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Helmkamp
Construction

Helmkamp has been known for the professionalism, reliability, and diversity of our work since 1938. Learn more about our 80 year history.

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Industrial

We excel at safely executing tough projects in tough environments while minimizing the impact on the owner’s existing operations.

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Building

Experience the difference of having a real builder and not just a broker as your general contractor. Our progressive methods plus hands-on experience can't be beat.

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Life Science

Our team is expertly-skilled in Life Science construction and understands every laboratory and health care project merits an innovative approach.

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Who We Work With

Our Clients

  • Phillips 66
  • Monsanto
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • BJC Healthcare
  • Tinuum
  • Principia
  • Vistra Energy
  • Prairie State Generating Company
  • OSF Healthcare
  • Richard, Engineering Manager

    Industrial Customer

    "Throughout the years we have established a level of trust that few owners/contractors enjoy. I am a firm believer in Helmkamp’s integrity and have been able to demonstrate to..."

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  • Jim, Senior Project Manager

    Building Customer

    "Helmkamp provides a high quality level of work which is represented by top notch supervisors and project managers."

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  • Nathan, Safety Specialist

    Industrial Customer

    "I have been tracking the findings from this year's audits and Helmkamp has received quite a few compliments with how well-kept and clean their work areas are. We appreciate..."

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  • Jeff, Facilities Manager

    Life Science Customer

    "This is the first project we have worked on together and I have to say that I am extremely blown away with the quality of work, time management, ownership..."

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  • We Are Safety Leaders

    Our Safety Record is Well Above Industry Standards

    Helmkamp Construction Co.'s safety record has been vetted and approved by our customers who operate under the highest standards of regulation. Our safety record is well above industry standards and qualified by global prequalification organizations.

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  • We Are Safety Leaders

    With the Hardware to Prove It

    Helmkamp is consistently and annually recognized with safety awards from leading area construction associations.

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  • We Are Safety Leaders

    Safety-Minded to the Core

    Helmkamp’s corporate goal is to provide and ensure a safe work environment for its employees and those of our owners. Our superintendents are 30 Hour OSHA trained and ongoing safety training is provided regularly. Monthly safety meetings are always open to all staff, subcontractors, and clients.

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  • We Are Safety Leaders

    Meet our Safety Director

    Our use of technology through ProCore allows our Safety Director, Luke LaBeau, to view these inspections real-time. This allows him to best estimate the safety needs and resources at the forefront of each jobsite. On-site safety inspections are performed at least weekly and on-site safety meetings are performed daily.

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Building Relationships Since 1938

Over Eight Decades of Experience

Employees' Years of Service

States Worked In

Projects, Past 3 Years

  • Pre-Construction Services

    Experience the value of having an experienced self-performing general contractor as part of your preconstruction team.

    • Constructability Reviews
    • Cost Estimates
    • Design Options Analysis
    • Phasing Planning
    • Schedule Development
  • Construction Services

    Helmkamp provides both traditional general contracting services as well as extensive self-perform capabilities. The approach is tailored to each specific project to maximize results for the customers.

    • Construction Management
    • Design Assist
    • Design Build
    • General Contracting
    • Self-Perform
  • Why Helmkamp?

    Reason #1: PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP

    Helmkamp Construction brings “outside the box” thinking about construction methods and have proven it through major cost and schedule savings to customers on past projects. Our supervisors work directly for us (our superintendents have an average tenure of 17 years at Helmkamp) so they are self-motivated and involved in the planning stages. This means they have buy-in to our partnership and have the ability to motivate craftsmen to exceed expectations. We also have the ability to leverage our home office to scale up or down to accommodate project size from routine maintenance to large capital projects.

  • Why Helmkamp?

    Reason #2: SAFETY LEADERSHIP

    Safety first? We prefer to say “Safety Always”. Helmkamp has found that being a progressive company in terms of safety allows us to be strategic in our equipment purchases and to use technology that helps keep safety at the forefront of the field level on every project. Our coporate and site safety director are involved in committees across the area and often help lead the charge for safety in other organizations.

  • Why Helmkamp?

    Reason #3: DEPENDABILITY

    We are a contractor who takes the initiative to problem solve and communicate. Helmkamp leaders are reliable and move daily work forward. Our field leaders are solution-oriented thinkers who remove roadblocks, making us easy to work with as we utilize less coordinator resources at your organization.

  • Why Helmkamp?

    Reason #4: VAST EXPERIENCE

    Helmkamp's experience is based on performance and trust. We are relied upon in many different work environments and has a wide array of project expertise. We’re able to bring our expertise on future projects that include civil, millwright, new building, building renovation and structural steel scope of work. Our portfolio of work spans from heavy industrial projects to new building and renovation projects of all sizes. In eighty years, there isn't much we haven't done.

What We've Done

Our Experience

Based on performance and trust, Helmkamp is relied upon in many different work environments and has a wide array of project expertise. We self-perform a great deal of the work and bring this expertise to future projects.

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Foundations

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Equipment Install

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Renovations

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Laboratories

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Healthcare

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    The Best in the Business

    With over 80 years experience, rest assured you're in good hands.

    Our team has worked a collective 600 years at Helmkamp. Chances are, if you've had us do work for you, there's been a familiar face on the jobsite. Our superintendents are trusted field leaders as they are directly hired by Helmkamp and have an average tenure of 17 years.

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