E.S. Wagner Company was founded in 1947 by the father and son partnership of
Lewis F. Wagner and Lewis E. Wagner. Together, they embarked upon a venture
that would prosper and grow to become the highly respected, multi-million
dollar highway and heavy construction company we know today. Now in its
third and fourth generation of family ownership, Lewis "John" Wagner is
president and CEO, with John C. Wagner serving as one of our vice
A half century ago, an individual’s word had value; it was something you
could rely on. The E.S. Wagner team of professionals still believes in this
simple principle. Coupled with integrity and pride in a job well done, E.S.
Wagner’s principles have provided the foundation for the company’s success
and development into an industry leader.
Prestige comes from excellent work and E.S. Wagner’s prominence is most
apparent in the results we generate. Our continuous improvement approach and
take-charge attitude has gained E.S. Wagner the reputation as an extremely
innovative and reliable contractor. Public and private owners alike have
recognized and appreciated, not only the financial benefits and resources
that we bring to a project but the assurance of knowing the job will get
done right, on time and within budget.
What is the secret of E.S. Wagner’s success? What accounts for the company’s
exponential growth? One answer – our people. We are grounded in the belief
that our people make all the difference in the world. The expertise and
enrichment that our team brings to a project is unparalleled. Our client,
project and equipment lists are impressive, but nothing is more impressive
than the accomplishments of our people.
At E.S. Wagner, the safety and protection of our people is of paramount
priority. Safe work practices are at the core of everything we do. We take a
proactive approach to safety, with comprehensive training programs and
continuous on-the-job awareness that puts safety at the forefront of our
From an ambitious local partnership concentrated in northwest Ohio, to a
multi-million dollar contractor with offices in Ohio and South Carolina,
E.S. Wagner Company has become a contractor of choice. We have successfully
provided both public and private owners with work that has met their needs
and exceeded their expectations. Moreover, our business partners have
included some of the most prestigious engineering, architectural and
construction firms in the United States.
As members of E.S. Wagner Company, we’re excited and optimistic about the
future. Today’s business environment is technology driven and ever changing.
We embrace this environment because of the opportunities it presents to
provide innovative and creative solutions using the latest in construction
technology for projects of all kinds – from the simple to the unusual,
challenging and extremely difficult.
“Our heritage and
reputation has brought us to where we are …our performance will take us to
where we’re going.”
“I have found over the years that you can judge the true character of
an individual by how he handles a bad situation. Adversity brings out the
true integrity of a person. The Wagners have passed this test with an A+.
Their handshake is their bond and they are true to their word. They have
always treated us the same way they would want to be treated if the cards
- Phil Denny, Vice President Heavy Construction, Blanchard Machinery
Company, Columbia, SC