June 28th 1931 - May 28th 2024


With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Peter J. Hoffman, a beloved leader, mentor, and friend to all at Hoffman Construction Company.

Peter passed away peacefully at his home in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, on May 28, 2024, at age 92. His life and legacy have left an indelible mark on our company and the road construction industry.

Peter was born on June 28, 1931, in Sparta, Wisconsin. He grew up in Black River Falls and pursued a business degree at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he met and married Jone Johnson. Returning to Black River Falls, Peter dedicated over 60 years to Hoffman Construction Company, embodying the belief that “Our company is our people.” He played a pivotal role in growing the company and mentoring countless individuals.

Peter’s dedication to Hoffman Construction Company matched his love for the outdoors and various hobbies.
He enjoyed sailing, hiking, reading, and playing his banjo. An avid traveler, he cherished solo hikes in the Grand Canyon and was passionate about vintage automobiles. Peter and Jone were passionate sports fans and active community members.

Peter was immensely proud of his 33 years of continued sobriety and lived by mottos such as “There’s no limit to how good life can be.” Known for his incredible kindness and generosity, Peter cherished spending time with his family.

Peter is survived by his wife Jone, brother David, sons Paul and James, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, his son John, and his sister Janet. Visitation will be held at the Black River Falls United Methodist Church on June 20, with a memorial service on June 21. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Peter’s memory to the Black River Area Foundation.

Peter J. Hoffman’s contributions to Hoffman Construction Company and the road construction industry are immeasurable. His leadership, mentorship, and dedication have shaped our company, and his legacy will live on in the values and principles he instilled in all of us. We will continue to work daily to honor his legacy and the incredible impact he had on all of us at Hoffman Construction.


In the summertime the Schwan’s guy would stop in the office. Peter would always buy a box of Ice Cream bars and walk around the office passing them out to everyone as an afternoon treat.

My favorite memory of Peter was when we went out to lunch at the Skyline and someone asked Peter if he ate his Wheaties this morning and his answer was HILARIOUS!

He said, “Nope…Jone makes me eat my Wheaties at night.”

My favorite memories were when Peter said, “Jake, if you see a fork in the road, take it!” and when he said, “A farting horse will never tire, a farting man’s the one to hire. Will never tire!”


Thank you to our amazing crew for your hard work and dedication on the Grand Forks project. We know it’s tough being far from home, and we appreciate everything you do.

We’re working on 8.5 miles of recycled crushing concrete pavements as subcontractors to Michels Road and Stone. Our tasks include breaking, flopping, track crushing, and laying a fabric stabilization layer before gravel placement.

The project began around May 20 and needs to be completed by August 20 to minimize the impact on the sugar beet industry.

We’re working Saturdays to meet this tight deadline. As of June 17, 3.5 miles are complete. We aim to finish crushing by July 3, start concrete paving by July 8, and complete the project by August 20.

Superintendent Victor Saavedra and our foremen— Ryan Stubrud, Ryan Rosin, Evan Adair, and Hunter Rhea—deserve special thanks. Keep up the great work!


An Elk gave birth to a calf on the Hoffman property behind the Comfort Inn in
Black River Falls. Jim Hoffman received a call from the DNR that it was happening, and they asked permission to go on the property to record and tag the calf.

A Wisconsin DNR team, headed by biologist Christina Kizewski and staffed with volunteers, has been locating elk calves during the May and June birthing season. The team fits the 42-pound (average) critters with expandable GPS collars.

They must do this within a couple of days of birth; otherwise, they may hurt the calf trying to subdue it. Through mid-June, the team had fitted 19 elk calves with collars and begun recording data on them as well as the cows that
bore them.

This information is extremely valuable in continuing to build a healthy elk herd. The herd began in west-central Wisconsin with the transplant of 23 elk from Kentucky in 2015 and another 50 in 2016.

These animals inhabit the Black River Elk Range, which is approximately 328 square miles in eastern Jackson County. The herd now numbers 160 animals and is still growing.




June 30,1936 - May 24, 2024


We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Jack Walter Windsor, a cherished member of the Hoffman Construction family.

He entered eternal life on May 24, 2024, at the age of 87. Jack was born in Black River Falls on June 30, 1936. He dedicated over 50 years to Hoffman Construction as a heavy equipment operator, skillfully operating a bulldozer and contributing significantly to our projects across Wisconsin.

Jack’s commitment to his work was matched by his love for his family and the outdoors. He is survived by his loving wife Patricia, their three children, 11 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. Jack’s legacy is one of dedication, warmth, and adventure. He will be greatly missed by everyone at Hoffman Construction and all who had the pleasure of knowing him.


Join us in congratulating Spencer Aebly, son of Brian and Amy Aebly, on his high school graduation from Black River Falls High School! Spencer excelled academically, being part of the National Honor Society and athletically, competing in varsity golf, football, and basketball. His dedication and skill in these sports earned him multiple Academic All-State honors.

Spencer will continue his education at Iowa State University, where he will study Civil Engineering. Over the summer break, he plans to work for the Jackson County Highway Department, gaining valuable experience to bring into college. We are proud of Spencer’s achievements and wish him all the best in his future endeavors!


Please send us pictures of your turkey hunting triumphs! Whether it’s your first gobbler, your latest trophy, or your kids’ prized turkeys, we’d love to showcase your hunting adventures in next month’s newsletter!

Please send in your photos byJuly 12th.
Send photos to [email protected]

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