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Summit Contracting Enhances Services with Both Seasoned and New Team Members

[April 18, 2024; Norfolk, Nebraska] — Summit Contracting announces its strategic enhancement following the acquisition of Petersen Ag Systems at the outset of 2024. The acquisition combines the strengths of two revered businesses in the agricultural sector, known for their exceptional customer service and comprehensive offerings in grain systems, irrigation systems, farm buildings, and seed-treating solutions. The fusion of the two storied entities highlights Summit Contracting’s ongoing commitment to its core – its people.

At the heart of Summit Contracting's success are the familiar faces that greet customers at each location. Joe Schmit, John Halsey, Jared Halsey, and the team at Osmond; Mike Pittet and team members in Onawa; and Brian Boning, Brent Kruger, Dan Lyons, and the crew in Norfolk continue to serve with the same dedication and excellence as always. "Retaining every member of our post-acquisition team reflects our unwavering commitment to our Summit family and the broader community we serve," states Summit Contracting’s, President, Jerad Hutchens.

“Building on the spirit of unity and commitment, we're excited to announce the addition of Brian Easland as the new location manager and Jeff Bettenhausen as our Irrigation Specialist to the Summit Team. Both bring a wealth of experience and knowledge enriching our expertise and building a foundation for future successes," states Hutchens.

Left to Right: Jeff Bettenhausen, Irrigating Specialist; Brian Easland, Location Manager; Jerad Hutchens, President.

Their arrival at Summit Contracting is a testament to the company’s appeal as a leader in the agricultural sector, drawing professionals with rich backgrounds and shared principles. Easland's 30-year tenure in agricultural sales and customer service complements Bettenhausen's three decades of comprehensive irrigation systems expertise, setting the stage for Summit Contracting's continued leadership and expansion in agricultural solutions.

Brian and Jeff shared they were drawn to Summit Contracting because of the company culture. It was like nothing they had ever experienced before. “Summit has established a company culture that is based on trusted leadership, employee growth, helping co-workers, and providing quality products for farmers. That is something, I want to be a part of,” shared Easland.

About Summit Contracting

Founded in 2009, by Tyler and Katy Samuelson, Summit Contracting is a full-service on-farm construction company with specialized crews and support staff who focus on their area of expertise. They specialize in building premium grain systems, post-frame and metal buildings, irrigation systems and seed-treating solutions. From beginning the project in drafting/estimating to self-performing and managing each of our projects through completion, it is our goal to build lasting relationships with our customers and provide them with quality products they can be proud of for generations. Dedicated every day from dawn to dusk, Summit Contracting strives to emulate the farmer’s work ethic in every project, no matter how big or how small. The Future of Ag is Building. To learn more about Summit Contracting visit

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