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 office@AmesConstructionInc.com.

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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2020 WINNERS

The Randy Royer Memorial Foundation & Scholarship

Scholarship Winners

2019 – Connor Komanchek

2018 – Grant Schaeffer

We are excited to announce that the Randy Royer Memorial Foundation is expanding our scholarship requirements to include Ephrata High School graduates or Ames Construction, Inc employees’ children 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. 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)

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 Area School District All Pro Dad’s Breakfast
    • Ephrata Football Boosters
    • Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company
    • Ephrata Rec Center
    • 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
    • Wellspan Ephrata Community Health Foundation

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    I’ve had the pleasure to work with Ames Construction on two of our past projects at College Row, Franklin & Marshall College, in addition to projects for Lancaster General Hospital, and Chester County Medical Office Building. Ames effectively supplied materials, equipment, supervision, and labor to execute both HVAC and Plumbing packages. Projects were completed on time and under budget. Ames had projects adequately staffed throughout the project durations, and worked with us closely using a team approach to problem solving which involved coordination with other trades.

    Mike Stambaugh, Project Manager - Alexander Building Construction Company