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David Ortega, Business Manager, Ss. John & Paul Parish

David Ortega
Business Manager
Ss. John & Paul Faith Development Center Addition & Renovation

"Our church first chose the Hansen Company in 2007 for an addition project that demonstrated high quality and workmanship. We selected them again for a major renovation and addition project in 2017. We have interviewed and used other companies for similar projects but we keep coming back to the Hansen Company."

Perry DePhillips, Construction Manager, Kum & Go

Perry DePhillips 
Construction Manager
Kum & Go 

"The convenience store industry is fast paced and deadline driven.  We need contractors that build efficiently without sacrificing quality as once we’re open; we’re open for good!  24-7-365.  We don’t want to bring contractors back in to fix mistakes or rework poor quality as that is very disruptive to business and detrimental to our bottom line.  The Hansen Company understands this and has delivered our stores on time with the utmost quality in a very proficient manner.  They’ve made a very strong impression and have always delivered on their promises.  I would not hesitate to recommend them to others that are looking for a reputable contractor that can get the job done!"

Dave Atencio, Senior Director, Real Estate & Facilities Development Cognizant Technology Solutions

Dave Atencio
Senior Director
Real Estate & Facilities Development Cognizant Technology Solutions

The Hansen Company has been simply professional and a solid partner for myself and Cognizant Technology Solutions. In my 25 years of corporate real estate around the globe I found your organization to be first rate.

Denise Mundell, Executive Assistant to the Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company

Denise Mundell
Executive Assistant to the Chairman
Project: Berrkshire Hathaway Energy Company

We could not have asked for a better crew or a job better done on our project.  The time-line to complete the project was very tight and Hansen delivered not only the project on-time but a beautiful project.  We would love to partner with Hansen on future projects.

Larry Mithelman – Chairman of the Lutheran Church of the Cross Building Committee, Lutheran Church of the Cross



Larry Mithelman
Chairman of the Lutheran Church of the Cross Building Committee
Project: Lutheran Church of the Cross

Teaming with Hansen Construction was a critical part to our success; comprehensive budgets allowed us to stay on budget and have finished projects that met and exceeded our expectations!


Ken Birkenholtz – Vice President for Business & Finance, Simpson College



Ken Birkenholtz
Vice President for Business & Finance, Simpson College
Project: Simpson College Pedestrian Plaza

"The transformation of C Street from a vehicular thoroughfare into a pedestrian plaza and gathering place on our campus was a critical project for Simpson College. The project not only impacted Simpson but the surrounding community as well and it had to be done right. We needed a builder who shared our vision, cared deeply about the long-term outcome of the project and who understood fully what it meant for everyone involved from Indianola residents, students & faculty, boosters, alumni and perspective students. The Hansen Company was a worthy partner for this meaningful endeavor and their care, stewardship and professionalism helped make our new Pedestrian Plaza a wonderful amenity to our campus.

Jon Shanahan – Owner, Businessolver, Inc.




Jon Shanahan
Owner, Businessolver, Inc.
Projects: Businessolver (Multiple Projects)

At Businessolver we engage with our customers to understand their needs and ultimately make their lives easier.  When your business model and culture is set up for that kind of environment you have certain expectations  of your vendors, suppliers and business partners.   We’ve hired The Hansen Company for one project after another because their culture, service and communication so strongly matches our own.

Anthony Gladney – General Manager Lithia of Des Moines (VW, Acura & Audi)

Anthony Gladney
General Manager, Lithia of Des Moines
Projects: VW, Acura & Audi

Our new Audi showroom, sales and service center serves as a beacon for our dealership along the Merle Hay Road Redevelopment Corridor.  We needed a building which reflected the high standards of our automotive lines that we carry and the quality that they represent.  The Hansen Company meticulously managed our project to ensure that our new facility exceeded this high standard and I couldn’t be happier with our new building or how the construction process was managed by our construction partner.

Michael A. Giudicessi – Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP



Michael A. Giudicessi
Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Project: Faegre Baker Daniels

The Hansen Company professionally collaborated with us and the design team to deliver a top-notch project and a satisfying experience.  They displayed flexibility and agility by providing us alternatives to enhance the plan while still being mindful of our budget.  Through their efforts our lawyers and team members now serve clients from an aesthetically pleasing and productive space.

Joe Garcia – North Territory Director, AFLAC




Joe Garcia
North Territory Director, AFLAC
Project: AFLAC

Our project wasn’t incredibly large or complex but the team from The Hansen Company treated us as if we were their most important client.  Excellent communication, prompt and thorough follow up, a sense of urgency to tackle the challenges and finish the job were all a part of our experience when The Hansen Company built out our new offices.

Loren Scharnberg – CEO, Katecho Inc.




Loren Scharnberg
CEO, Katecho Inc.
Multiple Projects

In my business I work with precision.  I am a demanding client but I’m fair.  The Hansen Company understands what I need, what I expect and how I want to be treated.  What we have is a partnership.  I need my work done on time, at a fair price and with the utmost quality.  I get that from Hansen and that’s why I’ve called them for a multitude of projects over the years.

Mike Tilley, Vice President of Business Development, 3E






Mike Tilley
Vice President of Business Development, 3E
Project: 3E Remodel

"When we made the determination to expand our operations we needed partners that would help us get up and running quickly.  The Hansen Company was there for us every step of the way and they did an excellent job of communicating what was going to happen weeks in advance so we could plan accordingly.  I appreciated their professionalism and dedication to our project and look forward to working with them again.”

Suku Radia, CEO & President, Bankers Trust




Suku Radia
CEO & President, Bankers Trust
Multiple Projects

“Bankers Trust has used Hansen Company on several of its remodeling projects. The projects were completed on time and within budget, which is very important to us. The communication was excellent, and we have been extremely satisfied with the quality of the craftsmanship and the commitment to service.”

Christopher Han Principal, Stoney Brook Senior Living Facilities




Christopher Han
Principal, Stoney Brook Senior Living Facilities
Projects: Belton, Copp Cove & Hewitt, TX

I have worked with Hansen Company over the course of 12 years and two states. Without question, I consider them to be one of the most capable, detailed, and thorough parties I have brought to my developments.

The level of integrity they bring to any project as well as their willingness to work with the developer in bringing projects in on time and on budget has been consistent, dependable and focused, providing for an alignment of interests that has resulted in award winning buildings.

I welcome any opportunity to work with Hansen Company.

Dave Merschman, Partner, Homemakers

Dave Merschman
Partner, Homemakers
Projects: Multiple Projects

The Hansen Company really cares about our business at Homemakers. We were very anxious when we decided to renovate our entire store while staying open for business. As a furniture store, our image and presentation of our product is critical so when The Hansen Company successfully put in place a complicated multi-phased renovation while maintaining access to our showroom for our customers; it was very impressive. Hats off to you guys!

Liang Chow, Owner Chow’s Gym

Liang Chow
Owner, Chow’s Gym
Project: New Training Facility

When I work with athletes to develop them into elite gymnasts it’s critical that we trust one another. We can’t merely just work together, we must develop a friendship. Craig Faber of The Hansen Company and I share a friendship and a trust. It goes well beyond the construction process. I call The Hansen Company for anything I need and they’re there for me.

Mike Hess Head Pastor at Sacred Heart Parish and School

Mike Hess
Head Pastor at Sacred Heart Parish and School
Project: Sacred Heart Addition/Renovation

When Sacred Heart did a major renovation of the school and the church, there was not a great deal to time to complete a complex remodel. School ended in late May and the building had to be ready for students in late August. Hansen did a wonderful job meeting our tight timeline. They did an excellent job for Sacred Heart Parish and School.

James Weaver Head Pastor at New Hope Assembly of God

James Weaver
Head Pastor at New Hope Assembly of God
Project: New Hope Assembly of God Ph I

The Hansen Company did a terrific job of building our new 9 million dollar church. They showed character and tenacity every step of the way. We are thrilled with all 54,000 square feet of our new facility and look forward to working with the Hansen Company for our next building phase. It was a pleasure working with them.

Rod Sears CEO at Aspen Athletic Clubs

Rod Sears
CEO at Aspen Athletic Clubs
Projects: Multiple New Clubs & Remodels

We have used The Hansen Company exclusively over the past 10 years to build our Aspen Athletic health clubs in Iowa. Every club has been built on time, and more importantly, on budget. Craig Faber has personally spent many hours with us in the planning and building of our clubs. I highly recommend their services.

Carl Moyer Dealer Principal at Karls Chevrolet

Carl Moyer
Dealer Principal at Karls Chevrolet
Projects: Multiple Projects at the dealership & Corvette shop

My passion is cars. I sell them, fix them, collect them, trade them and race them. I love cars and I’ve dedicated much of my life to what we’ve done at the dealership, in the showroom, on the race track and in the garage. So when I need something built I want to work with a contractor that is just as passionate and dedicated to their profession as I am. I’ve found that in The Hansen Company

Scott McMurray Owner’s Rep for The Macerich Company

Scott McMurray
Owner’s Rep for The Macerich Company
Projects: Southridge Mall Renovation & Multiple TI’s

We had a formidable task in front of us to put in place a major renovation at Southridge Mall to keep it relevant and prosperous. We knew we needed a team that could get it done and minimize the impact to our existing center and shoppers. The Hansen Company came through for us in a big way. Whenever I have a complex project with a tight time frame I call The Hansen Company and they come through every time. They are amazing to work with.

Michael Gartner Chairman & Principal Owner of The Iowa Cubs

Michael Gartner
Chairman & Principal Owner of The Iowa Cubs
Projects: Ballyard Lofts

I write to tell you a little about Hansen Co. I have watched them grow and prosper over the years. I have dealt with them. And I have partnered with them.

They say what they will do, and then they do what they said. They are always on time and on budget. They are great communicators, and they are nice people.

I am 75 years old, and from various jobs I have watched development in Des Moines and central Iowa. I know most developers personally, and I have dealt with many. For the past 15 years, I have been the principal owner of the Iowa Cubs baseball team, which plays in a stadium in downtown Des Moines, and to ensure parking I began to invest in real estate in the area.

Several developers then came to me to partner on some projects, but from the beginning it was clear to me and my son that Hansen was the company we should
partner with. We knew that they were a steady company that had been in business for a long time, that they had a sterling reputation, that they hired great people, and that'
they knew the rules and worked well with the city of Des Moines.

Des Moines is a terrific city, and one reason it is terrific is because of good citizens and good companies like Hansen.