Our History

If small is the new big, then Smith Land & Improvement Corporation has strong capabilities to lead central Pennsylvania’s real estate development through the economic downdraft. With many years of combined development experience and vast community relationships, the Smith Land & Improvement team offers convenient, affordable, and pleasant places to work, shop, relax, and dine.


With a portfolio of nearly 50 properties and four generations of business and community history, Smith Land acquires and develops properties that positively impact the region. Richard Jordan III, President & CEO, states

“We really offer a ‘timeliness of opportunity’ for today’s enterprisers. We pose several questions to ourselves before any acquisition: Is it a sound investment; but more importantly, will it result in economic improvement for all the stakeholders? At every level, the community must be engaged for any office, retail, or industrial venture to flourish. We believe that local development equals local prosperity.”

Smith Land continues to be guided by its conservative development philosophy and fixation on building equity. This belief is evident in the landmark West Shore Plaza retail center, situated between two highly trafficked corridors in Lemoyne, which enjoys a stable tenant base and strong anchors—CVS Pharmacy and Karns Foods, a family-owned, independent grocery store.

Smith Land has a long history of responsible and responsive real estate development with an emphasis on “Improvement.”

LB Smith Ford Lincoln

LB Smith Ford Lincoln, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Smith Land, has been serving Central Pennsylvania since 1941. 2018 marked the 16th year the dealership has been awarded Ford Motor Company’s “President’s Award.” LB Smith is also the only Ford Dealer in the Northeast United States to receive the 2019 Edmund’s 5-Star Dealer Award.

Early days of the State Road office and industrial complex.

July 10, 1941 Newspaper Announcement of L.B. Smith Motor Company in Lemoyne, PA

Rooted In Our Community

Our goal is to create a meeting place for community, family, and friends, and a gateway for you and others to be stronger, healthier neighbors.