Combining expertice with a kind heart

Cooperation as partners, characterised by honesty and reliability, is the basis of our success.

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As a specialist for individual store development, we are able to look back on a story of success that now spans more than 40 years. More than 4000 implemented projects in and outside of the country prove our competence.

— HEIKAUS offers innovative and target-group-oriented design.


HEIKAUS is the problem solver for any construction issue. Competent employees, streamlined structures, high quality and fair prices form the basis of a long and successful partnership.


Our customers in Europe and the USA  value us as reliable and fair partners. HEIKAUS generally represents high quality and very short execution times.


Our success is based on cooperation as partners characterised by honesty and reliability . It is important to us to combine competence with cordiality.

Inspiring you

Tradition and competence

We have been able to acquire plenty of experience in the areas of store design, retail design and architecture over more than 40 years as an owner-managed company. We can now look back at a story of success with more than 4000 completed projects in and outside of the country.

It has always been important to us to combine a kind heart with competence, to find new paths and to provide fresh stimulies as an innovation leader.

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Company history

    Heikaus Lichttechnik GmbH was founded by Horst Heikaus in 1977. At the time, it focused on the planning, delivery and installation: of lighting systems and ceiling systems.

    The foundations have been laid!


    The company moved to the "Alte Kelter" in Pleidelsheim. Heikaus now offers not only ceiling systems and lighting facilities but also living room lamps from renowned designers.

    Marc Heikaus

    Marc Heikaus joins his parents' company after successfully completing his Wirtschaftsabitur and training.

    A fresh wind blows into the company!

    Range of services

    The range of service is expanded. Heikaus re-positions itself on the market entirely. From now on, Heikaus is a competent partner for interior development all the way to the turn-key handover.

    Competent service from a single source!


    Within the scope of growth and increasing order volumes, a name change to Heikaus GmbH is decided on in 1995.

    Growth and expansion as a vision for the future!

    New management

    Heikaus not only deals with execution and coordination, but also develops design concepts. In the scope of this, furniture production is launched as well.

    In the same step, the management is transferred to Marc Heikaus.

    New branch

    Heikaus GmbH grows and further sites are added. The first external branch opens in Cologne.

    Networking and growth while looking ahead!


    Heikaus GmbH moves into an elaborately renovated factory building in Mundelsheim. On more than 2000 m², a team of 40 architects and planners work at the foot of the vineyards.

    Lifestyle at the workplace as well!

    Professional Retail Light

    The retail business poses special demands for the lighting and illumination of products. Heikaus decides to found Professional Retail Light in Mundelsheim. Special lighting demands can now be planned and put into practice from a single source.

    The retail specialist with a special feeling for light!

    Founding in Switzerland

    The growth and expansion of Heikaus continues. Heikaus AG is founded in Hergiswil for comprehensive geographic coverage and proximity to the customers. Michael Dutsch becomes Managing Director. Store and architecture concepts for national, European and international customers are developed and implemented.

    Crossing borders to take new paths!


    Heikaus GmbH is split into two independent companies: Heikaus Concept GmbH is developed as a partner in the area of architecture, while Heikaus Interior GmbH takes care of turn-key interior design.

    Heikaus Health

    The healthcare area is growing more and more important. Heikaus Health is founded. Your partner for individual practice design.


    40 years of HEIKAUS & 4.000 realised projects

    Recolation & change

    Relocation + change of name: HEIKAUS Architektur" moves to Stuttgart

    New branch

    The next external branch opens in Hamburg.

    New branch

    The next external branch opens in Munich.

    Managing Shareholder

    Marc Heikaus

    Marc Heikaus, Managing Director and Owner of Heikaus Group, loves his company and makes it part of his life. He grew up in this company. He started sharing his father's enthusiasm early on, successfully completed his Wirtschaftsabitur and trained with a renowned store development company.

    He joined his parents' company in 1992. He is gradually expanding the company's range of services with his creative ideas. A team now compromised of 40 people, made up of project managers, administrative employees, designers, architects and interior designers, shares a passion for "interior design" with Marc Heikaus.

    His motto, "If you do not want to change, you will also lose what you want to preserve", is his goal as well. Marc Heikaus loves change and challenges – they are his very personal success.

    Managing Director of HEIKAUS GmbH

    Josef Schühle

    Josef Schühle is the Managing Director and head of project development at HEIKAUS GmbH.
    After becoming a plasterer and then continuing his training to acquire the degree of master plasterer, he managed a business in the plastering trade for 18 years.

    Since the quality of craftsmen's work has always been important to him, he completed additional training as an expert and worked as publicly appointed and sworn expert in the plastering trade.

    He became a project manager at Heikaus GmbH in April 2007, completing projects from many different industries, from optician's stores to jewellers, from fashion stores to medical practice conversions and even complex international projects with values exceeding a million euro.

    He took over management of project processing at Heikaus GmbH in 2012 and received power of attorney in 2016. He has been the Managing Director of HEIKAUS GmbH since 2019.

    Managing Director of HEIKAUS Architektur GmbH

    Detlef Becker

    Detlef Becker is the Managing Director and Head Designer of HEIKAUS Architektur GmbH. After his Abitur, he first completed his training as a carpenter. In addition to his special passion for wood,
    Detlef Becker quickly discovered his love of form and design. This enthusiasm led him towards architecture.

    After successfully completing his studies in architecture at the Technical University in Stuttgart, he started his career with a Stuttgart architecture office, where he gained lasting professional experience in the area of structural engineering.

    Since May 2001, Detlef Becker has been practicing and experiencing creativity in the area of "interior design" as well. At HEIKAUS he is the creative head who merges architecture, retail and interior design into fascinating design concepts. He focuses on retail as his specialisation.

    Managing Director of HEIKAUS AG

    Michael Dutsch

    Michael Dutsch first started helping with store design installations at his parents' company at the age of 16. This sparked a passion that stayed with him throughout his remaining time at school, his subsequent alternative service and during his studies.

    As a consequence, he completed a carpentry apprenticeship. Fascinated by wood as a material, Michael Dutsch studied wood technology at the University of Applied Sciences in Rosenheim. During that time, he also developed a great interest in superordinate business management connections in addition to his passion for the craftsmenship aspects of this raw material. Because of this, he switched to the University of Applied Forest Sciences in Rottenburg in 2002, where he earned his diploma in 2006.

    After completing his diploma thesis, he joined Heikaus as a project manager, performing projects in many different industries – from the optician's specialist store to the jeweller's, from the fashion store to practice conversions, to the complete re-design of the main office of an automotive club.

    In May 2009, Michael Dutsch became the Managing Director of der HEIKAUS AG.