Experience: Historical Renovation
Wisconsin is known for our vast number of historical buildings. Being a builder with a long history of tradition and family, Hunzinger understands the importance of preserving the past. From preserving the condition of a building to incorporating aspects of history into a new one, Hunzinger has 105 years of experience of preserving and highlighting Wisconsin's History.
The Pabst Theater was rapidly built on the ashes of the Stadt Theatre and reopened on November 9, 1895. The theater's design was considered one of the most innovative of its time: its T-bar counter-weight system was the basis for modern scenery rigging and its cantilevered balconies, which eliminated sight blocking columns, were among the first of their kind. It also was the first "fireproof" theater. View Full Project
Northwestern Mutual Restoration Project
Phase 1 of the Northwestern Mutual Restoration project acted as a mock-up for the much larger portion of the exterior restoration project. Phase 2 began in January 2009 with the work consisting primarily of removing damaged portions of the building’s exterior, restoring and then replacing those pieces. The building’s facade is made of Harwich white granite and was originally constructed in 1914. View Full Project
"They (Hunzinger) were a company accustom to working on tough projects and it would be difficult to find anything more demanding that a renovation of a building that is over 100 years old." Dennis Conta (Chariman of the Pabst Theater Board) View Full Video
"Hunzinger always knew that this was an old building, so when they were involved in that there was a great deal of care that they took, so the foundation board was very pleased with that kind of dedication." Father William Callahan (Basilica of St. Josaphat) View Full Video