The History of Beyers Construction


Born October 16, 1929, Donald E. Beyers grew up 3rd generation on the family farm west of Pana, Illinois where he worked with equipment at an early age. After serving in the Korean Conflict, Don returned home and worked, briefly, as a milkman. In late ‘50s he was elected Road commissioner and served 2 terms before starting Beyers-Spurgeon Co., Inc.


During the ‘60s, Beyers-Spurgeon Co., Inc. specialized in:

  • Land Improvement – timber clearing, surface drainage, erosion control, lake construction,
  • Residential and Commercial site work
  • Emergency responder to Railroad Derailments


In the early ‘70s, Beyers-Spurgeon founded Oak Terrace Resort.  Here they engineered and constructed a 66 acre Lake, subdivision roadways and utilities.

  • 1974 – Michael E. Beyers joins his father in Beyers Construction Co., Inc. Throughout the ‘70s, Beyers Construction continued to expand Land Improvement  and Residential and Commercial site work.


In 1980, Beyers Construction became a Qualified Contractor with State of Illinois Department of Transportation and Capitol Development Board.

  • Established a  relationship with a Surety Company to provide payment and  performance bonding.
  • Became signatory to construction trade unions.
  • Construction of bridges, highways, site work for sewer plants, water plants and various commercial projects, abandoned mine reclamation projects.

ADM Relationship

An ongoing relationship with Archer Daniels Midland, (ADM) of Decatur Ill., as their primary contractor for heavy construction site work throughout all of their Decatur facilities.

Family Owned Golf Course

Designed and constructed an 18-hole golf course for Oak Terrace Resort & Spa

The Family Business

  • 1974 – Michael E. Beyers joins his father in Beyers Construction Co., Inc.
  • 1996 – Jeffrey M. Beyers joins his Father and Grandfather in the family construction business
  • 2001 – Donald R. Beyers joins his Brother, Father, and Grandfather in the family construction business
  • 2010 – Michael W. Beyers, Jo Anne Hackler and Katie Ohmes join their Brothers, Father, and Grandfather in the family construction business


Performing as a General Contractor or Subcontracting complete site work packages with a focus on earthmoving for projects such as:

-ADM, Airports, Bridges,  Roadways, Wal-Mart, Menards, Lowes, Golf Courses, Municipal Park Districts, Sewer and Water Plants, Commercial and Residential Developments, Landfills, Power Plants, Quarries, Drainage, Erosion Control, Lakes and Shoreline remediation.

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