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About Us

mihalkos_staff11Vision Statement

Mihalko’s General Contracting is dedicated to providing our customers with the best quality and craftsmanship, we are here to build relationships with our customers and communities and to provide our employees with a great place to work.

Mission Statement

Mihalko’s General Contracting is a leader in providing our customers with the highest quality products and craftsmanship in an honest, efficient and professional way. Our pledge is to create successful relationships with our customers, employees and community by building trust, treating every project with the utmost integrity and exceeding expectations.

Quality Control

To ensure your satisfaction, Mihalko’s General Contracting has quality control inspectors providing routine inspections on every job. We also have a full time Service Manager to take care of all jobsite issues that may arise. Our goal is to provide you with expert workmanship from start to finish. Specializing In: Kitchens • Bathrooms • Additions • Siding • Windows • Painting • Remodeling • Roofing • Concrete/Masonry • Custom Flooring & Tile • Basement Waterproofing • Sunrooms/Decks/Patios • Fire & Water Restoration • ADA Handicap Remodeler


Mihalko’s History

L_MihalkoAbout us at Mihalko’s General Contracting – Lou Mihalko grew up in a 4 room, half a double home in the small mining town of Eureka #42 in Windber, PA. As a child, he was always into fixing things. He entered Johnstown Vo-Tech and took up HVAC. After graduating high school in 1979, Lou started a handyman business of his own. He borrowed tools from friends and relatives and started Mihalko’s General Contracting out of the back of his mother’s ’72 Toyota station wagon. He started to advertise in the local paper and got so many calls that he needed to hire more people. Two good friends joined his team and they fixed everything around town that needed fixing.

Word spread and years passed and Lou soon outgrew his grandmother’s basement office and in 1985 bought an old railroad siding building in Windber, PA. After this move, Lou hired his first salesman, Merle Rouser. They also decided to hire a secretary/book keeper. Marian Horner was hired and her only request was that the railroad building with no heat, water or plumbing be suitable for a female occupant. Lou built out a small 9×9 office with two desks and soon they were overrun with jobs and paperwork.

The railroad building was eventually redesigned to hold several more offices. More salesmen were hired and Todd Weaver was hired as Production Supervisor. In 1987, Lou started his first spec house and sold it after completion. He proceeded to build and sell 11 homes through the early 1990’s.

In 1992, Mihalko’s Fire & Water Restoration Division was started with a true need from insurance companies and adjusters. Lou went back to training and took courses in Fire & Water Restoration and introduced himself to many of the local insurance agents who took an instant liking to him and recognized that they could use his expertise. Soon he was being called to look at all types of fires, gas explosions, tornado damage and water leaks. Brad Clapper was recruited and took control of the division. Lou expanded the restoration business in 2002 to Altoona by hiring Wayne Wolf and formed strong unions with many of those in the insurance industry.

Lou had always known that a building in a high profile location would do them good, so in 2001 he purchased a piece of land by Lowes and the Johnstown Airport. In three years, the building was designed, permits secured and Mihalko’s Design Center was created. The Design Center helped customers get the best quality, service and material in one location and this was achieved by hiring the area’s best designer, Bryan Miller. Bryan has helped many customers over the years design the dream kitchen and bath they have always wanted. Lou also opened a Design Center in 2010 in Altoona, expanding the business in that area beyond Fire & Water into remodeling. Another location was also established in Latrobe, PA in 2011 servicing Westmoreland, Armstrong, Fayette, Indiana and Allegheny counties.

Mihalko’s has continued to grow and support many area families, employing over 45 high quality craftsman, masons, painters, electricians, roofers and tile setters. Lou has always kept the name “Mihalko’s” in front of all his customers – building a brand and a name customers know and trust.


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