Tamara Klump Joins Berghammer as Estimating Coordinator

Berghammer is pleased to welcome Tamara Klump to the team. Tamara comes to us with a background in construction project coordination. She has also worked in television as a Traffic Director. Tamara, a mother of four, enjoys driving motorcycles with her family as well as making hand-crafted signs and blankets in her free time.

The Berghammer Café

After asking what was on our employees’ wish lists to improve their work environment, Berghammer went to work creating a new café for our office staff to eat lunch, gather, and enjoy some time away from their desks. The modern industrial-inspired design is accented by pieces like a vintage Berghammer sign and pages of labor rates dating back to 1929. The sliding door was custom-made from salvaged hundred-year-old barn wood and hardware, and even the burlap sacks on the wall serve a purpose, absorbing sound to reduce the echo. In addition to the new café, a mother’s room was also added to provide a comfortable, private place for employees upon returning to work from maternity leave.

Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus – Ministry Home Update

The Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus are beginning to see their new ministry home take shape. The 15-unit building will be home to women in the community with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The 25,300 SF ministry home will feature shared dining and living spaces, a prayer room, a second-floor reflection patio, and a recreation space for exercising and relaxation.

Celebrating Women in Construction Week with Joanne Roubik

Women in Construction Week is a great way to recognize the different career paths that women are pursuing and how a growing number of women are finding fulfillment in a construction career. We talked to Project Engineer, Joanne Roubik, who has been in construction for 6 years to see what drew her to the industry.

What types of projects do you work on?

I work specifically on special projects which involves a lot of smaller renovations for offices and retail spaces.

What drew you to engineering?

I really liked math in school and that lead me to studying Engineering at Marquette. I also like being able to help people when I can complete a project that will have an impact on their everyday lives.

What do you enjoy most about your day-to-day work?

I enjoy being able to go out to a job site and walk around the space. It helps me visualize what I’m working with. Every project is different and every client’s needs are different, so taking a hands-on approach is key. I also get to interact with a lot of different people and gain knowledge from their experiences.