Our Mission

Hoffman United is strategically focused on helping Erie, PA be a thriving epicenter by procuring blighted properties, increasing market-rate housing, and pursuing economic development opportunities through our development, construction, and property management services. We provide superior quality, excellent customer service, and have an acute attention to detail that exceed our customers’ expectations.

Our Vision

Hoffman United is a real estate development, construction, and property management company dedicated to being community leaders and redeveloping areas to make long lasting economic impacts and help cities thrive. Our priority is our customers’ needs and where we provide, produce, and manage properties of lasting value to the community. We believe in teamwork, leadership, diversity, ambition, commitment, innovation, and professionalism. We value our employees and customers and strive to enhance our reputation for integrity through our actions.

Paul's Story

Paul Robert Hoffman started his first business, Hoffman Lawn and Garden, at the age of 12. With the support and guidance of his father he went door-to-door, ultimately signing up three neighbors for his lawn mowing service. Paul could not drive to his clients’ homes, so he got rides from his mother and used his commercial mower as transportation. Hoffman Lawn & Garden’s client list quickly grew from three to 30 homes.

Realizing the limitation of a seasonal business, he partnered with Paul Mabie, a family friend who had 30 years of experience in the construction industry. Together, they formed a partnership and built H&M Landscape and Construction, a full-service residential construction company.

But Paul, who was born and raised in Erie, had bigger dreams. Where others saw depressed neighborhoods and abandoned properties, Paul saw an opportunity to make long-lasting economic impacts in Erie, Pa. In 2016, the same year he graduated from Cathedral Preparatory School, he transformed H&M Landscape and Construction into Hoffman United.  The evolution allows him to deliver new services such as construction, property management, and real estate development, to help drive economic growth in Erie. Paul now oversees over 160 residential and commercial units in the heart of downtown Erie and handles all business development activities.

A Passion for Community Impacts

Besides Paul’s passion for business, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, whether it is watching sports, attending family events, or spending time in the outdoors together. In accordance with managing Hoffman United, he is a graduate of Penn State Behrend majoring in accounting. Paul is able to incorporate what he learns in the classroom to everyday personal and professional opportunities and challenges. He believes in giving back to institutions that have the tools to mold individuals into leaders of tomorrow so it was natural for Paul to start the Paul Hoffman Open Door Scholarship for Penn State Behrend students, established in 2018.

Like most entrepreneurs who can’t stay in one place for too long, Paul hopes to take his three-part business model to other cities. His motivation to grow comes from his deep desire to make a difference. To support hardworking people, to build communities, and to leave a legacy for future generations to enjoy are the fuel that keeps his entrepreneurial passion alive.


Paul R. Hoffman


Paul oversees over 160 residential units in the heart of downtown Erie and handles all business development activities. He sets and manages budgets; interacts with investors, customers, and community leaders; allocates capital to the three divisions of Hoffman United; approves all real estate acquisitions, and employs a crew of 15. He also works in the field, managing construction and landscape crews. Paul is driven by his vision of what it means to be an American, “We dream, we build, we create. It’s called the American Dream.

Christine Hoffman

Vice President

Christine assists Paul in creating and driving the vision for Hoffman United. Christine, REALTOR® at Joe Herbert Realty, is also the head property manager for Hoffman Management and oversees 160 residential units in the heart of downtown Erie. Christine supervises real estate acquisitions and interacts with investors, customers, and community leaders. Her vision is, “First improve and make Erie a better place, which will make this country and the world a better place.”

Jenny Poff

Jenny Poff

Chief Marketing Officer

Jenny is trailblazing the way for community impact through strategic marketing and branding initiatives for Hoffman United. With over 18 years in the advertising field and specializing in real estate and development marketing, Jenny and her company, Presque Isle Designs, are an added value to Hoffman United. Championing for the company’s success, Jenny ensures that their key mission and vision are communicated and marketed strongly throughout the communities in which they serve.

Rick Hoffman


Rick has been part of Hoffman United since its founding in 2014. As manager, he oversees construction projects and assists with construction estimating. He is also responsible for the coordination of field work, management of project personal, coordination of material deliveries and site visits. Rick also serves as a special advisor for real estate acquisition.