Van Kirk Bros. Contracting Founders (left to right)
Dave Van Kirk, Jack Van Kirk, Jim Van Kirk, John Van Kirk

Our Management

Mike Newman President
Estimator/Project Manager

Jamie Simmerman Vice President
Estimator/Project Manager

Steve Ragoss Vice President
Estimator/Project Manager

Steve Rogge Estimator/Project Manager

Darren Hellbusch Estimator/Project Manager

Melissa Scheidemann Contracts/Accounts Receivable

Amy Skalka Human Resources

Kristin Steinhauer Accounts Payable

Lynn Sterkel Comptroller/Safety Officer

History of Van Kirk Bros. Contracting


While stationed at the U.S. Army base in Fort Riley, Kansas, Jack Van Kirk meets and marries Nebraskan Carol Curtis.


Jack and Carol move their family from Jack’s hometown of Sparta, New Jersey to Sutton, Nebraska. Jack works at Sutton Lumber Yard and Carol opens Midwest Sporting Goods.


Van Kirk Sand & Gravel, Inc. is incorporated. Jack and sons Jim and John begin performing utility work as Van Kirk Bros. Contracting.


After a special meeting of the board of directors, David Van Kirk trades his 1976 Chevrolet 4WD pickup for stock shares of Van Kirk Sand & Gravel, Inc.


The company purchases a lot in Sutton and builds a 20’ x 40’ shop building to house the company’s equipment.


The Van Kirks purchase a used metal building and move it to their property on Highway 6. Strong winds promptly destroy the building. The current shop at 1200 West Ash Street is then purchased.


The office moves from downtown Sutton to its present location at 1200 West Ash. Jack Van Kirk “retires” but remains chairman of the board. Jim is elected president; John, vice president; David, treasurer; and Carol, secretary.


The Van Kirk family loses Jack after a lengthy battle with cancer.


After 38 years in business, Van Kirk Bros. employs 100 people on 15 crews and owns 120 units of heavy equipment with 100 trucks, trailers, vans, and pickups.


Van Kirk Bros. Contracting celebrates 40 years in business.


Van Kirk Bros. Contracting becomes a partially Employee Owned & Operated Company


Van Kirk Bros. Contracting becomes 100% Employee Owned & Operated!

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