It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our President, Richard D. Herr. 

Rich passed away on Jan 16, 2017 after fighting a courageous 3 ½ year battle against T-PLL (T-cell-prolymphocytic leukemia).  His humor, knowledge and passionate drive for everything he did will be sorely missed by all in the Herr Construction family.


Founded by Richard D. Herr
Richard D. Herr has been in the construction, plumbing and excavating business for over fifty years. He has designed and constructed hundreds of ponds, septic and mound systems in Waukesha and surrounding areas. He has developed numerous subdivisions, apartment buildings and more.

Richard Herr installed his first mound system in Waukesha County in 1974. Hard work did not start with Rich as an adult; his father was a plumber, both plumbing inside and septic systems outside. He purchased his first excavator when he was only eighteen years old and has been involved in hundreds of investments in the Waukesha County area over the past 25 years. He is familiar with all of the zoning and approvals required to complete varying types of developments.

By his early thirties, Rich owned Ace Hardware Store in Dousman simultaneously with Herr Plumbing and Heating, Inc. at which time he was dispatching 35 plumbers and excavators each day! Over time his company has evolved into multiple companies with different specialties. Richard Herr holds a Utility Contractors License and a Journeyman Plumber license.

Richard D. Herr’s Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Society of Agricultural Engineers
  • Associated General Contractors of Milwaukee
  • Dousman Chamber of Commerce
  • Dousman Ottawa Lions Club
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Meadows Club
  • Metropolitan Association of Realtors
  • Metropolitan Builders Association
  • National Association of Remodeling Industry
  • National Association of Sporting Clays
  • National Rifle Association
  • National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association
  • North America Elk Breeders Association
  • Pheasants Forever
  • Professional Association of Contractors – Oconomowoc
  • Republican National Committee
  • Wisconsin Excavators & Graders Association
  • Wisconsin Independent Businesses
  • Wisconsin Onsite Wastewater Disposal Association