Connelly Development Inc. was founded in 1996 by Bart and Pam Connelly. Bart grew up in Moville and both Bart and Pam attended Iowa State. After graduating, they took jobs in Dallas, TX, where Bart worked in the banking industry and Pam was a CPA for Arthur Anderson. After a stint in the financial industry, they started a construction company in Dallas that focused on higher end residential “infill” housing in the affluent Highland and University Park neighborhoods. Although the business was quite successful, their heart was in the Midwest, so they decided to return to Siouxland to raise their four young children.

They started Connelly Tiehen & Sons in 1996, focusing on designing and building custom homes but soon began doing commercial construction. Of particular interest was the rehabilitation of historic downtown properties. Over time, property development and management were added to their portfolio, and they eventually changed their moniker to Connelly Development Inc. With a strong financial, construction, and design roots, Connelly Development is now recognized as one of the premier design, development and management companies in Siouxland.