About Heartland Builders

Heartland Builders, a full-service general contractor located in Columbus, Nebraska, was established in 1988. Our work has earned our reputation as a high quality, customer-driven contractor in the construction of protein production facilities. We maintain control over every facet of our projects with our in-house team of skilled, experienced professionals. Our protein production expertise, unequaled customer commitment, and pride in our workmanship give our customers peace-of-mind as well as a remarkable facility.

Heartland Builders’ passion for our customers, broad experience, and Midwest values are what led to the partnership with Summit Engineering & Construction in 2016. This partnership equips us to serve livestock producers across the US, combining Heartland Builders’ quality construction with Summit Engineering & Constructions’ industry leading technical, engineering, design, and innovation capabilities.

We listen to our customers, understand their unique needs and vision, then work collaboratively to bring the project from design to production. Heartland Builders’ team works tirelessly to make sure the facilities we build for our customers go beyond expectations and accomplish your organizational goals, identify challenges facing your operation, and provide holistic solutions to the toughest obstacles.

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Our Services

At Heartland Builders, we build facilities to accomplish your goals, address specific challenges you face, and provide big-picture solutions. We guide you through the whole process from conception to completion, focusing on your objectives: building a facility that optimizes animal health, implements new technology for efficiencies in labor and feed, protects your investment, and ultimately improves your profitability.

Your Project – Our Commitment

A building project is the biggest decision you will make; Heartland Builder’s process will exceed expectations.

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Building Success in the Midwest

Your location, management preferences, and production objectives all factor into design of your building.

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Ready to Learn More?

Let Heartland Builders take you through a discovery process then continue coordination for success at each step.

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Prop 12-compliant sow spaces completed


States served

(MN, SD, IA, NE, OK, MO, WY, KS)


Species built for

Our Work

Heartland Builders continues to learn then to apply our knowledge to your project. We build lifetime relationships with protein producers like you and that begins with a discovery process. We listen to your goals and dreams, recognizing this is the most significant business decision you will make. Our team cares about your success and will ask the right questions to ensure every project exceeds your expectations.



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