Bud Hentzen founded Hentzen Contractors Inc. in 1963. He served as general manager until 1985 when the daily operational duties were handed down to the second generation. Since then he has remained busy as a member of the Wichita Area Builders Association, the Wichita Independent Business Association, serving as a board member for The Christian Foundation for Children and Aging, and as a Sedgwick County Commissioner. He is a member of The Knights of Columbus Council 4118, The Pachyderm Club, and The Serra Club.
Bernie became an estimator at Hentzen Contractors in 1975. In 1985, he took over the day-to-day management duties and was named general manager. He is a member of the National Association of Home Builders, The National Remodelors Council as well as a Certified Aging in Place Specialist and a Certified Graduate Remodelor. He is also a member of The Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, The Wichita Independent Business Association and The Wichita Area Builder’s Association, where he has served as Chairman of the Board.
Bob began working as an estimator at Hentzen Contractors in 1977. Today, Bob oversees the Commercial Building and Remodeling division of the company. Bob manages various types of church, restaurant and general construction projects. He has formed great relationships with many McDonald’s franchise owners. Bob is a member of Wichita Area Builders Association Commercial Builders Council.
Mike began working for Hentzen Contractors as a laborer over thirty years ago. He worked his way from sheetrocker to lead carpenter over an eight year period. Mike rejoined the company in 1989 having gained outside experience as a draftsman and estimator and now manages the Residential Remodeling and Custom Home Building division of Hentzen Contractors Inc. Mike is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist and has earned his CKD, Certified Kitchen Designer, designation from the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Soon after obtaining his CKD, Mike was awarded first place in the Open Kitchen Design category from the NKBA Design Competition at the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show in Chicago. His skills and unique ability to produce creative solutions have made him a large contributor to Hentzen Contractor's success.
Twenty-five years ago Dan started at Hentzen Contractors in the carpentry field and settled in as a tile mechanic. After eleven years, he moved into the office as an estimator. For the past seven years he has had the responsibility of production manager, overseeing the daily operation of all projects including employee assignments, materials, and scheduling. Dan also conducts our safety meetings and OSHA compliance.
Chris began working part-time for Hentzen Contractors in 1999. After graduating from college, Chris joined the company as a project manager on a variety of commercial projects.
Jill began working for Hentzen Contractors part-time in 1996. After graduating from Benedictine College in 2003, Jill became a certified public accountant. She resumed work at Hentzen Contractors on a full time basis in 2005. As the financial manager Jill oversees all aspects related to the company’s accounting and finances.
Stephanie has been working at Hentzen Contractors for almost twenty years. She handles all aspects of the employees’ compensation including taxes and 401(k) contributions, in addition to assisting with many other accounting and human resource projects.
Elysia joined Hentzen Contractors as the front desk receptionist in 2004. She personally greets all of our customers, visitors, and friends as they enter the office and over the phone.
Valerie began working part time for Hentzen Contractors in 2000. After graduating from Benedictine College in 2006 she returned to the company and now coordinates marketing for the company.