By Linda Schmid

An Offshoot of Pine Creek Construction

Legacy Metals Roofing & Siding was started to supply siding and roofing for its parent company, Pine Creek Construction (established 2003).  There appeared to be room in the industry for a provider for contractors and homeowners too. 

In 2015 at its inception, the company was called PC Metals by Amos Stoltzfus, owner and Henry Blank, manager. Management was shortly thereafter handed off to Henry Lapp who passed it to Daniel Stoltzfus in 2020. Daniel was out building pole barns among other things prior to becoming the manager. His experience in the field taught him a few things, such as the importance of exemplary customer service. 

When there is a disaster, a builder can’t do anything for the people affected unless a supplier goes out of their way to get the needed supplies to them quickly. “That kind of care takes you a long way in a business relationship,” Daniel said.

In 2023, PC Metals was renamed Legacy Metals Roofing and Siding to help the company establish its own identity. 

Taking Off

Legacy Metals is an Amish-run company, located in Elizabethville, Pennsylvania, and a lot of its business has come from word of mouth. It also invested in local and magazine advertising, and catalogs. Amish companies are not always focused on an online presence; however, Legacy uses social media to engage with prospective customers in conjunction with its website. Daniel says that they have in-house designers and experts who handle these things for them. In-house means at corporate headquarters in Gratz, Pennsylvania.

“We have English employees as well as Amish,” Daniel said. “It has just worked out that way as the company grew. We have benefitted from being part of a larger company.”

Legacy Metals supplies many markets, including agricultural, commercial, post-frame buildings, garages, and residential. The company manufactures snap-lock standing seam for homes, and last year it added a board and batten machine, too. Hixwood in Wisconsin supplies the company with coil.

Nurturing Growth

The company serves customers within a 100-mile radius of its shop in central Pennsylvania. According to Daniel, their main challenge is competition, but he says their brand identity helps them to stand out from the crowd. They are committed to outstanding customer service and quality products. 

“We have 24-hour turn-around,” Daniel said. “Get your metal package in hours, not days.” 

Of course, that is in addition to delivering a good quality product. Daniel’s years in the field taught him the importance of quality. For example, inconsistent trim can cause problems, so the company worked hard early on to ensure their trim is uniform, and their happy customers can attest that they got it right. RF