History And Team

Jordan Metzler, Dan Metzler, and Roy Metzler - The 3 generations of Metzler Home Builders

Three Generations of Metzler's;
Left to Right, Jordan, Dan & Roy Metzler


Abe Metzler worked as a carpenter for over 20 years when, in 1953, he decided it was time to start his own company. Abe started with home and barn remodeling projects for a number of farmers in the area. With help from his oldest son, Roy, they began to take on more work, and were approached to build a new home. The successful father and son team was the genesis of Metzler Home Builders.

Taking a cue from his father, Roy, Dan Metzler would likewise grow up in the family business. He followed his father around watching his every step, adhering to the same qualities Roy learned from his father. Dan has been a partner since 1978, and he and his wife Janet have successfully handled the business affairs since 1988, when his father retired. In the summer of 2011, Dan and Janet's son, Jordan, joined the Metzler team, and is now the 4th generation to be involved in the family business.

Over the span of more than five decades, Metzler Home Builders has designed and built hundreds of new homes, and has completed countless addition and renovation projects. We have built our reputation on crafting quality homes and additions, providing efficient project management, and open communication through the life of the project, and beyond. The numerous awards and recognitions we have received over the years attest to our team's dedication to our craft and to our customers.

At Metzler Home Builders, we enjoy developing personal relationships with our clients throughout the construction process, with complete customer satisfaction at the heart of every custom home, addition or renovation project we undertake. We take pride in our reputation for high quality and fine craftsmanship, built through years of personal service and attention to detail. That reputation directly reflects the quality of our team.

Our Team

Dan Metzler
President, New Home Advisor
Janet Metzler
Office Manager

Dan handles the new home sales and guides the homeowner through the beginning stages of the construction process. Janet is the office manager, overseeing daily accounting and general office management. She also assists the homeowner with exterior color selections.

Dan and Janet live in Strasburg, PA. They are members of the New Providence Mennonite Church, where Dan serves as Trustee and Janet as Treasurer. They have 3 grown children with whom they enjoy spending time: Jen, Jordan and Joel. Dan enjoys rooting for the Phillies, hunting, fishing and outdoor activities in his free time. Janet enjoys reading, vacationing with the family, watching sports, bird-watching and outdoor activities.

Tim Zehr
Addition and Renovation Advisor
Senior Designer / Estimator

Tim Zehr has been employed by Metzler Home Builders since 1988. He guides our customers through the process of determining their needs and wants for their home, then creates an addition or renovation to fulfill those desires. When not working, Tim enjoys volleyball, golf and hiking. He lives in Strasburg, PA with his wife, Sharon, and three children, Ashley, Josiah and Nicole. Tim is a Certified Green Professional, a member of the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center's Advisory Committee for the Architectural CAD Course, and is a member of the Lancaster County Code Association.

(Harriss) Skip Butler
Lead Carpenter

Skip Butler graduated from Stevens Trade School and has been with Metzler Home Builders since 1989. He enjoys creating some of the custom details in our homes such as bookshelves, cubbies, and built-in cabinetry. Skip also currently does all of our interior trim work. He lives in Lititz, PA with his wife, Jill, and three children, Elizabeth, Julia and Tad. Skip enjoys kayaking, hiking, and spending time outdoors.

Jordan Metzler
Business Development and Operations

Dan and Janet's son, Jordan, has taken on the role of marketing and advertising for Metzler Home Builders. He also spends his time assisting with accounting, estimating, drafting, and working in the field, when needed. Jordan joined the family business in the summer of 2011 after 6 years working as a drafter in the civil engineering field. He enjoys backpacking, kayaking, recreational sports, fantasy football, and rooting for Philadelphia sports teams. Jordan and his wife Anna live in Strasburg, PA and attend Calvary Church in Lancaster.

Barry Yoder
Project Manager, Safety Coordinator

Barry Yoder worked as a framer for 6 years before joining the Metzler Home Builders team in 1993. He can be found working in both the field and in the office as he tackles his many responsibilities as project manager. Barry also is currently the safety coordinator at Metzler Home Builders, ensuring that our employees and subcontractors take the proper precautions while working on the job. He resides in Narvon, PA with his wife, Heather, and two daughters, Alyssa and Megan. Barry enjoys relaxing and hunting at his cabin in Centre County.

Michael Trout
Service Manager

Mike Trout, in his role as service manager, can be found handling service calls as well as making sure all of the last-minute details are complete before a project is finalized. Mike attended Lancaster County Career and Technology Center for carpentry and has been with Metzler Home Builders since 1995. Mike enjoys hunting, fishing, and rooting for the Steelers. He lives in Quarryville, PA with his wife Jeanie, twin daughters Shelby and Sarah and son, Michael.

Jacob Riehl
Carpenter

Jake Riehl has been with Metzler Home Builders since 1986, and can be found working on new homes, additions, and renovation projects. Outside of work, Jake enjoys hunting, fishing, going to the mountains, rooting for the Phillies and watching NASCAR. He lives in Strasburg, PA with his wife, Elizabeth. They have four grown children and nine grandchildren.