David Cross Transitions to Chairman with Sale of Mowery to Company President, Seth Hughes

When David Cross started his leadership journey at Mowery, he started with the end in mind. For the last seven years, David, along with the entire leadership team, have strategically focused on building and growing the company to a position where it can effectively and seamlessly move into the future. Fostering solid relationships; rebranding the company; implementing cutting-edge technology; restructuring internal teams and processes; and so much more, have allowed the company to achieve record-breaking sales growth and several noteworthy awards. Today, Mowery is truly thriving.

As a builder at heart, David wanted to be a part of crafting something that would continue well beyond his time and positively impact those it touched, and he has done just that. He has decided, after much consideration, to transition to chairman and sell the company to Seth Hughes, Mowery’s current president. With the transition of Seth into the ownership role, Mowery is ready for the next chapter!

Although we are very excited to make this announcement for the strategic future of Mowery, we want to reassure our clients and professional partners that the day-to-day operations of the company, our services, and the team members you regularly interact with will not change. Seth is committed to remaining consistent in the way Mowery does business, with a steadfast focus on holding true to the values upon which we were built – safety, relationships, integrity, and client satisfaction. Our entire team will continue to be dedicated to providing superior service and remarkable experiences for partners like you every day. 


A Message from David Cross, Chairman

“I started at Mowery with the end in mind. I had a clear vision for what I knew the company could become. With the help of Don Mowery and a forward-thinking leadership team, we have achieved the goals I set all those years ago. As president, Seth has played a critical role in helping me develop the vision for Mowery’s future. Together, we have achieved exponential sales growth. In fact, we’re on track for our best year yet! We have also fostered solid, long-term relationships, which all give Mowery the momentum to continue to thrive long into the future. I care deeply about the success of Mowery, our team, and our clients, so this was not a decision I took lightly. I’m excited to remain actively involved in the role of chairman and stand in great confidence that Mowery is ready for this transition!”

-David Cross, Chairman


A Message from Seth Hughes, Owner & President

“Although this announcement is big news, please be assured we will continue operating very similar to how we are now. I will continue to meet my responsibilities as president focusing on our team, our clients, and our purpose of making a difference. I value the team and company culture David and I have built together and am committed to remaining consistent in the way Mowery does business, with a steadfast focus on holding true to the values upon which we were built – safety, relationships, integrity, and client satisfaction. I am honored to carry forward the legacy David as well as Don and his family before him have built.”  

-Seth Hughes, Owner & President


Get to Know Seth Hughes

Seth Hughes joined Mowery in 2016. He was the first individual selected by David to join Mowery’s new leadership team, and he has served as David’s righthand man, implementing strategic development initiatives and setting the company up for future success.

Seth has over 27 years’ experience in the construction industry. At the age of 16, he began working as a laborer and since then has worked in a wide variety of positions in the office and field, at all levels. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University.

In his role as owner and president, Seth will continue to be responsible for day-to-day operations of the company including contract negotiation and management; quality control; customer relations; and more. In addition, as Mowery’s owner, he will now be responsible for overall asset management and strategic advancement of the company.

When not leading the Mowery team, Seth can be found in Boiling Springs, PA, where he resides with his wife and three children. They enjoy camping, hunting, and fishing. Much of Seth’s spare time is dedicated to supporting youth sports and coaching in his local community.


Have Other Questions?

We understand you may have questions about this ownership transition, which is why we have created a FAQ sheet for your reference. Additionally, both David and Seth are here to provide information and ensure this change is seamless for our clients, partners, and team. We welcome the opportunity to contact at dcross@rsmowery.com or shughes@rsmowery.com.

Thank you for your continued support and the trust you place in Mowery!

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