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Sanford breaks ground on long-anticipated orthopedic hospital

An orthopedic hospital years in the making officially has started construction on the campus of Sanford USD Medical Center. Sanford broke ground today on the new 205,000-square-foot Sanford Orthopedic Hospital. At nine stories, it will be the tallest building on the main Sioux Falls campus and will be built to the west of the surgical […]

Sanford Health breaks ground on new Orthopedic hospital

A major announcement came from Sanford Health Tuesday as the health system broke ground on a new six-story orthopedic hospital on its main campus in central Sioux Falls. This will be the third orthopedic hospital in the city. “We’ve waited for this for so long, and the time is here, it’s now,” Sanford Health Sioux […]

Groundbreaking ceremony marks transition to new arena

Today at 4 p.m., a new era for Jackrabbit athletics was marked by the groundbreaking ceremony of First Bank & Trust Arena, taking the place of what is currently Frost Arena. The project was first authorized by the South Dakota Board of Regents in December 2021, later receiving approval from both houses of the South Dakota […]


The beginning of the transformation of Frost Arena into First Bank & Trust Arena will be marked with a ceremonial groundbreaking on Thursday, June 2.   The event, which is open to the public, begins at 4 p.m. on the east side of Frost Arena. An ice cream social will follow. Guests are asked to […]

May/June 2022 Gang Box

Read the May/June 2022 Gang Box. Highlights include: Project Photos, New Employees and Employee Spotlight: Jarod Goepferich

New Faces at HCC

We have several new faces at Henry Carlson Construction! Trevor Heinemann is an Assistant Project Manager, Jeff McLaughlin is a Superintendent and Rob Wilkerson is an Assistant Superintendent. Blaid Friedrichs and Chris Miller are Field Engineers and finally Logan Prouty is an Intern. Welcome to HCC!

City breaks ground on $215 million expansion of wastewater plant

  Sioux Falls has officially broken ground on a massive $215 million expansion of the city’s water reclamation plant that will increase its capacity in order to keep up with the pace of the city’s growth. Several city leaders and officials spoke at the event on Tuesday morning, thanking numerous people who have been involved […]

Karla Evans Retires after 31 Years!

Today was Karla Evans’s last day at Henry Carlson Construction, LLC. She has been with us for an amazing 31 years! Karla has been working with the in-house Sanford crew alongside Jeremy Kessler. She worked with JT Thomas many years before he retired.   Jeremy said, “She will be missed by all of us here […]

March/April 2022 Gang Box

Read the March/April 2022 Gang Box. Highlights include: Project Photos, Promotions and Employee Referral Program.