For more than a hundred years, our company’s foundation has been built upon an unflinching commitment to doing business the right way. That means we take care of our people, by creating a work environment second to none. We respect our partners by structuring our business dealings around honesty, integrity, and fairness. We value our customers as the very lifeblood of our enterprise. And we do our part to build a better world in the communities we call home.
Richard F. Conlon, who believed in guts and hard work along with sound business practices, founded Conlon Construction Co. in 1903. Through the first two decades of the 20th Century he left his mark all across southwestern Wisconsin – working on a variety of mechanical, electrical and civil engineering projects in Cuba City and the surrounding area. By 1922, the Company needed to relocate after a period of exceptional growth. He moved to Dubuque, Iowa, where greater educational and other opportunities were available for the growing Conlon family. In the mid-1930's, the Company now in the capable hands of the second generation of Conlons, had become firmly established in the region having built a number of prominent college and university buildings, factories, religions structures, and municipal buildings throughout Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
As the decades passed, a third generation of Conlon's – Tim, Steve and Mike – assumed the mantle of leadership and Richard Conlon's values remained vibrant and true. These values are the reason they were able to celebrate their 100-year anniversary in 2003 - a milestone everyone is proud of. After more than fifty (50) years of dedicated service and leadership, Mike passed away in 2017.
In 1979, Conlon received their first contract with the Target Corporation which has led the way to hundreds of projects for the national retailer. In 1996, Conlon was awarded Target's first-ever Vendor of the Year Award in recognition of leadership, dependability, superior service and support for Target's “Speed Is Life” philosophy. They work in all fifty (50) states and have provided varied construction and store fixturing services not only for Target, but other major retail clients as well. Expanding their capabilities and understanding the unique requirements of retail construction, has enabled Conlon to grow business significantly to provide even greater services.
Since 2007, Conlon has been a member of the USGBC – United States Green Building Council. USGBC is a community of leaders working to transform the way building and communities are designed, built, and operated. Conlon shares in their vision for an environmentally responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves quality of life. The Conlon team is proud to have Project Managers who are LEED Accredited Professionals. LEED AP's are recognized experts in integrated design and the LEED certification process. In 2005, Conlon built Target's first-ever LEED certified store in Allen Park, Michigan; they continue to pursue opportunities to incorporate green building practices on all of their current projects.
Conlon Construction Co. provides Construction Management, General Construction, Design-Build, and Retail Fixturing services to clients nationwide. They offer the accessibility, support, and commitment of a local Mid-western firm with the strength, stability, and resources of a national corporation.
Long Term Client Listing
|Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters||1920|
|Archdiocese of Dubuque||1932|
|Klauer Manufacturing Co.||1940|
|American Trust & Savings Bank||1943|
|Farmland Foods, Inc.||1945|
|Sisiters of Charity, BVM – Mount Carmel||1950|
|Mercy Medical Center||1952|
|Sisters of the Presentation||1953|
|John Deere Dubuque Works||1960|
|City of Dubuque||1963|
|Sisters of the Visitation||1970|
|University of Dubuque||1980|
|The Finley Hospital||1990|
|Sisters of St. Francis||1993|
|Best Buy Co., Inc.||1995|
Mission and Commitment
Conlon Construction Co. will build on a solid foundation of integrity and sound business practice, providing General Construction, Construction Management and Design-Build Services to clients in Dubuque and throughout the nation.
The building blocks for our Company’s continued success are:
- Maintaining and Nurturing Long-Term Client Relationships
- Delivering High Quality, Timely Value on every Construction Job
- Involving an Owner of Conlon on all Major Construction Projects
- Providing Professional Skills in all areas of the Construction Delivery Process
- Pursuing Continual Education and Renewal
- Demonstrating Responsibility and Flexibility at all times
We continually explore and employ new construction methods and technologies to increase value to our construction clients.
We value our skilled and loyal work force and strive to reward them for their contributions by providing a safe, efficient, and enjoyable work environment.
We graciously acknowledge our role as a community leader and strive to invest our resources to improve the community in which we live.
$100,000 in Scholarships
We are active in giving back to the profession we work in. In celebration of our 100th year in business, we established a $100,000 Scholarship and Training Fund to support education in construction. This money goes to students interested in construction management, construction engineering or the construction trades.
Scholarship programs have been established at the University of Northern Iowa, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and Iowa State University. The Craft Training Program is administered through Northeast Iowa Community College.
We are active members in the construction community. Our memberships and associations provide us the current information to better perform in one of the most competitive industries in the country.