Newsmakers of the Year


Help The Daily Reporter celebrate our Newsmakers of the Year. We’ll honor leaders from across the state, from every level of construction, design and development in an October special section of The Daily Reporter and at a dinner awards event on Thursday, Oct. 24, at Discovery World’s new Pavilion.


THURSDAY, OCT 24, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Discovery World – Pavilion
5:00 PM – 6:30 Networking, Cocktail hour, Registration
6:30 – 7:00 PM  Dinner
7:00 – 8:00 PM Awards Presentation


Architect of the Year GROTH Design Group
Builder of the Year Pepper Construction
Business Owner of the Year Mike Moore – Moore Construction Services
Charitable Organization of the Year Hard Hats With Heart
Community Impacter of the Year Jalin Phelps – JCP Construction
Educator of the Year Shauna Boyer – J.H. Findorff & Son
Educator of the Year Wayne Belanger – ABC of Wisconsin
Emerging Business of the Year Moore Construction Services
Engineering Project Manager of the Year Cory Powers – HGA
Estimator of the Year Ross Bunchek – Mortenson
Estimator of the Year Brian Malich – J.H. Findorff & Son
Estimator of the Year Dan Cole – Hunzinger Construction
Estimator of the Year Shawn Hoffman – Hoffman Construction
Executive of the Year Kurt Theune – Mortenson
Green Builder of the Year J.H. Findorff & Son
Innovator of the Year Sauron Sanchez – J.H. Findorff & Son
Innovator of the Year Mark Lillesand – C.G. Schmidt
Leader of the Year Steve Lewis – Lewis Construction
Media Manager of the Year Luke Richmond – Gilbane
Project Executive of the Year John Gilroy – Gilbane
Project Manager of the Year Danny O’Brien – Mortenson
Project Manager of the Year Ashley Frank – Mortenson
Project Manager of the Year Austin Moore – Moore Construction Services
Project Manager of the Year Brad Olson – J.H. Findorff & Son
Project Manager of the Year Matt Horton – Hunzinger Construction
Project Manager of the Year Justin Johnson – C.G. Schmidt
Senior Project Manager of the Year Mary Collins – Gilbane
Service Provider of the Year Kevin Lally – Hunzinger Construction
Super Super Brad Caspari – Hunzinger Construction
Super Super Rick Senk – Gilbane
Super Super Trisha Sund – Tri-North Builders
Sustainability Leader of the Year Ben Austin – J.H. Findorff & Son
Team Leader of the Year Mike Miller – AG Architecture
Underground Contractor of the Year Michels Corp.
Unsung Hero of the Year Sarah Dunn – C.G. Schmidt
Unsung Hero of the Year Kathy Maire – Tri-North Builders
Up and Coming Company of the Year Price Erecting

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Previous Newsmakers of the Year

2018 Newsmakers of the Year

2017 Newsmakers of the Year

2016 Newsmakers of the Year

2015 Newsmakers of the Year

2014 Newsmakers of the Year

2013 Newsmakers of the Year

2012 Newsmakers of the Year

2011 Newsmakers of the Year

2010 Newsmakers of the Year

2009 Newsmakers of the Year