William N. Sauer was born in 1858, at the time when city sewage systems were first being introduced in the nation. On his 18th birthday, he received a gift of $50 from his mother, which he used to start a small plumbing business.
In 1906, Bill Sauer met John G. Steitz, a young pump salesman from New York. They joined forces and began to specialize in large construction work and led the Sauer Company into the heating field as well.
Sauer incorporated in 1943 and today provides services in General Construction, Mechanical Construction, and Aerospace Construction, and often self-performs Process Piping, Controls & Instrumentation, HVAC Services, Equipment Erection & Rigging, Plumbing, Metal Fabrication, and ASME Code work.
Sauer Group, Inc. of Columbus provides General and Mechanical Contracting services primarily to power/energy, renewable energy, industrial, manufacturing, commercial and government customers in the Midwestern and Northeastern U.S.