About Us

Welcome to Henkel Construction Company; thank you for your interest in our company. We’re proud to talk about our people, our projects, and our priorities.

Plain and simple, our people have built this company. From our carpenters to our project managers, and everyone between, our success is a direct result of the hard work of everyone on our team.

Henkel Office - Mason City
Henkel Office - Ames
We’re proud of what we’ve built this last century. Please take a look at our current featured projects. We’ve built a foundation of trust, one project at a time, and that is why Owners return to Henkel time and again for their construction needs. Our Mission Statement says who we are, what we value, and what our priorities are:

Mission Statement

To meet the unique needs of our customers, Henkel Construction Company offers a variety of services including construction management, design-build, and general construction. Customers count on us to use today’s technology, guided by the values and workmanship from our extensive history, to make their projects successful. Our goal is to be the Owner’s choice for construction services based on our professionalism, performance, dedication, and teamwork. We are committed to our employees and do our best to provide them with safe working environments where new ideas and growth are encouraged. In addition, we are dedicated to community service, as a company and as individuals. Henkel continues to be an organization that others have trusted for over a century to help build their future.

Today / Our Future

A lot has changed in a century, but our basic mission has not: to give you the best building experience you can find. How do we do it? First, we listen to you and learn your needs. Then we find innovative solutions and provide superior personal service. We deliver true value with absolute honesty.

What We offer

Our full line of professional construction services includes: Negotiated, Design-Build, General Contracting, and Construction Management.

Markets include: Healthcare, Commercial, Education, Institutional, Specialty, Multi-Family Residential, and Heavy/Highway.

We deliver all of these services while maintaining safety as priority #1 for our own trade workers, as well as your staff and clients.
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Office in Ames, IA

Our Partners

We collaborate with many design firms, including our subsidiary, Accord Architecture, to make design and construction a seamless package. We deliver quality and creativity in less time, and with lower costs than can be achieved through traditional delivery methods. Our clients appreciate single point responsibility, flexibility, speed, reasonable costs, and true partnering.


One thing will never change at Henkel Construction Company: teamwork. We become an integral part of a client’s team; a trusted partner and quite literally an extension of that client. Today’s Henkel Construction Company and Accord Architecture have the combined knowledge, financial resources, and personnel required to perform for any client, in any region of the United States of America, and we do.

Leadership Team

Kent Brcka


Stephen Watson

Vice president of Preconstruction Services

Jason Knipp

Vice President of Operations, Central Iowa Office

Cheryl Hubbard

Vice President of Operations, North Iowa Office

Scott Blum

President of Accord Architecture

Bill Phillips

Business development director

Katrina Moore

Human resources director

Mason Harms


Why us?

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As facilities become increasingly complex, sophisticated clients realize that although they are experts in their own field, successful construction projects are extremely complicated and require a much broader view than purely focusing on initial building costs. They seek out Henkel Construction Company for creativity, financial stability, safety management, and building expertise, knowing that one good idea can easily save them far more than the entire fee for services. Furthermore, they understand that increased quality, longevity, and ease of maintenance will reduce operating costs and increase profits throughout their facility’s useful life.

As a result, they prefer to negotiate mutually beneficial agreements with Henkel to achieve their goals. In this environment, we put Henkel resources to work alongside the Owner and designer, creating one team to deliver the absolute best value attainable in the most efficient way possible.

At Henkel we are actually not fond of the term “negotiating.” We prefer “partnering.” In Henkel’s partnering environment, every participant adheres to guidelines establishing overall project success as the ultimate priority. No idea flourishes unless it benefits the project as a whole. Time after time, by soliciting our advice on material quality, construction sequencing, safety management, and scheduling, clients enjoy reduced risk, reduced costs, increased quality, and shorter delivery times. Our rewards are significantly stronger client relationships and a long list of repeat customers.

Road to Success

Our people


To stay at the top of our game, Henkel Construction Company is a proud member of Master Builders of Iowa, and Associated General Contractors of America.

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Henkel Construction Company proudly supports being good stewards of our local communities by donating our time, talent and treasure.  As such, our company and team members are involved in some way with the following organizations:

American Cancer Center / Relay for Life • AIA • American Society for Suicide Prevention • American Heart Association • Ames Chamber of Commerce • Ames EDC • Ames HS Booster • Ankeny Chamber of Commerce • ASHE • Boone EDC • Boy Scouts of America • Charles City Area Development Corporation • Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce • Community Kitchen of North Iowa • Comprehensive Systems • Crisis Intervention Services •  Franklin County Development Association • Girl Scouts • Good Shepherd Telephone Reassurance Program • Grandview College Wrestling • Hancock County Health System Foundation • Hancock County Economic Development Association • Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank • Humane Society of North Iowa • Habitat for Humanity • Iowa Association of Business & Industry • Iowa College Foundation • Iowa State University Cyclone Club • ISU Wrestling • Iowa Hospital Association • Jaycees • Kiwanis • Main Street Mason City • Make-A-Wish Foundation • Mary Greeley Foundation • MacNider Art Museum • Mason City Chamber of Commerce • Mason City Police “Shop with a Cop” • Master Builders of Iowa (MBI) • MercyOne North Iowa Hospice • MercyOne North Iowa Foundation • Mitchell County Regional Health Center Foundation • Mohawk Football • Mohawk Wrestling Boosters • Nevada EDC • Newman Catholic Schools • Newman Booster Club • Northern Lights Homeless Shelter • North Iowa Corridor EDC • North Iowa Transition Center • NIACC Foundation • NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center • NIACC Performing Arts Series • North Iowa Builders Exchange • North Iowa Vocational Center (NIVC) • One Vision • Our Loving Children • Palo Alto County Health System Foundation • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network • River City Sculptures • Ronald McDonald House • Rotary • Salvation Army • SHRM • Spin North Iowa • Story City EDC • Una Vocis • United Way • Veterans Memorial Hospital Foundation • Wright County EDC • Wright on the Park Foundation • YMCA & Rehabilitation Center


In 1892, William F. Henkel founded Henkel Construction Company. He drew upon the strengths of his German heritage, a tradition of excellence and pride in a job well done. Along with his skill as a builder, he brought the dedication and craftsmanship of the Old Country tradesman and burning desire to excel in his chosen profession.

From that foundation laid more than a century ago, Henkel has been involved in nearly every phase of the construction industry. The company tradition of bringing people on board and nurturing their development has resulted in a continuum of quality spanning more than a century. Henkel continues to be at the forefront of the industry and offers a variety of project delivery systems for our clients including general construction, construction management, and design-build services.

Henkel History
Henkel History
Helping clients achieve their goals in today’s world is much more complicated than it was more than a century ago. We are proud of the continued creativity and consistent ability of our team to mold modern technology, raw materials and traditional hard work into outstanding projects that exceed our clients’ expectations.

Former Presidents

William Henkel

William F.

Carl Henkel

Carl A.

Rube Schaefer

Reuben E.

Tom Schaefer

Thomas R.

Alan Kittleson

Alan H.

Gary Schmit

Gary J. Schmit