History

100+ years goes by fast when you always move forward.

Our company history dates back nearly as far as the electric power industry itself, but Blattner first pioneered in other areas of infrastructure construction.

Our Roots

D.H. Blattner & Sons was founded in 1907 by David Henry (D.H.) Blattner, under the name D.H. Blattner & Co. Railway Contractors. Blattner and his crew helped build James J. Hill’s Great Northern Railroad and established a reputation for quality and innovative work.

In the generations to follow, D.H. Blattner & Sons Inc. emerged as a leader in multiple areas of construction, including heavy civil, mining, and railroad. The company’s ability to manage tough logistical challenges through innovation and relationship-based customer service resulted in superior client satisfaction and facilitated the company’s diversification into new industries. Read more about the history of D.H. Blattner & Sons.

Blattner Today

In 2008, Blattner Energy Inc. was established as a sister entity to D.H. Blattner & Sons, building on the company’s already extensive portfolio of energy projects. Today, Blattner Energy focuses solely on power generation construction projects while D.H. Blattner & Sons concentrates on the heavy civil construction market.

Capitalizing on our history of experience and success, Blattner Energy continues to create and find opportunities in power generation construction, driven by uniquely qualified people who are dedicated to exceeding client expectations.