Hospitality & Retail

HOSPITALITY & RETAIL Featured Projects

Umansky Motor Cars – Glendale

Jose’s Blue Sombrero – Fox Point

Bavarian Bierhaus – Glendale

Joey Gerard’s – Mequon

Hospitality, Retail, and Restaurant Construction

First impressions are important in the restaurant and retail environment. You need the right building contractor to lead the construction process, help you find the right solutions and keep the project on track. Berghammer Construction Corporation is a company you can trust to be your partner, to be stewards of your investment and to provide the right mix of sophisticated processes and personal involvement.

A restaurant is more than a place to serve a meal. It’s that communal space where customers also share the joy of good company. And like your food, the space must be just right — tasteful, appealing and a great value.

“Eating, and hospitality in general, is a communion, and any meal worth attending by yourself is improved by the multiples with whom it is shared.”
— Jesse Browner, The Duchess Who Wouldn’t Sit Down

Berghammer Construction has built or remodeled more than two dozen restaurants in the Milwaukee area. Restaurateurs have relied on Berghammer because of our ability to capture the aesthetic appeal they envision while meeting the budgeting and scheduling parameters they insist upon.

The retail projects we’ve been a part of range in scope and scale from the relatively modest—providing functional or cosmetic renovation solutions for existing structures— to building complete, high-end, state-of-the-art facilities. At either end of the spectrum and everywhere between, Berghammer helps you get the highest quality possible. On time and on budget.

Pre-construction Services for Hospitality & Retail Clients

Save time, money and frustration from the earliest stages of your project with Berghammer’s Pre-construction Services.

In order to meet the challenging demands of today’s hospitality & retail facility construction requirements, a great team starts very early in the process. At Berghammer Construction, we collaborate with architects and clients to examine all options in order to effectively balance facility requirements with the construction budget available. As your facility construction partner, Berghammer provides proven pre-construction services, such as:

  • Budget Development
  • Constructability Reviews
  • Cost Estimating
  • Value Analysis
  • Schedule Development
  • Schedule Control
  • Safety Protocols
  • Competitive Subcontracting
  • Quality Management
  • Project Management

The pre-construction phase enables us to provide you with savings you can either redirect to use in other areas, or to increase the project scope where necessary.


From the first “napkin sketch” to finished project, Berghammer Construction is on your side with a unique, hands on approach to pre-construction. By engaging clients at the right time — the beginning — Berghammer asks critical questions of architects, designers and owners that save time, save money and eliminate surprises.
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It’s disheartening — and expensive — to see your dreams gathering dust in the form of idle blueprints and renderings deemed unrealistic for your budget. Berghammer’s pre-construction estimating process saves you that money and heartache. Berghammer puts the right people and the right expertise on the task of bringing your project to life.
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Working in occupied spaces is a challenge, and Berghammer Construction embraces it with the right expertise and just the right touch.
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Berghammer Construction’s Quality Assurance Program begins long before shovels hit the ground, and leaves a lasting impact well after the ribbon cutting.
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Featured Biography

Joseph Schmit, P.E., Vice President of Construction

As Vice President of Construction, Joe is responsible for all aspects of his projects from pre-construction through closeout. Working with the project team, Joe oversees budgeting, scheduling, bidding, subcontractor selection, quality control and management of all work. He maintains direct contact with the owner and the design team throughout the process to insure the highest customer satisfaction.

Joe’s recent project experience has focused on senior living and multi-family projects. This includes the challenges of expanding existing occupied facilities and working on congested sites. Senior living projects have included Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Memory Care, Therapy/ Rehab, and Community/ Wellness. During his career, Joe has had the opportunity to serve a wide variety of market sectors, including K-12 education, higher education, condominium, office, commercial, religious and institutional. Joe has also worked extensively in supermarket and retail construction.

Joe has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from Marquette University.

Featured Biography

Kevin White, Executive Vice President & Principal

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