After working several years for a general contractor in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Peter Blenker, along with his wife Pamela Jewell, decided to venture out on their own. In 1974, Peter and Pamela started Blenker Construction Inc., a contractor doing mostly remodeling and additions. After business began picking up, Peter hired on a few more people. Peter would run the jobs and Pamela would do the design work, while trying to raise three rambunctious young boys.
We built a manufacturing plant to meet demand and enhance the processes for off-site construction. Through continuous improvement, we became proficient at building homes both quickly and to more exacting standards. As our business expanded, we created Blenker Companies, which is the parent company to Blenker Construction. While we have since sold off the manufacturing side of our business, we still continue to utilize off-site construction principles on most of our residential projects.
We continued to build homes throughout central Wisconsin. Our years of experience, knowledge, and presence as a highly reputable custom home builder allowed us to earn projects through the housing recession in the early part of the decade. While Blenker Construction continued to be strong in the overall quantity and quality of projects we built, we understood the market correction would influence how homeowners wanted to spend their hard-earned money, and rightfully so. So, we stuck with the same principle that got us to this point; continue to provide the best value possible in new home construction.