Quick Facts

Year Established


Firm History Carl A. Nelson & Company was founded by Carl A. Nelson who was a skilled carpenter and Swedish immigrant. Carl owned the firm until the 1940’s when it became employee owned. Several descendants of Carl’s founding team still work for the firm including a superintendent and project manager, both of whom have inherited the skills and work ethic of the company founders.
Delivery Methods
  • Design-Build
  • Construction Management Agency
  • Construction Management at Risk
  • General Contracting
Licensed In Iowa, Illinois and 18 Other U.S. States

Approximately 135

Bonding Capacity

$40,000,000 per project, $80,000,000 aggregate

Self Performed Work
  • Structural Excavation
  • Concrete Slabs and Foundations
  • Equipment Foundations
  • Precast Concrete
  • Concrete Superstructures
  • Site Cast Tilt-Up Concrete
  • Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings
  • Structural Steel Erection
  • Rough and Finish Carpentry
  • Metal Stud and Drywall Installation
  • Bridge Crane and Monorail Erection
  • Millwright Work

Burlington, Cedar Falls, and Washington, Iowa