When you love your work—
it shows.

At Cardinal Construction, we believe that when you love your work, it shows. For more than 120 years, we’ve built a culture of trust and integrity that our clients, partners and employees have come to depend on. By working with an employee-owned company where each member of the team is treated fairly, you ensure that everyone working on your project is experienced, focused and fully invested in the success of your project.

Our Mission

Cardinal’s mission is to deliver a superior building experience, while serving as an essential partner to our clients, through effective leadership and efficient use of resources.

Our History



Miller establishes his own business, John G. Miller Construction.


John G. Miller Construction expands through the creation of a non-union subsidiary, Black Hawk Construction, to better serve clients outside of Black Hawk County.


A subsidiary of Black Hawk Construction, Cardinal Construction, is activated to work in Black Hawk County.


John G. Miller Construction ceases active operations. Of the remaining entities, Cardinal Construction, Inc. becomes the sole operating unit.


Beck-Ericson Construction of Cedar Falls is merged into the Cardinal organization, bringing with it key leadership and experienced field personnel.

Our Team

Whether in the field or in the office, every member of our team works together to contribute to the success of your project. As an employee-owned company, Cardinal staff take a personal interest in doing things the right way, from start to finish.