Art's Story


For over two decades, Art Hance has been the driving force behind Hance Construction, a commercial Design-Build construction company sought after for problem-solving expertise and innovative approaches to design and construction challenges. With deep experience spanning 30 years in construction and design, Art enjoys working on even the most complex projects.

A respected thought leader in the metal building industry, Art is very involved in reshaping perceptions, improving systems, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible within the industry and beyond.

While serving as President of the Metal Building Contractors & Erectors Association (MBCEA), Art advanced the formation of IAS AC478, the industry’s first accreditation program for Metal Building Assembly. He also helped form the first federally recognized apprenticeship program in the country devoted exclusively to the metal building industry.

Widely regarded as a thought leader in the realm of sustainable construction practices, Art co-authored an accredited continuing education course training architects and engineers on sustainable design for pre-engineered metal buildings. Art served on the Butler Builder® Advisory Council, working with Butler® on strategic initiatives. Recently he was inducted into the Metal Construction Hall of Fame.

As one of only a handful of commercial builders in the area experienced in regulated cannabis facility construction, Art is often invited to speak to Tri-State cannabis business leaders about sustainable pre-construction planning and design for this specialized type of commercial facility.

Deeply committed to his industry, Art believes that ensuring quality construction requires proactive investigation of emerging construction technologies and industry trends. His insights have been featured in the New England Real Estate Journal and Design and Build with Metal.

He continues to further his involvement within the industry and utilize the latest building practices to provide his clients with construction services tailored to their unique needs.

Art’s pioneering design approach, construction management capabilities, and industry leadership make Hance Construction a premier choice for clients who expect only the best.

Based in Warren County, New Jersey, Hance Construction specializes in sustainable, creative, and energy-efficient design using Butler® pre-engineered steel building systems. The IAS AC478 accredited company serves the region’s government, industrial, cannabis, and commercial markets with tailored design and construction services.