EK Services


Mission statement:

We are dedicated around the clock to improving our community’s infrastructure. Taking a safety driven, solution-oriented approach with a passion for excellence in everything we do.

Core Values:

Do the right thing even when no one is watching.
Respect -Integrity -Ethics -Honesty -Safety

Find a way or make one!
Hard work -dedication -drive for knowledge -problem solver.

Say what you mean.
Honest conversations with mutual respect.

Exceed customer expectations.
Employees and customers -Drive


E.K. Services, Inc. is a woman owned, full-service utility, excavating and paving construction contractor offering commercial and residential services throughout central Pennsylvania and beyond. From the beginning, the Beinhower family has never wavered from their vision of how they want to conduct business by treating both their customers and their employees with the upmost respect and honoring their commitment to performing quality work.

In 1976, Elaine and Ken Beinhower Sr. took a leap of faith to start their own business from their house with a handful of dedicated employees. Elaine and Ken’s passion for the construction industry guided the business through difficult economic times in the late 1980’s to the successful company E.K. is today.

In 1991, E.K. Services was born as a result of the hard work of the employees and with the leadership of Elaine and Ken. The name E.K. was chosen to represent both Elaine and Ken’s first names. As the majority owner, Elaine was determined to make E.K. a success for not just her family but the employees too. As a woman in business, Elaine did what often seemed impossible; she built, maintained and cultivated a strong leadership role within a traditionally male-dominated industry. Elaine and Ken’s ultimate vision and end goal was to develop a business their three sons Ken Jr., David and Shawn would grow up in and one day run as part of their family legacy.

Together Elaine and Ken bring over 80 years of professional experience necessary to run a successful, well-established construction business. E.K. Services is proud to be second generation family business with each of their three sons presently working in the business helping to craft culture and drive aggressive growth. All with the hope of a third generation who will follow in their dad’s footsteps!

Ken Beinhower Jr. – COO

Ken Jr. is the driving force behind field operations. His 20+ years of field experience has given him the ability to navigate the difficulties that come with the construction industry and adapting to the constant changes it brings. Ken expanded the services that E.K. offers that has played a big role in the company’s growth over the last 10 years. These includes large utility public works projects, paving and patching division, milling division, vac truck services, fill site development and residential utility services.

Ken and his wife Sherry, kids Kenny III (KB3) and Mason enjoy spending time at the racetrack. Ken is the head wrench turner and pit crew leader for both Kenny and Masson racing for Beinhower Motorsports.

David Beinhower – CFO  

David has an extensive knowledge of the financial direction of the company, long-standing committed leadership and an outstanding professional reputation. Since his start at E.K. Services back in 1999, Dave’s 20+ years of experience handling payroll, expenses and all financial strategies for the company has helped guide E.K. to the being the successful company it is today.

Dave and his wife Raphelle, kids Caylynn, Cody, Keenan love the outdoors and riding motorcycles. When they are not at a Lacross tournament or practice you will find them cooking out on the grill or making the cookies in the kitchen.

Shawn Beinhower- CIO

Shawn has helped develop E.K. into a cutting edge digital and technology focused company. His 10+ years of experience has shaped his vison of how technology could improve tracking efficiencies in the construction industry. Shawn has successfully implemented multiple system across the business that have put E.K. ahead in this technology driven world. These include estimating software, job tracking, GPS tracking, inventory system, equipment management and a financial system.

Shawn and his wife Tabitha, kids Ethan, Colby, Clair enjoy traveling, and exploring different areas of the county and world. When they are not traveling, they enjoy time outdoors hiking around central PA and neighboring states.