About Us

Our promise to you.

When you work with us you can always be confident in what you’re going to get. Honesty, passion, fairness, accessibility, and unwavering support. Champions of collaboration, sticklers for consistency. With a keen focus on the building process through every facet and everyone involved.

Call it predictable, call it safe. One thing is for sure, it’s a formula Owners, developers, and architects have called upon since our founding in 1903. A promise that has driven our family- owned business and more than 200 employees for four generations.

It’s how we’ve built and nurtured long-lasting relationships that have brought success to our building partners, our employees, and our communities for over 119 years. With another 119 more to come. It’s why you know when you work with us, we will deliver for you.

What We Believe

We believe in creating meaningful working relationships that last for generations

We believe in taking responsibility and following through on our promises

We believe that quality, value, and integrity are not just buzz words – they are essential components of our success

We believe in treating all people with respect and dignity

We believe in supporting educational initiatives for the building trades and STEM related occupations

We believe that our families are our greatest asset

We believe in giving back to our communities through generous donations of our time, talent, and financial resources

We believe our Midwestern work ethic is still something to celebrate

Long Term Client Listing

Client Since
Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters 1920
Loras College 1924
Clarke University 1924
Archdiocese of Dubuque 1932
Klauer Manufacturing Co. 1940
American Trust & Savings Bank 1943
Farmland Foods, Inc. 1945
Sisters of Charity, BVM – Mount Carmel 1950
Mercy Medical Center 1952
Sisters of the Presentation 1953
Alliant Energy 1960
John Deere Dubuque Works 1960
City of Dubuque 1963
Sisters of the Visitation 1970
Target Corporation 1979
University of Dubuque 1980
Frommelt Industries 1983
Kmart Corporation 1989
UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital 1990
Sisters of St. Francis 1993
Best Buy Co., Inc. 1995
Luther Manor Communities 2009

$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 believe in giving back to our communities through generous donations of our time, talent, and financial resources. If you would like to request a donation, please click below and fill out the form.

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