Craig Hansen’s father Carl Hansen was a bricklayer in Des Moines for over 50 years. He not only taught Craig how to build a straight wall and the value of a hard day’s work but more importantly he opened his eyes to the world of construction.
So in 1979 at the age of 25, Craig took a bold step and founded The Hansen Company. That decision has benefitted hundreds of workers and their family members over the years in addition to the countless projects that have positively impacted the skylines of our community. From humble beginnings Craig has steadily built the company into one of Iowa’s most reputable and successful construction companies. In 1989, The Hansen Company was named one of Inc Magazine’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies and over its 35 year history the company has consistently ranked in the Top 10 of Construction Companies as profiled in the Des Moines Business Record’s Book of Lists.
Craig has also been involved with Master Builders of Iowa and other industry organizations to work with his colleagues and peers to advance the causes and legislation that affect the construction industry. Craig is proud of his heritage, proud of his accomplishments and proud of the men and women who have helped make The Hansen Company what it is today. It is safe to say that he has laid the foundation and developed a legacy for a company that will thrive in Iowa for a long time to come.
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