Who We Are

At HEGG, we create memorable experiences that build community.

After eight decades, HEGG has been creating unforgettable experiences that build community. P. Ode Hegg did it first, door-by-door, step-by-step, farm-by-farm. In the decades since, we’ve expanded his vision, and the bold, innovative leaps we continue to take have landed us at the forefront of our industry.

From our roots in hospitality to real estate development to leading edge modular construction, Hegg has thrived over the decades because we know the difference between putting up walls and creating new spaces. And that the spaces we create are only as special as the experiences of the people within them.

From the entrepreneur who sees their vision coming to life with one of our projects to the traveler who wakes rested and content in one of our hotels, every person who steps onto a HEGG property plays a role in building community with us.

After eight decades, HEGG’s foundation remains solid, and there is no ceiling to our imaginations or our ambitions. We continue to grow. We continue to innovate. We continue to dream. And the expectations our clients have for us are only exceeded by our expectations for ourselves.

Let’s build something special together.

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Leadership Team

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Peter Hegg

Chairman of the Board

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Paul Ode Hegg

President & CEO

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Dione Deuel

Director of Brand Experience

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Jared Vilhauer

Vice President of Development & Finance

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Wade Behm

Construction - President/Partner

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Kurt Whitesel


Family-owned since 1945

HEGG was founded in 1945 by Peter Ode Hegg. In 1962, operations expanded substantially after his son, Peter P. Hegg, joined the family business and transformed the company into a full-service commercial real estate and development business. Coupling his passions of flying, hunting and agriculture Peter embodied the entrepreneurial spirit to include eight John Deere farm implement dealerships in South Dakota and Iowa, a fixed base operation for general aviation, and a 4,000 acre working ranch and commercial pheasant hunting operation in Gregory, South Dakota.

HEGG started in the hospitality business in 1980 by managing an 82-room Thrifty Scot Motel in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This quickly expanded to providing hospitality management services for 12 Thrifty Scots in the Upper Midwest. Under the company’s guidance, these properties eventually went through a brand conversion and became part of the Days Inn chain of hotels. Since then, we have managed over 50 hotel properties.

Today, the company is in its third generation of business and is led by Paul Ode Hegg. It has grown to specialize in all aspects of hospitality development and management for properties across the Midwest.

News & Updates

Our Projects

Circle H Ranch

Circle H Ranch

Whether you’re looking for a unique and private retreat for your next group hunt or a place to hold your next company function or family gathering, the Circle H Ranch is the place for you.

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