Serving Our Customers Since 1898.

Dondlinger and Sons Construction is proud of its legacy of quality and innovation. Founded by N.L. Dondlinger in 1898 in Claflin, Kansas, Dondlinger & Sons Construction started small commercial and residential projects. In 1925, N.L. moved his wife and four sons from Claflin to Wichita. Since then, Dondlinger Construction has built some of the most unique and recognizable landmarks in Kansas; the first ever Lamella dome constructed for Henry Levitt Arena, now known as Charles Koch Arena. The cable stay bridges at The Keeper of the Plains are the only ones in Kansas, as well as the tallest building in Kansas – The Epic Center. Today, Dondlinger continues to set the standard for innovation and quality in the Midwest.

Founded in Claflin, Kansas

Dondlinger & Sons Construction Company was founded by N.L. Dondlinger in Claflin, KS in 1898.

Dondlinger Moves to Wichita

N.L. Dondlinger moved his family to Wichita in 1925. Our jobs included mostly small commercial projects and finer homes.

Members of the AGC

Dondlinger becomes a Charter Member of the Associated General Contractors of Kansas (AGC).

Henry Levitt Arena

Dondlinger starts construction on Henry Levitt Arena, a 10,000-seat arena - the first Lamella Dome ever constructed.

Eisenhower Memorial Library

Construction on the Eisenhower Presidential Library begins in Abilene, Kansas.

Dondlinger receives "Over the Years" Award

In 1975 the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce presented Dondlinger Construction with the "Over the Years" Award. 

The Epic Center

Construction begins on the tallest office building in the state of Kansas (24-story Epic Center in Downtown Wichita).

Bridge Division Addition

In 1989 Dondlinger enters the bridge business. Nine bridge projects are completed in the first year with the new division.

Utility Division Addition
Dondlinger merges with Mid-States Construction Company to add Utilities to our list of services.
Ground Breaking at Current Office

Dondlinger Construction breaks ground at their new office building where we are still located to this day.

The Exploration Place

In 2000, Dondlinger completed construction on the Exploration Place. This project was the winner of the AGC of Kansas Judges Choice Award & the Award of Excellence.

Commerce Bank Headquarters

We completed the Commerce Bank Headquarters in April of 2005, and it was the winner of the AGC of Kansas Judge's Choice Award.

Central Rail Corridor

We began construction on the Central Rail Corridor in 2005 and completed it in 2009. The project consisted of raising two miles of railroad track above the roadway to help improve traffic throughout the City of Wichita.

Keeper of the Plains

This Wichita icon was awarded Project of the Year - Structures, by the Kansas Chapter of American Public Works Association.

INTRUST Bank Arena

In 2009, Dondlinger Construction completes the largest project in the history of Sedgwick County, the INTRUST Bank Arena (Winner of AGC of Kansas Judge's Choice Award).

Lincoln Street Bridge and Dam

Completed in 2012, The Lincoln Street Bridge and Dam project earned the APWA Public Works Project of the Year.

Dondlinger Becomes Employee-Owned

In 2013, Dondlinger joins an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Program). 

Facility Services Division Addition

In 2017, Dondlinger added a Facility Services Division to our list of services. 

Kansas City Office Opens

In 2019, Dondlinger rented a space in Spring Hill, KS to begin our process of adding a Kansas City Division.

125th Anniversary

In 2023, Dondlinger celebrated 125 years in business.