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Moennig’s ‘can-do attitude’ is key to success

Mike Moennig - Moore Construction (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

Mike Moennig – Moore Construction (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

Mike Moennig doesn’t necessarily like things to come easy. A self-described tinkerer, his early love for building and engineering led him to his current role as an estimator and project manager at Moore Construction Services.

Moennig started his construction career as a high schooler in Mukwonago, spending his summers working as a laborer on residential projects. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee after completing coursework in architecture, design and building structure, and he took his first job out of college as a residential draftsman for a home remodeler.

Moennig joined Moore Construction in 2014 and has worked on remodeling and construction projects for schools, churches, banks and industrial buildings throughout the region.

One of his proudest moments came when he was working on a roof renovation for the Lyon Court Condominiums in downtown Milwaukee. His job had him managing the construction team on the project, which was under an especially tight schedule. In just one day, workers removed and replaced the building’s old girders, installing temporary flashing in place of the roof.

“There were a bunch of things that had to go right for that to happen in one day, and everything went right,” Moennig said. “Being on site and seeing that go down was probably one of the best moments of my career so far.”

Mike Moore, president of Moore Construction Services, says Moennig’s hard work has not gone unnoticed.

“Mike has grown in his position through his attention to detail and can-do attitude,” Moore said. “Our clients have come to rely on him for their tough projects and he always comes through.”

Moennig has also enjoyed working on historic projects, including a renovation of the front stairway at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in downtown Milwaukee. He’s now looking forward to projects in other industries, including health care.

Outside of work, Moennig likes to fish, hunt and work on his car — he says his tinkering nature lends itself well to being a “self-taught amateur mechanic.” He attributes his love of engineering to genetics.

“My grandfather was an engineer for the Air Force and he was very technical,” Moennig said. “I think I’m kind of a chip off the old block of him.”

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