Northwestern Bank

Northwestern Bank – Altoona, WI

In 2016 Gerald Jacobson approached Peter Hoeft regarding the bank’s interest in building a branch office in the River Prairie Development.  The property that Northwestern Bank was interested in is owned by Peter Hoeft and Robb Majeski (Southside Holdings).  This project was a real estate development, design build project and Northwestern Bank leases the building from Southside Holdings.  Jerry praised the Hoeft team for their professionalism, and friendly can-do attitude on the project. The project turned out perfect for the needs of Northwestern Bank now and in the future.



VES – Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

Our relationship with John and Jennifer McBride, co-owners of VES dates back to 2014.  We met to discuss the possible expansion of their existing building.  They considered expanding, but as a young business, decided to continue in their existing space.  We kept in touch over the course of the next 5 years and in 2019 the business had grown; added additional owners and capabilities and needed a new headquarter office, warehouse and research building.  VES considered three General Contractors/Real Estate Developers for their project.  Ultimately, they choose Hoeft Builders because of our commitment to helping them through not only the building process, but the incentive process with the State of Wisconsin and through the approvals with the City and the County.  VES’s new 114,000 sf corporate office, warehouse and research and testing facility is currently underway and will be completed in 2020.



VC Valley Companies

VC Valley Companies, Hudson, Wisconsin
We were working with a customer through the planning process for his new office/condo project in downtown Hudson when he got a call from a friend Todd Gilbert of VC Valley Companies. Todd indicated that he was interested in the space as he was planning to move the corporate office back to Hudson from Lake Elmo, Minnesota. The scope of the project grew to accommodate VC Valley’s needs. This customer introduced us to Todd Gilbert, CEO of VC Valley Companies and our relationship with Todd and VC took off from there. During the project Todd mentioned state incentives for his project, our staff helped Todd negotiate and work through the state for his project. VC Valley moved into their new corporate office in 2019 and Hoeft Builders continues to talk with Todd about future projects.

Applied Data Consultants

Applied Data Consultants – Eau Claire, WI

We were introduced to Jim Ward, President of Applied Data Consultants and owner of the Elite EXTRA software, through a banking connection. Jim had been working with another design firm for over a year, and felt a change was needed that better fit their vision and budget. Our Design Build team came together quickly and met with Jim to discuss the project. We arranged a tour of another office building that we had recently completed, which we felt encapsulated some of their needs. Jim told us which design features he liked in the new building, along with other components that he felt were important to nurturing the culture of his team. We turned around a concept plan in one week and Jim and his team were extremely pleased with both the fast turnaround time and the results. We then completed a high level bid, which was immediately accepted. The project is currently under construction by Hoeft Builders.

Here is what Jim Ward, President and Founder of Applied Data Consultants, has to say about working with Hoeft Builders:

“Working with the team at Hoeft Builders has been seamless. They have not only met our expectations, they have anticipated our needs every step of the way. They have provided insights and ideas, and have pivoted when needed. This is the third building I have built on our ADC campus, and it has far exceeded the experiences with the previous two. It has been my dream to build a new corporate office for our team, and Hoeft has made that dream a reality by offering their input and expertise every step of the way. I can’t thank Hoeft Builders enough for all of their efforts.”

Advanced Laser

Chippewa Falls, WI

Hoeft Builders contacted Advanced Laser and met with them to discuss their expansion plans. Advanced Laser had worked with another construction company in the past, but were not seeing their goals and dreams reflected in the plans that were supplied by the contractor. We suggested the design build approach where Hoeft hires the architect and shares Advanced Laser’s project needs with the architect. Hoeft and our architect designed the manufacturing and office expansion and new entry for the company. Hoeft was hired as the design/build contractor because we listened to the management team at Advanced Laser and delivered what they wanted and needed.

  • Design Build Services
  • 27,000 square foot manufacturing building
  • 5,000 square foot office addition and new entry

Coffee Grounds

Eau Claire, WI

The Coffee Grounds has been a customer of Hoeft Builders for years, so when Coffee Grounds owner, Eric Nelson, outgrew his space and was looking at new location options, he contacted Peter Hoeft. Peter told him that the former Chippewa Valley Orthopedics building was going to be vacated, Eric signed on to lease the majority of the building. Hoeft Builders:

  • Procured the location and the lease
  • Completed the renovation and remodeling of the building
  • Secured additional tenants for the building – Sakura Skin Spa
  • Own the building and lease it back to the Coffee Grounds with an option to purchase