Author Archives: Melody Finnemore

Weitzel blazes trails in the trades


Jac Weitzel earned a degree in graphic design from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and worked in the field for a while, but found it wasn’t fueling her fire. She then moved to Madison to figure out her next steps in life and got a “random” job painting.

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Wierdsma spent career carrying on family traditions

Just shy of three months after Germany surrendered, effectively ending WWII, Oliver, Robert and Tena Wierdsma founded Oliver Construction to “... engage in the general construction business; to erect, repair and construct any and all types of buildings.” With Bob and Oliver owning less than 1 percent of the shares at the time of incorporation, the company began as a woman-owned business enterprise.

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