Highland, Illinois - Humble Beginnings

In 1958, Ralph Korte, a carpenter at heart, began building what was to become his life's work. With not much more than a pickup truck and a saw, he started helping on his neighbors' farms, constructing mostly milking parlors and barns. Word got out that Ralph and his crew built a good barn at a good price. Soon after, Ralph Korte Construction was building for his neighbors' neighbors. Barns became warehouses, which developed into offices, distribution centers, churches, schools and more.

Oklahoma City - And We're Still Building for Neighbors

While we were founded just up Highway 44 near St. Louis, Missouri, we have roots firmly planted in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Since 2004, we've been building the city we are all proud to call home. And while you might not know us, you've certainly seen our work. From Tinker Air Force Base to our work for Hitachi and The Walgreen Company, we're proud of every square foot we've delivered in the Sooner State. Here's to more ground broken and more ribbons cut in our home away from home.

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Highland, Illinois

In 1958, Ralph Korte, a carpenter at heart, began building what was to become his life's work. With not much more than a pickup truck and a saw, he started helping on his neighbors' farms, constructing mostly milking parlors and barns. Word got out that Ralph and his crew built a good barn at a good price. Soon after, Ralph Korte Construction was building for his neighbors' neighbors. Barns became warehouses, which developed into offices, distribution centers, churches, schools and more.

By 2002, The Korte Company had established itself as a nationally recognized design-build company with construction starts across the country and a portfolio of award-winning projects. Our client list continued to grow and included everyone from the local church group to Fortune 100 Corporations.

Even as we broke ground in places like Hawaii and Puerto Rico, we remained a Midwestern company, born and raised. The values we were taught growing up were now the guiding principles for the company we had become. Hard work, dedication, integrity and moral code aren't words we throw around lightly. They are who we are, and more importantly, it's what our clients have come to expect.

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Las Vegas, Nevada - A New Beginning

Much like his father, Greg cut his teeth on the job site. While his friends were spending their summers learning to swim, Greg was learning the family business. After working as a laborer through high school, Greg studied Construction Management at Kansas State University, where he graduated in 1987 and took his first job as an Office Engineer for a Las Vegas-based construction firm. Greg worked his way through the ranks and was named President and CEO, and became the majority stakeholder in 1997.

In 2002, a non-payment threatened not only the company and its employees, but also jeopardized the subcontractors and vendors involved in the project. The move to partner with The Korte Company as they expanded into Las Vegas marked a major point in Greg's career. His leadership and values never faltered, and his conviction to protect his associates, clients and subcontractors earned him the respect of his co-workers, peers and clients.

Fifteen Years Strong

Today, The Korte Company continues to expand under the leadership of Greg Korte, who is currently the President of The Korte Company's Las Vegas Division. He continues to lead by example, putting clients and associates first. The lessons he learned growing up in a small Midwestern town serve as a reminder that hard work and integrity never lose their purpose.

So here's to Fifteen Years Strong. We are thankful for the people we've had the opportunity to work with. Our clients, vendors and subcontractors have become friends, and our employees have become family. And for that, we are truly grateful.

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The U.S. Air Force selected The Korte Company to construct the $40.1 million multi-aircraft hangar for the 76th Aircraft Maintenance Group at Tinker Air Force Base near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The 164,443-square-foot facility performs a number of services, including programmed depot maintenance for a variety of aircraft. The hangar includes open and private offices, administration areas, break room, latrine and shower areas, an open bay work area, a technical order library, and building utility rooms.

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The Hitachi Computer Products plant in Norman, Oklahoma added 200,000 square feet of warehouse and office space to its current facility, doubling its size.

The expansion was the first one in the state using the Oklahoma Development Pooled Finance Program, a state incentive program that allows Hitachi to use state tax withholdings from the plant's employees to pay for construction.

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This project includes the design and construction of a 163,936 square foot Army Reserve Training Center, and a 17,663 square foot Vehicle Maintenance Shop.

The Training Center is a one and two-story structure constructed of load-bearing, tilt-up concrete wall panels, two-story with steel floor and roof structure. It contains administrative and training spaces for United States Army Reserve and Oklahoma National Guard staff. Interior construction is two-story masonry.

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This project includes design and construction of the 204,133-square-foot Armed Forces Reserve Center, and the 30,287-square-foot Field Maintenance Shop.

The Armed Forces Reserve Center has private and open office areas with movable partitions, a large kitchen, an assembly hall, a weapons simulator room, a fitness center, a locker room, an armored vault and storage areas placed strategically throughout the facility.

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Located on the northwest corner of the Will Rogers Airport, this new, 70,000-square-foot complex provides space to support aircraft maintenance functions for the fleet of various aircraft assigned to the Oklahoma City Branch of the U.S. Custom & Border Patrol.

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