Berghammer COSBE “Be The Spark” Tour for MPS 7th Graders

MMAC’s Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE) partners with Milwaukee Public Schools to host 50 “Be The Spark” behind-the-scenes business tours for 7th graders – exposing them to potential local jobs and careers.

Berghammer Construction — with assistance from Aurora Health Care, J.F. Ahern Co., Illingworth-Kilgust Mechanical, and Venture Electric — provided a 90 minute on-site experience at the Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center G.I. construction project for a 7th grade class from Wedgewood Park International School, Milwaukee.

Leman USA Expansion Time-lapse

Leman USA in Sturtevant, Wisconsin.
Building expansion progress time-lapse video view from inside the building, from the start of construction to March 29th.

Kim DeWitt Joins Berghammer as V.P. of Business Development

Berghammer Announces Vice President of Business Development

Berghammer Construction Corporation welcomes Kim DeWitt as Vice President of Business Development. As client liaison, Kim will be responsible for developing and maintaining new and existing relationships, as well as building strategies to generate profitable opportunities in new markets as Berghammer continues to grow its market presence in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Kim’s background is in commercial interiors and facility planning, where she’s worked with companies to provide facility solutions tailored to achieve business goals and growth objectives. She’s spent the last ten years in commercial construction serving customers in corporate, retail, higher education, industrial and healthcare sectors, with her most recent experience at Tri-North Builders and The Boldt Company.

“Kim is a seasoned business development professional who will add experience to our expanding outreach for increased market share,” remarked Berghammer President, Leif Nesheim.

Kevin White returns to Berghammer as Senior VP and Shareholder

Kevin White returns to Berghammer as Senior VP and Shareholder

Kevin is returning to Berghammer after ten years with Fiduciary Real Estate Development where he led the growth of Fiduciary’s construction division. He began his career at Berghammer and was a ten year veteran prior to leaving for FRED. “Kevin has come back home to Berghammer as a shareholder and elevates our presence and credibility in multi-family senior living and wood frame construction,” said Berghammer President, Leif Nesheim. Berghammer Construction is thrilled to have Kevin back. “It is an amazing opportunity to become a partner,” says Kevin. “It’s a great opportunity to combine my commercial and multifamily construction backgrounds to help grow and diversify Berghammer Construction.”

Werner Holentunder Joins Berghammer

Werner Holentunder Joins Berghammer as Senior Vice President – Construction

Werner has more than 25 years of construction experience in a variety of settings, beginning his career as an apprentice carpenter, progressing to master journeyman carpenter, project superintendent and then project manager, supervising projects for more than 15 years before founding his own construction firm with two partners. Werner brings the strength of his extensive field experience, as well as his management skills to his projects. His standards of excellence that enabled him to become a master journeyman carpenter have carried over to his expectations for every project he undertakes.

“Werner possesses significant experience in the areas of field management and operations,” said Jim Parks, Executive Vice President of Berghammer Construction. “He understands the structure required for a project to operate efficiently and profitably. We are excited to have him as a part of our team.”

The Guest House of Milwaukee

Berghammer Begins Addition to the Guest House

Berghammer is currently performing extensive renovations and constructing an addition at the Guest House of Milwaukee. The addition is a two story wood structure with a full basement and elevator. The exterior of the building will be clad in fiber cement siding. Located in the King Park neighborhood, the Guest House provides shelter, housing, education and services to the homeless who seek to transform their lives with dignity and purpose. For a limited time, the Guest House is taking donations for its “Dignity by the Square Foot” program. Click Here to Donate

Zilber I at Ridgeview

Berghammer Breaks Ground on Zilber I at Ridgeview

Berghammer is the general contractor for the construction of a 113,000-square-foot distribution facility. Zilber Property Group, the owner of the plot of land, is building a speculative, precast, multi-tenant facility in the Ridgeview Development in Pewaukee. Eppstein Uhen Architects has designed a class A industrial facility available to be divided into two separate spaces.

Location: Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Architect: Eppstein Uhen Architects

Jim Gonzalez Joins Berghammer

Jim Gonzalez
Superintendent

With 22 years of experience, Jim Gonzalez joins the Berghammer team as Superintendent. His first two assignments are the additions at the Guest House of Milwaukee Inc. and Midland Plastics Inc. in New Berlin. Jim was previously with J.H. Findorff.