Meet the Family
We are very proud that Hollabaugh Bros., Inc. is now a four-generation, working family farm!
We are also very blessed, because small though our family is, our talents are wide-spread, which is what has helped us stay in business for over 55 years! Read on to meet the family. . .
Steve Hollabaugh – Steve co-manages the wholesale division, manages our trickle irrigation program on the farm, and is our heavy equipment operator. President of our family board and owner since the business’s incorporation in 1982, Steve has been on his family’s farm his whole life. When not driving equipment, selling fruit, or maintaining our irrigation systems, there’s a good chance you’ll find Steve taking pictures – as he’s an excellent nature photographer!
Vicky began her employment with HBI in 1989 shortly after marrying Steve. As an ever good-natured people person, Vicky has truly become an integral part of our retail division – working tirelessly behind the scenes at the market and driving a tractor for our school orchard tours.
Neil Hollabaugh – Neil manages Hollabaugh Brother’s constantly growing wholesale division. A board member since the company’s incorporation and owner of the family’s farm, Neil is also our resident equipment mechanic. When Neil isn’t loading trucks with fresh HBI produce, there’s a good chance he’s spraying or pruning. A long-time bowling aficionado, Neil is in several leagues and, in the off hours can likely be found going head-to-head with his son, Wayne.
Georgia is a music teacher in the Upper Adams School District and helps out at the market throughout the busy summer and fall seasons whenever she can!
Brad Hollabaugh – Brad manages Hollabaugh Brother’s ever-more challenging Pest Management program and is the company’s general administrator. A board member since the company’s incorporation and owner of the family’s farm, Brad is the resident expert on legislative affairs relating to the ag industry and is a vocal and essential piece in helping accurately communicate the realities about our workforce and industry to the correct legislative parties.
Kay Hollabaugh – Kay, recently becoming an owner and member of the board in 2007, was first employed on a regular basis in 1984 and manages the retail market’s personnel, scheduling, and general management. You’ve probably seen her name in lights at some place over the years as she is actively involved in national and international marketing organizations. We have Kay to thank for keeping the market and the office running smoothly throughout the hectic year!
Bruce Hollabaugh – Bruce is Hollabaugh Brother’s production and field personnel manager. He returned to the family farm in May of 2002 after graduating from The Pennsylvania State University. Bruce became an owner and member of the company’s board of directors in 2007. A fluent Spanish speaker, Bruce can most often be found in the field with the crew. Since starting full time at HBI, in addition to managing HBI’s tree fruits, Bruce has introduced the production of small fruits including blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and vegetables.
Also a graduate of PSU, Amanda manages the retail market with Kay and Ellie and manages HBI’s shipping/gift basket division. Amanda takes on a long tradition of quality in shipping HBI fruit boxes and has created a wide assortment of novel gift baskets. Amanda also plays an integral roll managing the company’s ever-more complex payroll system. Bruce and Amanda have three children: Gabriel, Evangeline, and Fineas. You might see Gabriel and Evangeline helping out at the farm on weekends from time to time!
Ellie Hollabaugh Vranich – Ellie is Hollabaugh Brother’s retail market manager and assistant business manager. She returned to the family farm in May of 2006 after graduating from The Pennsylvania State University. When Ellie’s not down hard at it in the market managing staff, inventories, and produce, she can be found in the office designing ads, updating the website, or doing other administrative tasks. Most of the great new publications you see around the market are brain children of Ellie’s – as is our e-blast! Ellie plays an integral part in the management of our ever-growing, ever-more complicated retail enterprise.
Ellie’s husband, Erik, is also a graduate of PSU. He works full-time for a local engineering firm in Gettysburg, but can often be found working at the retail market during the busy season.
Cooper and Claire are Ellie and Erik’s children. They haven’t started working on the farm… yet!
Wayne Hollabaugh – Wayne is Hollabaugh Brother’s assistant wholesale manager. He returned to the family farm in 2007 after graduating from The Pennsylvania State University. In addition to helping Neil and Steve market our fresh produce, Wayne is also our key spray man and expert mower. Taking after his Dad, be careful when Wayne’s around – he can talk you in to buying just about anything! With Wayne is his wife, Rachael, who is getting a taste of what it’s like to work with the family business by working at the retail market!