1890s

William Hagerman arrived from Germany.

1908

William Hagerman and brother-in-law Fredrick Buesching co-found The Buesching-Hagerman Company in Fort Wayne. At inception, the family business provided masonry services throughout Indiana.

Dumptruck in 1908
1929

The Hagerman Group helped build Fort Wayne’s Lincoln Tower, the tallest building in Indiana until 1954.

1930s

Steel-frame construction spread from high-rise corporate construction to almost all industrial buildings.

1931

The Empire State Building in New York City completed.

1933

Hagerman formed Hagerman Construction.

Hagerman office in 1933
1934

Hagerman Construction survived the Depression by building gas stations and government projects by day and doing estimates at night.

1936

The largest scale concrete project ever—the Hoover Dam—completed.

1937

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco completed.

1940s

William Hagerman’s sons Ted and Pete completed jobs throughout the Midwest after assuming leadership of the rapidly growing company. A focus at that time was on aviation projects to support the war effort, specifically aircraft hangers and terminals.

Ted and Pete Hagerman
1945

Precast concrete panels became the dominant load-bearing structural system, creating better schedule flexibility and greater quality control.

1947

Hagerman Construction Incorporated.

1950s

Hagerman Construction completed projects to help shape the look and feel of college campuses, including Valparaiso, Ball State, and IU.

1959

“Float” glass developed. Tough and shatter-resistant, float glass is used for windows in skyscrapers.

1965

The Gateway Arch in St. Louis completed.

1978

Ted Hagerman’s son Mark named president, continuing the company’s commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

Mark Hagerman
1989

Hagerman opened an office in Indianapolis.

Hagerman Group Fishers office
1992

Hagerman, Inc. created to offer greater delivery and flexibility in contract management for clients.

Hagerman Inc. logo
1998

Hagerman Construction acquired Geupel DeMars, Inc., a large construction management company in Indianapolis.

2008

Mark Hagerman’s son Jeff named president of Hagerman.

2008

Hagerman celebrated 100 years of integrity and excellence in the construction business.

Hagerman 100 years logo
2018

Hagerman opens an office in Louisville, Kentucky.

Being in business for over 100 years is a rare achievement, and Hagerman reached this milestone because we believe in hard work and treating people the way we’d want to be treated.