our History

From a small PLASTERING company 

to a DIVERSE specialty contractor

Our company was founded in 1928 by James Dewalt Novinger (1894 to 1980) in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. James adapted his interest in woodworking to applying wooden lath for plastering projects. As the demand for plastering began to decline, the company switched to hanging and finishing drywall. The company remained small until it began to bid on larger commercial projects. Additional specialties were added as regional needs changed.

Our founder probably did not envision the large, comprehensive subcontracting business that Novinger’s Inc has become, but he would recognize with pride how his commitment to quality is reflected in the successful company that is now his legacy.

Our current President is James David Novinger, the grandson of the founder. Although methods and materials have changed over the years, the Novinger’s Inc approach remains the same. We strive to deliver customer satisfaction by delivering exceptional quality and by paying attention to detail. 

For nine decades and counting, you can still call on Jim Novinger’s company to exceed customer expectations.



our Scope of work

what we do and where we work

Our scope of work includes exterior wall panels, applied fireproofing, ceilings, light gauge metal framing, drywall, and plastering. 

We are a union contractor employing carpenters, laborers, finishers, plasterers, and tenders.

We have worked in medical facilities, government buildings, schools,  office buildings, military bases, retail space, casinos, resorts, and tenant fit-outs.

Our projects range from small drywall or EIFS repairs to 50-story buildings. We have completed numerous LEED (green building) certified projects. 

Our territory typically includes Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, and West Virginia – although we have completed panel projects in other locations such as Ohio, New York, Illinois, Arizona and the Florida Keys.



our values

mission statement

“Novinger’s Inc. pledges to remain a leader in the commercial construction industry by supplying quality products and workmanship with integrity and honesty. Our commitment is to our customers and employees, progressive growth, and fair business practices.”