King  Construction  "Your  Best  Choice"

Founded in 1947 by Cecil King, King  Construction has grown from a company specializing in agricultural grain bins and buildings to one recognized throughout central Iowa as a leader in commercial, agricultural, industrial, and residential building design and construction. Headquartered in Iowa Falls, Iowa, for nearly 70 years, with just four different ownerships, our company has successfully partnered with thousands of businesses, farmers, non-profit organizations and private property owners to help provide them achieve their building goals and dreams.

In the mid 1970’s, upon Cecil’s retirement the business was acquired by Laverne Sharar and the King Construction tradition continued on under his direction. Laverne’s also owned Ackerman’s, a lumber yard based in Alden, IA, and during his tenure, King Construction began doing carpentry projects to compliment both businesses and utilize carpentry crews.

In the late 1980’s Kevin Knutson purchased the business from Laverne Sharar, and the business continued to flourish. Kevin added an Overhead Door Division to the company and maintained the King Construction and Overhead Door tradition.

During the summer of 1997, the current owners, Lance and Lincoln Sharar, purchased the business.  Their vision was to continue the long lasting reputation of King Construction and also to grow the business serving extended clientele in central Iowa. In 2011, King’s opened a second location in Clear Lake, Iowa to better serve the North Central Iowa area. Most recently, in 2014 a location in Coralville, Iowa, to serve a growing customer base in the Southeast Iowa.




Quality, Integrity, Dependability, Diversity

King Construction Company has gained a hard earned reputation as a General Contractor that holds safety, experience, quality, and reliability above all other considerations. When you select King Construction, you are getting more than a contractor. You are getting a full service design build general contractor that creates the building solution that meets your needs. By combining creative design capabilities with quality products in masonry, concrete, wood or Butler pre-engineered buildings, we have created buildings that work for you. For nearly 70 years, we have been dedicated to providing uncompromised service to our clients and professional growth and fulfillment for our employees. We listen to our clients, share their values and respond to their needs. In short, we take great pride in helping our clients see their dream become a reality.

Our commitment to building solid lasting relationships is evident in our continued success. We strive to develop business relationships that are based on respect, trust, and honesty. This is what we firmly believe sets us apart from other companies and what has provided us with a list of distinguished past customers today.

Our design-build construction experience has served clients in the commercial, manufacturing, industrial, residential, and community markets extensively. Our in-house capabilities and design-build approach ensures that your budget and schedule will be realized.

The professionals at King Construction & Overhead Door, Inc. comprise one of the most talented, experienced and personable construction teams in the Upper Midwest; many who have been on the KING team for over 30 years, from the engineers, draftsmen, and sales representatives working closely with you in the planning stages of your project to the project supervisors, carpenters, steel erectors, and concrete finishers on the job site looking after each critical detail.  This excellent team of people is the insurance that your vision and investment will be translated into reality.


When you select King Construction, you are buying more than our quality assured construction methods. You also get the unsurpassed performance and reliability of Butler Manufacturing. Butler is the world’s premier manufacturer of pre-engineered building systems. While other manufacturers are cutting quality to remain competitive on price, Butler is always ahead of the competition through research and development, product innovation and manufacturing efficiency to remain the industry leader in value and quality. We simply won’t use second best.

Where dependability, longevity and financial strength is an issue to a client, King Construction has a verifiable track record of success based on years of professional performance.

Total Control

Our in-house services mean we are in total control of your project at all times, keeping construction on schedule and on budget. We work only with a select group of qualified subcontractors to get the job done. We see that the job is done right the first time by using subcontractors that understand the King Commitment to quality and service.


Full Service

King Construction provides extensive capabilities from designers, construction managers, site planners and craftsmen to construct a building that meets your expectations. Our range of contracting services takes you from the ground up including site selection, obtaining permits, soil investigation, site development and preparation, foundations…. everything right through to the final landscaping.

Although our history reflects many successful “plan & spec” projects - where a bid is provided from a customer’s supplied set of plans - our real expertise lies in a designing team comprised of owner, architect, engineer and ourselves. (The team is constantly in sync with you on your project and evaluating alternatives.) This approach assures budget control and value.

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