Originally founded as two separate companies that survived all the trials that the late 20th century brought about, our story truly speaks to the strength, resilience, and expertise guaranteed by C.E. Pontz Sons.
In 1934, Clarence Pontz founded C.E. Pontz Sons, a landscape service in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Not long after, in 1948, his brother Chester launched Pontz Landscape Service, offering landscape services but in York, Pennsylvania. The young companies grew, establishing reputations as quality installers of custom landscaping.
As Chester’s Pontz Landscape Service matured, his creative eye helped to solidify him as the leader in high-end residential landscape design. Meanwhile, across the river in Lancaster, Clarence’s mind for running an efficient business made C.E. Pontz Sons perfectly suited for the fast-paced world of commercial landscape installation. A few years after its foundation, Pontz Landscape Service moved its center of operations over the bridge and into Lancaster County.
As two separate firms in Lancaster, operating with such similar names, there was bound to be some confusion among Lancaster County residents. However, this challenge did not stop the determined Pontz brothers from growing their businesses, each having his own industry niche. Eventually, though, as the years went by, and owners and employees came and went, both companies recognized a need for change. After diligently working out the details, C.E. Pontz Sons and Pontz Landscape Service successfully merged their companies.