About

Quality You Deserve. Dependability You Can Count On.

Eriksen Construction has been in business for over 30 years specializing in the construction of water and wastewater treatment plants. Serving a region encompassing mostly Nebraska and Iowa, Eriksen Construction provides general contracting services on a broad array of construction projects. The firm also acts as a subcontractor for concrete and foundation work.

With our significant levels of experience, equipment, and expertise, Eriksen Construction is positioned to tackle any type of construction project and help you build for the future! Today, we are recognized as a leader in the industry for our strength in self-performing a greater portion of any give project than most contractors. Our expertise spans the construction industry spectrum, from smaller renovations to multi-million dollar projects. That project experience includes: water treatment plants, waste water treatment plants, industrial buildings, schools, office buildings, swimming pools, and churches.

We believe this extensive range of experience gives us the rare ability to handle any commercial or industrial building project. It also gives us a unique capability to adapt building techniques and produce innovative solutions to new or unusual situations.

While the company has been in business for 30 years, many of our employees have been in the trade even longer. Half of our superintendents average over 25 years of experience each.

History

Eriksen Construction began operation in 1983 under the ownership and management of John Eriksen. Prior to founding Eriksen Construction, John was affiliated with both Korshoj Construction and the Harold Wright Company. John started with Korshoj Construction in the Accounting Department in 1972. From there he moved on to become an Estimator and Project Manager. In 1978 John took the position of Vice President with the Harold Wright Company. After serving as the Vice President for 5 years, John decided it was time for him to start his own venture.

In 1983, Eriksen Construction was founded. John founded the company with the belief that with hard work, focus on quality, and persistence of leadership, continued growth and success would follow. John had a vision to provide valuable services to clients, build partnerships in the community, and deliver important resources.

In 1984, Tim Shaw joined Eriksen Construction as a Construction Superintendent. After 4 years as a leader in this role, he became Vice President in 1988. In 2012, Tim took over as President of Eriksen Construction.

Jenny Bornhorst joined Eriksen Construction in 2010 after spending 8 years as the Regional Director of Investments for the Ivy Funds. Jenny took over the position of Vice President in 2012.

In addition to our management team, Eriksen Construction has 4 Project Managers, 15 Field Superintendents, 2 Administrative Professionals, and 40-50 Field Employees.

Today Eriksen Construction is a well diversified, full service contractor with an annual sales volume of $20-$25 million.

Embedded in our culture of hard work, honesty, and getting the job done right, our history speaks as much about our past as it does our present. Eriksen’s record of succeeding, surviving, and striving to be the best is central to our reputation today.

Equipment

We own a far greater amount of equipment and a broader array of equipment than many firms much larger than us. This means that while we may have simultaneous projects underway, we have enough equipment to devote to your project and keep it on schedule. It also means you don’t have to pay costly markups on rented heavy equipment that may sit idle much of the time.

Our present equipment list includes over 100 pieces ranging from: Cranes, Dozers, Track Loaders, Rubber Tire Loaders, Excavators, Backhoes, Skidsteers, and Lifts.