After nearly a century of providing construction services to the midwest agricultural community, Ernest-Spencer is discontinuing our agribusiness building services.

Since the early 1920's, Ernest-Spencer Incorporated (ESI) has been designing, fabricating and building agricultural and specialized commercial installations throughout the central United States. As our business has evolved, changes in the agricultural industry and opportunities for growth in other markets have moved our company away from our original enterprise. It is a bittersweet time for Ernest-Spencer, but we move forward secure in the knowledge that this move will be of ultimate benefit to our customers, employees and the future success of our business.

As of August 1, 2017, Ernest-Spencer will no longer be soliciting new business in the agricultural construction market. However, we will continue to support our customers with fabrication and replacement parts services for our previously installed systems.

For information and inquiries, please contact:
Arlyce Allen - Project Coordinator

Statement from Neal Spencer,
President of the Ernest-Spencer Companies.

In 1922, my great grandfather, Ed Ernest, started a small engineering company that specialized in wood design feed and flour mills. He named it Ernest Engineering. By the late 1940’s the name changed to Ernest-Spencer when my grandfather, Bud Spencer, joined the company and quickly became an innovator in the livestock industry. He is responsible for many of the feeding technologies that exist today and still stands proud, at age 94, of the achievements that he had all those years ago. My father, Brad Spencer, further advanced what the older two generations had started and became well known as a “go to” guy in the feeding industry. Further, Brad developed a heavy emphasis on manufacturing for our field related projects and ultimately custom manufacturing for many, many different companies.

Today, Ernest-Spencer stands as one of the largest custom manufacturers in the Midwest and deploys more than 200 valuable employees, 3 physical locations and a tremendous set of capabilities. This continued emphasis on manufacturing over the years has allowed us to grow and be who we are 95 years after its beginnings.

Unfortunately, we have seen a steady decline in our field services business over the last number of years. We have been unable to keep a steady flow of sizeable projects and have found it even more difficult to find qualified, reliable field service personnel.
I am sad to announce that Ernest-Spencer will no longer provide field millwright and general contracting construction services. We will, however, continue to support you with replacement parts and equipment. After 95 years it is a tough decision, but one that I know the previous generations would understand.

With that said, please know that Ernest-Spencer stands strong as a reliable, highly capable custom manufacturer. Our goal is to continue to offer replacement or fabricated products direct to you or other millwright companies as well as the many world-wide clients that we deal with today.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if we can be of assistance to you. Our staff is here and willing to help!

I wish the best for each of you and hope business is equally as prosperous.

Thank you for the many years!
— Kind Regards, Neal P. Spencer