317.359.5411 3914 Prospect Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203

History

The artwork above is a symbol of our progress, success and growth through the years. From humble beginnings to ENR Top 400 contractor, Wilhelm has been a prominent name since 1923. Click on a piece of the artwork to learn more about our history.

 

1930s – 1940s Wilhelm became a familiar name in central Indiana, known for building quality commercial, institutional, and industrial projects.

1950s – 1960s F.A. Wilhelm Construction Company began constructing university projects throughout Indiana, including  Indiana University, Purdue University, Ball State University, Marian College (now Marian University), and Indiana State University, while continuing to work in Indianapolis for industrial customers such as Eli Lilly and Company.

1970s – 1980s Wilhelm Construction developed its expertise in historic renovation and parking structure construction while still continuing to serve its already-developed markets.

1990s – 2000s Wilhelm Construction applied its experience in structural concrete to lodging and gaming resorts. Additionally, the experience gained in pharmaceutical building was applied to healthcare facilities and research laboratories.

Today, Wilhelm Construction is the largest employer of construction labor in Indiana, employing craft persons in all the general trades. We work more than 3 million man-hours annually, and our workforce is capable of mobilizing throughout the Midwest. Through our subsidiaries we offer mechanical, electrical, and HVAC capabilities.

Regardless of which new challenge the company has decided to take on, Wilhelm Construction has always responded with hard work, innovation, flexibility, a belief in our core values, and confidence in each other. Our workforce is backed by the latest technology and skilled support staff to accomplish every job at the highest quality to exceed our client’s expectations. With more than 8,000 projects of every size and complexity, we continue to remedy clients’ needs and improve our communities.