About Duininck Companies

We are a diversified family business portfolio in water management, construction and materials, and real estate industries. Now in our fourth generation, we are energized to build for the future with a focus on people, values, and growth.

Driven By Values

Successful companies. Thriving people. We are driven by values unique to each of our companies yet unifying in ways that guide how we serve and support each other, make business decisions, and interact with our customers and communities.

We are so grateful for our employees. They are a dedicated and talented workforce, partners with us in building success for the future, which is key to our ability to create global impact.

That’s what we are about – we build value and live our values, stewarding family businesses for generations.

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Empowering Others

People

We create a thriving workplace in which our team members can achieve their highest potential, engaged in meaningful work.

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Our workplace is a platform from which we desire to see our team members thrive in all areas of life. Each person in our growing family of companies has unique talents, interests, and needs as a whole person - impacted by six categories of wellbeing. 

My vocational work is meaningful, utilizing my unique talents, gifts, and interests.

I have the stability of connections in my life that provide genuine love and affirmation.

I manage my resources, both current and future state, in a mindful way that promotes financial freedom.

My physical and mental wellness is attended to, enabling me to fully engage in all aspects of life.

Outside of work, I experience a sense of connection through group experiences and / or organizations that provide a sense of fulfillment.

I attend to my spiritual needs, seeking out others who can support my growth in this area.

Our commitment is that each company's unique culture reflects our Duininck Family's values, noted as follows:

We recognize that all we have is a gift from God, and we foster the advancement of His resources entrusted to our care for His glory.

We subscribe to biblical values, and with God’s help, learn to conform our conduct to these values.

We ensure clarity of purpose, values, and vision, energize and develop people, raise the bar, focus on relationships, and model the values.

We nurture and care for the wellbeing of families at work and home.

We joyfully give our time, talent, and finances out of grateful hearts.

Values of the Duininck Family

We align our actions to reflect our biblical values, living generously to positively impact others through our business relationships.

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Growth

We dedicate resources to the needs of our customers to sustain our economic opportunity for generations.

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There’s a deep connection between who we are and our relationships with our customers. We strive to deliver experiences that are built on trust and integrity, while innovating products and services that provide a competitive edge to our customers.

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Our Story

1919

1919

Henry Duininck, age 16, goes to work on the road with a team of horses and slip scraper for $5 / day building roads south of Raymond and Lake Lillian, Minnesota.

1920s

1920s

The "birth" of Duininck Brothers Construction in 1926, founded by brothers - Henry and Amos Duininck. First generation (G1) Duininck ownership is formed when Wilbur joins brothers in 1928.

1932

1932

A grading contract near Cook, Minnesota, spells bankruptcy for Duininck Bros. They reorganize and build roads closer to home (Prinsburg) in Renville County under engineer Dave Gilchrist, who later joined in partnership to form "Duininck Brothers and Gilchrist." Cost to grade a new road is $375 per mile.

1940s

1940s

United States Department of Defense contract involves work on airports in Topeka, KS; Sioux Falls, SD; and Longville, TX. A dryer is purchased, and the first hot mix plant, paver, roller and crusher added to the equipment fleet, which includes 7 single axle trucks.

1950s

Second generation (G2) Duininck owners join the business: Curt, Willis, Norm, Harris, Lee and Larry.

1950s

1960s

The owner group commits to an annual practice of giving a percentage of earnings to local and global ministries.

1960s

1975

Formed Prinsburg Tile Company, a producer of concrete tile.

1975

1982

Built 362 houses in Trinidad. Minnkota Building Systems, DB&G Trinidad & Trinidata Housing Ltd. formed.

1982

1982

Became a partner in Heli-Jet, a company providing a variety of helicopter services. Headquarter location in Portland, Oregon.

1982

1983

SFO Helicopter Airlines, Inc. established. Provided interconnection air shuttle for passengers between the major airline terminals in the San Fransisco Bay area.

1983

1984

Formation of Hart Ranch, a family vacation resort business located in the Rapid City, South Dakota, area.

1984

1985

Duininck Bros. Inc. expands its headquarters location and operation to Texas, performing heavy civil work in highway and government airfield construction.

1985

1985

George Rakes, Inc. acquired – steel and plastic pipeline applications in the oil and gas industry.

1985

1986

Prinsburg Tile Co becomes Prinsco. Concrete tile manufacturing began to transition to plastic in 1981, and by 1985, the company exclusively produced plastic.

1986

1987

Formation of Indian Harvest Specialtifoods, a distributer and processor of specialty grains. The company was later renamed InHarvest.

1987

1988

Duininck Golf is formed, a division of Duininck Inc. Pictured is Little Crow Golf Resort of New London, Minnesota.

1988

1988-2003

Third generation (G3) Duininck owners join and all work in the business: Jason, Chris, Kyle, Jamie, Jeremy, Judd, Ryan, and Trevor.

88-03

2000-2004

Prinsco acquires two manufacturing companies in Illinois and Iowa, establishing Prinsco as a Midwest leader in agricultural drainage. Adding capabilities and capacity set in motion a move into the stormwater market.

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2003

Duininck wins the Sheldon G. Hayes award for a Texas Department of Transportation project. Annually, the National Asphalt Pavement Association names the best pavement projects in the nation. The following year – one of the projects is selected for this prestigious paving award in the United States, two years prior.

2003

2004

The portfolio expands with the acquistion of Central Allied Company - today known as Duininck Concrete.

2004

2010

Event held in Willmar, Minnesota, to honor G2 Duininck owners and spouses.

2010

2014

Executive Leadership and Central Services (Information / Services, Enterprise Risk Management, Employee Benefits & HR Support, & Finance) established to serve the portfolio.

2014

2014

Third generation (G3) owners commit to documenting purpose, values, and behaviors that support the values.

2014

2018

First annual Duininck Family Summit held in Minneapolis. Fourth generation (G4) Duininck Family members, age 16 and older, are formally introduced to an overview of all the companies in the portfolio. Some family members meet each other for the very first time.

2018

2021

Midwest Outdoor Resorts Director of Operations, Gina Rose, is awarded the Coast to Coast Operations Manager of the Year (West) Award. 

2021

2021

The portfolio changes with the divestiture of Midwest Outdoor Resorts and InHarvest.

2021

2022

Duininck Companies receives the Willmar Foundation Community Building Award for demonstrating commitment to community through corporate support, partnerships, and employee engagement.

2022

2022

The portfolio is shaped into three distinct industry sectors: Water Management, Construction & Materials, and Real Estate.

2022

2023

2023

Hart Ranch Golf Club is voted #1 Public Golf Course in South Dakota by Golfweek magazine.

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