"Shan-Gri-La is a family-owned and operated farm that started in 1939 as a poultry farm in Willow Grove, PA, by my Grandfather Dewey H. Bunch, Sr. In 1967 my father, Dewey H. Bunch, Jr., purchased our farm in beautiful Bucks County, PA, and began growing sod. My brother, sisters, and I all worked side by side in the fields with my mother and father learning about the importance of family and hard work, as well as the commitment required to establish and maintain a successful small family business. In 1990, during my freshman year in college, I established my own landscaping business. The landscaping business quickly transitioned into a Landscape Design and build firm. In 2002, my wife Beth and I purchased the sod business. Together with our dedicated staff, we still maintain the strong family traditions established almost 80 years ago while continuing to adapt to the needs and desires of our modern customers. From outdoor kitchens, bars, dining areas, fireplaces, garden pathways, stonework and pavers, patios and so much more. We are passionate in making your vision become a reality."
-Chip Bunch (Owner)
Our goal is to create outdoor landscapes of the highest quality and design in our industry. We meet this goal through the experience and workmanship of our elite crew, by seeking out and using the best materials, and by creating a design to meet our customers’ needs on time and within their budget. From smaller residential projects to large scale commercial assignments we have the capabilities to deliver quality designs efficiently and effectively. The meaning of Shan-Gri-La is "2CPARADISE" and our goal is to build a permanently happy land, isolated from the outside world!
Chip is the owner/operator of Shan-Gri-La Contractor, LLC. He is the lead designer and sales person as well as project manager. He is an extremely dedicated father, husband and business man. Chip prides himself in being a business professional and not just a contractor. His professionalism and work ethic make his customers and employees feel comfortable. Chip is honest and open in his dialogue when working with the customers and their vision to create a reality. He has high quality workmanship and is always striving for excellence. When he is not focusing on his businesses, he loves watching his kids play sports, spending time with his two dogs, golfing, taking family vacations and enjoying dinners with his wife.
For the past 16 years Beth has managed all office operations: accounts payables/receivables, payroll and customer service. She has a willingness to step in wherever needed, not just in the office. She has been the friendly voice that our customers have grown accustomed to hearing and she takes great pleasure in satisfying their needs. Formerly, Beth worked at Gwynedd-Mercy Private Pre-School as a teacher for 4 years after college. She graduated in 1996 from Gwynedd Mercy University with a BA in Education. That same year she married Chip. They have two teenagers, Ben and Julia. They also have two dogs, Finley and Penelope who can be seen frequently at the office. She plays an active role in all of her families endeavors. In her spare time she loves entertaining family and friends and loves to travel with them as well.
Sheldon assists and oversees all operations for SGL Contractors, LLC. In addition, he is the farm manager of our sister company, Shan-Gri-La Sod Farm. He has been employed with our company since 2008. Sheldon supervises our patio restorations and sealing, excavation and on-site grading, and drainage installations. Sheldon is also our company mechanic and fabricator. He works closely with owner, Chip, to design and fabricate much of the equipment used daily. Their original equipment designs and repairs can be found on most SGL jobsites. Sheldon is a 2010 graduate of Delaware Valley University of Doylestown, Pa. He has a B.S. degree in Agronomy and Environmental Science. In his free time, Sheldon enjoys hunting and spending time with family. Sheldon and his wife Becca purchased property and built their home in Bedminster Township, neighboring Shan-Gri-La Farm, and recently welcomed a baby boy. Sheldon looks forward to many years to come as both employee and neighbor to SGL Contractors, LLC.
Natalie joined the team as office manager in the summer of 2020. Her responsibilities include scheduling, dispatch, accounts payable and receivable, and customer service. Natalie is a natural when it comes to helping around the farm. There is no doubt she grew up around agriculture. It's not uncommon for Natalie to be taking orders over the phone while moving pallets with a forklift out of the field during harvesting. Previously, Natalie worked at Delaware Valley University as a livestock manager for 6 years. She graduated in 2011 from Penn State with a B.S. in Animal Science specializing in business and management. Natalie and her husband Ben live in Bedminster Township and have two boys. She and Ben spend their extra time working alongside their families on their farming operations and enjoying the outdoors.