My family and I are thrilled with the results that Ralph E. Jones delivered in repairing and painting our home-- inside and out!

When drawing up the estimate and scope of work, I very much appreciated Bill Flowers' insight into what improvements would be valuable to the property. He managed my expectations regarding the cost vs. longevity of an epoxy floor in my damp basement. Bill and the team gave expert advice regarding colors, sheen and type of paint for the various areas of my home.

When we purchased the home 12 years ago, it was sold to us "move in ready." --which meant that everything had been painted in neutral colors. In addition to repairing some wear and tear, I was excited to add a little bit of personality with some splashes of color. The team at Ralph E. Jones did a great job of repairing and patching the drywall, water damage, other blemishes.

The crew was respectful of our space and our property, which was especially important since we were living in the home while they worked. We were able to schedule the work so that the crew arrived as my family was leaving for the day, and they had everything cleaned up every day before we got home. They had a designated area in our garage to store their supplies, so there was minimal disruption to our daily routine.

As a female homeowner, what I appreciated most about working with the team at Ralph E. Jones was that they always respected that I was the customer, even after meeting my husband. Other home improvement companies tend to default to my husband for questions and concerns, even when I'm the point of contact and have requested the estimates and invoices. Bill was happy to walk me through every part of the process, and he stayed in contact via email, text, phone and face-to-face.

We had a great experience, and we happily recommend the team at Ralph E. Jones to our friends and neighbors.

Addeline Alaniz Edwards



Dear Denny,

I would like to take this opportunity to compliment you and your company for the selection of project superintendents and personnel assigned to the Cornwall Elementary School Project.
This project had all of the earmarks of potential problems. Through the efforts of your superintendents the problems were held to a minimum and the project proceeded on schedule. Your employees were flexible, task driven, cooperative, and dedicated to their employer and the project. This combination has delivered an acceptable product to the owner with minimal
inconvenience and disruption to the educational process.

Mr. Kindt, the principal, has done an extraordinary job in communicating the schedule to staff, students, and parents. Your personnel have done an outstanding job in completing tasks in accordance with the presented schedule. This project had several delivery dates engraved in stone and your personnel delivered the product in time to meet these deadlines.

As a side note, your personnel have also established a relationship with the building staff to the extent that some staff has commented that they will miss the construction personnel when the project ends.

As a personal note, I deeply appreciate the efforts of your employees and their dedication to perform their work in a workman like manner, cooperation with other trades, and creating a team atmosphere, which enabled us to meet the demands of this project.

I would be remiss if I did not mention the team spirit of the design professionals and the manner in which they related to the questions and concerns of the mechanics. In addition the
administration of the Cornwell-Lebanon School District was a team player and responded to the questions and concerns of the on site superintendents in a positive manner.

In closing, if we could bottle the attitude of this project and sell it we could all retire.
Again thank you and please relay this compliment to you staff.

Charles E. Fairchild
Project Manager, Reynolds Building Partners

AFSCME needs contractors who can be quickly integrated into our facilities with the least amount of disruption to our employees. We also demand high quality work at a competitive price. Ralph E. Jones has proven they can meet our needs.

Kevin A. Doeing



Dear Beth,

I would like to express to you our complete satisfaction with the various painting services that your company has rendered to the Harrisburg Area YMCA.

On many occasions over the last fifteen years, we have contracted with Ralph E. Jones, Inc. to address a variety of painting needs at our YMCA branches, spanning facility renovation projects to major new construction initiatives. On each project, your company has been a pleasure to associate with and have on the job site. In all aspects, the YMCA has been very pleased with the work of your company. Ralph E. Jones Inc. painters have always arrived when expected, performed the appropriate surface preparation, provided high quality painting services and always left a neat and clean area after each day's work. In our many associations over the years, we have found all representatives of Ralph E. Jones to be courteous and friendly.

Please know that we would not hesitate from hiring Ralph E. Jones Inc. in the future and would be happy to recommend Ralph E. Jones Inc. to other companies.

Thank you again, Beth for consistently providing such outstanding paint contracting services.

Richard A. Curl
President, Harrisburg Area YMCA


Dear Dennis:

Thank you for the fine craftsmanship and service you have demonstrated on the Lancaster County Courthouse Project.

We appreciate working with qualified subcontractors and material suppliers; the whole project seems to run more smoothly.

We thank you for your diligent work and look forward to working with you on future projects. It goes without saying that the general contractor is only as good as the subcontractors and material suppliers who are responsible for so much of the work.

Best wishes.


Wohlsen Construction Company
Kevin M. Snoke,
Vice President

Dear Dennis:

You may be aware that Wohlsen Construction Company has been awarded first place in the Special Projects category of the Associated Builders and Contractors Awards of Excellence competition for the Lancaster County Courthouse Project.

Your hard work on the job ultimately contributed to the success of this award winning project.

Barry and I want to thank you for your sincere dedication and hard work on the construction team. We look forward to working with your firm on future projects. Best wishes.


Wohlsen Construction Company
Kevin M. Snoke
Vice President

Barry L. Garman, PE
Project Manager




Dear Mr. Williamson,

I am writing this letter in reference to Ralph E. Jones, Inc. and the work they have done at the Hamilton Health Project in Harrisburg, PA and several other projects for Wohlsen Construction.

They have provided work including the following: pressure washing of exterior concrete masonry units, patch block filler on unfilled block, prime painting on block surfaces, interior painting and other functions involved with their business.

They have always been very professional and finished every project on time.

I would recommend Ralph E. Jones, Inc. for working on any project.


Debbie L. Petrilla
Wohlsen Construction




Dear Denny:

It seems that all to often we get "caught up" in the pace of our business and fail to recognize the accomplishments and efforts of those people and companies who contribute to our own success. But every so often, something comes along which tests our skills, demands great effort, and challenges our tolerances to go beyond what is usually expected. These things cannot be unrecognized.

The Cowles Magazine job illustrated just such an accomplishment. Norwood asked (and demanded at times) that you and your field people do some extra-ordinary and seemingly impossible things to get this job done when it had to be done. Although the odds were against us much of the time, you accepted the challenge, and you took the filed like an underdog destined for the Super Bowl.

On behalf of Rick Bouchette, Jeff Sterner, and myself, I want to congratulate you and your people for a job well done. We also want to thank you for your cooperation and teamwork throughout the entire project. We recognize your hard work and realize that our success could not have been achieved without it.


Kevin J. Bergmaier
Project Manager



Dear Beth,

All of us here at Lobar Associates wanted to let you know how much we appreciate working with such a top-notch firm as Ralph E. Jones.

Lobar Associates has always had a strong relationship with Ralph E. Jones. We have decades of shared project experience, so we are more than confident to recommend you to any client. From our estimating staff to our field superintendents - your company's dependability, quality of craftsmanship and level of professionalism have always made Ralph E. Jones a "top choice". 

Your responsiveness to scheduling needs is very evident with our partnership on the Rite Aid renovation program. Your crews always rise to the challenge of all the compressed schedules, out-of-town and night work required to meet the client's needs.

Also, both Lobar and our client were impressed with your crews on the Cigars International project in Hamburg. The diverse scope of work - from staining thousands of large wood decking boards and timbers to custom faux painting - was met with your usual hight standards of performance on this complex project.

Finally, your company went above and beyond expectations on the flood remediation at Pinnacle Health System's Southgate building. Your willingness to send such a large crew (12-14 men) to work all hours of the day and night was essential to help Lobar restore the facility to full functionality within 30 days. We couldn't have done it without your firm's dedication and hard work.

Lobar Associates looks forward to our continued teamwork on future projects and highly recommends Ralph E. Jones as an excellent commercial painiting contractor - one of the best in the business.


Alan Witmer
Project Manager


Denny, wanted to take this time to say thank you for your support over the years on all the projects we've done together. Ralph E Jones has been a valuable asset. Thank you.

- Howard Peters, Lobar Associates




Reference: Outstanding Performance: West York High School and South Middleton Middle School

Dear Denny:

Steve Johnson reports that Bob Bowers and your field crews have provided us with outstanding service on the above referenced projects. The schedules on these projects were next to impossible, but your men worked together with us to make it possible for school to open on schedule.

Thank you from all of us at Lobar, Inc. for working together with us. We will remember this service the next time you are not the low bidder and the bids are close.

Very truly yours,

L. Richard Eichelberger, Jr.





Reference: Letter of Appreciation; Hersheypark - Midway America

Dear Karl:

This letter is to express LOBAR ASSOCIATES appreciation for your company's cooperation and hard work at the above referenced project. This project had a lot of work to do and not much time to do it. We appreciate your firm's commitment to getting materials and manpower to the jobsite when needed to keep this project on schedule. Thank you!

We hope to do more work with your company in the future.

Very truly yours,

Rodney W. Crawford




"In working with REJ for over 30 years I rank them as the best painting contractor in central PA and one of the best overall subcontractors we work with. Thank You for all you do in helping LA be successful!!"

- Lee Eichelberger, Lobar Associates


Thanks for a great job!

Your two men did excellent work and I constantly refer your company to anyone else looking for painters!

E. Dougherty




I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for your assistance and cooperation in bringing the Mercy Regional Health System, Geropsyche Renovations to a satisfactory conclusion under both a demanding and difficult schedule. Mercy Regional Health System and their staff also have expressed their gratitude for our efforts.

Please accept my heartfelt "Thank You".

Ralph J. Albarano, Jr.






Dear Beth,

On Behalf of the Harrisburg Area YMCA, I would like to express our sincere gratitude to Ralph E. Jones, Inc. for your organization's generous donation of professional painting services.

Having recently moved to our new Association Offices to 805 North Front Street in Harrisburg, we have had to take care of a variety of pressing interior and exterior improvements this year. With winter fast approaching, we have been concerned that we might not be able to address all of our exterior improvement priorities within our current budget. Your company's generous offer to provide preparation, primin and finish painting of our exterior railings and select door/door framing, and windows, as a community service project of Ralph E. Jones, Inc. has been very much appreciated. I understand that the value of labor and materials associated with teh complimentary work provided by Ralph E. Jones, Inc. was $1,920.00.

Again, thank you adopting our organization as a community service project of Ralph E. Jones, Inc. and for supporting the work of the Harrisburg Area YMCA.

Richard A. Curl
President, Harrisburg Area YMCA

“We have had several opportunities over the years to work with REJ , when our commercial customers embarked on extensive renovations at their place of business.

Each time we have been very pleased with the courteous interactions –with the estimator, painters and paperhangers– and the professional results of their work.

They were always quick to respond to questions and requests, were willing to be flexible when necessary, and demonstrated a commitment to seeing each job done on time and to the complete satisfaction to our clients.

We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an excellent sub-contractor for painting and paperhanging.”

– Bill and Terry Downs, Thistledown Interiors

“Just wanted to take a moment to thank the contractors that have followed me and these projects around the country over the last few years.  Your company has my deepest respect and admiration. Thank you for sticking in there with me. Please thank all your men for the sacrifices they have made over the years for me. Much appreciated.”

– Large Retail Property Manager in Central PA


“[A local school auditorium] is very impressed with all the work and how spectacular everything is turning out. Thanks for making this another successful project.”
Mike Lyons, Lobar Associates