephrata Rec Center
    • Good Samaritan Services
    • Hempfield Rec Center
    • Lancaster EMS
    • Make A Wish Foundation

    • Mt. Hope Nazarene Retirement Community
    • New Holland Ambulance Association
    • New Joy BIC Church
    • Randy Royer Memorial Foundation
    • Stevin Hoffman Ministries
    • The Promised Land Camp
    • Youth With A Mission – Lancaster
    • Wellspan Ephrata Community Health Foundation


    I chose Ames Construction to build my one-of-a-kind, three-story, medical office building because of their reputation as builders and their personable approach to the bidding process. I was confident that we would be able to work through the inevitable challenges of commercial construction and that proved to be true. They were honest and straight forward. We faced many challenges including a shutdown from COVID-19, but they always stood behind their work and proved to be a valuable partner in the project. I am grateful for the team at Ames, from the ownership to the project manager and site superintendent, as well as the trade partners. I would gladly recommend them to anyone considering a commercial construction project. I couldn’t be happier with the results of my beautiful new facility!


    Dr. Rocklan Walker - Owner, IM/Health