Our Better Way to Build

Focused on the future, guided by our past, for over 120 years.

1897 marks the beginning of Lee Stockham Construction, the company known today as G.L. Stockham & Son, a general construction company located in Maquoketa, Iowa. Lee had a very basic business philosophy he operated under:

Do quality work

Build Quality Work

On Time

Stand behind your work

Your Word Is Your Bond

Today, over 120 years later, that philosophy is still the driving force at G.L. Stockham.
Our customers trust our experience. We are privileged to work over the decades for families and businesses; generations serving generations.

From churches to care facilities, police stations to factories, retail stores to historical renovations, new homes to remodeling…. G.L. Stockham and Son is the name to call for conscientious and reliable performance.

  • Lee and G.L. Stockham

    Lee Stockham, right, founded the company. On left is his son G.L. circa 1938.

  • Dave and Bob Stockham

    Dave Stockham, left, and his father Bob.


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Lone Tree Health Care Center, Inc.

Board of Directors

The workmanship was excellent and the free flow of information back and forth was as needed. The leadership by Dave and his crew was beyond what was expected.  All time schedules were met and supplies were on hand when needed.  Follow-up for the three (3) buildings exceeded our expectations.  Change orders were kept to a minimum and finished.

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Kurt Ullrich and Bobbi Alpers

The construction of our home presented unique challenges, challenges that, quite honestly, we would not have trusted to any builder other than G.L. Stockham & Son of Maquoketa.  Even with all of the challenges of our house project the final costs came within one-half of one percent of the original estimate.  Our home is beautiful in all respects and will remain so for many decades to come and we have G.L. Stockham & Son to thank.

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Matthew Osterhaus


The management and staff at Osterhaus Pharmacy would recommend without reservation G.L. Stockham and Son.  The Stockham team met our timelines, creatively overcame challenges, kept a focus on energy efficiency and brought the project in under budget.  Their attention to detail and desire to produce a quality product have been a hallmark of the company.

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Dr. Salvador and Michelle Atienza

The owners of the Main Street Plaza in Maquoketa, Iowa would highly recommend G.L. Stockham and Son for the outstanding job they have done on our building construction.  G.L. Stockham and Son demonstrates high quality construction, building expertise as well as the personal communication skills by all the employees to make the project run smoothly.

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Fr. Gregory A. Steckel

We are pleased at Sacred Heart, Oxford Junction with the insulation and installation of the metal roof on the mansard sides of the church. Your crew was magnificent: expert, professional, hardworking, relentless, and sociable.  They kept us informed on the progress of the job, delays, and the difficulties they ran into.  Their clean-up was stupendous, I am still looking for any used nails and can’t find any.