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nom-buttonWho were the outstanding members of Wisconsin’s building industry in the past year?

Now’s the time to recognize our industry’s greats:

The Daily Reporter is accepting submissions for its 2015 Newsmakers of the Year

Nominate a colleague today to be honored by The Daily Reporter as a Newsmaker of the Year – a person, company or organization that led Wisconsin’s construction and design industry in a positive direction in 2015.

We’re looking for leaders from across the state, from every level of construction, design and development, to be honored in an October special section of The Daily Reporter and at a dinner awards event Thursday, October 22nd Nominees must be based in Wisconsin.

Nominations are due by August 21st

This year’s categories consist of but are not limited to:

  • Architect of the Year
  • Builder of the Year
  • Educator of the Year
  • Engineer of the Year
  • Estimator of the Year
  • Developer of the Year
  • Humanitarian of the Year
  • Innovator of the Year
  • Emerging Business of the Year
  • Project Manager of the Year
  • Public Official of the Year
  • Rising Young Professional of the Year
  • Road Builder of the Year
  • Service Provider of the Year
  • Subcontractor of the Year
  • Unsung Hero of the Year
  • Up and Coming Firm of the Year
  • Woman-Owned Business of the Year
  • Veteran-Owned Business of the Year
  • Minority-Owned Business of the Year

We’re also including a new category this year: Unsung Hero of the Year. Know someone who regularly goes the extra mile, makes his or her workplace a better place and expects nothing for it? Nominate them for our Unsung Hero of the Year award.

If you would like to nominate a person, company or organization in a different category, please submit that suggestion along with your nomination, as award categories are subject to change.

Description of nominee must be MORE THAN 150 words! More info is better as winners are completely based off the nominations!

You can also submit a hard copy if preferred, to:

Jenny Byington
The Daily Reporter
225 E. Michigan St., Suite 540
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Questions? Call 414-225-1803 or contact Jenny Byington by email.

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The Daily Reporter honored its 36 Top Projects of 2014 on Thursday night at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee. About 600 industry professionals turned out for the annual event.

Tony Biermann (from left), Next Electronic Inc.; Mike LeMaster, Next Electronic Inc.; Ben Kossow, Riley Construction Co.; and Erik Dillon, Riley Construction Co.

Brian Dranzik (from left), Milwaukee County Transit; Norman Barrientos, Barrientos Design & Construction; Andrea Roschke, von Briesen & Roper SC; and Alan Marcuvitz, von Briesen & Roper SC.

Erik Carlson (from left), Ellis Stone Construction Co.; Sean Parish, Pella Windows; and Jane Parish.

Jim Waarvick (from left), Gordon Solutions LLC; Luis Belmontes, JP Cullen Construction Co.; and Brian Hesse, J.P. Cullen & Sons.

Loei Badreddine (from left), GRAEF; Hank Walter, UW-Madison; Bob Barr, Continuum Architects + Planners; Julie Grove, UW-Madison; Jeff Collman, The Boldt Co.

Staff photos by Kevin Harnack

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CHECK OUT THE ELECTRONIC EDITION OF THE TOP PROJECTS OF 2014 MAGAZINE

 

Meet the 2014 Top Projects:

9-SpringsWWTF-11th-AdditionWastewater project proceeds largely outside gleam of public spotlight
9 Springs WWTF/11th Addition

It’s not that Jeff Klawes isn’t proud of the work he has helped do for the Madison Metropolitan Sewage District, where he works as a project engineer.

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flagMortenson earns its stripes with flagpole project
ACUITY Insurance Flagpole

When a company is working on the tallest flagpole in North American, and the project lies just off an interstate and at the site of a large regional employer, it’s bound to attract some attention.

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airgasRain doesn’t dampen new Airgas distribution center
Airgas Safety, Inc.

It took nearly 10 years to plan the new Airgas Safety distribution center, but crews had a mere 7-1/2 months to build it.

FULL STORY >>

 

 

adelmanAdelman family preserves Wright’s vision in restoration
Albert and Edith Adelman Residence

Frank Lloyd Wright’s unofficial “camp” in Fox Point has been restored for architectural enthusiasts and future generations of the Adelman family.

FULL STORY >>

 

 

alliantPlanning, communication key to finishing Alliant Energy Center Pavilions on time
Alliant Energy Center New Holland Pavilions

The timeline was tight. Construction crews and contractors had 4-1/2 months to dismantle and rebuild a 290,000-square-foot addition to the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.

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alliant2Getting to the heart of the matter
Aspirus Wausau Hospital – Surgery & Cardiovascular Addition

The Aspirus Wausau Hospital is well known for its treatments of the cardiovascular system. A recent expansion and improvement of the hospital will help the staff there continue to provide those services to the region.

FULL STORY >>

 

 

parkPark East looks to future with Avenir Apartments
Avenir Apartments

The crew at VJS Construction Services Inc. knew all eyes were on them when they began building the Avenir Apartments in Milwaukee.

FULL STORY >>

 

 

vaNew VA center does service to the community
Department of Veterans Affairs – Community Resource & Referral Center

A forgotten 7,542-square-foot historic cream-city brick building was recently renovated to provide critical resources and referral services to local veterans.

FULL STORY >>

 

 

epicDeep space project is truly Epic
Epic Deep Space Auditorium

Dan Swanson got quiet for a moment before he explained just how epic it was to work on the Epic Deep Space auditorium.

FULL STORY >>

 

 

hamiltonSouthern design finds home in Wisconsin athletics building
Hamilton School District Indoor Athletic Facility

High-school sprinters were taking part in track-and-field sports on terrazzo and tile, and cheerleaders were shaking their pompons to the scent of cafeteria pasta.

FULL STORY >>

 

 

jcHunzinger’s fluid schedule helps speed JC office move
Johnson Controls, Inc. Hawley Road Facility Project

The recent construction of a new office building for Johnson Controls proves out of order doesn’t have to mean out of whack.

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lambeauPackers show must go on, even amid construction
Lambeau Field Stadium Improvement Projects (Phase II)

Every stage of Miron Construction Co. Inc.’s renovation of Lambeau Field was designed to work around the Green Bay Packers, even after the season ended.

FULL STORY >>

 

 

mayfairGood things to come from wait for Mayfair Collection apartments
The Mayfair Collection – Phase 1

When HSA Commercial Real Estate proposed a project for a city-owned site in Wauwatosa, the developer was faced with the difficult task of delivering desirable residential units in a struggling area.

FULL STORY >>

 

 

unionBoldt returns to roots for UW-Madison Memorial Union project
Memorial Union Reinvestment – West Wing Renovation

Renovating a 75-year-old building is tough, but when that building is an iconic part of the community, it’s even more challenging. That was the task Boldt Construction faced when it renovated the west wing of the Memorial Union on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

FULL STORY >>

 

 

domesMitchell Park greenhouses combine style, technology
Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory Greenhouses

Tim Hansmann knew he was in for a challenge.

FULL STORY >>

 

 

msoeFailed hotel project returns as tower for engineering school
MSOE Grohmann Tower

Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s new Grohmann Tower is the speed with which it was finished. The entire project, from conception to completion, was brought to a close in just over ten months. The construction itself took a mere 17 weeks.

FULL STORY >>

 

 

nmlContractor’s gamble on Northwestern demolition pays off
Northwestern Mutual Demolition

When neighboring buildings and nearby traffic prevented Veit & Co. Inc. from imploding Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.’s East Building in downtown Milwaukee, a routine demolition job turned into a deconstruction.

FULL STORY >>

 

 

pabst-thumbProject acts like a beacon for revitalized neighborhood
Pabst Professional Center

The Rinka Chung Architecture Inc. team had to strike a balance between respect for history and eagerness to build the Pabst Professional Center, downtown Milwaukee’s first office development in more than a decade.

FULL STORY >>

 

 

pfisterCrews heed ‘do not disturb’ sign at Pfister Hotel
The Pfister Hotel Tower Rooms Renovation

During a recent renovation of downtown Milwaukee’s Pfister Hotel, Tri-North Builders officials found themselves having to oversee heavy demolition that was taking place both above and below guests who expected to enjoy everything the luxury hotel has to offer without disturbance.

FULL STORY >>

 

 

potoPotawatomi project a winning bet
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

Rising above the western Milwaukee skyline, the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s new 19-story hotel is meant to get your attention.

FULL STORY >>

 

 

promegaPromega da Vinci project lives up to its prestigious name
The Promega da Vinci Building

Expectations are high for a building that bears the same name as a well-known scientist and artist. The Promega da Vinci Building, Promega Corp.’s newest addition to its Fitchburg campus, lives up to its prestigious name.

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sageSage on Jackson building takes the LEED
Sage on Jackson

Tight site conditions forced Bredin Building Systems to experiment when constructing Sage on Jackson, the first LEED Platinum-certified residential project undertaken in Wisconsin.

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saukSauk Prairie Hospital a moving experience
Sauk Prairie Hospital

After nearly a dozen additions, Sauk Prairie Hospital needed a new facility.

FULL STORY >>

 

 

freshwaterSchool of Freshwater Sciences benefits from new materials, planning
School of Freshwater Sciences

Coordination was essential to the successful renovation and expansion of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences.

FULL STORY >>

 

 

schreiberSchreiber project puts company on the map
Schreiber Foods Home Office and Global Technology Center

Putting a global dairy-company headquarters in the footprint of an old shopping mall isn’t exactly a traditional building model.

FULL STORY >>

 

 

sentryworldEllis Stone uses ingenuity to bring SentryWorld vision to life
SentryWorld Renovation

When SentryWorld in Stevens Point closed its golf course in 2013 for a major overhaul, it also shuttered the building housing its pro shop, restaurant and meeting facilities so it too could get a makeover.

FULL STORY >>

 

 

fratProject transforms UW-Madison frat house
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity House

Modern fraternities often stand on the shoulders of their founders. But a three-story addition to a Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house in Madison had to break from that tradition: as the work took place, the underlying structure could not be used for bearing.

FULL STORY >>

 

 

silverbrookSilverbrook project gets straight A’s
Silverbrook Intermediate School

Planning made for perfection at Silverbrook Intermediate School.

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stnorbertPlanning key to science building’s success
St. Norbert College Gehl-Mulva Science Center/Medical College of WI (Phase I)

Open communication helped transform St. Norbert College’s Gehl-Mulva Science Center from an aging science building to a world-class research and learning facility.

FULL STORY >>

 

 

standardGeneral contractors come together for successful library project
The Standard at East Library

The Standard at East Library was a project within a project.

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STH100STH 100 project turns potential zoo into walk in the park
STH 100 (Mayfair Road) IH 94 to Watertown Plank Road

It was the construction of a key arterial roadway that helped divert traffic so the massive Zoo Interchange project could get up and running.

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stormwaterBreaking new ground on a stormwater project
Stormwater Treatment Facilities for University of Wisconsin – Madison

The naturalized retention ponds dotting the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus prove that stormwater management doesn’t have to be the equivalent of a big box store.

FULL STORY >>

 

 

sun-prairieSun Prairie hockey rinks are power play for the community
Sun Prairie Ice Arena

Sun Prairie scored two, professional-quality ice rinks in part because of a power play by hockey moms and dads.

FULL STORY >>

 

 

ush41Innovative approach keeps reconstruction in fast lane
USH 41/29 System Interchange

Poor soil conditions threatened to extend a four-year interchange reconstruction into a six-year project. U.S. 41 and Highway 29 cross in Green Bay, but the interchange was too small for its projected traffic and resulted in high-speed freeway traffic merging with slower traffic on the state highway.

FULL STORY >>

 

 

signe-skottNew UW-Madison nursing school is just what the doctor ordered
UW-Madison Signe Skott Cooper Hall

For decades, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Nursing has lacked an independent identity on campus.
Now, a new building is ensuring the school is making a name for itself.

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waterfrontWaterfront work transforms neighborhood
The Waterfront

Work on the Waterfront Student Living Project went beyond the mere construction of a new apartment building to encompass the revitalization of an entire neighborhood.

FULL STORY >>

 

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