The Amish Tradesmen, based in Seaford, offering quality-built pole buildings, is a family-owned and operated business, providing the personalized service and quality craftsmanship of Amish families who are pole builders, carpenters and masons.
Rob Harman, a successful Realtor broker and businessman, came to be owner of The Amish Tradesmen by happenstance. A mutual friend referred former owner, Jamie Grillo to him when she needed to sell her business and farm.
After a lot of prayer and discussion with his wife, Lynn, he decided God was leading them in the direction to buy the business and relocate it to Seaford. Grillo died a few weeks later; the purchase provided the additional funds needed to support her special needs son.
Harman immediately had a pole building built on the new site to serve as an example of the quality of work performed by his Amish team, the Miller family, who live in Dover. The team consists of a father with 40 years experience, his two sons and a neighbor, as well as a cousin, a licensed mason, who does concrete work. The site work is done by another father and son team and the gutter installers are husband and wife. “These are mom and pop businesses that we are working with,” Harman said, “and we are exclusive with those contractors.”
Harman is a Washington, D.C., native and spent nearly 20 years in the commercial office maintenance and management arena there, ultimately serving as building manager for the White House under the Reagan administration. He moved his family to Delaware in 1984 and opened Harman Video, a chain of video stores, while earning his Real Estate license. In 1995 he began to sell and lease in the Seaford area; in 2000, he became a broker in both Delaware and Maryland. He is also the owner of Alliance Real Estate Professionals in Seaford. Harman has received the “Realtor of the Year” and “The Good Neighbor” awards. He has served as president of the Delaware Association of Realtors and is active in Rotary.
Lynn moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 1999, where she, too, is a licensed real estate broker. She is the former broker/owner of Senior Realty LLC, specializing in new retirement home sales. Since 2012, she served as the Executive Director of the chamber of commerce, now known as the Western Sussex Chamber of Commerce, until she retired in April of 2018 to join her husband at The Amish Tradesmen. Lynn works in the office answering phones, and as the coordinator of logistics, where she schedules site work and construction, sets up inspections, arranges the garage door and gutter installation and coordinates any additional work to be done by other contractors.
Their son Carter, also joined the team full-time, selling, preparing proposals, and bookkeeping. Lynn, as the coordinator of logistics, schedules site work and construction, sets up inspections, arranges the garage door and gutter installation and coordinates any additional work to be done by other contractors.
Harman continued, “I’ve had the blessing of family working together in business. The three of us work so well together.”
Harman estimates The Amish Tradesmen builds 60 to 75 buildings a year. “Pole buildings are useful for residential garages, car collectors, hobby and woodworking shops, offices, personal gyms, sports and party facilities, horse barns, arenas, and run-ins, greenhouses, produce markets, farm stores, storage for farm equipment, she sheds, and man caves… all at affordable prices!”
Quality Craftsmanship & Customer Service
The Amish Tradesmen is a small business dedicated in providing you personalized service, quality craftsmanship of long-time Amish Pole Builders, Carpenters, and Masons in their field.
Because we keep our overhead low we are able to pass the savings on to you. We don’t rent office space, have lots of office/field employees, fancy vehicles and depend more on word of mouth advertising instead of fancy ads, all this keeps our prices low. No other reputable company in the area can give you the price we do because we keep our overhead low.
Small Business Benefits
A small business is an asset to you. Here at The Amish Tradesmen, we are under no pressure to rush through the building of your new Pole Building, Addition, Garage, Home Framing or Masonry. We are not under pressure from a large company rushing us to build the average Pole Building in 2 days because “time is money”. We take the necessary time to build it right eliminating any oversights. Plus we never jump from job to job ~ we give your project our full attention.
See the difference. Arrange a meeting with Jamie to go over all the possibilities!
Above all, our faith in God our Father, the Lord Jesus Christ we give all thanks, praise & glory for all we have been given. Our desire is for you to know Him, if you don’t already seek Him, our hope is that you find and follow Him.
his life is only temporary. Jesus said, “I am the Bread of Life. The person who aligns with me hungers no more and thirsts no more, ever…Whoever believes in me has real life, eternal life.”
He will make your paths straight. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3: 5-6
And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9