Owners Caren and Darren Waldo and Jay and Bridget Hulsey accepting Ceco Building System’s annual sales award.

HW Contracting, LLC. rooted itself in family tradition, grew with small town values, and is sustained through unmatchable building quality. The seed for the company was planted more than four decades ago. In 1969, two families came together to become construction’s most complete building service. Lester Waldo and his son Dave joined their expertise in mechanical work with the home construction expertise of Ted Hulsey and his sons Warren, Bryce, and Bob. Their combined experience formed Associated Crafts, Inc. The family duo was able to provide full metal building erection, canopy composition, concrete construction, sprinkler system installation, millwright overhaul, process piping, and general contracting. Over the years they completed thousands of jobs across the nation, spanning from the West Coast’s San Jose, California, south to Laredo, Texas, and east to Burlington, Vermont. Of course, the business’ ties remained close to home as they helped develop many Missouri communities. Jay Hulsey, the grandson of Ted Hulsey, and Darren Waldo, the grandson of Lester Waldo, were watching, working, and learning the trade all along the way.

Four generations and forty plus years of experience later, the Hulsey and Waldo families are joining forces again as the grandsons are now the bosses and leading the way as the Midwest’s complete building service. Prior to the recent collaboration, Jay Hulsey spent over thirty-five years working on site and managing in the office of Associated Crafts. Darren Waldo developed Pro Tec Mechanical and continues to run the company, which was incorporated in 1979. The two realized the potential in joining their skills to again be an all-inclusive contracting business. In 2009, HW Contracting, LLC. was established to bring together building expertise only possible through generations of talent and decades of first-hand knowledge.

HW Contracting is ready to fulfill your construction needs. With a team of experienced workers, a commitment to detail, and a passion for building communities through both construction and local support, HW Contracting wants to help you dream, plan, and build.