Our Story

Yes, there really is a Scenic Road.

It all started in 1977 in a small barn out on Scenic Road in beautiful Lancaster County, PA. The barn was on a farm owned by Mr. Lapp, a man whose family had been working the land in the Amish way for generations.

Needless to say, Mr. Lapp knew a thing or two about farming, and about creating products that would make the job more efficient. A two-wheeled wheelbarrow that remains the industry standard today—for ease of use, strength, and longevity—was the first of its kind. This was brought to market in 1982.

Mr. Lapp made innovative changes like this, as he used his own experience as inspiration.

In 2003, Mr. Lapp chose to return to his first love: farming. He sold Scenic Road Manufacturing to David Esh, a long-time employee, who continues to run the company today.

In keeping with its roots, Scenic Road Manufacturing remains a privately-owned Amish business, always true to its strong values when it comes to family and faith.

Our customers are always welcome to visit.