This Month’s Member of the Month


The Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Chamber Member of the Month for September 2017 is Clausen Brothers Construction

Clausen Brothers Construction is a stellar example of a successful small business in our community dedicated to serving their customers, making sure each guest has a positive experience and leading by example for everyone they do business with. So, we wanted to know what their secret was– Clausen Brothers the history of the business along with their blueprint for success!

Describe your business:

Clausen Brothers Construction puts 35 years of experience and two generations of family builders to work for commercial and residential clients in northeastern to western Nebraska. As a full-service design/build company, our combined longevity, expertise, unique designs and reputation, have distinguished us as one of the area’s finest builders.

When Clausen Brothers builds your dream home or commercial project, you will receive their total attention, from the design and the blue print to the completion of your project. There are a thousand and one details that go into building a home and we are attentive to them all. We will honor our commitment to you by building your home just the way you want it and to our high standards of quality and value. Our goal is to build a home that will stand the rest of time.

Features of Clausen homes include hand-rubbed, finished wood; custom cabinets; unique ceilings; beautiful crown moldings; custom tile work; unique fireplaces and indoor and outdoor spaces that flow easily. Energy efficiency is a high priority – we want you to save on heating, cooling and maintenance.

Besides homes, Clausen Brothers is known for commercial and church construction. For example; We are honored to be chosen to do very large commercial additions to the Osmond Lutheran Church and the Wausa Lutheran Church as well as several banks and strip malls in Eastern Nebraska.

Clausen Brothers has four design/draftsman, eleven carpenters, office staff, several full time subcontractors.

How long have you been in business in the Norfolk community? Give us a brief history of the business: 

Clausen Brothers Construction was founded in 1975 by Randy Clausen in Norfolk, Nebraska just 30 miles from Randy and his wife Peggy’s childhood hometown. Working together they built a strong reputation for the best commercial projects, unique custom homes and remodel in Northeast Nebraska. Shane, Aaron and Chad Clausen have worked in construction growing up in Norfolk. With their college degrees and owners of several business projects, the family brings a unique quality to the construction business and with the Clausen Brothers carpenter staff of talented craftsmen; they offer more options to the client. Clausen Custom Cabinets were always a part of our business, therefore in 2007, we added our own cabinet shop with the latest equipment to expand our custom cabinet line of products. They family team works together from initial conceptualization to finishing touches, checking each detail of the project, communicating with the client and each other and making sure the high standards set by Clausen Brothers are always met. Randy passed away in 2015. Since then Shane, Aaron, Chad and Peggy have carried on Randy’s legacy. We have expanded and are getting settled in our new location at 1801 Riverside Blvd.

What do you consider to be your blueprint for success? 

Quality, honesty, good relationships with our clients, our building team, other businesses and the community.

Share with us a success story of your business: 

Our craftsmen are the finest in their respective fields and many have been with us for up to 42 years. They treat your projects as though it were their own. We enjoy our relationships with them and appreciate what they bring to them.

Clausen Brothers considers each project it builds as a “custom project,” and our clients are more than willing to share their buildings/homes with those considering Clausen Brothers as their contractor. Our reputation has grown mostly by word of mouth. We have clients who have built two, even three projects or homes with us.

Community awards: Award for Excellence, The Better Business Bureau; “Most Impact on the City Award” City of Sidney; First Place awards, Northeast Nebraska Home Shows, booths featuring our cabinetry, finish work, wood projects and fireplaces, all decorated by Peggy Clausen; Member, Home Builders Associations, local, state and national; Sidney Chamber of Commerce; Norfolk City Planning Commission; District Educational Committee, charitable committees; Norfolk Chamber of Commerce; Norfolk Area Homebuilders; Norfolk City Council

Why did you decide to become a member of the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce? 

We are part of the Chamber because it brings a community of business together to network and grow.

What are your plans for the future of your business?

Continue growing – be the best at what we do – settle into new building.