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ON THE LEVEL: Stepping into executive director role, Pritzkow makes big plans for Wisconsin Building Trades Council (access required)

Emily Pritzkow’s initial acquaintance with the construction industry came while she was working in state Rep. Gordon Hintz’s office, where she was assigned for a time to the state Building Commission. Now executive director of the Wisconsin Building Trades Council, ...

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ON THE LEVEL: At Wade Weissmann, Wynn designs custom-built homes amid rising prices, supply shortages (access required)

Supply shortages and rising materials prices are now among the most disruptive forces of construction projects and custom-built houses are no exception. Tom Wynn, studio director at Wade Weissmann Architecture, said he has seen owners respond to higher-than-expected costs by ...

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ON THE LEVEL: Kraus-Anderson Construction president takes on new duties (access required)

A familiar face at Kraus-Anderson Construction has taken on a new role in the company. Al Gerhardt, a 42-year veteran of the Minneapolis-based company, was recently named executive vice president of Kraus-Anderson Cos. In that role, he will collaborate with KA Realty and Development, among other duties. He remains president of Kraus-Anderson Construction.

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ON THE LEVEL: Is federal infrastructure bill a good problem to have? (access required)

If contractors had to sum up the prospect of getting work from the recently passed federal infrastructure bill amid continuing labor and supply shortages, many would no doubt say: It’s a good problem to have. Others, of a more skeptical cast of mind, might add: Be careful what you wish for.

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