Helicopter Lifts at Eaton’s Badger Drive

On a beautiful spring, Saturday morning, nearby residents and some Berghammer families were treated to viewing a helicopter lift of a number of rooftop components at Eaton’s Badger Drive Expansion Project in Waukesha, Wisconsin. With remarkable choreography, units and components were picked from the ground and placed on the roof nearly every three minutes. Eaton’s SW expansion will include 198,000 SF of production space and a 45,000 SF mezzanine of office space.

Celebrating Women in Construction Week with Megan Mosher

At Berghammer, a third of our office staff is comprised of women with a number of those women holding leadership roles. The construction industry has viable opportunities for women who want to build their careers and have room to grow. One of those women is Megan Mosher. Megan is a Project Coordinator who has been in the construction industry for 5 years. We asked Megan about her role at Berghammer in recognition of Women in Construction Week.

What types of projects do you work on?

I’ve worked on a variety of things including special projects, healthcare projects, restaurants, office renovations, and senior living facilities.

What drew you to project coordination?

This job is in many ways similar to the responsibilities I had in the Army where I helped coordinate operations for my battalion. In my current role, I work with people inside and outside the company to manage multiple projects and milestones, so it’s important to know how to maintain relationships and keep the lines of communication open.

What do you enjoy most about your day-to-day work?

I’m never bored! I like that my job is fast-paced and that there are always multiple projects going on at the same time. I have the chance to learn something new every day and that’s really rewarding. I’ve learned a lot about construction over the years and all of the project managers are really good at explaining things when I have questions. I also take the opportunity when I can to visit job sites. It’s really helpful to see the site at different times in the process to put things in perspective.

Celebrating Women in Construction Week with Joanne Roubik

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 7 years to see what drew her to the industry.

What types of projects do you work on?

I work specifically on special projects which involve 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 study 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.

Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus – Ministry Home Update

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.

Breaking Ground at Aurora Six Points

Ground was broken this week for Aurora’s new, 30,000-square-foot clinic within the Six Points development in West Allis. Located at the corner of West Greenfield Avenue and Six Points Crossing, the new facility will offer primary and specialty care, urgent care, as well as pharmacy, laboratory, and medical imaging space. It will use a new “collaborative care model” allowing multiple caregivers to offer patients a variety of services in a single exam room, in one extended appointment. The facility will open in the fall of 2018.


Client: Aurora Healthcare
Developer: Mandel Group
Architect: Zimmerman Architectural Studios