History

Message from founder and President, John Hudec:

In 1987, Hudec Construction Company was founded to service small, quick-turn specialty contracts. The very first side jobs were plastic laminate projects for various general contractors, architects, and owners. The first production shop was the two-car garage at the residence of my parents, John and Phyllis Hudec. It was in this garage that my father and I worked, literally around the clock at times, to complete these early millwork projects. The early days saw an emphasis on small general contracting projects for various new construction and remodeling, as well as millwork projects. It was during these days that our understanding of real customer service began to take shape.

This understanding fostered the idea of providing a level of service to our customers that could not be paralleled by any other company presently serving them. This commitment has never changed throughout the years. After about nine years in business, our focus shifted from general contracting and millwork to becoming a complete architectural millwork shop. With heavy encouragement from our small clientele base, we began to focus our energies on building the millwork aspect of the business. These efforts eventually spawned our niche within the industry. It was at this time, we began to brand our company as Hudec Woodworking Co. From the early confines of the two-car shop, we moved to a facility in Highland, Indiana. We occupied three different tenant spaces within this building for nine years. In 1996, we designed and built our present facility on Ivanhoe Ct. in Griffith, Indiana. This operation was a dream realized for all who worked in the cramped quarters of our Highland shop.

We have stayed in our present facility since that time, but have undergone several renovations to keep pace with the company’s ongoing growth. In recent years we did a plant expansion that enabled us to double the size of our production shop while creating additional administrative offices for key personnel. Over the past year, we completed another remodeling project for more office space and constructed a large conference room with several millwork details. The team volunteered to make our 20′ conference table as a reflection of their passion for the craft. Our growing never stops, as we are currently in the midst of constructing a new modernized finishing department and a custom metalworking facility, both slotted for completion in early 2015.

We continually update and maintain our facilities, equipment, and develop the talent pool of our employees to service our growing business. We strategically reinvest into further growth to accommodate the needs of our customers and ensure we are providing the best resources to the dedicated people of the Hudec organization. From our early beginnings in the two-car garage, through several challenging economies, I am proud of the unbelievable feats we have accomplished over the past 27 years. I contribute much of Hudec’s success to the immeasurable contributions of our employees. Their unrivaled dedication, along with the continued support of our industry partners, have been the driving force feeding our success. We are excited about the future and looking forward to another 27 years!

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148 N. Ivanhoe Ct.
Griffith, IN 46319

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