Client Testimonials

"Could not have been better. John Birkeland is very efficient and gets back to me faster than any other REALTOR I have dealt with."

Nicole Crills

County HomeMakers, Inc.

"ROCK has a special way of looking at the market. They are creating and intuitive. They made sure that all of their contacts were aware of the space we had available and how being in our location can help their business grow. They met with current tenants to see if their ideas could be used in leasing our spaces. ROCK had reports and maps and demographics outlined in such a way that far exceeded our expectations. Kevin kept us up to date on their efforts and have given feedback along the way."

Patricia LaStella

Willow Valley Associates, Inc.

"In what was a complex transaction, Dave Bode was excellent!"

John M. & Maria A. Polli. Morris

Bridge of Hope of York County

"Ben Bode was great to deal with and I would highly recommend."

Dave Kline

Kline's Services

"I have done several transactions now with John Birkeland and he has consistently gone above and beyond my service expectations. I am looking forward to doing another project with him."

Michael Gish

Gish's Furniture Amish Heirlooms

"ROCK has been our leasing agent for many years and we are very satisfied with the results. We have been dealing with Gordie Kauffman and he is very efficient, very clear in his explanation, and we are very comfortable with his input in the leasing process."

Domenica Pantano

"The ROCK Team is one of the most professional teams I have ever worked with! I want to especially mention the hard work of Jason Turnbull!"

Jeff Spangler

Richard D. Markey, Inc

"I wouldn't be in the commercial rental business if it weren't for the services provided by ROCK Commercial and specifically Kevin Hodge. I appreciate the friendship that Kevin and I have developed and respect the experience and advice he provides."

Timothy Shultz

"Dave Keech was patient and thoughtful throughout the entire process."

Vincent T. and Kathleen F. Rice

AARON Enterprises, Inc.

"Our relationship with ROCK is a significant partnership. We consider Kevin Hodge a key member of our real estate team. Kevin knows where we are going, our palate for viable transactions and plays a vital role in making sure that we see all potential opportunities that can help our business grow. Kevin has been a part of our real estate team in the land acquisition, due diligence, entitlement and eventual sale of every significant transaction we have done in York County for the past eight years. We couldn't ask for anything more."

Gary Stewart

The Stewart Companies

"I have had a long relationship with ROCK Commercial Real Estate. Recently, I requested them to manage my interest in two office buildings because of my confidence in their service. Since establishing this arrangement, I have been impressed with the thoroughness and attention given to the process of transitioning to their service. ROCK personnel have given tremendous attention to detail. I have high regard for everyone at ROCK, especially Scott Stare. Not sure I have ever worked with anyone who was more proactive and attentive than Scott."

Gailyn Larsen

Larsen Holdings, LP

"Our company has employed ROCK Commercial for the past five years to perform leasing services at our center in Etters, Pennsylvania. During that period, our anchor tenant, a national grocery store, vacated the space and we hired Ben Chiaro to find a replacement and lease up the balance of the shopping center. Ben did an outstanding job identifying potential replacements, shepherding the market study and then negotiating a LOI and subsequently a complex grocery store lease. Ben is very knowledgeable when it comes to the current local real estate market conditions and has been successful in leasing several of our retail spaces. Ben's level of service and integrity are second to none and I would have no hesitation in giving Ben the highest recommendation."

Scott Spector

Kodiak Properties, LLC

"I can't say enough about how well I thought Ben Chiaro handled himself throughout the entire period of time from original meetings, to listing contract, to conferences with prospective buyers, to final closing. Ben was the utmost professional in all ways."

Denise Chapline

Elfant Wissahickon Realtors

"Very honest and thorough folks. They always make time to listen to your concerns. It was certainly a great pleasure working with Ben Bode and Greg Finkelstein."

Marilyn Rampersad

DynaTech USA, LLC

" Kevin was exceptional; I wouldn't hesitate to refer him to anyone."

J. Wade Atkinson

Gordon Recycling

"The level of professionalism and sincere commitment shown was outstanding during each aspect of the project."

DENTSPLY International

"Ted is outstanding. Proactive, professional and a pleasure to work with."

William Fleischer and Baron Bond

Franklin Land Investments, LLC

"Dave Keech went 'the extra mile' in terms of his time and commitment to finding a qualified buyer for our unique property. I will be referring potential clients to him in the future."

Jeffrey Grove

Trinity United Methodist Church

"David Bode was very professional, organized and reassuring to us as sellers. Even though our property was not a high end piece of real estate, we were given as much time and attention as someone selling a huge commercial building. We felt at all times that everything would be handled efficiently and appropriately."

Jim & Laurie Overmiller

"My experience with ROCK and Ben Chiaro was pleasant. This being a new adventure in my life, I found that Ben was easy to talk to. He addressed all questions and concerns in a timely matter and made the whole experience worry-free."

Mikey Shirey

Memory Lane Sweets

"I have enjoyed working with Eric Stankiewicz and thank him for his dependable service and quick responses in the past."

John Shadrach

York Framing Supplies, Inc.

"I had the great pleasure to work with Ben Chiaro on a lease assignment in York. Ben approached the assignment with utmost enthusiasm and professionalism. His industry knowledge, local insight, accessibility, and responsiveness were all incredibly valuable throughout the process."

Ned Bauhof

DiCarlo's Pizza

"I appreciate Jason's efforts - this was a small transaction and he made it feel like it was the largest, in terms of feeling important."

Louis Lavetan

"Ben Bode, Dave Bode and Mike were all extremely helpful in moving things along quickly and efficiently. Transitions from one to the other were seamless and efficient! I loved being on the other side of this transaction with them!"

David Parlett

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

"Everyone at ROCK was extremely professional, helpful, timely and knowledgeable. Any commercial transactions I am involved with will include ROCK and especially Ben Bode. He was trained very well, learned very well from superb REALTORS. I cannot speak high enough of the organization and its principals."

Ed Saxe

"Kevin Hodge was great. Very helpful with sharing new, creative ideas."

Seth Bray

Penn Air Hydraulics Corp

"David Keech did an excellent job of guiding us in the process. I will continue to recommend ROCK in the future."

Dennis Ray

York Christian Church

"Ben Chiaro and Kevin Hodge are professionals with a thorough knowledge of their industry."

Ron Strawn

Sandmar Properties, LLC

"RKL values ROCK's accounting services for several reasons. The information is provided timely, it is well organized, and accurate. The team at ROCK is quick to respond if there is a question and they are professional and courteous. When we receive the info, it is in a format that is easy to use and ready to go for the preparation of tax returns and with sufficient detail to complete the returns quickly and efficiently."

Scott Myers, CPA, Manager

Tax Services Group, RKL

"Mike was very helpful and able to answer all our our questions and guide us through this process."

Robert J. Woods

United Way of York County

"I am very pleased with ROCK Commercial. It was a pleasure working with Ted every step of the process. He always responded to phone calls and emails in a timely fashion. Ted is very knowledgeable and he went out of his way to provide helpful information to assist me in this process."

Jason Gregg

Roundtown Baptist Church

"Greg has now helped us lease three properties. All questions and concerns were answered immediately. Each time has been a great and easy experience."

Richard Russell

One Step Above, LLC

"Wonderful to work with, exceeded our expectations."

Re Tuttle

"It was a very smooth process and Dave Bode followed through on every aspect of the entire deal. I felt that my opinions were heard and that I was treated fairly. Overall, a wonderful experience."

Mary Ellen Martin

Farm to Freezer, LLC

"Very professional. They covered all the bases and used ingenuity to make the sale. John Birkeland always got back to me with answers and always in good humor. It was a pleasure to work with John."

Deborah O'Connor

O'Connor Millworks

"I have turned over management of certain properties to Rock including responsibility for all accounting and banking activities. I am particularly pleased with the excellent and responsive service of ROCK in respect to accounting and banking service. ROCK has performed and communicated regularly in a manner that is above and beyond what I expected.

Gailyn Larsen, Owner

Larsen Holdings, LP


ROCK's Management Solutions team has been managing our commercial property for the past two years since we acquired it. Eric Stankiewicz and his support team have been very responsive to all of our needs. As importantly, they are responsive to the needs of our tenants. From current and future maintenance needs, to financial accountability and reporting, ROCK's Management Solutions has really helped make our investment worry free.


John Giambalvo

Giambalvo Family Limited Partnership

"Greg did a fantastic job of renting my property. I would recommend him to anyone needing help to rent or sell their location."

Tom Leister

Leister's Furniture, Inc.

"Mike is detailed oriented, thorough, attentive, and responsive and I would ask for no more. It doesn't get any better than him."

Holly E. Holleran

Meadowbrookland Company

"We were on a tight time line and Jason did an excellent job getting the space we needed."

Dan Iula


"I have had very little experience with commercial real estate and ROCK was very helpful in helping me understand the process. My advisor Kevin Hodge was very accessible when I needed information."

Mike Wagner

United Cerebral Palsy

"ROCK was very good in finding the right tenant. They came through very quickly so that we did not have a lag in occupancy. Thank you."

Angela Kline

Carroll's Kitchen


John Lafferty

Calbat, LLC

"If anyone asked me about ROCK or a commercial REALTOR, I would definitely send them to Greg. He's amazing to work with, goes above and beyond, provides sound advice and suggestions, and is extremely responsive to communications."

JaNeene Powell

Harwell Properties, LLC

"Absolutely no complaints. My first ever experience with a commercial real estate broker-David Bode was a 'consultant' in addition to his responsibility to sell the building."

James A. Epstein

Donald Epstein Estate

"Rock has handled all the accounting for our Commercial Condominium for nearly three years. Their accounting team handles everything for us from billing and A/P to monthly financial statements to highly complex analysis of Bond financing. Beyond that they proactively evaluate our position and provide me a heads up when they believe that we should be doing something more cost effectively. Their service is without equal."

Gary Sonke, President

Susquehanna Commerce Center Condominium Association

"In my nearly 40 years in business, I have purchased and/or leased real estate throughout Pennsylvania and in a dozen other states. I can truly say Ben Chiaro was the best REALTOR I've ever worked with. Throughout the extensive process, Ben made himself available, did innumerable extra courtesies and was a steadfast supporter of our getting through."

Daniel S. Heit

Justice Works YouthCare

"John Birkeland at ROCK went above and beyond to make my deal go through. Thanks again to John and his team!!"

Bryan Gurosko

"ROCK is a very professional real estate firm who understands the commercial real estate market in York County. They know how to structure transactions so they satisfy both the buyer's and seller's needs that will eventually result in a contract."

George Dotzel

SF & Company

"Very thorough and excellent communication from Greg. Always follows up and does what he can to bring two parties together to execute a lease."

Andrew Levine

Adams County Realty, LLLP

"Gordie Kauffman did an outstanding job finding a buyer for our raw land in a very tough commercial real estate market. He was very responsive throughout the process and helped me make an informed decision regarding how to proceed. I would unconditionally recommend Mr. Kauffman as commercial broker."

John Gilliland

"Very pleased. Lease was negotiated very quickly and to our satisfaction. Jason answered all our questions and concerns very promptly.

Susan Brown

"John Birkeland managed a challenging transaction with a can-do and pragmatic approach. I'd highly recommend John to anybody looking to do real estate business in eastern PA."

Mike Liyeos

Quattro Development, LLC

"Gordie Kauffman was a pleasure to deal with. As the attorney for the seller, Gordie stayed in constant contact and made the sale a true team effort."

Larry Young

CGA Law Firm

"It has been a pleasure working with Dave Bode on this transaction. I have admired both his professionalism and can-do approach throughout the process."

Jean F. Russo, SIOR

Cushman & Wakefield of Texas, Inc.

"We feel that we had excellent results! David Bode always answered our questions and was always available to us. Marketing was outstanding and resulted in a lease agreement. We could not have accomplished this on our own."

Sharon Butler

"David Bode is the consummate customer-focused professional."

R. Eric Menzer

York Revolution

"Our Attorneys made changes to the lease and Lonna Miller was a huge help during the process."

Bob Eichelberger

Trans Union

"For a first time business owner, ROCK Real Estate made finding an office the least of my worries. They made sure they understood my business to make property recommendations that fit my needs. In addition, their response time and quality to my questions was amazing."

Samm Smeltzer

Leadership Arts Association, LLC

"Ben Bode is a very good listener and did an excellent job of matching our needs and requirements with available properties in the geographic location we wished to be headquartered. I was impressed with Ben's level of professionalism, and his willingness to expend the additional effort. He was very good in providing relevant information without being overly aggressive. I would highly recommend Ben to anyone wishing to relocate their business in the York area."

Rick Eisenhart

Multi-Graphic Co.

"Selling a commercial property, especially with no experience in this arena, can be time-consuming, frustrating, and an intimidating process. However, Eric made the process as easy as possible. Information was provided in a factual, easy-to-understand manner, and Eric demonstrated that he truly understood the other demands on my time. When we faced roadblocks, Eric shared creative ideas to find solutions. Simply put, Eric and the team at ROCK Commercial Real Estate provided outstanding customer service and used their skills to sell a difficult-to-move property at a price that was fair to both parties."

Amy Swartz

Donegal School District

"Over many years, we at Willow Springs and DGR Partnerships have worked closely with all those at Rock Commercial RE. Rock's associates have always been dependable, truthful and honest, treating us and our customers with respect while always displaying a pleasant attitude. We enjoy our relationship and would highly recommend them.

Richard D. Markey and Darlene Smith

Willow Springs and DGR Partnerships

"ROCK Commercial is fantastic to work with and their market knowledge and data is unmatched. Their strategy for making an offer was outside the box and helped to show the win-win for both parties. They are responsive and aware of all aspects of the deal transaction."

Joe Russell

KW Commercial

"The organization is very professional, efficient and accessible. I found the website easy to navigate and extremely helpful. In particular, Matt Czaus was great to work with - quite knowledgeable and always reachable. He understood our needs and viewpoints. He deftly facilitated negotiations that led to a signed lease. We are grateful to him and to ROCK for helping the Hidden History Center start an exciting new phase!"

Marilyn Tenenoff

Museum of Hidden History

"Working with John Birkeland, he was exceptional and professional. He was so patient with us as a new business. He represents ROCK very well!"

Mary Ripley

RD Veteran Company

"No problems - Jason and Ted Turnbull were great!! Really enjoyed working with them."

Barb Johnessee

Luther Memorial Church

"As a client I greatly appreciate the professionalism and service that Rock's accounting team provides. Their standards and practices provide accurate data and timely information required for effective management and financial controls. They keep their eye on the numbers but also provide a big picture perspective that is helpful in dealing with strategic issues.

Jack Kay, Owner

Susquehanna Real Estate, LP

"Mr. Hodge was extremely helpful as we worked through an unusual agreement of sale. He provided assistance when requested and his responses were helpful as we proceeded to work through the purchase."

Dennis Baughman

York Academy Regional Charter School, Inc.