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Warfel expands ownership team

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Warfel Construction Co. has added a new member to its ownership team.

The East Hempfield Township-based contractor, one of the largest construction companies in Central Pennsylvania, said Tuesday that vice president Conlan Swope has become a part owner in the company.

He joins CEO Ralph Simpson Jr., President Matthew Hartzler and vice president Brett Calabretta as owners. His share of the company was not disclosed.

"One of the highlights in my career is bringing a new partner into Warfel to help lead the organization for many years to come," Simpson said in a statement. 

Swope, 31, joined Warfel in 2008 as a project intern. In 2009, he was hired as a project engineer. The company promoted him to project manager in 2011, and vice president of operations in 2017.

Warfel, which employs 230 people, is coming off a big year. It finished 2018 with $235 million in revenue, up from $159 million in 2017, according to Business Journal records.

And more growth could be ahead. Swope said he sees opportunities to expand in the education, commercial and health care markets.

Swope is a graduate of Solanco High School and Penn State University. He lives in Lancaster with his wife and two sons.

Calabretta became an owner in 2016. Hartzler has been a partner since 2007 and assumed the role of president in 2012.

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