Wenck employees acquire contractor division, rebrand it as Hoffmann + Uhlhorn Construction, Inc. (H+U Construction)
In their six years working for Wenck Construction Inc., Andrew Hoffmann and Joe Uhlhorn often thought about leaving to start their own construction firm. So when Maple Plain-based parent company, Wenck Associates Inc., announced last October that it was considering selling the construction division, the two pounced on the opportunity. In March, Hoffmann, formerly vice president of preconstruction, and Uhlhorn, a controller, acquired the division. Their new company, Hoffmann-Uhlhorn Construction Co., has 28 employees, but the partners have big plans for its future.