Construction has been part of the Immel family since the 1800s.
Past generations made their living in the construction industry.
The tradition continued in the mid-1950s, when Howard Immel and his
brother, Ed, joined their father and uncle working at Immel
Construction Company in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
Howard eventually set out on his own and founded Howard Immel
Inc. in 1961. Howard and his wife, Gail, ran Howard Immel Inc. from
their home before moving to rental quarters. In 1978, Greg and Gary
Immel, along with Elton Harpt, Bob Huettl and Bud Schroeder,
acquired Howard Immel Inc. and, in the time-honored Immel
tradition, continued offering their clients quality and value. In
1982, the firm moved to its current location on Radisson Street in
Over the past 50 years, Howard Immel Inc. has played a
significant role in the development of some of Green Bay's most
recognizable and important landmarks, including the Brown County
Courthouse exterior restoration, Austin Straubel Airport and the
creation of Heritage Hill State Park.
Today, Howard Immel Inc. is recognized as one of the most
trusted and respected contractors in the Midwest. In 2002, the
Association of General Contractors of Wisconsin named Howard Immel
Inc. the General Contractor of the Year.
In 2006, Greg and Gary Immel passed ownership of the company to
Kelly Hafeman and Pete Smits, both long-time Immel employees.
Hafeman and Smits have set their goals to live up to and exceed the
high standards that were set by Howard Immel. The company will
continue to serve its established customer base, including health
care, retail, industrial, and commercial projects throughout the
Immel has a longstanding partnership with a select core of
subcontractors that have similar philosophies and work ethics. As
the company strikes out in the next century and its sixth decade in
business, Hafeman and Smits promise to continue what others before
them have started. With a strong customer base and a solid
reputation for quality, Howard Immel Inc. will continue building a