P.O. Box 311 * 2362 York Road * Jamison, PA 18929
215-343-1830 * Fax 215-343-1564


Alvin H. Cornell, Sr. established the company in 1954, plowing small gardens for homeowners. Then he was asked to plow an area for lawn and seed. To accomplish this, he mounted a used snowplow onto the front of his Farmall 100 Tractor and used a York Rake. Over the years, Alvin Sr. and Alvin Jr. have graded over 2,000 home lawns.

As time went on, Alvin Sr. and Alvin Jr. purchased a backhoe and started digging foundations for home additions. Subsequently, Alvin Sr. received contracts from commercial contractors and excavated the foundations for the G.E. Building in King of Prussia, PA and the Federal Express Building in Philadelphia, PA.

The business was incorporated in March of 1973. At that time, the company started buying track type bulldozers and front-end loaders. By purchasing this type of equipment, the company was able to expand their capabilities to moving large amounts of soil and excavating residential basements and commercial buildings. At this point in time, we started doing our own paving. We began by paving driveways and then parking lots. During this period, we continued grading lawns.

In March of 1980, Alvin Sr. passed away while donating his time and loader to help prevent Delaware Valley College's barn from re-igniting, following the initial fire.

Alvin Jr. expanded the business to include housing projects, industrial sites and schools. We currently handle the entire process: moving dirt, installation of underground utilities water, sewer, sanitary and storm. A. H. Cornell & Son, Inc. also does the grading and seeding of retention basins. In the final phases of the project we do the installation of concrete curb, sidewalks and asphalt paving.

We are presently working on the Vertis Corporation site in New Britain, PA as well as Lakeside Youth Center in Horsham, PA and Warwick Office Park located in Jamison, PA.

Currently, my wife of 36 years, two sons and a daughter all work in the family business, along with 25-35 loyal employees.

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P.O. Box 311 * Jamison, PA 18929 * (215) 343-1830 * FAX: (215) 343-1564