William Hagerman arrived from Germany.
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.
The Hagerman Group helped build Fort Wayne’s Lincoln Tower, the tallest building in Indiana until 1954.
Steel-frame construction spread from high-rise corporate construction to almost all industrial buildings.
The Empire State Building in New York City completed.
Hagerman formed Hagerman Construction.
Hagerman Construction survived the Depression by building gas stations and government projects by day and doing estimates at night.
The largest scale concrete project ever—the Hoover Dam—completed.
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco completed.
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.
Precast concrete panels became the dominant load-bearing structural system, creating better schedule flexibility and greater quality control.
Hagerman Construction Incorporated.
Hagerman Construction completed projects to help shape the look and feel of college campuses, including Valparaiso, Ball State, and IU.
“Float” glass developed. Tough and shatter-resistant, float glass is used for windows in skyscrapers.
The Gateway Arch in St. Louis completed.
Ted Hagerman’s son Mark named president, continuing the company’s commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.
Hagerman opened an office in Indianapolis.
Hagerman, Inc. created to offer greater delivery and flexibility in contract management for clients.
Bruce Molter named president of Hagerman, Inc.
Hagerman Construction acquired Geupel DeMars, Inc., a large construction management company in Indianapolis.
Mark Hagerman’s son Jeff named president of Hagerman.
Hagerman celebrated 100 years of integrity and excellence in the construction business.
Jeff Hagerman promoted to chairman of Hagerman.
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.