About Us


Starting on May 1st, 1968 as a proprietorship, Cal Zehr Construction saw rapid growth and became Zehr Construction, Incorporated on May 1st, 1972, privately owned by the founders, Calvin and Emma Zehr. Initially specializing in high quality new home construction, we diversified through the 1970s and 80s into residential renovations, commercial renovations, and new commercial construction. Our versatility is what makes us hard to define, yet sets us apart from other construction companies.



In October of 1999, and with the official retirement of both Calvin and Emma Zehr, Zehr Construction changed ownership to longtime production director, Tim Short and business director David Zehr. Zehr Construction now continues proudly into the future with the founding principles of quality, fairness, and value at the forefront of our corporation.


Since inception, total customer satisfaction is our ultimate goal. Our reputation for quality and value is based on using the best in labor, materials, and business practices to meet or exceed your expectations of the finished product.



As part of being a leader in any community, Zehr Construction Incorporated believes in the value of giving back through involvement with local business and trade associations.  Among our many affiliations we proudly list the following;
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) since 1979,
Indiana Builders Association (IBA) since 1979,
Builders Association of Elkhart County (BAEC) since 1979,
Charter member of Remodelers Council of the BAEC in 1980,
Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Northern Indiana,
Goshen Chamber of Commerce,
Business Networking International (BNI).
Active involvement in these associations allows us to help guide the industry locally, statewide, and nationally, ultimately better serving our local community and customers.

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provided the high
quality my husband
and I were seeking at
a fair price with
workers who were
professional and
- Sher Gunden King