About our Founder & President:

Greg High

Mr. Greg High is the Founder and President of GH Family Business Consulting LLC, a consulting firm that serves families who own businesses throughout the United States.   He is also a 3rd generation owner, former executive, and board member for the High companies. The High companies are a diverse group of 11 companies that collectively employ more than 2,000 co-workers and operate 46 locations in 8 states. Sanford H. High (Greg’s grandfather) founded High Welding Company (the predecessor to the High companies) in 1931 with a keen focus on innovation and serving his customers – and serving them well.

For over 30 years, Mr. High has served multiple roles within his family’s business.  Some of his most recent roles include Chair of The High Family Council, Chair of the High Family Assembly, Vice President of Ownership Strategic Planning, and Vice President of Corporate Culture.  

Mr. High also served on the Boards of Directors of High Industries, Inc. and High Real Estate Group LLC, he formed and chaired the Investment Committees of the High Company Boards and served on the Audit Committees of those Boards. In addition, he serves on a business board (for an unrelated) diversified family business based in Maryland.

For almost 30 years, Mr. High also served as a Trustee of the High Foundation, a non-profit foundation established by his grandfather in 1980.  He has served in multiple roles there including Chair of the Board and Treasurer. 

In 2022, the High Family transitioned ownership of 7 of the 11 operating companies to their family foundation which has magnified the family’s ability to positively impact the communities where those companies operate.

Mr. High and his wife also launched The Seven Foundation Fund, a non-profit foundation focused on supporting causes that are important to their own family.

During his tenure at the High companies, Mr. High focused on researching, identifying, and implementing the best family business governance structure utilizing broad-based input from his ownership group, the Boards of Directors, consultants, and other diversified successful family businesses that had been in operation for multiple generations.

Mr. High graduated from Lebanon Valley College in 1992 where he served as a Trustee from 2016 to 2019 and has been a long-time financial supporter of the college.  He graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management. Mr. High can be reached at greg@ghfamily.net or 717-682-1484.

About GH Family Business Consulting LLC:  GH Family Business Consulting LLC was founded in 2016 by Greg High and provides consulting services to families who own businesses throughout the United States. The firm assists companies in the $25M to $5B+ annual revenue range in many different areas, with a primary focus on enhancing family governance. Please visit www.ghfamily.net for more information. 

About the High companies:   The High companies, based in Lancaster, PA, and founded in 1931, are a diverse collection of 11 businesses that together serve as one of the largest employers and privately held companies in central Pennsylvania. The businesses include High Industries Inc. and its affiliates and High Real Estate Group LLC and its affiliates.  More information is available by visiting www.high.net

Please contact Greg directly to arrange a meeting at greg@ghfamily.net or call 717-682-1484.

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