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About us


Don Rausch & Sons Construction was started in 1974 by our founders Donald and Darlys Rausch. Don had 14 years of experience prior to the start of his company. His experience included on the road clearing, grubbing trees, and laying pipe on state and county roads though out Iowa. Don was a farmer before working on the road and later that experience brought him back to agricultural work with farmers on their projects including waterways terraces, ponds, building site preparation and much more. From the start of the company, Don went from having one Caterpillar track loader truck and a tilt bed trailer to owning and operating five different machines in a just few short years. Although, when the farm economy was slow in the 1980’s, he understood the hardships farmers experienced though those years which resulted in the company shifting to larger equipment to expand the company’s opportunities. At one time Don had fleet scrapers to remove the overburden on quarries to expose limestone for quarry owner to crush it into rock, which was helpful for several companies.

Don passed away in 1997, but business is still striving to do the best for their customers. Jim Rausch, his son with years of experience, took over the business which is still growing and still working with farmers on their various projects for their farms. The company has worked on many large dairy, hog, poultry and fertilizer sites over the years. With the investment of the CAD program and GPS equipment, we are able to survey and build your project from design to finished product. Jim’s crew is composed of courteous and experienced employees who strive to give all of our customers the best service and products deliverable. Whether your request is as simple as delivering a load of rock or even a much larger project, Jim and his employees will do their best for a finished project you can be proud of. Don always said “It only cost a little more to have a first class job.”

Making the grade since 1974