Vesterheim Commons Contractors

Vesterheim gives special thank you to the companies who helped bring Vesterheim Commons to fruition! Their dedication, expertise, and hard work are evident in the beautiful structure and details.

Snøhetta, Oslo, Norway & New York City, NY
BNIM, Des Moines, IA

Construction Manager
McGough Construction, Des Moines, IA

Meyer Borgman Johnson,
Minneapolis, MN
Morrissey Engineering, Omaha, NE

ARUP, New York, NY (Acoustical)
Atelier 10, New York, NY (Sustainable Design)
Eckersley O-Callaghan, New York, NY (Building Envelope)
Fast + Epps, Brooklyn, NY  (Structural Engineers)
FP&C, Kansas City, MO (Code)
Terracon, Cedar Falls, IA (Environmental)

1st Window Treatments, Des Moines, IA
2nd Nature Landscaping, Bloomington, MN
Alamco Wood Products | Bell Structural Solutions, Albert Lea, MN
Artisan Ceilings, Waterloo, IA
Benzing Surveying LLC, Waukon, IA
Braun Intertec, Cedar Rapids, IA
Casper Plumbing & Heating Inc., Decorah, IA
Croell, Inc., New Hampton, IA
CTI, St. Louis, MO
Darold Berger Masonry Inc., Waukon, IA
David Bear, Inc., Urbandale, IA
Erdman Engineering, Decorah, IA
Finholt Construction, Decorah, IA
Floors by Beckers LLC, New Brighton, MN
For Sure Roofing, Des Moines, IA
Glen-Gery Brick, Urbandale, IA
Kinzler Construction Services, Waterloo, IA
Latitude Signage, Grinnell, IA
Perry Novak Electric, Decorah, IA
Schumacher Elevator, Denver, IA
Skold Construction, Des Moines, IA
Skyline Construction, Decorah, IA
Summit Companies, Rochester, MN
Walsh Door & Hardware Company, Iowa City, IA
Wicks Construction, Decorah, IA
Wilkie Sanderson, Sauk Rapids, MN
WL Hall, Hopkins, MN
Wright Way Computers, Decorah, IA
Young’s Painting & Decorating, Independence, IA

Find out more about the architects, general contractor, and engineers here.

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If you want to speak to someone about how you can support Vesterheim’s bold new future, call Diane Wagner or Kim Toussaint.

Diane Wagner: 563-382-9681 x103

Kim Toussaint: 563-382-9681 x105

A Re-imagined, Open, and Accessible Heritage Park

The first major project of the Strong Roots | Bold Future campaign is the re-imagining of Heritage Park, the outdoor exhibit and program space for Vesterheim’s 12 historic buildings. Heritage Park opened in summer 2021. Guided by the Snøhetta master plan, Heritage Park has been designed by Damon Farber Landscape Architects to be an accessible and open public space reminiscent of Norway’s forests and glades. Here, people can connect with one another amidst tangible historic buildings set in nature.

Beginning at the plaza that depicts the 1825 voyage of immigrants on the ship Restauration, meandering pathways will guide visitors around gentle glades, past a community amphitheater, and through the expanded parkwhere history comes alive by experiencing how Norwegian pioneers lived.

Special care has been given to create an environmentally sensitive community park with native plantings and woodlands appropriate to this Driftless Area of America’s Midwest, permeable pavers, and sustainable stormwater management.