Beckenhauer Construction Inc. - General Contractor, Norfolk, Kearney, Yankton
  • Nebraska
  • South Dakota
  • Iowa

Your Trusted Construction Partner

"It is with great enthusiasm I recommend Beckenhauer Construction. Their...experience, creativity, integrity, loyalty and teamwork places them at the top spot in their industry." Daniel Griess

What Can Beckenhauer Do For You?

We build to suit your needs
Our relationships are built upon trust, honesty and integrity. Evidence of this is our many repeat customers that we have shared from generation to generation.

Since 1878...

Our quality stands the test of time.
Beckenhauer Construction was born in Wakefield, Nebraska in 1878. In 1909 the operation moved to Norfolk and the business has remained here since. Currently in its fifth generation, Beckenhauer Construction has left a legacy of numerous churches, schools, hospitals, businesses, and public facilities all across Nebraska.

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How Beckenhauer can help you

Whether it's time for a new building or a major renovation, many business owners have placed their trust in Beckenhauer Construction. We've been building quality buildings for over 145+ years with five generations of the Beckenhauer family. We have the experience and the consultants to help steer you through challenges that may come your way throughout the decision making and building process. Whether the challenge is planning, zoning, land, design, construction or finance we are there to help you. We became a leader in this industry because we offer a variety of ways in which you can get your new project completed.  Our services cover a 5-state area and our services include Construction Management, Design/Build, Design/Bid/Build, Build/Lease, Modular Building and Green Building.

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Come celebrate a big milestone at the Clay County jail & LEC: structural completion.

Sign your name on the final beam and watch as the crane puts it into place during this exciting construction tradition!

June 26, 2024, 9:30 A.M. 1250 Stanford St. Vermillion, South Dakota

The new Clay County Jail...Read more

Adams County Justice Center

Congratulations Adams County! On April 17, 2024, as you ceremonially cut the ‘Ribbon’ on your new Justice Center, we celebrated the dedication to promoting safety and security within the community, along with the years of planning, collaborating, and building that supported your vision.

More than 400 people visited the new...Read more

Clay County Law Enforcement Center

Tuesday October 3rd, Beckenhauer Construction celebrated the start of the new Law Enforcement Center in Clay County South Dakota with a Groundbreaking ceremony. 

The new Clay County Jail & Law Enforcement Center will consist of 54,000 square feet, housing 54 beds (with potential to add 44 beds in the future) and offices...Read more

In researching references specific to Beckenhauer Construction, I experienced an overwhelming amount of support and extreme satisfaction through conversations with their most recent CAH clients. In fact one Nebraska CEO instructed me to discontinue my search for references because Beckenhauer Construction was the best construction partner in the market and you will never want to use anyone else. He was exactly right!
Dan Griess
Chief Executive Officer, Former
It's undeniable that the best compliment to receive for a service well done is a repeating customer. This construction project for Midwest Bank will be our fifth facility built by Beckenhauer Construction. That genuinely describes our trust in Beckenhauer Construction and Bill Barritt. We look forward to seeing the completed project in the coming months.
Douglas Johnson
I would definitely request to work with Mr. Barritt and the Beckenhauer team again on our next construction project. I appreciated the expertise, attention to detail and solution solving skills that was brought by Mr. Barritt and the Beckenhauer team.
Tanya Sharp
The Beckenhauer staff was extremely knowledgeable, flexible, polite, and accommodating during the entire project. Their knowledge of how a healthcare institution needs to function was very helpful as we moved through the different phases. They were very helpful in finding solutions as we had to adapt and maintain services.
Brent Peterson
Working in construction, there are some projects that feel like “owner against the contractor” by the end of the project. This project; however, has always been a healthy team atmosphere with no one losing site of the overall goal! That made this project so much more enjoyable than others, in my humble opinion.
Stacy Watters, P.E.
South Dakota State Engineer, Director
To accomplish this project and deal with a member oversight committee you were able to come under budget and on time! The work that your team did was second to none and something we are very grateful for. We have a facility our entire membership is proud of and I hope that your team is as well.
Gil Russell
General Manager
Your team's communication, attention to detail and focus on quality was extraordinary while outperforming on project timeline and budget. Your project manager and project superintendent were clearly customer focused, easy to work with, and assured solid communication throughout the project. I look forward to our future work together.
Veronica Schmidt
We finished the project under budget and we are very happy with the finished product. I have been through many construction projects in my career and none have gone as smoothly as this one did. I would highly recommend Beckenhauer Construction for any healthcare construction project you may be anticipating.
Marty Fattig
By utilizing the Construction Management process Beckenhauer has given our County the highest value, and most flexibility to meet our needs. Early during the project planning Beckenhauer was involved in making some key cost and time saving design changes. We certainly would recommend you work with Beckenhauer Construction, Inc.
Mark I. Adamson
Chairman, Cherry County Commissioners
The fire station is a welcomed addition to our community and will serve the communities' emergency needs for many years to come. Thank you again for your company's dedication to a job well done.
Shane Weidner
Fire Chief
We chose Construction Management over traditional contracting and recommend its use for the following reasons: Service is enhanced since the CM is on board sooner; Resolution of problems is quicker & cheaper; Working relationship with all concerned parties is established on a TEAM concept.
Rod Hughes
County Commissioner
I would like to extend my gratitude to Beckenhauer Construction for their expertise, dedication and personal attention to this very critical project and its successful outcome.
Curtis Lancaster
Executive Director of Support Services
The relationship between Beckenhauer Construction and their design firms were certainly one of teamwork, with all clearly working toward the successful completion of this project. The leadership your firm brought to the management of this project, and the quality of the final product, all speak to Beckenhauer Construction Company's experience, expertise and excellence in Providing Design-Build/Lease services to clients.
Rich Riley
It has been a privilege to work with Beckenhauer Construction. You have made the dream of our Family Life Center with a gymnasium and classrooms a reality. The professional manner in which your construction team worked with us was commendable.
Pastor Arin Hess
We were not disappointed! You took us through the design stage and on the very first drawing we were quite satisfied that the design would "fit" very well in our small community. We knew you understood our special wishes, requirements and sense of community.
Pastor Dan Hovanec
I have recommended Beckenhauer Construction Company to my friends and will continue to in the years to come. Having five generations in the construction industry, I know they will continue to provide a quality product.
Daniel J. Karmazin
My office had many special challenges in the construction, electrical and plumbing that are unique to a dental office. I believe your company did a wonderful job of working with my dental supply company, designer and myself to successfully manage a complex time-oriented task such as this.
Gina D. Waite
From start to completion we had multiple lines of communication with their project management team and the communication was responsive to our decision making needs. Beckenhauer Construction took the time to think through different scenarios for us in building our facility and helped us pick not only the best, most qualified sub-contractors, but the best material for our dollar.
Mark Koehler
Business Manager
I would recommend Beckenhauer Construction to other owners for Construction Management Services and look forward to working with them on future phases of work.
Calvin A. Hiner, Jr
Having Beckenhauer Construction, Inc. as our General Contractor I am confident that we will have a great finished project.
Jerry Wordekemper
Project Manager
It took a lot of hard work but the whole staff at Beckenhauer Construction dedicated themselves to successfully completing this project into a beautiful building and a symbol of the future of physical therapy in Northeast Nebraska.
Mark Spier
I want to personally thank you for your expertise, creativity and personal attention to our project. I have never worked with any other large construction company where the principal of the company makes frequent on-site visits to monitor a project. I know that your attention to detail and personal involvement in the site project was partially responsible for the great outcome that we have with our project.
Mike Steckler
We have had a very positive experience with Beckenhauer Construction. They have done an excellent job in evaluating and choosing the sub-contractors and, more importantly, holding them accountable for high quality craftsmanship.
Victor Lee
I would like to extend my gratitude to Beckenhauer Construction for their expertise, dedication and personal attention to this very critical project and its successful outcome.
Curtis Lancaster
Executive Director of Support Services
As you know this was not the first construction project I have been involved with over the 33 plus years I have been working in healthcare. I can honestly say that this has been the best experience I have had working with a construction company that was so accommodating and ready and willing to work around our need to continue in operation while the construction was in progress. The communication between your team and ours was fantastic as we were well informed and if we had any questions they were answered in a very timely manner.
Fred Meis
While I don't anticipate another project in the near future, I would not hesitate to use Beckenhauer Construction again should that occur. I would highly recommend Beckenhauer for your future construction needs and would be willing to address any questions that you may have.
Chad Jurgens
After bids came in, we came to find out that there had been limited funds established for this project. Given that challenge, you were able to reduce scope and meet the budget given in the short time frame we were being held to. Your staff was professional and courteous.
Randy Bylander
Dir. Planning & Facilities
Beckenhauer's developed a plan during the demolition and re-construction phases that enabled our students to continue their education as the work moved from one area of the building to another. They stressed job safety as a high priority and always talked to the sub-contractors in terms of providing the owner's with the quality of facility the community expected. I specifically encourage the careful consideration of Beckenhauer Construction and the concept of construction management for any project which may be under consideration.
John McLane
With Beckenhauer, things were very different. They gave us straight answers and approached the project with a very positive can do attitude. They worked with us every step of the way and were highly responsive to the needs of our faculty and students who continued to work in the building.
Robert Rycek
Professor & Chair, Department of Psychology
I truly appreciate your efforts as the project has come to the end to make sure we are completely happy. Your diligence with the sub-contractors to finish the job right has been awesome.
Stephen Morton
Having the construction management model involved early in the process allowed for time and cost saving ideas to be incorporated into the final project. Simple changes in materials and construction methods paid off in reducing the overall cost and keeping the project on schedule and within budget.
Jamie Isom
As with any construction project, there are always challenges and obstacles that present themselves and this project had its share of them. One by one, Beckenhauer Construction calmly addressed each challenge and together as a team, the issues were solved, the project kept moving forward. I highly recommend Beckenhauer Construction for any building needs.
Ginger Meyer
Beckenhauer Construction was timely with the remodeling and on budget with their project proposal. We recommend them without hesitation. We would hire them again if given the opportunity.
Jerry Lynn Tisthammer, Tom Schuele, Ken Luettel
Boone County Board of Commissioners
During construction, Beckenhauer was proactive in resolving issues quickly and economically. The overall process was easily followed, and the great relationships that were in place with all the trade contractors, made for a great experience.
Mark I. Adamson, Chairman
Cherry County Commissioners
During construction, Beckenhauer was proactive in resolving issues in a very timely manner and the over process was easily followed and great relationships were established which made for a great experience, we are very pleased with the results, and we would highly recommend Beckenhauer Construction to any organization seeking a construction manager.
William McMullen, Chairman
Buffalo County Board of Commissioners
We are grateful to have had your company turn a long time dream into reality. It is for these reasons that I would highly recommend Beckenhauer Construction to anyone with construction needs. I believe you made this project a success and would be successful in any project you enter into.
Gene Mahon
I would like to say again that we are delighted with the job done by all involved on our project and would highly recommend Beckenhauer Construction, Inc.
Fred Otten
The best indication I can give of our satisfaction with the Ord branch was the fact that we hired you to build our new branch in O'Neill.
Chris B. Alt
Overall, the construction went well and we are very satisfied with the finished product. Without the knowledge and expertise that your company brought to the project, we doubt that we could have accomplished it in such a timely and efficient manner.
Barry V. Marsh
We would recommend Beckenhauer Construction to anyone looking to build a new bank building. They have experience with banks, which helps tremendously meet some of the special needs we have.
Lloyd Scheve
Beckenhauer Construction presented themselves well throughout the entire building process. If a problem would arise they were always right there, working with us to find creative solutions that best fit our needs
Blake Rotherham
Market President - Pilger
It is very seldom in today's environment when a contractor can finish a job ahead of schedule and under the original contracted amount, but your company was able do both of those. With the results and experience we had with your company, we will definitely look to use Beckenhauer Construction, Inc. for our next project.
Clark D. Froehlich
We were very pleased with the work done by Beckenhauer Construction. We would highly recommend them to others considering building or remodeling in the future.
Pastor Arin Hess
The final project is exactly what we had hoped for. Construction is of high quality. The materials used are wonderful. Minor follow-up issues were handled courteously and promptly.
Steven R. Ausdemore
Projects are truly successful when all stakeholders are in alignment with the end goal, when the entire team is committed to success. The St. Francis Memorial Hospital is a great example of what can happen when that alignment with one goal in mind occurs.
Clarence E. Lind, AIA
Vice President - HDR Architecture, Inc.
We have had a very positive experience with Beckenhauer Construction. They have done an excellent job in evaluating and choosing the sub-contractors and, more importantly, holding them accountable for high quality craftsmanship.
Victor N. Lee

Quality that stands the test of time.