H.L. Wiker adds two employees to ownership team 

Kevin Eshleman and Blake Murphy recently joined H.L. Wiker’s leadership team. PHOTOS/PROVIDED

Lancaster-based excavation company H.L. Wiker has added two long-standing employees to its ownership team as part of the 34-year-old company’s succession plan. 

H.L. Wiker announced this week that Kevin Eshleman, vice president of operations, and Blake Murphy, project manager, will be joining President Donna Shoff and Vice President Jeffrey Wiker as owners. 

Eshleman joined Wiker in 2002 and was recently promoted to vice president of operations where he provides leadership and oversight to field operations and the project management team. 

Eshleman has held nearly every position in field operations within the company and is an active member of the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., Keystone Chapter, serving on its Workforce Development Committee. 

Murphy has worked at Wiker since 1997, serving as laborer, survey crew member and estimator before being promoted to project manager in 2018. He is also an active member of the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., Keystone Chapter and serves on its Government Affairs Committee. 

“The success of our team has always been a direct result of our dedicated team and strong leaders like Kevin and Blake. As we look to the future of our company, expanding our ownership team is an essential and deliberate step in securing the vision and mission set forth by our father, Harold L. Wiker,” said Donna Shoff, president of H.L. Wiker.