Safety Week Lunch-n-Learns

Construction Safety Week 2022

For Construction Safety Week 2022, we asked our employees, “Why do you work and live safe?” with an invitation to submit their answers as video clips and photos. We compiled the clips and images for showing at an all-employee “Lean Safety Meeting” held on May 4th.  Mark Rounds, P.E., from the Civil & Architectural Engineering & Construction Management Department at MSOE, was the guest speaker, discussing Safety as a component of the Lean Process. The video montage was a hit, though too long for social media. But… here’s an abridged version for your consideration!

JAX Inc. Groundbreaking

Ground was broken today for the JAX INC. headquarters in Menomonee Falls. The 120,000 square-foot structure will include production space and two stories of offices, with completion in the spring of 2023. JAX Inc. is a US-based industrial lubricant manufacturer specializing in high-performance synthetic lubricants, fleet and heavy-duty lubricants, industrial lubricants, biodegradable and food-grade lubricants.

Left to Right:

Darian Siegel, Berghammer Construction
Tiffany May, Berghammer Construction
Eric Peter, JAX Inc.
Kevin White, Berghammer Construction
Steve Mattiacci, JAX Inc.
Kurt Peter, JAX Inc.
Kyle Peter, JAX Inc.
Barry Yang, Zimmerman Architectural Studios
Brian Hatzung, Zimmerman Architectural Studios
John Pszonak, Berghammer Construction

Downtown Montessori Academy

With students moving in next week, this 11,000 square foot project is an expansion of the adolescent annex building on the Downtown Montessori Academy (DMA) campus and is the latest and largest project for this location. The project includes classrooms and multi-purpose space in a new three-story building connected to a 100-year-old cream city brick structure. Groth Design Group is the architect.

International Women’s Day & Women In Construction Week

In honor of International Women’s Day, Berghammer sends a shout-out to the many women who are a part of our organization. In doing our part to #breakthebias, we celebrate the value of each team member and their individual voices and contributions that strengthen our organization. Thank you for all you do to help elevate conversations, build an inclusive environment, and lift each other up! #IWD2022 #womeninconstruction #WomenInConstructionWeek

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week 2022

Berghammer Construction Celebrates Catholic Schools Week by recognizing:

St. Mary’s Visitation School
Lumen Christi School
Nativity Jesuit Academy
St. Joseph Academy
St. John the Evangelist School

Bid Day Simulation Postponed

Regretfully, we are postponing the Bid Day Simulation event until late spring or early summer. By waiting a few months, we hope the current Omicron surge will be resolved and Milwaukee will once again lift the mask mandate. We want this event to be safe and enjoyable for everyone. Thank you for your understanding and keep your eye out for the new date.

Tiffany May Named Principal

On January 1, 2022, Tiffany May became a shareholder of Berghammer Construction Corporation. As Berghammer’s first female principal, she adds to the diversity in the ownership team. “We are thrilled to have Tiffany become a shareholder,” said Berghammer President Jim Parks. “Tiffany returned to our team in July of 2021, and she has already had an impact on establishing new relationships, rekindling old ones, and adding a boost of energy to our preconstruction process.”

Tiffany began her career at Berghammer in 2001 as an intern and worked in project management for the firm until 2014, at which time she pursued an opportunity with a national firm. In January of 2021, Tiffany and Jim Parks reconnected, and the conversation evolved into an offer to return to Berghammer as a shareholder.

Berghammer Construction Ownership:

James F. Parks, President
Kevin White, Executive Vice President
Matt Iwanski, Senior Vice President
Tiffany May, Vice President – Preconstruction
Martin Chapa, Vice President – Healthcare Construction
Chris Rosene, Chief Financial Officer

Abby Verzal Joins Berghammer as Project Coordinator

Berghammer Construction is pleased to announce that Abby Verzal has joined the team as a Project Coordinator. Abby has fifteen years of administrative and accounting experience in various industries, most recently in a finance role in the news/journalism industry. She lives in Sussex, where she is passionate about animal rescue, autism, cancer awareness, and cheering on all Wisconsin sports teams.

Megan Mosher Promoted to Project Engineer

Megan Mosher is moving to the Special Projects Team for a new role as Project Engineer. Megan joined Berghammer in 2016 as a Project Coordinator, focused on the healthcare projects team. Megan has been involved with the Special Projects team as the Project Coordinator since the group started several years ago.

“Megan has shown initiative by helping the Special Projects team find ways to streamline processes and is always willing to help out,” said Werner Holendunder, Sr. VP Special Projects. “I am excited to have Megan join our team as Project Engineer to help us expand our resources to assist clients with their construction and facility needs.”

Before joining Berghammer, she served several years in administrative support roles following a career in the Army.