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Since 1928, Novinger’s Inc. evolved from a small plastering business to a commercial contractor specializing in mega panels, fireproofing and other specialties.

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Building a Legacy since 1928: Elevating Excellence in Construction

At Novinger’s Inc. in Harrisburg, PA, our legacy of craftsmanship spans over nine decades, solidifying our position as a premier specialty contractor. Primarily serving Pennsylvania and neighboring states, we specialize in prefabricating unitized exterior wall panels and applying fireproofing material. Our versatile expertise extends to structural framing, drywall installation, acoustical ceilings and tiles, specialty ceilings, plastering and plaster restoration.

Our dedicated carpenters, plasterers, laborers, tenders, and finishers operate cohesively, delivering superior quality work on every project. Our objective is clear – to surpass customer expectations at every construction phase. From submitting fair estimates to complying with contract requirements, collaborating with other trades, ensuring a safe work environment, and timely, on-budget project completion, we prioritize excellence.

Building strong customer relationships is at the core of our values. While we welcome new opportunities, we often find ourselves bidding on projects with existing satisfied customers, a testament to the trust we’ve built.

Over the years, Novinger’s Inc. has witnessed the evolution of materials, construction methods, market conditions, and contract terms. However, our commitment to delivering quality products and craftsmanship remains unwavering. With nearly a century of experience, we have the people, resources, and knowledge required for each project. Choose Novinger’s Inc. for a construction partner with a rich legacy and a contemporary approach to excellence.

Speciality Contracting

For close to a century, Novinger’s Inc. has consistently set the gold standard in specialty commercial contracting. Our diverse portfolio includes:

Prefabricated Exterior Wall Panels

Applied Fireproofing

Interior Finishes – Drywall, Acoustical Ceilings, Light Gauge Metal Framing

Specialties – Specialty Ceilings, Acoustical Panels, Plastering & Plaster Restoration

Our Mission

Novinger’s Inc. pledges to remain a leader in the commercial construction industry by supplying quality products and workmanship with integrity and honesty. Our commitment is to our customers and employees, progressive growth, and fair business practices.

Our Team

Jim Novinger, President
Lisa Brauning, Human Resources
Carmen Paulino, Accounts Receivable
Tracy Novinger, Executive Assistant
Dave Straub, Production Manager
Dave Lynch, Warehouse Manager
Ross McCorkle, Director of Drafting
Randy Blank, Estimator
Steve Rizzutto, Senior Estimator
Steve Powers, V.P. of Sales
Rick Becker, V.P. of Construction
Ron Nolt, Project Engineer
Ron Reisinger, Project Manager
George Heimbach, Superintendent

Our History

Evolution from Craftsmanship to Specialized Excellence

Novinger’s Inc. traces its roots back to 1928 when James Dewalt Novinger (1894 to 1980) founded the company in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Initially centered around woodworking and the application of wooden lath for plastering, the company adapted to changing times, transitioning to hanging and finishing drywall as the demand for traditional plastering waned.

From our humble beginnings, the Novinger’s Inc. trajectory changed when we ventured into bidding on larger commercial projects, expanding our expertise to meet regional demands. The small plastering business transformed into a diverse specialty contractor, a testament to the adaptability and commitment to quality of our leadership and team.

While our founder, James Dewalt Novinger, may not have envisioned the comprehensive subcontracting business we’d become, he would undoubtedly take pride in seeing how his commitment to quality has shaped the success of the company, now a legacy.

Today, under the leadership of President James David Novinger, the grandson of the founder, Novinger’s Inc. continues its legacy. Despite changes in methods and materials over the decades, our approach remains steadfast. We are dedicated to delivering customer satisfaction by consistently providing exceptional quality and meticulous attention to detail.

For over nine decades and counting, the essence of Jim Novinger’s vision endures. At Novinger’s Inc., you can trust us to not only meet but exceed customer expectations, embodying a commitment to excellence that spans generations.

Association Memberships

Participating in industry associations is pivotal as we aim to stay current and competitive in the ever-evolving construction landscape. These associations offer a dynamic platform for networking, knowledge exchange, and staying abreast of cutting-edge trends, technologies, and regulatory changes.


​Explore Our Projects

​Our portfolio encompasses prefabricated exterior wall panels, fireproofing, acoustical ceilings, light gauge metal framing, drywall, and plastering. From medical facilities and government buildings to schools, office buildings, military bases, retail spaces, casinos, resorts, and tenant fit outs, our expertise spans various industries.