In 1973, partners Messerli, Feekin and Timm incorporated MFT Construction in the city of Council Bluffs, Iowa. In the beginning most projects centered around the commercial building trade, but over the years the company grew into a thriving utility and paving operation serving both Iowa and Nebraska.

In 1999 the company was a major part of the downtown revitalization of Council Bluffs and won the Concrete Paving Association award for the streetscape construction. In 2005, the company was purchased by the Lienemann family of Omaha, Nebraska, who remain dedicated to carrying out the MFT tradition of excellence.

MFT Construction has been a member of the Council Bluffs Chamber of Commerce for thirty consecutive years as well as a participating member of the National Safety Council.