From modest beginnings, Drohan Brick and Supply Inc. has grown to become one of Pennsylvania’s leading brick, masonry material and supply distributors. In Mount Joy since 1945, our specialty is every aspect of specifying and ordering brick and masonry materials. You’ll get what’s right for each job.
Our Hardscaping Center has the largest selection of the most sought after materials available— to create custom exteriors in the newest array of shapes and shades. For three generations, our family-owned business has been built on a strong tradition of neighborly service and customer satisfaction.
Working closely with builders, mason contractors, architects, landscapers and consumers we’ve done the groundwork for many of central Pennsylvania’s finest residential and commercial structures. When you need the professional help to get the job done right, talk to an expert at Drohan Brick. You’ll get the benefit of our close-knit team, each with the ability to respond with answers.
The showroom at Drohan Brick extends throughout our 6 acre yard. Here you’ll find hundreds of brick colors and types as well as a selection of many other top quality masonry products. Stocking yards and storage areas hold a variety of stone and hardscaping supplies for every job specification.
We are the regional distribution point for a number of the best quality and value hardscaping options. We’ll get the materials in your hands quickly, often within 48 hours, so you can get to work.
Our staff is well versed in the language and detail of masonry construction and can offer suggestions and solutions at each phase of your project. We are available 24/7 to help get your job done right.
Once you place your order, a fleet of trucks stands ready for immediate material delivery.
Carl (Pappy) Drohan decides to leave his job at the quarry and begin supplying brick for the post-WWII building boom in central Pennsylvania.
At Drohan Brick, receiving and distributing materials, products and supplies is all done by hand. “We didn’t have any equipment and had to load and unload our orders bag by bag, brick by brick. My wife and I worked together. I did the dirty work, she took care of the books.”
The demand for masonry supplies grows, and Carl purchases a dump truck, adds new products to his inventory and hires a few good men.
Carl’s son Jim joins the business. “That was the best thing that ever happened.”
Through the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, the warehouse and stocking yard was increased, additional trucks were added to the fleet, new products were added to the line and the Drohan Brick showroom was created to display the growing number of masonry construction projects.
Troy, Jim’s son joins his father and grandfather in the business that has, by now, supplied brick and masonry supplies to many of Pennsylvania’s finest buildings.
During the 80’s, Drohan Brick expands by opening new sales/service offices in Pennsylvania and augmenting the product lines to meet every taste and design.
In 1982 Jim’s daughter Kelly joins Drohan Brick to carry on the family’s tradition of neighborly service and excellence in customer service.
1995 Marks the milestone of 50 years in business for Drohan Brick.
Drohan Brick unveils a new logo, highlighting that Drohan can help with all of your hardscaping needs.
2020 Marks the milestone of 75 years in business for Drohan Brick.
The Drohan family has been a cornerstone of the building community for four generations.
Carl B. Drohan opened on Manheim Mount Joy Road in 1945. When his father-in-law, John Stauffer, sold the quarry below, Carl purchased a parcel of the land from his in-laws to open a new location for building supplies. Selling garage doors initially, the first Drohan business expanded to insulation, paint and other hardware products.
Carl and Hattie Mae Drohan lived in a house on the property and developed the brickyard and office, along with 6 acres of yard for materials. They worked together, sharing the responsibilities for the business, Hattie doing the administrative tasks, Carl, the sales and operations. Their focus was to provide neighborly service to their customers.
By 1950, Carl’s son, James D. Drohan entered the business with a plan to streamline the variety of products and focus exclusively on masonry supplies. Brick. Sand. Mortar. Block. Cement. As Jim and his wife Peg raised two children, the company grew to become the main distributor for every brick sold in Lancaster County as they celebrated 25 years in business.
The Carl B. Drohan company was an integral part of construction for the Park City Center in Lancaster in 1971, along with many important structures and buildings throughout the region. The entity evolved to become Drohan Brick in 1977, adding multiple lines of quality masonry products from a wide array of manufacturers.
In 1979, grandson Troy began working at Drohan Brick, carrying on the friendly customer service and commitment to 24/7 access he learned from his Pap and father. In 1982, Kelly joined the company taking over the administrative functions as her grandmother had done from the start.
As they reached 50 years in business in 1995, the Drohan family began to see construction trends changing, with a new demand for building materials including stone veneer, metal and other exterior options. Over the next 20 years, the company would adapt to the new styles in a new business climate, expanding with hardscaping and concrete paving supplies.
Still working from their family’s property, where Troy and Annette reside today, Drohan Brick is continually expanding their showroom, adding outdoor displays that welcome friends and visitors alike to experience the newest designs. Fire pits. Grills. Outdoor Kitchens and many new ways to enjoy good times outdoors.
The Drohan family now celebrates the significant milestones that have brought them to their 75th year. What remains the same since 1945 is their commitment to Mount Joy and to their customers.
For true hands-on advice and active Customer Service, the Drohan Brick Team provides answers. From major commercial and architectural designs to residential construction, remodeling, and landscaping, we’ll guide your selections of brick and masonry products to complete your project on time and on budget.
James D. DrohanPresident
Joined his dad, Carl (Pappy) Drohan in 1950 and has been satisfying requests and building the team ever since.
Troy D. DrohanVP/Operations
Grew up at Drohan Brick and has been carrying on Pappy’s vision full time since 1979. Whether he’s personally delivering samples, custom matching or estimating a job, Troy is available with the answers you need.
Joined the family business in 1982, advancing the level of professional service that customers have relied on from Drohan Brick since the beginning.
Works as adeptly in the office as in the yard, organizing deliveries and managing the details.
Jaryd OlweilerSales /Yard Manager
His start was a summer job between classes at Penn State. Working in the brickyard, on job sites and anywhere he could learn more. After graduation and landing a job, he was drawn back to Drohan Brick and now handles inside technology, online sales, and customer service, all while keeping the yard neat and organized.
Our Dedicated DriversVernon, Jeff & Josh
Our well-maintained custom boom and dump trucks are constantly on the road delivering material to job sites, or retrieving orders from manufacturing plants up and down the East Coast. Drohan Brick Drivers are dedicated to customer service, safety and year-round reliability.