Jeff Hagerman


Memorable project

The Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial in downtown Indianapolis

Alma mater

Purdue University, Construction Engineering and Management

Favorite food

Chicken, because “you can never run out of ways to prepare it.”

Jeff Hagerman’s fascination with construction started young, touring job sites alongside his father and grandfather. “I loved watching buildings go up, learning their intricacies, and—most importantly—seeing how they benefitted people once construction was complete,” says Jeff. Today, as the fourth generation to head up The Hagerman Group, Jeff provides strategic direction while focusing on client relationships and real estate development.

Quick to tackle challenges while keeping an eye on the big picture, he enjoys working in a dynamic industry alongside a talented team. “The best part about Hagerman is our people,” he says. “The ability to work with and learn from a diverse group of people makes it a lot of fun.”

Active in his community, Jeff is passionate about early childhood education, believing that “addressing today’s issues can prevent tomorrow’s problems.” Whether spending time with his young daughter or attending his high school son’s basketball and football games, he enjoys being part of his children’s growth. In addition, he likes spending time at the lake and traveling with family and friends.

“You learn a lot by seeing other cultures,” says Jeff. “You grow personally while gaining perspectives that can also benefit your corporation.”

Community causes

Jeff is passionate about the community and encourages employees of The Hagerman Group to give back through time, talent and treasure.  He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors at several organizations including the Children’s Museum, Conner Prairie, the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce, AGC of Indiana, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, The Sycamore School and Meridian Hills Country Club.  He also is a proud member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO-Gold).  Some of Jeff’s former commitments included serving on the Board of Early Learning Indiana and the Indiana Construction Roundtable, as a House Captain for Rebuilding Together, a Godparent for the St. Mary’s Childcare Center, a member for the United Way Early Childhood Education Committee, member for the United Way Childcare Ministries Task Force, the CEM Advisory Board for Purdue University, a Trustee for the Indiana Carpenters Pension Fund, and a Committee Chair for the United Way Capital Campaign for six years.