Lancaster Development

Since 1947, the Lancaster name has been synonymous with quality, safety and on-time performance in all aspects of heavy highway construction and commercial and industrial site work in Central and Northern New York.  No matter the size or complexity of your project, Lancaster has the people, equipment, materials and expertise to get the job done.

Who We Are

3rd Generation Family Owned

experienced, integrity, valued partner

Industry Leading

award winning company

Exceptional Service

that exceeds expectations

About Lancaster Development

An award-winning, $80-million heavy, highway construction firm based in Richmondville, NY, Lancaster Development is recognized for superb quality, an outstanding safety record, design-build capabilities and innovative value engineering that save clients time and money.

Formed in 1947, Lancaster is a third-generation family business that combines small-business sensibilities and responsiveness with the resources and capabilities of one of the largest highway contractors in Upstate New York. We have the equipment, manpower and know-how to handle major projects across Upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania – while still giving smaller clients and projects the detailed attention they deserve.

Industry Awards for Excellence


Lancaster has earned numerous honors and awards for quality and safety over the years. Among our most prestigious honors are:

Most Valuable Partner Award

Honored By: Orange County Partnership, Office of Economic Development

Project: Exceptional performance in the construction of the I-84 Exit 5A and the Route 747 – International Boulevard connection to Stewart International Airport

Bridge Industry Achievement Award

Honored By: Eastern New York Chapter, Association for Bridge Construction and Design

Project: NYS Route 167 Bridge Replacement, Little Falls, NY

Excellence in Partnering Award for Informal Partnering

Honored By: Associated General Contractors, New York State Chapter

Project: Innovative work on repaving I-90 in Albany, which reduced the construction schedule by more than a year, from 18 months to 4 months

Gold Award: Excellence in Concrete Design – Installation

Honored By: American Concrete Institute – Central New York Chapter

Project: Reconstruction of Thruway Exit 34A – the Collamer Interchange


Excellence in Partnering Award for Informal Partnering

Honored By: Associated General Contractors, New York State Chapter

Project: Pavement and ramp reconstruction work at Thruway Exit 34A – the Collamer Interchange

“Perfect” Bonus Incentive

Honored By: New York State Department of Transportation

Project: Consistently excellent quality for all segments of I-890 repaving project in Schenectady

Quality Hot Mix Asphalt Paving Award Contractor Placed Project (1998)

Honored By: New York State Asphalt Pavement Association, Inc.

Project: NYS Route 17 Towns of Hancock & Colchester


Excellence in Partnering Award for Formal Partnering – First Place Winner (1997)

Honored By: Associated General Contractors, New York State Chapter

Project: Reconstruction of I-81, Exit 4-6, Binghamton, NY


Lancaster has strong roots in the community, and generously contributes to a number of charitable organizations, both with financial and volunteer support.

Among the organizations Lancaster supports are:

  • FAM “Fund” Run/Walk (annual sponsor)
  • Literacy Volunteers of Schoharie County
  • Richmondville Volunteer Fire Department
  • Schoharie County ARC
  • Li’l Dawgs Football
  • Catskill Area Hospice
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Landis Arboretum
  • Marathon for a Better Life

In the News

BOCES Links a Pair of High School Seniors to Construction Careers with Major Area Contractor

 A pair of Capital Region BOCES high school students have their foot in a door of a major construction company thanks to the workforce development partnerships BOCES maintains with area businesses.

Aeden O’Connor and Justin Fancher, both of whom attend the Commercial Construction/Heavy Equipment program at the Schoharie campus from Cobleskill-Richmondville High School, have been hired for work-based learning at Lancaster Development, a major highway contractor.

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The firm is also a key contributor to a scholarship fund for state residents studying in the construction and engineering fields, established by the state chapter of the Associated General Contractors.