News & Project Updates

DSC Expanding Dental Office

07/10/18

A dentist office in Charles City will soon be able to serve their patients more efficiently when DSC crews finish a new 2,000 SF one-story addition. Started in April, the…

Ankeny Open House Photos – June 15th

06/25/18

Our Ankeny location had a great time celebrating our 60th Anniversary Open House on Friday and visiting with friends, clients, neighbors, and employees. Thank you to all who attended –…

Freedom Rock Coming to Clear Lake

06/22/18

DSC donated their time and crane to place a 16-ton rock, which will become the Cerro Gordo County Freedom Rock, near 8th Street and Main Avenue on Monday morning in…

Fareway Meat Market Under Construction

06/12/18

DSC crews started this spring on the remodel of an existing building for a 5,000 SF full-service Fareway meat market at 3720 Lincoln Way in Ames in the former Sports…

New Hire to CL Office

06/08/18

New to the Clear Lake office is Kayla Kearns as an HR Assistant. Kayla will be helping with orientations, benefits, recruitment, and assisting as needs arise.  Kayla is a recent…

Groundbreaking at Country Meadow Place

05/21/18

Dean Snyder Construction joined Country Meadow Place of Mason City to hold a groundbreaking ceremony on May 16, 2018, for a new $3.9 million addition onto their existing 36-apartment retirement…

Osage Community School Breaks Ground on Updates

05/15/18

DSC, Atura Architecture, and Osage Community School district broke ground on Wednesday, May 9 on a new $12 million renovation project. Atura has been working with the school on finding…

New Hire: Project Coordinator

05/11/18

Starting this month in Clear Lake is Project Coordinator Amy Rippentrop. Amy comes to us from the Mason City Airport, where she worked as a secretary for 8 years assisting…

One Vision Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony

05/08/18

On Monday, May 7, a crowd gathered in a fenced off area of One Vision’s campus to watch key influencers in their redevelopment plan break ground on a $12 million…

DSC Takes on Food & Beverage Processing Industry

04/30/18

While starting as a residential builder in Clear Lake, Iowa, sixty years ago, Dean Snyder Construction has grown to include several core markets including commercial, food and beverage processing, industrial…

Northwood-Kensett CSD HVAC Replacement

04/10/18

DSC was awarded the job for Northwood-Kensett Community School District’s HVAC Replacement at the high school in Northwood. The $3.7 million project will replace an older, outdated heating system in…

DSC Celebrates Women in Construction Week

03/21/18

In February, Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation making March 4-10 “Women in Construction Week.” Today, 9.1 percent of women in the United States are employed in various occupation sectors…

My Happy Place Bathroom Remodel

03/16/18

This week we had the opportunity to do something a bit different and give back to a family in our own community. My Happy Place is an organization in Mason City…

DSC Field Safety Coordinator Takes Home Award

03/02/18

Dean Snyder Construction’s Field Safety Coordinator Russ DeFord was awarded the Safety Professional of the Year award on Wednesday, February 28 at the Annual Master Builders of Iowa winter conference….

Clear Lake Office Welcomes New Receptionist

02/13/18

Joining the Clear Lake office as our new receptionist this February is Jessica Carolus. Jessie, as she prefers, previously worked for ABCM Corp. of Garner as a Activity Assistant at…

Tobacco Outlet Plus Grocery Now Open in Des Moines

02/01/18

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on January 17 for the new Tobacco Outlet Plus Grocery, a chain of Kwik Trip. Previously a BP Gas Station, DSC crews started in…

New HiPo Project with Cambrex

01/25/18

Dean Snyder Construction crews recently broke ground on a new two-phase highly potent API (HPAPI) manufacturing facility project at Cambrex in Charles City, IA. Phase 1 is a fast-track project…

In Remembrance – Dean Snyder

01/15/18

Dean Charles Snyder, 87, of Clear Lake, Iowa, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at home January 13, 2018. This is the day that the Lord has made –…

Sanborn Cheese Processing Plant Now in Production

01/05/18

The 14,000 SF addition DSC built onto the AMPI cheese plant in Sanborn, Iowa is now making cheese using their eight new vats in the expanded facility. They also increased…

Ribbon Cutting Held for Harrisburg, SD Fareway

12/08/17

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Thursday, December 7 for the opening of the Harrisburg, South Dakota new Fareway. The new 19,000 SF grocery store is Fareway’s 120th store…

2nd Fareway Meat Market Holds Ribbon Cutting

11/25/17

Located in Lincoln, NE, the new Fareway Meat Market officially opened their doors on Wednesday, November 15. The 6,500 SF store includes a variety of meats and seafood, with all…

DSC Welcomes New BD Associate

11/15/17

Dean Snyder Construction is pleased to announce the addition of Tania Bowman as a Business Development Associate in our Ankeny office. Tania will be responsible for assisting with the development…

Ashley Furniture Opening Soon

11/01/17

Ashley Furniture will be opening to the public on Saturday, November 18 in Mason City. Previously a Kmart, Ashley Furniture bought the entire 250,000 SF space with plans to split…

DSC Crews Renovating Plymouth Apartments After Fire

10/20/17

A fire on August 10 caused extensive damage to an apartment building in Mason City. The fire appeared to have started in the attic, and firefighters poured over 88,000 gallons…

New Server Network Technician

09/21/17

Joining the Clear Lake office this month as our new Server Network Technician is Justin Hamand. Justin previously worked as a Server Administrator for Dealer Built in Mason City. His…

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Renovation

08/25/17

This spring DSC was awarded the contract for Construction Manager of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church construction project in Osage, Iowa. Broken into two phases, crews are currently working on…

DSC Welcomes New IT Applications Analyst

08/18/17

Joining the DSC Clear Lake office is Kirk Groeneweg. Kirk is taking on the role of an IT Applications Analyst and will handle any issues that come up with our…

DSC Helping Double Cheese Capacity for AMPI

08/09/17

Dean Snyder Construction crews are in Sanborn, Iowa, helping to double production on an 80-year-old cheese making facility. Starting this past February, crews are building a new 14,000 square-foot precast…

Crews Finish Cleaner Building

07/15/17

DSC crews recently finished the 4,300 SF Cleaner Building Project at Grain Millers of St. Ansgar in April and completed 40,000 SF of paving, 1,400 ft of curb work, and…

DSC Building New Maintenance Shop for Gold-Eagle

07/13/17

Construction has started in Eagle Grove, Iowa, at Gold-Eagle Cooperative. Crews broke ground in May on a new design-build 16,000 SF maintenance building addition. The pre-engineered Ceco building will have…