Bane-Nelson, Inc. is family owned and operated, now with three generations of family involved at various levels in our organization.  Therefore, we feel we are more than just another construction company; we are a family of tradesmen, support staff, project managers, and executives working to serve you, our client. Please visit our contact page to meet the rest of our family.


Our Mission


"At Bane-Nelson Inc., we wish to provide the best quality product at the most competitive price.  We strive to give our customers the pleasant, professional courtesy they deserve."


Robert C. Nelson

Bob is one of the original founders of Bane-Nelson, Inc. in 1965.  He takes an active role in managing all aspects of the company.  In addition, he estimates and manages Wastewater Treatment Plant projects. His background, prior to starting Bane-Nelson, Inc., includes graduation from a trade school and 25 years experience in machinery moving and heavy equipment operation and maintenance. Bob was a founding member of the Tri-County Contractor's Association. Bob also served in the Wisconsin National Guard for 12 years, attained the rank of 1st Lt., and was Commander of the 126th Field Artillery Headquarters in Kenosha. He is actively involved in the community, serving as Area Chair for the Employer Support of the Guard & Reserves, as well as serving on the Board of Directors for the local Bank of Kenosha.  In 1996, Bob was voted Business Person of the Year, and in 2004 he received the Community Service/Humanitarian Award from the Kenosha Chamber of Commerce.  Bob has also dedicated a great deal of time to the Boy Scouts of America, and served as the Southeast Wisconsin Council President in 1976.


At Bane-Nelson Inc, we wish to establish ourselves as the leading, comprehensive service provider to the industrial sector of Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.  Our mission is to instill in our customers an image of  the highly qualified industrial / commercial design-build and construction management firm we strive to be.

With times getting more competitive, customers are becoming more price conscious. And with non-union and smaller companies out there with less overhead, we may not always be the cheapest contractor.  For this reason, we at Bane Nelson, provide a better value to our customers with better service and reliability.  The Bane Nelson team's office and field personnel strive to provide a professional service.  We endeavor to be the contractor that goes the extra mile to take our customers' problems away and make his or her job easier.  Our customers are primarily owners, engineers, plant managers, etc. and they know when a contractor has performed a job well.  Everything we do has a direct relationship as to how our customers view us.  Attention to details like safety, job site cleanup, and customer satisfaction; and asking if there is anything else we can help with before we leave, gives our customers the service and respect they deserve.   At Bane Nelson, we pride ourselves on repeat customers and that is what makes us, "¬úKnown by the customers we keep."

Quality Objectives

  • Exceed project deadlines and delivery promise dates.
  • Provide an exceptional product, service, and / or construction quality from vendors and sub-contractors to our clients.
  • Exceed customer expectations.
  • Eliminate warranty service calls.

Lawrence A. Nelson
Executive Vice President


Larry has been with Bane-Nelson, Inc. since 1970. As Executive Vice President, Larry has the responsibility of overseeing all aspects of the company. Larry attended the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and is a graduate of Gateway Technical College with an Associate Degree in Civil/Structural Technology, and received a Certificate in the AGC Construction Supervisor Program at Milwaukee School of Engineering.  Larry serves actively in the community, as Board Member and Treasurer of the Kenosha Area Tourism Board, as well as serving as a board member for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Kenosha, the Tri-County Contractor's Association, and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce. He is also a Commissioner on the Pleasant Prairie Community Development Authority and the Pleasant Prairie Police and Fire Commission.  Larry formerly served as Lt. Governor and Charter President of the Kenosha Area Noon Optimist Club where he is still a member of the Board of Directors and serves as Chairman for the Family Activity Center at the Kenosha Expo.  In addition, Larry serves on the Gateway Technical College Foundation Executive Board, where he also Co-Chairs the Foundation's annual golf outing and serves on the scholarship committee.  An Eagle Scout, Larry still takes an active role in the Boy Scouting program; he has served as a merit badge counselor, scoutmaster, and assistant scoutmaster for area scout troops.