In 1980, Kingsview began as a lawn care company. The name was taken from the Buffalo Development that the Rauh family lived while in Williamsville, NY. When John F. Rauh's dad, John Richard Rauh, was transferred to Jamestown, there was a need to find summer employment to meet college expenses. At the request of John's mom, Hildegarde Rauh, he wanted to stay in the Jamestown area. John enlisted his brothers to help form Kingsview. Because of their integrity, hard work and dedication, Kingsview developed into Kingsview Enterprises Inc.; a full-service paving & sealcoating contractor. It was a family business from the beginning, with his dad managing the books, his mom and sisters taking calls, and the boys worked in the field.
Soon Kingsview was too big to work out of the family home so they purchased the Lakewood Depot. This Lakewood landmark remains the headquarters of Kingsview to date. In the early 1990s, the business branched out its services into excavations, site preparation, concrete and demolition. Kingsview not only provides services in the Chautauqua County area, but also in Cattaraugus and Erie Counties and Northern Pennsylvania. With John R. Rauh as CFO, John F. Rauh, President and Robert A. Rauh Sr. as Senior Vice President and Field Supervisor, you need to look no further if you want a quality paving job, a range of asphalt services, excavation, site preparation or concrete. With the addition of Robert A. Rauh Jr. on the paving crew, Kingsview is now a third generation business with all the experience and knowledge that comes with years of dedication to their craft.
It's still a family affair at Kingsview. It is not uncommon to see any one of the Rauh children pitching in at the office, helping out with estimates, running bids, or working in the field if needed. Even though most of the older children have careers of their own, they remain dedicated to Kingsview. Our employees are like family as well. We would not be a success without the hard work of the people that support us on a daily basis.