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Icons of Construction and Rising Young Professionals take home honors from The Daily Reporter

Over 250 people were in attendance Thursday at the Harley-Davidson Garage in Milwaukee to honor the industry’s icons and rising young professionals.

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Balestrieri passing on business acumen to next generation

balestrieri-t-photo-2013Anthony Balestrieri
Balestrieri Environmental & Development

Even before helping his son set up and run Balestrieri Environmental & Development, Anthony Balestrieri had made his mark on the business world.

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For Balistreri, honesty is foundation of long career

lyle-balistreriLyle Balistreri
Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades

Lyle Balistreri is a dealmaker.

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Cornette gives to his career, community

dave-cornette1Dave Cornette
H.J. Martin and Son

Dave Cornette takes pride in the reputation he has built in his 21 years as a commercial-flooring installer.

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Flores flowers at Milwaukee Housing Authority

david-flores-headshotDavid Flores
Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee

David Flores didn’t know much about construction when he joined the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee 25 years ago.

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Martin overcomes early adversity to help others

jimmartinJim Martin
J.H. Findorff & Son

Once managing large projects at J.H. Findorff & Son, Jim Martin has transcended to another level and is now the one coaching the people overseeing those big jobs.

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Mielke leads ABC to unprecedented growth

john-mielkeJohn Mielke
Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin

John Mielke doesn’t need to look far for inspiration. The stories he often hears from the contractors he represents are often all the motivation he needs.

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O’Toole’s career comes full circle

kevin-otooleKevin O’Toole
Hunzinger Construction

Over the span of about a month this winter, Kevin O’Toole had a big part in two projects that brought his career full circle.

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At Mortenson, Anderson champions innovation

dain-anderson1Dain Anderson

As a child, Dain Anderson was always drawn to building and designing structures.

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For Austinson, member engagement easy as A-B-C

mary-austinsonMary Austinson
Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin

A self-proclaimed social butterfly, Mary Austinson is a perfect fit for her job at the Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin.

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Cates making his mark at Joe Daniels Construction

jacob-catesJacob Cates
Joe Daniels Construction

Jacob Cates has been around construction from the beginning.

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Hannon gets hands-on at J.M. Brennan

april-hannonApril Hannon
J.M. Brennan

For April Hannon, charity starts at work.

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For Huntington, insurance is about keeping workers safe

abby-huntingtonAbby Huntington
Marsh & McLennan Agency

For many people, insurance is about paying a premium every month.

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Iversen takes her work to heart

amy-iversen-headshotAmy Iversen
Pepper Construction

Amy Iversen found her niche with Pepper Construction, and she knew early on that it was where she was meant to be.

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Kash cashes in on opportunities at Mortenson

kash-brett-bestBrett Kash

At an early age, Brett Kash was introduced to construction by his father, who owned a general contracting company.

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Pieters a ‘well-oiled machine’

pieters-kyleKyle Pieters
Miron Construction

When Miron Construction chief executive and president David Voss Jr. asked Kyle Pieters to take on his first project nearly a decade ago, Pieters had a lot to learn.

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Reed designs career at H.J. Martin and Son

reed-breannaBreanna Reed
H.J. Martin and Son

Breanna Reed takes pride in work that lets her turn a customer’s vision into reality.

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Numbers add up for Senese

gs-headshotGiovanna Senese
Bear Construction

A degree in physics might seem like a strange way of getting into the construction industry, but it’s precisely the one taken by Giovanna Senese.

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Sladky brings technical skills to the job site

christina-sladkyChristina Sladky
Hunzinger Construction

As a young girl, Christina Sladky would take the bus every summer from her neighborhood to Summerfest. Walking the grounds with her friends, she never expected she would be a part of its changes years later.

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Smith always seeking to do more at Moore

mike-smith-head-shotMike Smith
Moore Construction

When he was growing up, Mike Smith would visit job sites with his father and quickly came to appreciate how each came with its own set of difficulties that needed to be overcome.

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Von Rueden always up to the challenge

dan-von-ruden-head-shot-1Dan Von Rueden
Hunzinger Construction

The streets of Milwaukee are changing, and Dan Von Rueden is helping to make it happen.

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At Findorff, Weiss wise beyond his years

dan_weiss_09Dan Weiss
J.H. Findorff & Son

Although young, Dan Weiss can claim at least one project that would occupy a place of pride on the resume of even the most seasoned construction veteran.

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Wood applies lessons from military to trades

dan-woodDan Wood
Catalyst Construction

Dan Wood’s interest in the construction industry came naturally.

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Zanotti proves youth no disadvantage at VJS

joe-zanottiJoe Zanotti
VJS Construction Services

Joe Zanotti may not come from a family of construction workers, but he knew from an early age in which direction his interests lay.

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