Though the company was founded in 1929, Berghammer’s modern era began in 1988 when Leif Nesheim purchased the rights to the Berghammer name. In the years leading up to this changing of the guard, Berghammer Construction managed projects ranging from $10,000 to $5 million.
Under Leif’s leadership, the company has grown to annual sales revenues in excess of $75 million, managing projects ranging in size from $10,000 to $25 million. Today, the company enjoys continued success, with a goal of ten percent growth each year.
But it hasn’t always been easy.
In the early years under Leif’s leadership, Berghammer was synonymous with Leif. As the company’s only executive, Leif was responsible for developing new business as well as managing day-to-day operations. He came to the realization that there was only so much he could do.
If the company was going to grow, he was going to have to let go.
In 1999, Leif began building an Executive Management Team that would allow the company to reach new heights. By 2003, the current Executive Management Team was in place. This management structure reflects Leif’s philosophy of investing in the right people, putting them in the right roles, and letting them be successful.
Berghammer also places a high value on investing in technology. Not long after the Executive Management Team took shape, the company got serious about efficiency. It invested in project management software and developed procedures that helped deliver a higher level of quality to its clients.
Today, Berghammer’s systems and processes have a level of sophistication rivaling that of large, national companies. Yet the company still emphasizes developing and maintaining strong personal relationships with clients, which sets the company apart from other contractors.
With the right leadership team in place, strong people behind them, and cutting-edge technology at their disposal, Berghammer is poised for continued growth for generations to come.