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During these early years, the brothers all pursued somewhat different and unique courses. The oldest three boys worked and maintained the construction company; Chris did the bidding and the office work while John and Walt built the work. Einer was the only one of the six who pursued formal education – earning an engineering degree from Iowa State. Unfortunately, he died from appendicitis shortly after graduating. Walt was tragically killed by an out of control motorist on a project site in Woodbury County.
Harold went to work in Chicago on high rise steel construction during the 1920’s, he returned to the company with his newly learned construction expertise. Andrew had worked with his brothers as a teenager and then was drafted into World War II, where he served with the Seabees. After the war he returned to fulfill his lifelong career with the company.

Throughout the 1930s and 1940s they continued to build small culverts and cattle passes. Once the War ended, the company began to grow.

                                                                       Continue with the Early Years of Christensen Brothers, Inc.

 * Emergency Bridge and Road Repair
 * Precast Culverts          * Coffer Dams
 * Cast-in-place Concrete Culvert Construction
 * Reinforced Concrete Walls and Structures
 * Steel Sheet Pile Retaining Walls
 *City, County, State, & Federal Projects Since 1927
• Bridge Construction             • Bridge Repair
• Pile Driving                            • Demolition
• Concrete Paving                    • Deep Foundations
• High Density, Low Slump Bridge Overlay

• High Performance Concrete Bridge Overlay
• Silica Fume Bridge Deck Overlay

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Christensen Brothers, Inc.                                                      644 River Road, Cherokee Iowa 51012