E. Carl Hengen, 67, a construction contractor and home builder in Northern Virginia, died of kidney failure Saturday at his home in Arlington.

At the time of his death, he was president of General Industries, Inc., the Hengen Construction Corp. and the Arlington Building Supply Co. Inc., all in Springfield, and Washington Concrete Products, Inc. in Gainesville, Va.

Mr. Hengen also was secretary and a director of the Crestwood construction Corp. in Springfield and was associated with other firms.

He was born in Pitman, N.J. and grew up there and in Norristown, Pa. He came to the Washington area in 1933 after graduating from the Williamson Trate School in Media, Pa. He worked as a stone mason here until setting up his own masonry construction business in Northern Virginia in 1938.

During World War ii, Mr. Heagen served with the Seabees in the Pacific. He returned to his business here after the war.

In 1958, the Arlington County Chamber of Commerce honored him as outstanding businessman of the year.

He was a past president of the Northern Virginia Builders Association and vice president of the American Realty Trust Co. in Arlington. He was a member of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

He was a former president of the American Walking Horse Association.

He is survived by his wife, Verna L., of Arlington; a brother, George Clymer hengen of Fort Myers, Fla., and one grandchild. A daughter, June L. Baumann, died in 1974.