For 65 years, the traits of hard work, straight talk, owner involvement, and a commitment to exceeding our client’s expectations has led to long-term customer satisfaction. Today, Dean Snyder Construction (DSC) has grown to include ATURA architecture, providing design and architectural services to the public and private sectors in Iowa.

With second and third generation leadership and fourth generation involvement, DSC cares about our company, employees, and clients.  We take pride in delivering quality service and craftsmanship, on time and within your budget.  DSC has locations in Clear Lake and Ankeny, Iowa, and Omaha, Nebraska, approximately 250 employees, and several projects throughout the Midwest.

Established in 1958, Dean Snyder started this construction company in Clear Lake concentrating on residential work with a house that still stands today. In 2020, we extended ownership to our 200+ employees, rewarding them for their contribution to the company’s growth and success through the years with the creation of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

While our roots are in general construction, we’ve developed design and construction expertise in several markets, which include:

  • Food & Beverage Processing
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Commercial

Whether you are one of our many long-time and multi-project clients, or considering our company for the first time, we hope that you will take a few minutes to look around our site. Should you choose DSC, your final project will exceed your expectations both today and 50 years from now. Check out our project portfolio to see a small sampling of our projects.

Evaluating and choosing a partner for your construction project can be a challenging decision process. Our goal is to make sure that the decision is one you feel good about years after the project is complete. We know you will join us in believing that DSC provides a quality and trusted service that is a step above the rest.

DSC Ranks in at #341 in Top 400 Contractors

Each year, Engineering News-Record (ENR), the leading U.S. publication for the engineering and construction industry, releases its Top 400 Contractors list to rank firms across the country according to annual revenue. Dean Snyder Construction’s significant growth and exceptional performance in 2016 landed the firm at No. 341.

Engineering News-Record ranks companies according to revenue for construction services performed in the previous year. Contractors listed on this year’s Top 400 generated $366.41 billion in revenue in 2016 – an increase of 6.5 percent from $344.14 billion in 2015. For Dean Snyder Construction, the majority of its growth in 2016 stemmed from projects within the food and beverage processing market in Iowa and the Midwest.

Community Involvement

Dean Snyder Construction is proud to contribute to a vast variety of organizations in and around the communities we live and work. Our #1 contribution is the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake which was purchased by the Snyder family in 1994 with the intention of preserving the ballroom for all of its visitors.

We also proudly contribute to Pinky Swear Foundation, Boy Scouts of America, One Vision, Clear Lake Schools, North Iowa Corridor EDC, Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce, Ankeny Community Schools, Ankeny Chamber of Commerce & EDC, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa, Easterseals Iowa Camp Sunnyside, Variety – The Children’s Charity, National Association of Women in Construction, North Iowa Area Community College, as well as several other organizations.