Lacy Construction is a family-owned construction company that works exclusively on commercial buildings, specializing in medical facilities, churches, and manufacturing buildings. Jerry Huismann is the owner and is also fully engaged in the day-to-day operations of the business.
How did you get started in the business? – I was born into it! I went to college with the idea of coming back and running the company and that is pretty much how the plan went. My dad retired completely from the business in 1994.
What has been your most important achievement professionally? – Being the Chair of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. I am also grateful to have a great brother-in-law as a partner. We share so many values and goals as well as holding each other accountable.
Tell me a little about your family. – I have been married to my wife Lisa for 30 years, and we have 3 children. Tyler is our oldest and is married to Darcy, who is a great daughter-in-law. They currently live and work in Boulder, CO. Tony is a Missionary in Richmond, VA. He works with inner city children as a part of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and his primary duty is to manage their rope course. Our youngest child also happens to be the only girl. Maddie is a sophomore at GI Senior High, and she enjoys volleyball and Show Choir. She is her father’s daughter because she does not like the running part of high school track!
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – When I was named President of Lacy Construction Company in 1994. Prior to this, I had managed different segments of the construction business, and then all of a sudden I was managing the entire company.
What are you the most proud of? – That my children all have a personal knowledge of the Lord.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – Working on projects around the house. I also enjoy golf, hunting and boating.
What is the one goal you would most like to accomplish? – To shoot an even par on the golf course! It’s harder than it sounds!
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? – That I love woodworking projects.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – Take time to get to know the Lord, you will never regret it.
If you could have a super power, what would it be? – To be able to travel long distances instantly.
Which talent would you most like to have? – To be able to play a musical instrument.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read? – EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey
What is your favorite movie? – Top Gun, that movie has very cool planes and flight scenes.
What is your favorite TV show? – Ultimate Factories
What is your favorite local restaurant? – Pitch Pizzeria
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? – Ronald Reagan, he was a true leader, something we haven’t had for some time.
If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so? – The best method is by phone at (308) 384-2866. You can also reach me by email at email@example.com.