Walter N. Yoder & Sons,
Meeting Your Construction and Fabrication Needs for Over 80 Years
founded Walter N. Yoder & Sons, Inc. as a plumbing contractor in
1927. The company grew and expanded through the years as Walter Yoder
brought two of his sons, Bill Yoder and John Yoder, Sr., into the business.
Yoders founded and operated Pinto Utilities, Inc., a public utility
company providing water and wastewater service for the Bel Air and
Glen Oaks communities until 1993.
In 1969, as president, John Yoder, Sr. expanded business opportunities
in the industrial markets and metal fabrication, including the founding
of Potomac Metal & Supply Company, a sister metal fabrication company.
Upon the passing of Bill Yoder, John Yoder, Sr. acquired the companies
In the 1980s, the Yoder Companies expanded into the real estate
market, with the development of Lakewood, founded by John Yoder,
Jr. in 1987,
and Windover Hills, both upscale subdivisions in Mineral County,
In 1999, the company ownership passed on to the third generation.
The company is now owned and operated by John Yoder, Jr., President.
is a registered professional engineer and graduate of West Virginia
University, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical
With anticipation of the fourth generation, Yoder has invested
well over a million dollars in state of the art equipment and
facilities over the past two years. His daughter Lori is currently
the business as administrative assistant, and his son Jason attends
Virginia University, majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Business.
Potomac Metal & Supply Co., an affiliate
of Walter N. Yoder & Sons, employs 25
people in the custom design and metal fabrication business.
It has a state-of-the-art
metal fabrication shop in Cumberland with computerized plasma-cutting,
paint and sandblasting systems and has among the largest metal
break, shear and roll anywhere between Baltimore and Pittsburgh.
mainstay work is the fabrication of power plant traveling water
filtration screens. These screens are used throughout the United
States and abroad.
Potomac Metal also installs many of the units they build throughout
New York State and the Midwest.
The Yoder Companies strive to maintain an active role in the
community by supporting many local schools, churches, and
The Yoders attribute their success to a strong family and
community environment, and to highly dedicated and skilled