Photogenic Crew

We enjoy seeing our hard-working (and photogenic) field crew featured in the newspapers, and like to share. Berghammer’s Dan Bednarek was front page & prominent — twice — working on the Olds Products Co. expansion in Pleasant Prairie.

The Daily Reporter — 03/29/18 and 04/13/18
The Daily Reporter Staff Photographer: Kevin Hamack

Nice Drone Shot of Glenn Rieder, Inc.

It was a beautiful weekend for drone-flying. So our Berghammer staff drone pilot grabbed his coffee and hit the road for this shot of the recently-completed, 120,000 square foot Glenn Rieder, Inc., HQ in West Allis. Glenn Rieder is a custom architectural millwork manufacturer and commercial interior contractor serving all major markets across the United States.

5th Annual HopeShiningBlue

April 25 – International Denim Day – Berghammer was honored to serve as a sponsor and stand with survivors for one of Aurora Health Care’s most inspirational fundraising events: The Fifth Annual Hope Shining Blue at Turner Hall Ballroom. The event supports Aurora Healing and Advocacy Services which provide trauma-informed care including crisis intervention and long-term healing services for survivors or rape, incest, sexual abuse and sexual violence, as well as pregnant women experiencing domestic abuse. The event included a fashion show, featuring survivor models and the presentation of the 2018 Hope Shining THRIVE AWARD. If you’d like to support or learn more about this worthy cause, visit

Melissa Lewis Joins Berghammer as Project Coordinator

Melissa Lewis comes to Berghammer with 4+ years of experience as a project coordinator. Previous, she held positions at Fiduciary Real Estate Development and most recently Tim O’Brien Homes. Melissa enjoys the fast paced environment of commercial construction and is excited to join the Berghammer team.

New BERG HAMMER Corporate Identity

April 1, 2018

Berghammer Construction retained the Norwegian-based design firm of Fjerde+Månedens+Dumme Grafikk to conduct a study of American construction company branding and develop a Berghammer corporate visual identity for the 21st century. “We felt it a good idea to tap the design sensibility of the Scandinavians,” said Jim Parks, Principal and President of Berghammer. Kevin White, Principal and Executive Vice President of Berghammer added, “Our marketing manager got a “Poang Chair” from IKEA, and we thought, hey, these folks know their stuff. They put us in touch with the Norwegian-based Fjerde+Månedens+Dumme Grafikk.” (

Baard Dumme, founder of the award-winning creative firm, was intrigued by the opportunity to work with Berghammer. “Construction is a new thing for us, but we gladly accepted the opportunity and challenge. The prospect of a trans-Atlantic project was exciting. Fjerde+Månedens+Dumme Grafikk is best-known in Europe for our packaging design and branding sensibility, recently winning praise for our “whimsical” labeling for canned Surströmming.”

“However, it wasn’t the smoothest process,” said White. “We hit a linguistic road-bump in the translation of the Berghammer name.”

Anna Fjerde, Creative Director of FMDG, explained: “Totally my bad. At first, I didn’t realize that ‘Berghammer’ was a founder’s surname, and quickly ran a bit too far down the conceptual path based on our understanding of ‘Berg’ and ‘Hammer.’ It was all actually quite funny. We were about to start over, but Berghammer management decided to just go with it.”

Månedens was responsible for the final iteration of the Berhammer BERG HAMMER logo. “We all wanted it to be clear and memorable”, said Månedens, “You should just glance at a logo and intuitively KNOW the name. I think we accomplished that.”

It was an interesting twist that the same English-Norwegian translation quirks in interpreting Berg Hammer from Berghammer revealed that Fjerde+Månedens+Dumme translates to “Fourth Month Fool.”

Eric Pappas joins Berghammer as Project Engineer of Special Projects

We are pleased to announce the addition of Eric Pappas to our team as Project Engineer of Special Projects. Eric joins us with a background in construction management and law enforcement. He is a graduate of UW – Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Eric is getting married this fall, enjoys snowboarding, and is a huge Wisconsin sports fan! We are excited to have Eric as a part of our team!

Women in Construction Week

Berghammer is celebrating Women in Construction Week. Tammy Krenz, Director of Project Administration, shares that building your career in construction can offer a wide variety of opportunities.

Norco Manufacturing Corp. Completed

Norco Manufacturing Corp.
Caledonia, Wisconsin

Project Description:
126,000 SF manufacturing facility with 10,000 SF of office

The Norco Manufacturing Corp. facility is located in the new DeBack Farms Business Park development near Highway K and Interstate 94 in Caledonia, Wisconsin. Norco, which manufactures airplane hangar and industrial door systems, is the first company to commit to the new, six-parcel DeBack Farms Business Park.