Ben D. Westra


Ben Westra

As a fourth-generation builder, Ben Westra was seemingly born with a hammer in his hand! Founder and president of WDS Construction, Ben is well-traveled and understands the national construction landscape, having managed projects in 48 states. He attended college in Chicago, then relocated to the east coast to learn the intricacies of successful construction delivery. Because roots matter, when Ben decided to launch WDS Construction, he chose Beaver Dam, WI, planting roots in a field where three generations before him had grown construction businesses. Ben’s passion for construction is unmatched, but he marries that with a mission of building a company where the culture is grounded in being Hungry, Humble and Loyal, something captivating to WDS team members and clients alike.

Because of his commitment to both his community and his profession, Ben has been active in myriad organizations including:

  • YMCA Dodge County, Board of Directors
  • Beaver Dam Scholarship Fund, Board of Directors
  • ABC of Wisconsin, Member
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Retail Contractors Association
  • Young Presidents Organization