Klaasmeyer Construction Company Celebrates 50 Years
On this special occasion for the Klaasmeyer Construction Company, we want you to know that your support and trust have been the biggest drive towards our continued growth. We are proud to have you on board as our customer. To celebrate this special occasion we built Special 50th Anniversary Edition UNI 25. Thank you and happy anniversary!
Eugene “Gene” Klaasmeyer founded Klaasmeyer Construction Company in 1972 with one cable plow, one backhoe and five employees. The Conway-based utility contracting company has grown during the years since to be more than a $70+ million business. Approximately 220 employees and a large number of subcontractors benefit from Gene’s hard work and vision.
The company’s client portfolio spans 12 states, currently working crews in four states. Klaasmeyer Construction is the master contractor for Windstream, also works for AT&T, Ritter, Zayo, FECC, AR Telephone, Yelcot, Uniti, and Conway Corp, as well as other independent companies in the region.
Though the common perception of a construction company brings to mind residential, business and industrial structures, Klaasmeyer fulfils a very important aspect of Building the Economy - communication. In its early years, Klaasmeyer Construction brought the first telephone service to several rural communities in Arkansas. The focus today is high-speed fiber optic service to homes and businesses.
Another important service Klaasmeyer Construction provides is the response to rebuilding after infrastructure damage caused by hurricanes, ice storms, floods and tornadoes. Gene Klaasmeyer is dedicated to local communities and is known to provide volunteer assistance when and where needed.
On October 16,2022, Klaasmeyer Construction Company celebrated 50 years of work and community involvement with what Gene Klaasmeyer humbly called a PARTY. The guest list included clients, suppliers, sub-contractors and their families, and employees, retirees and their families. He honored long-term employees, 43 of whom have worked for ‘Mr. K’ for more than 10 years, and 14 of whom have worked for him for more than 20 years – two were honored for 41 years!