New location helps roofing company in consolidation

BELLEVILLE – Midstate Roofing and Coating Inc. has operated since 1997 in different parts of Belleville, but this spring the business has pulled its different sections into one location at 4408 E. Main St.

Owner Ben Hartzler said the offices used to be at the intersection of state Route 655 and Green Lane, but the shop was at his home and supplies were delivered there.

“We couldn’t get trucks back in there,” Hartzler said.

Now, everything is in one location, with plenty of room for delivery trucks and supplies. Office Manager Holly Van Sciver said it’s made her job much easier.

“It’s nice to be able to see the guys when they come in,” she said.

Specializing in commercial and industrial roofing, Midstate serves customers within a 90-minute travel radius. The company works on projects in Harrisburg, Carlisle and Williamsport.

“All the guys have kids and want to be home at night,” Hartzler said. “We’ve got some good guys. It makes my life a lot easier.”

Midstate has 10 regular employees, but for large jobs or projects that need a quick turnaround, Hartzler has additional people he can call in as needed. He said he has no trouble completing a $1.5 million project with the workforce he employs.

The name is a bit misleading, however; the company no longer does any coating work.

“We don’t really do it anymore, but once everyone knows your name, you keep it,” Hartzler said, adding that the company does no residential work, either.

The office is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and is closed on holidays. For more information, call 935-0023 or visit