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Newsmakers of the Year


tp-register-nowWho were the outstanding members of Wisconsin’s building industry in the past year?

The Daily Reporter is proud to announce the 2015 Newsmakers of the Year on October 22, 2015, at The Hilton in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

“This event gives us the opportunity to recognize the outstanding achievements of local companies and individuals, and how their actions have made an impact on the building community,”

This year’s winners

Architect of the Year Plunkett Raysich Architects

Builder of the Year J.H. Findorff & Son

Construction Executive of the Year John Murphy – Miron Construction

Developer of the Year Otto Gebhardt – Gebhardt Development

Educator of the Year Joel Allen – IUPAT DC7

Engineer of the Year Doug Cain – Wisconsin DOT

Estimator of the Year Steve Resset – Mortenson Construction

Humanitarian of the Year Nicholas Kent – Plunkett Raysich Architects

Innovator of the year Mike LaRue – J.P. Cullen

Minority Owned Business Sanchez Painting Contractors

Non-Profit of the Year PMC/SMACCA

Project Manager of the Year Ryan Luck – Wisconsin DOT

Public Official of the Year Teig Whaley-Smith – Milwaukee County

Rising Young Professional of the Year Ben Anderson – Mortenson Construction

Rising Young Professional of the Year David Kwiatkowski – Gilbane

Service Provider of the Year H.J. Martin and Son, Inc.

Subcontractor of the Year JCP Construction

Super Super Kevin Bush – Tri-North Builders

Unsung Hero of the Year Stacy Pete – Tri-North Builders

Urban Planner of the Year Ashley Booth – HNTB

Veteran-Owned Business of the Year Platt Construction

Women Owned Business Jeannie Lauret – Duwe Metal Products

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










2014 Newsmakers of the Year


Architect of the Year: Robert Barr — Continuum Architects and Planners SC, Milwaukee

Best Use of Technology: Jason Geschke — M.A. Mortenson Co., Minneapolis

Builder of the Year: Gilbane Building Co., Milwaukee

Construction Executive of the Year: Anna Stern — Tri-North Builders Inc., Fitchburg

Developer of the Year: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Educator of the Year: Mark Federle — Marquette University, Milwaukee

Engineer of the Year: Pat Cashin — HNTB Corp., Waukesha

Estimator of the Year: Lou Olson — J.H. Findorff & Son Inc., Madison

Humanitarian of the Year: Hunzinger Construction Co., Brookfield

Innovator of the Year: Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Lifetime Achievement: Oscar C. Boldt — The Boldt Co., Appleton

Project Manager of the Year: Shannon Metoxen — J.P. Cullen & Sons Inc., Janesville

Rising Young Professional of the Year: Mike Stern — J.H. Findorff & Son Inc., Madison

Safety Director of the Year: Mel Langlais –M.A. Mortenson Co., Minneapolis

Service Provider of the Year: WRTP/BIG STEP, Milwaukee

Subcontractor of the Year: Dairyland Energy Solutions Inc., Butler

Sustainable Commitment of the Year: Marek Landscaping LLC, Milwaukee

Unsung Hero of the Year: Julie Plagge — Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council, Milwaukee

Up and Coming Firm of the Year: Dominion Properties, Milwaukee

Woman in Construction of the Year: Carolynn Gellings — Wisconsin Department of Transportation


Woman-Owned Business of the Year: E3 Group LLC, Milwaukee

Veteran-Owned Business of the Year: Chequamegon Bay Group Inc., Ashland












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