About Helgesen

We operate under three different names - Helgesen Development, Helgesen Family Limited, and Helgesen Holdings. Together we have been providing management, design and construction services since 1949. We have perfected our services to seamlessly integrate for clients requiring partial jobs as well as being the single source for those needing complete project handling.

Our staff consists of project managers, architects, construction managers, estimators, construction coordinators, site superintendents, and support staff who all work together to get the job done. Helgesen is a creative, financially secure organization that strives to exceed our customers’ expectations from start to finish.

Our strategy is to provide management, planning, design, construction and real estate services that:

• Are customized to suit each client's individual needs and project goals

• Are phased and flexible so projects get off to a prompt start while allowing clients to proceed and contract with us accordingly at their own pace

• Produce attractive, efficient, easily maintained facilities

• Exceed our clients’ expectations while delivering these services in an ethical, professional and cooperative manner

By using the most appropriate project delivery method, our vision is to provide our clients with:

• The best VALUE for their design and construction dollars

• The best flexibility to respond to unforeseen conditions promptly

• Control over their projects

• The Helgesen Companies build as if they are the final customers. We have managed buildings for over 40 years. This commitment has helped us to grow with the tenants' needs and expectations for the future.

We also provide services for industrial, warehouse or manufacturing facilities available for sale or lease in Wisconsin

Helgesen Development Corporation (HDC) implements a strong “family atmosphere” ever since its staff Founder Donald W. Helgesen began his quest to build a premier construction services company in 1949.

Members of the Helgesen team currently include:

Jeffrey W. Helgesen (son of the founder) - President: facilitates the daily organization within the hierarchy of the company to ensure the corporation’s vision and mission is always executed as expected by our clients, contractors, and communities.

Cheryl Coleman - Office Manager: she is essential within the office for the crucial functions which include accounts payable, accounts receivable, customer inquiries, organization of customer appointments, as well as valuable assistance to Jeffrey & Donald Helgesen.

Bob Matzke - Controller: vital to the daily fiscal operations such as all financial reporting, data analysis, budgeting, and maintains imperative valued relationships with our financial institutions.

Sub Contractors:

Throughout the sixty years of existence, HDC has developed strong growing relationships with our sub contractors. HDC maintains a project throughout the lease’s term, thereby ensuring complete customer satisfaction through years of occupancy. Various external and internal occurrences may arise that HDC can foresee and address. HDC has maintained continuous working sub contractor relationships that have carried into second and third generations.


Helgesen Development has an impressive resume of buildings that have been constructed over the years sildentadal.com. Our current inventory of properties, include nine individual properties (2 of which are multi tenant facilities), located in Janesville, WI, Marinette, WI, Menomonie, WI, and Dixon, IL. Combined, these facilities are collectively two million, two hundred eighty three thousand (2,283,000) square feet under roof. To date, Helgesen Development has rented and built for sale large to medium buildings that required office, warehousing, and manufacturing real estate throughout the United States and Europe.


The stimulation of economic growth has been just one of the many objectives of HDC over the years. Most recently, in 2008, even with the GM plant closing, HDC has leased 350,000 square feet of facilities to Cummins, National Distribution Centers. These firms will soon employ 130 & look forward to adding 40 -60 more employees in 2009. Strong relationships with state and local governments, city economic development offices, and business development organizations are vital for the acquisition and communication of new business developments. HDC is dedicated to the mission of assisting clients reduce their capital expenses, allowing them to concentrate on their productivity and profitability.