State of the Industry

It has been over a year since our nation experienced our first bout of “essential” business. As a General Contractor and Design-Builder headquartered in the state of Iowa, our crews at Dean Snyder Construction (DSC) have been grateful for the opportunities to continue to work, not only in our home state, but across the country as […]

DSC Helps Easterseals Update Sidewalks

DSC Ankeny crews returned to Easterseals Iowa Camp Sunnyside this past week to complete another service project for the organization. Easterseals serves Iowans with disabilities and special needs throughout their lives, from six weeks old to seniors, and is well-known for their camp and respite programs provided at Camp Sunnyside where clients enjoy horseback riding, […]

Kwik Star Le Mars Now Open

Kwik Star Le Mars is officially open as of March 25 with a grand opening ceremony scheduled for Thursday, April 8. The new 8,700 SF Kwik Star with a 2,000 SF attached one-bay car wash will employ 40-45 people. DSC started the construction last fall. Superintendent Scott Gerhardt and building crew will soon be transitioning […]

Build New or Add On? Building Questions to Consider in 2021

Out of space at your current facility and need to accommodate predicted future growth? Or is your facility so out-of-date it makes sense to just start over? Do you build new or add on? It’s fun to dream about the possibilities of a new, state-of-the-art facility, but often there are items that could stand in […]

Two DSC Projects Win Awards

Two DSC projects were recently recognized with awards. The Mason City Multi-Purpose Arena was given the 2020 Excellence in Concrete Awards in the category of Infrastructure – Recreational by the Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association. The Clear Lake Community Schools Lions Field Athletic Complex was bestowed the Quality Construction Award for Athletic Use on the […]

DSC Helping Bring Carpentry Apprenticeship Program to School

Dean Snyder Construction is partnering with the Clear Lake Community School District to offer a Carpentry Apprenticeship Program for high school students. The program is designed to combine high-quality, industry-focused classroom training while also working with our own skilled carpenters for on-the-job learning. The program’s goal is to better prepare students to enter the workforce […]