History - Established in 1949, Henningsen Construction has grown to over 200 employees, 350 pieces of equipment, and works on projects throughout Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas.

About Henningsen Construction

Metal Building Construction and Metal Roofing

In the early 1950's, Henningsen Construction (then primarily an asphalt paving company) began selling and erecting steel Stran Steel Buildings, and Quonset Hut-style Buildings. Quonset huts are the pre-fabricated, hangar-style arched metal buildings. Since then, Henningsen has grown to design and build both custom and pre-fabricated metal buildings of all shapes and sizes. Through strong affiliations with well known pre-fab metal building manufacturers including Ceco and American Building Company we have grown to be the premier metal building design-build contractor in Iowa and surrounding states.

Henningsen consistently ranks among several building leaders, a strong indication of the caliber of our construction and management ability. The most persuasive evidence of the quality of our work is the high rate of return customers. We encourage you to take a look at examples of our metal buildings to see the quality, range, and flexibility of our products.

Our continuous objective is to design and engineer quality projects on time and within budget.

Henningsen uses its own concrete and steel erection crews, enabling exceptionally high quality and scheduling control. Our internal CAD and engineering teams give us the ability to design and build projects for thousands of clients while keeping costs down.

Asphalt Paving

The Asphalt Paving Division has five crews and two high-production hot mix asphalt plants. Our two portable asphalt plants are able to perform large scale projects across in the Midwest. The portable asphalt plants keep the paving crews stocked with quality paving materials for the state, county and city projects in Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas.

Smaller paving projects such as parking lots, small town streets, track and tennis courts are completed by crews working out of Council Bluffs, Atlantic, and Des Moines, IA.

The Beginning - 1949

Coke was just five cents, hamburgers were only twenty-five cents and E. C. Henningsen along with his son T. G. Henningsen decided to start a "seal coat" and asphalt paving business in Atlantic, Iowa. Quite an undertaking today or in 1949 at just 49 and 22 years of age.

Today, Henningsen Construction, Inc. is still based in Atlantic, Iowa and has grown to over 150 employees and 350 pieces of equipment. The same ideals of honesty and hard work that show up in our company today are directly related to our history.