Hubert G. Hauser

Page 597-598 - Hubert Geary Hauser has gained success and prestige as one of the progressive contractors and builders in his native city of Grand Rapids, where he has his residence and business headquarters at 1424 Wilcox Park drive. He was born in this city June 12, 1884, and is a son of Julius E. and Viola (Geary) Hauser, the former of whom likewise was born in Grand Rapids, where he still resides, and the latter of whom was born in Canada, she being now deceased. The paternal grandfather of Hubert G. Hauser was a pioneer contractor and builder in Grand Rapids, where he established his residence in the year 1855. After his graduation in the Central high school of his native city Hubert G. Hauser completed a technical course in the University of Michigan, in which he was graduated as a member of the class of 1912, and with the degree of Bachelor of Civil Engineering. Through his own efforts he defrayed the expenses of his university course, and the same spirit of self-reliance has characterized his independent career. After leaving the university Mr. Hauser was for a short period in the employ of the Fuller Construction Company of Detroit, and he then returned to Grand Rapids and took a position with the Hauser-Owen-Ames Company, a representative contracting concern of which the senior principal was his uncle. With this company he continued his service as foreman of construction, until 1916, and since that year he has been engaged independently in business as a contractor and builder. He has handled many large and important contracts and has been contractor in the erection of a number of large and modern buildings in his native city. At the time of this writing, in the summer of 1925, Mr. Hauser is engaged in the erection of St. Stephen’s church and parish school and also the parish school of St. Thomas church, he and his wife being active communicants of this latter Catholic parish. He is a member of the Builders and Traders Exchange, and served two years as a director of the same. In 1925 he was president of the local Building Contractors Association, and he has membership also in the Michigan Association of Building Employers. He is affiliated with the Knights of Columbus. In 1915 was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Hauser to Miss Angela Kinney, daughter of the late Malachi Kinney, who was for a number of years a member of the Grand Rapids board of aldermen. Mr. and Mrs. Hauser have three children: James J., Dorothy Ann and Hubert G., Jr.

Transcriber: Nancy Myers
Created: 13 December 2002