Bealer Family Builders in Coal Valley, IL traces its humble beginnings to the late 1950s. Donald R. Bealer and Beverly Bealer built the company together in 1959. It started by doing most of the local municipal’s concrete work, but a few years later, the founders ventured into another endeavor.
In 1963, Donald purchased a property known as the “Good Estate,” which was located in the heart of Moline, IL. He used the lot to build the Beverly Manor, a 2-story apartment community with 38 units, which was named after his loving wife.
The following year, the Bealer couple partnered with Ben Mueller of Mueller-Bahnsen Lumber Company to develop local subdivisions, including Oak Knoll in Coal Valley and the Camelot edition behind the YMCA in Moline.
Donald and Beverly Ventured Into Leasing Commercial Spaces
As soon as the ‘70s rolled in, Donald and Beverly ventured into leasing commercial spaces, starting with the building they developed on 5th Street in Rock Island. Soon, they also built the Tri-City Heat Treat building for leasing and a 100-door truck terminal that they rented to local trucking companies.
From the ‘80s through the mid-‘90s, Donald and his son, Bryan, developed the CCX Truck Terminals and started building 14 CCX Truck Terminal buildings throughout the Midwest. These establishments were later put up for lease until 2019.
In 1990, Don bought out Ben Mueller’s company and formed Five Cities Construction to cater to paving projects for local municipalities. Toward the end of the ‘90s, Donald Bealer built the Oak View Estates, which was adjacent to Oakwood County Club and near the Niabi Zoo.
Currently, the business is managed by the 3rd generation of Bealers, Brandon and Andrew, and their wives. They continue to grow the business by working with municipalities, developing several properties and operating Mama B’s Café in Coal Valley, IL.