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 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.”
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
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
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.
Joseph T. Schmit, PE
Vice President, Construction
Joseph Schmit has been promoted to Vice President, Construction. Joe will effectively lead Berghammer’s Senior Living initiative, supported by many talented people already serving us in this market sector. Joe holds both a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Masters of Business Administration from Marquette University and is a Registered Professional Engineer. With over 30 years of experience, Joe’s recent projects have focused on the senior living and multi-family markets, including the challenges of expanding existing occupied facilities and working on congested sites. Joe’s senior living projects have included Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Memory Care, Therapy/Rehab and Community/Wellness.
Matt Iwanski, PE, LEED AP, Associate
Senior Project Manager
Matt Iwanski has been promoted to Senior Project Manager. This acknowledges Matt’s hard work and dedication to his projects; especially to the clients he has served. With 11 years of experience at Berghammer Construction, his projects range from multi-phased renovations to new construction. Included in these projects, Matt has held additional leadership roles as the LEED Administrator of LEED Certified and LEED Silver projects. Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering: Construction Engineering and Management Option, from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.