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About Us

Founded in 1966 by Mac Van Horn, Van Horn Construction is one of the most highly regarded construction companies in the Central United States, with a long-standing reputation of building on success. With more than 50 years as an industry leader, VHC continues to be a leading construction firm in the areas we serve, including education, commercial, industrial, healthcare, water, and wastewater projects. Our company employs a team approach that fosters trust, communication, and accountability.
Van Horn Construction looks toward the future with a growing base of specialty project knowledge and the incorporation of innovative construction technologies. We tackle twenty-first century challenges under the leadership of President Chad Weisler, who holds more than 25 years of construction experience. Van Horn Construction has LEED AP certified project managers on staff ready to ensure environmentally responsible construction for our clients in the most resource-efficient manner possible.
Van Horn Construction performs project-related research and work at its company headquarters located at 790 Tyler Road in Russellville, Arkansas.



Joseph O’Hara, P.E., Senior Engineer
Central Arkansas Water
RE:  Jack H. Wilson and Ozark Point Water Treatment Plant Improvements Projects

“What you can expect from Van Horn Construction is excellent communication, experienced people, and a network of resources to get the job done.  Their ability to meet schedule and delivery dates has proven to be invaluable to Central Arkansas Water.  We value the work that Van Horn Construction has provided during this project and we look forward to working with them on future projects.”

John D. Lester, General Manager
Clarksville Light & Water Co.
RE:   Water Treatment Plant and Intake Facility Expansion Project

“The key criteria was both their experience in water and wastewater treatment plant projects, being more of a midsized company, and being based in Arkansas.  Our thought process was they would be more responsive to our needs than the larger firms.  The other key element in the selection was the specific members of their team and their upfront willingness to assist in identifying cost reduction opportunities...  We have been very pleased with this partnership oriented process and Van Horn has exceeded our expectations...I would recommend both the CM/GC method on these types of project and Van Horn to partner with.”

Randall Williams, Superintendent
Russellville School District
RE:  New Competition Gymnasium Project

“I have been a part of many building projects during my time in education and found my experience with Van Horn Construction to be the best so far. I would recommend Van Horn Construction without reservation to any school district looking to acquire professional construction services.”

Jerry Ihler P.E.
City of Lawton, Ok
RE:  Medicine Park Water Treatment Plant Project

“Van Horn exceeded our expectations in all areas, especially their commitment to quality workmanship.... The Project was completed ahead of schedule, under budget, and met all design requirements, which due to the magnitude and complexity of this project is quite an accomplishment.”

John H. Reid, P.E.
Reed Engineering
RE: Industrial Construction Experience with VHC

“I would highly recommend Van Horn Construction for any construction project.”

Todd Beaver, P.E.,
McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc.
RE:  City of Lincoln Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements Project

“Van Horn’s attention to detail and thoroughness throughout was critical in updating infrastructure into existing structures and adding new processes without interruption to ongoing processes during construction. “

Jo Dawn Minden
Biggerstaff, Minden and Hall Architects
RE:Pottsville Indoor Athletic Facility

“The Construction Management process administered by VHC is Client driven.  The Client/CM relationship is very important for a successful project.  Communication is the key and your company is excellent in this regard.”

Dr. Robert Brown, President
Arkansas Tech University
RE: Arkansas Tech University Campus Projects

“Beyond the excellence of the results, we are gratified by the cordial working relationships we were able to develop with the management of Van Horn.  This helped to hold problems to a minimum even though we were undertaking some very complex tasks.”

Jay Updike, P.E.,
Holloway, Updike and Bellen, Inc Consulting Engineers
RE:  City of Muskogee, OK Water Treatment Plant Expansion Project

“Van Horn Construction did excellent work on the project and we would not hesitate to use them again on future projects....The Muskogee Water Treatment Plant won the “Large Plant of the Year” award by Oklahoma Water and Pollution Control Association.”

Chad Cooley,P.E.
Environmental Technical Sales, Inc.
RE: Projects with VHC

“I recommend Van Horn Construction for any water or wastewater plant project.  Their professional approach from bidding a project, through start-up, training and implementation, always results in a successful project for all parties involved.”

Lee Young, Executive Vice President
H*E Engineered Equipment Company
RE: Projects with VHC

“Our experience has been these projects thru out Okla. and Ark. have been professionally managed, implemented, and completed by Van Horn with quality and integrity from the office to the field resulting in complete client satisfaction and a reputation as a construction company that you would like to have on your next project.  We would whole heartily recommend Van Horn to any utility, consultant, and supplier that maybe considering a utility contractor.”

Roy Hester, Superintendent
Westside School District, Arkansas
RE:  New Educational Facility

“…I really do think Van Horn Construction is one of the areas leading construction contractors.  I would without any reservation recommend Van Horn Construction, Inc., to anyone."

Tyler E. White
Early Bird Outfitters
RE: New Retail Facility

“The compliments of our new building have been overwhelming and we are extremely proud of the craftsmanship that went into our project.”

Larry Dugger, Superintendent
Pottsville School District
RE: Middle School Addition

“The project was completed in a timely manner due to their professional attitude and effort.  The most impressive part of their job was their attention to detail.  Van Horn Construction would not accept anything from the subcontractors that didn’t meet or exceed expectations.”

Jerry Owens, Superintendent
Dover School District
RE: Projects with VHC

“Van Horn Construction served as Construction Manager…Perhaps the best attribute of Van Horn is the service they provide after the job is complete.  Although we have had very few problems, all have been addressed to our satisfaction and in a timely manner.  Past history indicates that Van Horn will stand behind their work.  It is without reservation that I recommend Van Horn Construction.  They have proven to be big enough to take care of construction needs and small enough to provide personalized attention.  I would not hesitate to use their company in the future.”

Newton White, President
Instrument & Supply, Inc.
RE: Projects with VHC

“We have had nothing but good dealings with Van Horn.  They are credit worthy and have always handled their accounts with our firm in proper style…In summary, Van Horn Construction is a very qualified group and provides quality constructed projects, and they have our highest recommendation.”


Van Horn Construction has an established reputation for running safe job sites. Our safety policy is not only good for the employees, but it is good for business. We believe that Safety and Quality go hand in hand. If you provide a safe work environment, then you are more likely to produce a quality project. Safe job sites produce quality projects that are on schedule and on budget by avoiding hazardous work practices and costly delays.

Safety and Quality VHC policy’s include:

  • VHC will incorporate site specific construction safety plans that are in compliance with any requirements of the Client.
  • VHC will implement an accountability system for exactly which personnel are physically on site at any given time.
  • We work closely with third party safety specialists, industry groups, and trade associations to keep our safety program updated and continually assessed.
  • All Superintendents and foreman are trained to recognize and correct hazards instantly, and if necessary, halt work to address a safety concern until resolved.

Our goal is to provide our workers with a safe work environment so they may perform to highest standards. We also strive to ensure their safety so at the end of the day they can return home safely to their families.

Where We Work

We are registered to do business in several states across the U.S.


Architectural Experience