Walter N. Yoder & Sons, Inc.
Meeting Your Construction and Fabrication Needs for Over 80 Years

Walter Yoder 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 1971.

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, West Virginia.

In 1999, the company ownership passed on to the third generation. The company is now owned and operated by John Yoder, Jr., President. John is a registered professional engineer and graduate of West Virginia University, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.
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 active in the business as administrative assistant, and his son Jason attends West 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. The company’s 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 other organizations.

The Yoders attribute their success to a strong family and community environment, and to highly dedicated and skilled employees.