Our Approach

Our Story


President- Robert Heckel

Heckel Construction Inc. is a Veteran Owned company that specializes in custom home building.  Founded by Robert Heckel, a second generation builder that grew up working in the construction industry. With over 20 years of experience ranging from custom homes and remodeling, Heckel Construction has the experience to make any project a success. Located in Rapid City, we have built our reputation for quality work with outstanding customer satisfaction by creating lasting, mutually beneficial partnerships with our clients, subcontractors, architects, engineers and suppliers.

Robert Heckel President/Owner of Heckel Construction Inc
Robert Heckel President/Owner of Heckel Construction Inc

Robert Heckel

President, Heckel Construction, Inc.

Meet the Team

Heckel Construction would not be possible without an outstanding team of people. They are the backbone of the company, and with their help, we can make customers dreams a reality.

Sara Geffre Designer for heckel construction

Sara Geffre


Sara is a recent graduate of Western Dakota Tech with an Associates degree in Computer Aided Drafting. She said she has always been interested in Architecture. When she was young, she would love to draw but could never draw people, so she turned to drawing barns, houses and other building in town. She enjoys antiquing, traveling, hiking, biking and spending time with family.

Fred Loofbourow construction project manager

Fred Loofbourow

Project Manager

Fred has been with us since almost day one. He is Combat Veteran, who served 26 years as a pilot.  With his attention to detail, he brings an ability to manage projects of any detail or size.

Tyler Smith Lead Carpenter at Heckel Construction rapid city

Tyler Smith

Lead Carpenter

Tyler Came to us from Ogallala, Nebraska were he grew up and worked in the construction field building homes for 5 years.  Tyler has a Associates degree in construction building science. Besides swinging a hammer, he also enjoys hunting and fishing.

Do you have the attention to detail and skill we are looking for?

We are not actively seeking new employees, but if you have a unique skill set that you feel would fit in with the quality and attention to detail that we demand, send us a note.