Our Company

Failor Hurley Construction is a commercial and industrial general contractor located in Waterloo, Iowa. Our primary market includes the Cedar Valley and projects typically within a 60-mile radius. We take pride in providing quality work, completing projects on time, and accommodating our clients' needs.

Failor Hurley Construction is an Iowa Corporation established in 2007. The principals of the company have over 85 years of combined experience in the commercial and industrial construction industry. Through this longevity in the local market, we are able to enjoy solid working relationships with clients, suppliers, and subcontractors. Our good reputation has been gained by the loyal efforts of our employees, who contribute to every facet of our business.

Our construction crews are led by seasoned superintendents. In addition, we have qualified craftsmen, skilled workers, and general construction workers to self-perform work onsite. Work typically performed with our own forces includes selective demolition, concrete work, iron work, rough carpentry, finish carpentry, doors/hardware, and accessories. We believe our quality field staff helps set us apart from other contractors.

Failor Hurley Construction has completed a wide variety of projects including new commercial buildings, remodeling projects, repair projects, pre-engineered metal buildings, complex machine foundations, and setting of industrial equipment. These projects include all types of contract delivery systems including hard bid, negotiated contracts, and design-build projects.



Our Staff

Our staff brings years of experience to your project. Our Project Managers have been involved in all types of commercial and industrial construction. Our seasoned Project Superintendents lead our qualified crew members to self-perform work onsite.

William W. Failor, President

Bill oversees all Failor Hurley operations. He believes that construction is a service industry and strives to take care of clients. Bill does this by dedicating his time and resources to plan and deliver quality projects on schedule. With over 35 years of experience in Cedar Valley, Bill has been involved in nearly all project and building types during his career. His experience, insight, and attention to details are valuable to project teams in all phases of planning and construction.

  • Experience
    • Graduate of the University of Northern Iowa Construction Management Program
    • 35 years of commercial and industrial construction experience
  • Responsibilities
    • Executive management of organization
    • Estimating
    • Project management
    • Safety Director

Colin J. Hurley, Vice President

Colin oversees field operations for Failor Hurley Construction. He ensures that projects are completed safetly, with high quality, and on-time. Colin works with owners to establish a plan and a schedule that accommodates their ongoing operations. Often, Colin will investigate and learn about an owner's operations, equipment, facilities, and processes. This elevates his ability to serve their needs and efficiently execute clients' projects.

  • Experience
    • 20 years commercial construction experience
    • 14 years superintendent experience
    • 9 years general superintendent experience
  • Responsibilities
    • Manages field personnel and equipment
    • Project superintendent
    • Safety committee

Joe Tripp-Rieks, Vice President

Joe works with clients during pre-construction to develop design and budgets for potential projects. During construction, he manages the project. Joe has delivered construction projects in many different sectors of the industry including manufacturing, hospitality, education, institutional, commercial office, retail, and civil. He also spent several years of his career as a facilities director and owner's representative. That experience provides him a unique perspective on contractor-client relationships. Joe is excited to continue his construction career in his hometown community of the Cedar Valley.

  • Experience
    • Graduate of Iowa State University Construction Engineering Program
    • 15 years of experience in the construction industry
    • Resume includes construction projects from $1000 to $100,000,000
  • Responsibilities
    • Preconstruction budgeting and planning
    • Estimating
    • Project Management

Glenn Luppen, Superintendent

Glenn's vast experience and planning skills lead to well-run projects. By thinking ahead, he avoids potential conflicts. This leads to jobs completed on-time. Return clients often request to work with Glenn. His experience includes nearly all sectors of the market and all sizes of projects.

  • Experience
    • 30 years of construction experience
    • 20 years of superintendent experience
  • Responsibilities
    • On-site management of projects
    • Scheduling of work on-site
    • Coordination of crew and equipment
    • Coordination of subcontractors and suppliers
    • Oversees on-site safety program

Todd Borwig, Superintendent

On every project, Todd makes it a personal goal to give the owner a quality product and a good experience. To get this done, he'll do whatever it takes. In addition to coordinating the project, you might see him vacuuming the carpet one last time before he leaves to make sure the area is clean for the owner.

  • Experience
    • 30 years of construction experience
    • 20 years of superintendent experience
  • Responsibilities
    • On-site management of projects
    • Scheduling of work on-site
    • Coordination of crew and equipment
    • Coordination of subcontractors and suppliers
    • Oversees on-site safety program

Jake Kirschman, Superintendent

One of Jake's many strengths is his attention to quality and details. This is why he excels at finish carpentry. He is often used as a resource within the company when it comes to determining the best way to construct difficult detailed projects.

  • Experience
    • 12 years of construction experience
    • 5 years of superintendent experience
  • Responsibilities
    • On-site management of projects
    • Scheduling of work on-site
    • Coordination of crew and equipment