Experts in Food and Beverage PROCESSING

Since 1986, Dean Snyder Construction, a food and beverage contractor, has been designing and constructing high quality food processing plant facilities. We know that the processing, storage, and preparation of food ingredients and packaged food products require the highest standards of quality and built to meet all relevant health and safety regulations.

We believe that quality begins with the planning and construction of the buildings and facilities where those processes take place, and that the best way to accomplish that is to have experts and resources that are dedicated, full-time, to the specialized needs and demands of the food industry.

When DSC manages your entire project, you can rest assured your project is built exactly to the specs. We can provide processing plant system upgrades, modify existing facilities, build/design new layouts, or add space for new processing equipment.

Turn-key services

As a full-service, design-build firm, DSC provides food and beverage project management with one point of contact from start to finish. From R&D to commissioning, we can manage your entire process. Our team, including engineers, design professionals, and project managers, is experienced in all phases of food-related construction and engineering.  We understand the demands of the food processing environment, and we pride ourselves on creating quality, innovative solutions to make each project safer and more efficient.

Services include:

  • Process Engineering Management
  • Project Management
  • Construction Management
  • Refrigerated/Cold Storage
  • Warehousing
  • Production Lines
  • Packaging
  • Automation & Controls
  • Process Buildings/Layouts
  • Distribution
  • Process Flow
  • Work with R&D to Design Process and Packaging Systems
  • Develop Equipment Performance Specs for Procurement
  • Building Engineering
  • Infrastructure/Wastewater
  • Assist in Air Permits
  • Cost Estimating
  • Scheduling
  • Design-Build
  • Packaging Design
  • 3D Laser Scanning
  • Millwright
  • Maintenance
  • Commissioning & Startup

3D Laser Scanning

Laser scanning is a method of high-accuracy mapping that uses laser beams to quickly capture complete detail of an entire building construction project – much like a camera taking a 360-degree photo, but with an accurate position for every detail.

Scanning all components as they are installed on your project can provide a time-lapse record with millimeter accuracy data on pipes, HVAC, structural steel, floors, and floor slopes. Laser scanning data tends to be so complete details all the way down to the bolt patterns on steel pipe fittings is available.


Installing and working with process equipment is part of our everyday life at Dean Snyder Construction. The projects we are presented with are often complex, but we have the experienced team of engineers and crews needed to successfully complete complex equipment installations in food + beverage plants and manufacturing facilities.

Our team of millwrights can install, relocate, and remove all types of equipment or machinery, both large and small. Our years of experience have helped develop techniques to cost-effectively and safely complete equipment installations with detailed coordination to help you quickly accomplish your goals and maintain productivity.


With over 35 years of experience nationwide in the design and construction of food distribution, blast freezing, food processing, and cold storage facilities, our expertise can adapt to the unique needs of any food & beverage client. Whether you require 500,000 or 1,000 square-feet of new space with an ammonia or freon system, DSC’s knowledgeable staff can tailor a solution to your unique needs and budget. We build stand-alone buildings and additions or “box in box” warehouses inside of existing buildings.  Each distribution project is designed with food safety, efficiency, sustainability and schedule in mind. Once we understand our clients’ goals, we can then customize the perfect design-build plan.

Recent Food & Beverage Projects

Award-Winning Project

Click to read about DSC's Project with Kraft Heinz Wausau, WI Facility
Click to read about DSC's Project with Kraft Heinz Wausau, WI Facility

Representative Clients

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