Timeline

Timeline
2018

Today

Today
Where we are today!
2017

Synergy At The District

Synergy At The District
Construction started at Synergy at The District, an upscale, 450,000 sf, 270-unit residential/mixed-use project next to the Mayfair Collection in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
2017

2017 – New Ownership Group Announced

2017 – New Ownership Group Announced
James F. Parks, President • Kevin White, Executive Vice President • Martin Chapa, V.P. Medical Construction • Matt Iwanski, Senior Project Manager • Chris Rosene, Chief Financial Officer • Leif Nesheim, Chief Executive Officer
2017

2017 – New Executive Team Named

2017

2017 – Jim Parks Named President

Jim had been serving for 17 years as Executive Vice President, which prepared him for this eventual promotion.
2013

Aurora St. Luke’s Knisely Tower Façade Replacement

Aurora St. Luke’s Knisely Tower Façade Replacement
A winner of “The Daily Reporter Top Projects of 2013” — Re-cladding, façade replacement and renovations of the Knisely tower at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
2011

2011 – Felician Village Manitowoc

2011 – Felician Village Manitowoc
Senior community campus re-positioning project including the demolition of 225,000 SF of existing buildings, and new construction of four buildings totaling 125,000 SF.
2006

2006 – First Cyberknife in Wisconsin

2004

2004 – Executive Team Expanded

2004 – Executive Team Expanded
In 2004, Berghammer built a new executive management team which included (standing, from left) Glenn Gohlke, Craig Resigner, Jim Parks and (seated, from left) Leif Nesheim and George Minnich.
2001

2001 – Don Nord Retires

1999

1999 – Jim Parks Hired as Executive VP

Jim Parks hired as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development.  Leif Nesheim: “The addition of Parks marks the transition of Berghammer into a more professionally managed organization.”
1995

1995 – HQ Moved to Butler, WI

1995 – HQ Moved to Butler, WI
The company quickly outgrew the State Street location and in 1995 constructed a new 15,000 square foot corporate headquarters facility in Butler, Wisconsin.
1988

1988 – Leif Nesheim and Don Nord Purchase the Berghammer Name.

1988 – Leif Nesheim and Don Nord Purchase the Berghammer Name.
At the close of 1987, Ed Berghammer, Jr., owner and son of the company’s founder, retired and sold the “Berghammer Construction” trade name (no material assets) to Leif Nesheim and Don Nord, who were looking to start their own business.
1961

1961 – Marquette University Biology Building

1961 – Marquette University Biology Building
The Wehr Life Sciences Building is home to Marquette’s Department of Biological Sciences. The five-story building has several classrooms, laboratories, faculty offices and a small auditorium. Wehr Life Sciences was completed in 1962.
1957

1957 – Cutting-edge Concrete: St. Edmund’s Church Elm Grove

1957 – Cutting-edge Concrete: St. Edmund’s Church Elm Grove
The St. Edmund Episcopal Church included one of the first hyperbolic paraboloid roofs in the United States. The futuristic roof was made of poured concrete and extended 45 feet beyond the altar. The building was well-received by the national architecture press and religious leaders of the time.
1955

1955 – Central YMCA

1955 – Central YMCA
Located at 915 W. Wisconsin Avenue, the 18-story Central Branch YMCA in Milwaukee was designed by Grassold & Johnson and completed in 1954. Marquette University began leasing space in the mid-1970s and then purchased it in 1993. Today it is known as Straz Tower.
1947

1947 – Gebhard-Berghammer New Office

5420 W State Street, Milwaukee
1929

1929 – West Allis Paradise Theatre

1929 – West Allis Paradise Theatre
The West Allis Paradise Theater was opened in 1929 near the end of the era of grand movie house construction.
1928

1928 – Milwaukee Gun Club (Lakeshore)

1928 – Milwaukee Gun Club (Lakeshore)
First-known Berghammer Project: Milwaukee Gun Club
1928

1928 – Work Begins

1928 – Work Begins
Founder, Edward P. Berghammer (1898-1981) begins projects in 1928.