Berghammer is proud to have been the builder of the rooftop terrace expansion for EUA. It’s an enviable and breathtaking workplace enhancement to fuel creativity and problem-solving. Further back, Berghammer completed the original 1999 renovation on the 5-story, 43,000 SF office building.
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.
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.
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.
Berghammer is proud to be part of this project for the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus. The 15-unit complex will serve as a home for women with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The sisters also plan to develop programs aimed at enriching the lives of the women who live there and the surrounding community. Get the full story on the ministry home that is set to open this fall.
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.