Our reputation as the ultimate paint facility took flight in 1991 in a small hanger at the Smoketown Airport located in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country. The founder, Lou Kerekgyarto, had a vision of doing light aircraft refinishing to the highest quality level possible, at a price that was fair. During that time, much effort was spent on determining the perfect refinishing system that yielded a product that was truly a cut above the rest.
To achieve these results a state of the art, environmentally controlled, paint both was constructed. Additionally, a completely separate assembly and diss-assembly hanger was erected. While this worked good, Lou realized that the stripping paint and creating sanding dust in the paint hanger, as many of his competitors did, was not ideal. This led him to move all paint striping and all sanding operations into a completely different hanger space. The results of these efforts spoke for themselves and allowed Lancaster Aero to produce better then new results. During the next 20 years this process was repeated hundreds of times.
In early 2012 Lou passed the baton to Kendall Horst. Kendall, an A&P/IA by trade recognized the need to carry forward Lou's original vision of high quality aircraft painting. Kendall and the team have been working hard to expand the depth of services that Lancaster Aero has to offer to the market.
"Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives."
~ William A. Foster