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In 1924, danish emigrant, Lars Henning founded Henning Construction. A brick mason by trade, Lars started the once small construction business in his hometown of Latimer, Iowa. Henning Construction quickly gained a reputation as a builder of quality clay tile barns, gymnasiums, grain silos, and other buildings within the north central Iowa community.

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Lars’ sons, Owen and Wayne Henning, expanded the capabilities of the company to include carpentry and home building. Owen started a division of the business specializing in grain handling, drying, storage, and milling. During this time, Henning Construction established itself as a respected regional builder of single family residential housing, light commercial buildings, agricultural confinement buildings, and feed mills. 

Jeff Henning | CEO of Henning Companies.


Lars’ grandson, Jeff Henning, became a senior member of the company’s staff and expanded Henning Construction’s expertise into the areas of multi-family residential, multi-story office buildings, state of the art livestock confinement facilities, food processing facilities, and international construction management. 

Henning Companies is a General Contractors located in Johnston, IA.


Today, Henning Companies is a very unique company. We are one of the premier agricultural builders in the nation providing Design-Build solutions for hatcheries, egg laying facilities, livestock confinement, and food processing.  We also have extensive experience and expertise in commercial and industrial construction including commercial offices, retail, tenant improvements, warehouses, manufacturing, hospitality and multi-family markets.