Our Story

A native of Waverly, Iowa, Andru Ramker is the president and owner of Hawkeye Construction. He spent most of his early life working as a tradesman, building for his father’s company. Andru earned a B.S. in construction management from Florida International University(class of 78’), and contractors licenses in Florida(licensed 1985), Georgia, and Virginia. Andru continues to serve his customers as a project manager and estimator.

A native of Green Lake, Wisconsin, Brett Heidel joined Hawkeye in 1999 and has proven to be a leader for the organization. Brett has substantial construction experience, has a strong background in hospitality, and is a Veteran of the Gulf War. Brett grew up working at his family’s resort property, The Heidel House in Wisconsin. Brett then became a General Manager for Chart House, and a regional manager and development team member for Adobe Gilas. Brett spearheaded both the 100,000sqft Muviville luxury bowling center and movie theater(completed 2010) in Fredrickburg, Virginia; and the 10 million dollar conversion of the 70,000 sqft Splitsville Luxury Bowling Center(completed 2012) at Disney Springs. Brett is actively involved in every Hawkeye project.

Client references are available upon request.

What Our Clients And Subcontractors Are Saying About Us:

“We have worked with Hawkeye Construction for over a decade and all I can say is “fast and furious” would be the common thread. The jobs are design build, fast track, and Hawkeye “always” gets them done on time. Hawkeye is a “can do” company and I would highly recommend them for any size construction.”

-Paul J Konitz
Konitz Construction, Inc. (steel fabrication and erection)

"It has been truly heartwarming to witness the straight forward insightful initiative of Hawkeye Construction so solidly demonstrated for so many years. Whether it be a 60 million plus casino hotel renovation, a dramatic Disney entertainment creation, or a home saving wall repair, their fantastic supervisory teams and quality contractors far exceed expectations every time......which means everything when it's your project. Thanks Hawkeye".

Ed Droste
Co-Founder Hooters Restaurants Co-Owner Provident Resort Management

"We have worked with Hawkeye Construction for over 10 years and they have completed projects totaling more than $50 million of general contract and construction management. Hawkeye is excellent in three critical areas: value engineering while maintaining design intent, problem solving with landlords and local jurisdictions and, most importantly, delivering the project on time and within budget. The recently completed Splitsville at Downtown Disney is a great example of a premium finished product constructed on time under very complicated conditions. I highly recommend Hawkeye."

- Mark Gibson
Co-owner Splitsville Lanes, Millennium Management

"We have chosen Hawkeye as our primary contractor since its inception. They have either built or remodeled all 12 of our stores(Hooters Restaurants) in the Tampa Bay area. We have NEVER been disappointed with Hawkeye’s pricing or with delivering a quality project on time, or often ahead of schedule. They also effectively served as our Owner’s representative on our $36 million renovation of our casino in Las Vegas. Hawkeye’s leadership on the project saved us significant dollars. Hawkeye’s ability to value engineer a project, which is often over looked by architects, is a significant attribute that many contractor’s just don’t think about, will likely bring significant cost savings to most projects. . We have recommended Hawkeye on several occasions and each time Hawkeye has gained another satisfied, long term client.".

Neil Kiefer - CEO
Hooters Management Corporation