the story

C. A. Smith Construction Company was born when Chris Smith, a graduate of York College of Pennsylvania’s Business Management program, left his office job, realizing his God-given talent and passion were not in the corporate world, but in residential construction. Chris had worked his way through college as a lead carpenter, mason, and electrician for a local construction company, and knew that those skills paired with his education could lead him down a career path of success and personal fulfillment.

So in 1990, with a love for residential construction and a set of business skills to succeed, he and a partner opened C.A. Smith Construction Company. Chris hasn’t looked back since, and when his business partner retired in 2008, he formed C.A. Smith Custom Builders.

Chris brings over 20 years of experience to C.A. Custom Builders. He has designed and built projects from custom homes to decks in south central Pennsylvania, and has always carried his love and enthusiasm for building through every project.

"A home is one of the biggest financial investments that one will make in his or her lifetime. It is that place that offers relief from the world, the place that we will change and improve as our families grow and our needs change. I will be the builder that sticks with you from the first phone call of a project to the last cleaning, not the builder that falls short of your expectations. I am in this business because I love what I do, and at the end of the day, just before I get in my vehicle to go home, I turn around and find satisfaction knowing that I have left something good behind me."

-Christopher Smith

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the promise

"I will personally be involved in every aspect of your project from the first phone call until the final cleaning. I will sweat and bleed for you during the construction stage of your project, for I am 100% hands on each and every day. My relentless personal attention to each and every detail is the only path to absolute quality and that is why my integrity and workmanship is like no other." - Christopher Smith

C.A. Smith provides customers with:

  • In-house designs and cost planning
  • True customization of every design
  • Detailed and concise contracts and project specifications
  • Quality materials and craftsmanship
  • Consistently used subcontractors (if called upon)
  • 100% trustworthiness to work in your home while you are away
  • The time and devotion to their projects (no hasty completions to move on to the next job)
  • Ethical business conduct
  • Builder’s warranty