Our History

Leroy and Edith Andrews started the family owned business with a used caterpillar D-2 to do custom farm work for their neighbors in 1936. The business grew into custom weeding and bailing after purchasing the first baler and the first self pro-pelled combine in Lancaster County. In the mid 1950's, Andrews began clearing land and digging house basements. The company continued to grow, broadening its scope of work into commercial, industrial and residential site preparation. Burnell Andrews joined the business in the early 1960's and became President in 1983. Leroy continued as chairman of the board until his death in October of 1991. Mark W. Rineer joined the company in 1983, worked his way through the ranks, and became the company Vice President in 1994. Burnell Andrews retired in June 2016 and the company was sold to long term employees Mark W. Rineer and David K. Rineer, Jr. Mark is President of Andrews Excavating, LLC and David is a project supervisor. The company currently has 4o employees.