Ben D. Westra


Ben Westra

Ben Westra is founder of JCW Development and affiliate company WDS Construction. He has more than 25 years of experience in construction and development with a portfolio that includes industrial, cold storage, medical, retail, and life sciences projects. Ben is a fourth-generation contractor, and keenly focused on building better communities, leading him to launch WDS Works, a philanthropic company dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations improve the lives of those they serve.

Because of his commitment to both his community and his profession, Ben has been active in myriad organizations including:

  • YMCA Dodge County, Board of Directors
  • Beaver Dam Scholarship Fund, Board of Directors
  • ABC of Wisconsin, Member
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Retail Contractors Association
  • Young Presidents Organization