Posted on Apr 14, 2021
When Gettysburg Construction needs support for their projects, owner Dave Lamberson knows he can count on ACNB Bank and lender Gary Rappoldt. As a community bank, we’re committed to local businesses.
Every business has a story—this one starts with a treehouse.
It started with a treehouse
When Dave Lamberson was in his early teens, he wanted to build a treehouse.
“My grandfather said if I tore down the corncrib, I should have enough wood and nails for the project,” said Dave.
After sorting through the old wood and straightening out as many nails as he could, Dave got to work. When he was done, he had built a 3-story treehouse.
“I got bit with the building bug early on. I went on to get two engineering degrees from Penn State.”
Now Gettysburg Construction leads the way on much bigger projects
The company was founded in 1953 by the Hill family, and since taking ownership in 2013, Dave has continued the tradition of quality work and serving the community. Some of Dave’s favorite projects include: Jack’s Cider House and Mela Kitchen and the Spangler Farm renovation.
“We currently have 9 people on the team, but we have a long list of subcontractors who have many years of service with the company. Seeing projects and renovations come back to life is something I love about this work."
The team has worked on major medical centers, historic renovations, and residential communities. They have experience in all facets of construction and design. Whether it’s as a general contractor, a build expert, or as a designer.
In 2020, Dave was named Small Business Person of the Year by the Chamber of Gettysburg & Adams County. The company has also been voted Best General Contractor 4 out of the last 5 years by the readers of Gettysburg Times.
Working with ACNB Bank: the community banking difference
Dave says his advice for business owners is to “find local businesses that are compatible and have like goals.” And that includes your banking relationship.
“We started out with a larger bank,” said Dave, “but they did not have the local connections we felt were needed. ACNB is very rooted in the area and has a long history here.”
ACNB’s commercial lenders specialize in helping local businesses find the services they need to meet their goals. Our team can help with equipment loans, construction loans, commercial real estate, and more.
Gettysburg Construction recently worked with ACNB lender Gary Rappoldt on a project at their own office building.
“We needed to repair a leaking roof. When we did the design and cost analysis, we figured out that raising the roof not only was more cost effective, it changed the whole exterior aesthetics. Gary was able to get our loan to incorporate the roof into our project quickly.”
A strong relationship with your lender and your bank can make all the difference to local businesses.
With a community bank like ACNB, decisions are made locally. Our lenders understand and are committed to serving this community. They work with each business to find the right solutions and respond quickly to challenges.
“If we have a question, [Gary] is always quick to find the answer or suggestion to help,” said Dave.
Where you bank matters.
When you bank locally, you are investing in the success and prosperity of our community, just like when you shop at local stores, eat at local restaurants, and support local nonprofits. Banking local is part of your voice on what’s important to you and an opportunity to be part of a larger movement with a big impact.
How does it work? Every bank invests in something. Community banks like ACNB Bank invest in the local economy through small business loans, helping families purchase homes, and actively volunteering and giving back right here where you live.
When you choose a community bank for your checking and savings, mortgage or loan, or for your local business, you are automatically doing something good for our shared community. And you’ll enjoy great customer service, competitive products, and the convenient locations you need.
We’re connected and devoted to the communities we serve because we’re part of them too. We’re committed to you. See the impact of community banking.