Remembering Del Beyer
We would like to take a moment to remember Delyle “Del” Beyer who passed peacefully on September 1, 2017, at the age of 92.
Beyer Construction can be traced back to 1951 when Del moved to Milwaukee to become a journeyman bricklayer. Del was a natural entrepreneur and always on the lookout for better, more efficient ways to work. He was the first to introduce truck-mounted hydraulic cranes to the Milwaukee construction market. Along with Best Block Co., Dell developed a rough terrain forklift which was later bought and patented Koehring Co., placing the Kwik Mix Forklift on the market. In addition to Beyer Construction, he established Allied Crane Service and Industrial Waste Corporation.
Del’s passion also included antique and classic automobiles. He was a forming founder of the Wisconsin Automotive Museum and active member of several car clubs, in addition to restoring vehicles for his collection.
Del’s determination, passion, and his commitment to the industry and his customers will always be remembered. His legacy and the spirit of pragmatism are what continues to drive Beyer Construction today.