Company History

Experienced. Professional. Reputable. For over 70 years.

There’s a sign hanging in the bid room at the Nowland Associates office that sums up our commitment to each and every client — not just now, but for the long term: “The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.” Throughout our seven-decade history, Nowland Associates has strived to put customers — with their individual needs and priorities — first.

In the beginning.

NowlandFoundersOur grandfather, Gifford A. “Pop” Nowland started his construction career in the mid 1920s alongside his brother, Clarence. Nowland Brothers Construction spent the early part of their careers building custom homes for family, friends and eventually commercial clients. After the great depression, the business began to grow and its reputation of honesty, integrity and high quality blossomed. The residential projects led to the occasional church addition which then slowly gave way to more and more commercial projects. As Nowland Brothers grew and began taking on more commercial work, second generation sons, Gifford W. and P. Dale Nowland, became involved with the family business. In 1970, Nowland Brothers and Giff Nowland Construction merged to form Nowland Associates, Incorporated. — Giff Nowland

Our careful evolution.

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Ethics. Trust. They’re words we talk about a lot — because we mean them. Our reputation is everything to us. As we’ve grown over the years to take on projects for everything from local organizations to national companies, we’ve been careful to keep our clients foremost in mind. Before profitability, we want happy clients and long term relationships. Instead of following the industry trend of transitioning into a management company, we’ve stayed steadfast to our roots in the field. We still employ field construction workers, including concrete, carpentry, and steel tradesmen, alongside our staff of project managers, estimators, architects and engineers. With our over arching approach to planning and construction, we can confidently offer construction delivery system that will shave valuable time and money off your project. — Jim Nowland

Our family, your builder.

history 6We want clients who value a quality project. If you want your project done right the first time, by people you can trust, and who will stand behind their work and reputation, then Nowland Associates will proudly work for you. Our family name is on every project we build so our commitment doesn’t end with a certificate of occupancy. We remain a partner whom you can trust to call on with questions long after your project is constructed. Our business is personal and we stand behind everything we do. “We’re stewards of a tradition that is bigger than us. Our ethical and business standards are not defined by the marketplace or the lessor of our competition, but defined from the legacy created by our father and grandfather.” — Jeff Nowland