Store Hours:  Monday - Friday: 8am - 6pm • Saturday: 8am - 4pm • Sundays: Closed for faith & family 
1001 North Oaks Avenue, Hartford, SD 57033 | Phone: (605) 528-3495 | Fax: (605) 528-3623 |

​Our Family

Our Story

Joe and Lisa Hellvig purchased Hartford Building Center in June of 2008.  Lisa is a lifelong resident of the Hartford area, growing up on a farm just six miles north of town.  Joe grew up in Watertown, SD and after his marriage to Lisa in 1988, they planted their roots in Hartford where they have raised their family of 3 children.  Joe grew up learning about the construction industry from his dad, who worked construction his entire life. After attending school for design and drafting, he was always involved in the building industry; from designing and estimating, contracting, to retail and wholesale sales, he has worked pretty much every facet of the industry. He realized his dreams of owning his own home center when he and Lisa purchased Hartford Building Center in 2008.  Unfortunately, in 2013, Joe began having some medical issues when he suffered his first stroke. In 2014 he suffered another major, permanently disabling stroke. Lisa and her oldest son Travis, made the decision to continue the dream Joe had started and together continue to manage & grow the business. The Hellvig family feels blessed to be living in the wonderful community of Hartford and looks forward to growing the business to meet the needs of the community.

Lisa Hellvig

Erika Hellvig
​Administrative/Store Management

Travis Hellvig
​Operations Manager

B.S. Construction Management, SDSU​
Design - Estimating - Project  Management

About Hartford Building Center

​Community Involvement

Hartford Building Center is committed to serving our local communities and strives to be actively involved with making a difference in the community.  We believe it is important for everyone to take an active role in their communities, working together to build strong foundations.  Some examples of HBC's community involvement include:

  • Organizing & Managing Hartford's Farmers Market July - October

  • Serving on committee for annual Hartford’s Hometown Christmas event

  • Several employees serve on local volunteer fire and rescue department

  • Supporting community groups through providing fundraising opportunities

  • Supporter of the West Central Booster Club

  • Junior achievement Sponsor and Volunteers

  • Hosting School & Daycare Tours

  • Active and Serve on boards for the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce and Hartford Area Development Corporation