(From left to right)
Dave Van Kirk, Jack Van Kirk, Jim Van Kirk, John Van Kirk

Our Management

Dave Van Kirk President

Jim Van Kirk Vice President

Jamie Simmerman Vice President
Estimator/Project Manager

Mike Newman Vice President
Estimator/Project Manager

John Van Kirk Past Vice President (Retired)

Steve Ragoss Estimator/Project Manager

Steve Rogge Estimator/Project Manager

Darren Hellbusch Estimator/Project Manager

Melissa Scheidemann Contracts/Accounts Receivable

Diane Lewis Accounts Payable

Lynn Sterkel Comptroller/Safety Officer

Amy Skalka Human Resources

History of Van Kirk Bros. Contracting

1955

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

1971

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.

1978

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

1982

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.

1985

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

1993

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.

1998

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.

1999

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

2017

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.

2019

Van Kirk Bros. Contracting celebrates 40 years in business.

Looking for a construction job?

Apply Now