239 Golf Hill Road, Honesdale, PA 18431

Our History

Home » Our History

“Whatever It Takes”

Our Motto. Our Promise.

Leeward Construction is an integral part of the construction industry in Northeastern Pennsylvania and regional parts of New York and New Jersey. We specialize in utility, highway, heavy and building site construction. In addition, we also own and operate our own rock quarries and asphalt.

Leeward Construction opened its doors for business in January of 1993. It was established following a collaborative project on the United States Naval Base in Antigua, West Indies; part of the Leeward Islands. Hence, it was only fitting the company was named Leeward Construction.

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP BRIDGE...Since 1996, the family owned and operated business has expanded and diversified its work load and service area, growing to complete more than $45 million in work annually. Leeward’s success is due largely in part to the commitments of our talented personnel who have helped us to complete over $350 million worth of work since our inception.

In 2001, Leeward acquired the first of its stone quarries, Leeward Lackawaxen Quarry. Located on 80 acres in Lackawaxen Township, this quarry led the company to expand its aggregate business to encompass several more quarries: Leeward Middlecreek Quarry, Leeward Cresco Quarry. We also entered into a joint venture with Haines and Kibblehouse, Inc., in 2004 to obtain Bedrock Quarry located in Northern Wayne County. All together, our family of quarries, supply our jobsites and are available to other contractors and the public for purchase.

Another adventure for our company was opening our own asphalt plant in 2003. Leeward Asphalt, a four-ton Barber Green asphalt plant, produces over 200,000 tons of asphalt a year. A truly impressive number for a facility that is only operational for 7-8 months of the year.

Leeward further prides itself on its ownership of a vast equipment fleet. The force includes, but is not limited to: tri-axle trucks, trailers, excavators, loaders, rollers, cranes, pavers and curbing machines. In short, everything Leeward needs to get the job done.

The Leeward Family is made up of nearly 250 employees, during peak season, whose trades cover a multitude of specialties. Operators, pipe layers, concrete finishers and carpenters, electricians, and mechanics are merely a few of the many titles employees hold within the company.

Leeward is very proud of our competent staff and the goals we have accomplished since our inception. We will continue to bid competitively, purchase carefully and to hire and maintain a talented staff. In addition, we will tirelessly, pursue maintaining ourselves at the forefront of our industry. We believe that these objectives will only strengthen our place in the construction industry.

The Owners

Eric Linde, Chairman of the Board

Eric possesses over 50 years of hands-on experience in the construction industry. Mr. Linde is an advocate of being actively involved in the organizations that shape the industry. He has served two terms as the president of the Pennsylvania Utility Contractors Association (PUCA) and served on the Board of Directors for the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA). In 2008, Eric was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the PUCA for his dedication and achievements in the industry.

Gary Linde, President

Gary has a unique education of the family business; he grew up fully immersed in all aspects of the industry. Beginning as an operator and climbing the ladder to his current position, Gary acquired the field experience to view jobs as more than drawings on a table. A third generation tradesman, his manner of handling the company’s projects is highly interactive, as he is on the jobsites more often than in the office. Gary graduated with a degree in Business administration from Penn State University.