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Rising to the top

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Every fall as we prepare for our annual Newsmakers of the Year event, we take a look back and see which companies and individuals in Wisconsin’s construction industry had a significant impact on the building community. And we also pose that question to you, our readers, by soliciting nominations for our various categories.

After a challenging year for the construction industry, this year’s nomination process provided us with a fresh perspective on how those in the construction industry put themselves in a position to be a Newsmaker and what it takes to lead, teach, stand out, learn and find success. And in the midst of one of the toughest years our industry has faced, we are happy to report that there is success out there.

In the end, we selected 20 winners based on their achievements in the past year and how those actions affected their companies and the people or areas around them.

I’d like to give special thanks to our award sponsor, Building Advantage, for its continued support of our Newsmakers event. And thanks, also, to our green sponsor, WasteCap Resource Solutions Inc., for helping us select our four 2010 green winners.

It’s never an easy task to narrow the field down to our final list of winners, but I think you’ll agree that our 2010 class of Newsmakers of the Year are all outstanding candidates. Please join me in congratulating all of them for their achievements.

— Ann Richmond, publisher

Green Newsmakers

Big Diverter, Demolition

KM Development Corp. and The Brewery project

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Big Diverter, New Construction

Wisconsin Division of State Facilities

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Green Innovator of the Year

L&W Supply Corp.

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Super Super

Lee Voskuil, Jos. Schmitt & Sons Const. Co. Inc.

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Newsmakers

Architect of the Year

Engberg Anderson Inc.

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Builder of the Year

Tri-North Builders Inc.

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Developer of the Year

Marquette University

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Educator of the Year

Robert Lemke, Milwaukee School of Engineering

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Engineer of the Year

Alice Westphal, Mortenson Construction

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Estimator of the Year

Adam Arndt, C.G. Schmidt Inc.

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Humanitarians of the Year

Triad Construction Inc.

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Innovator of the Year

Ryan Eckdale-Dudley, Symbiont Science Engineering and Construction Inc.

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Lifetime Achievement Award

J.P. Cullen, J.P. Cullen & Sons Inc.

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Minority Contractor of the Year

Khary Penebaker, The Penebaker Enterprises LLC

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Project Manager of the Year

Ben Kossow, Riley Construction Co. Inc.

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Public Official of the Year

Rocky Marcoux, Milwaukee Department of City Development

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Rising Young Professional of the Year

Brittany Merten, Mortenson Construction

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Service Provider of the Year

Richard Wanta, Wisconsin Underground Contractors Association

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Subcontractor of the Year

Edward E. Gillen Co.

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Woman in Construction of the Year

Tracey Schnick, AG Architecture Inc.

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