On Tuesday, October 18th, Hunzinger Construction Company held its annual Q3 awards recognition reception at the recently completed The Badger Meter Customer Experience at the World Headquarters located at 4545 West Brown Deer Road in Brown Deer, WI. Hunzinger served as the General Contractor for this beautiful 21,840 square foot interior renovation that creates an amazing customer experience product showcase within the existing facility.
In keeping with Hunzinger’s high standard for quality craftsmanship, over twenty years ago, we established a company-wide Total Quality Management Program called Q3. Q3 simply reinforces our mission statement of “Do the Right Thing” when dealing with employees, subcontractors/suppliers and clients. This effort encourages employees to continually examine how Hunzinger delivers services and empowers them to make recommendations that improve the way we work. Employees are also encouraged to bring new quality control initiatives forth for evaluation, consideration and implementation. Successes are celebrated and become a regular part of the project delivery system for all future projects.
As part of our Q3 initiative, we solicit nominations from our employees of clients, subcontractors, and fellow employees who have demonstrated an exemplary dedication to excellence and illustrated the qualities outlined in our Total Quality Management program. This year, we received over 60 nominations that are reviewed by our company owners and recipients are selected. Thirteen Hunzinger employees, 6 subcontractors and two owners were recognized with Q3 Awards.
The night began with Jim Hunzinger acknowledging our wonderful hosts and incredible client, Badger Meter. He presented Badger Meter and project designers, PRA, with framed photos of the project to commemorate its success. Ray Serdynski of Badger Meter welcomed the group including other Badger Meter executives Brian Rogers, Rick Johnson, Randy Schmitt and Danielle Slotke. Marty Choren, Partner at PRA, talked about the incredible teamwork and cooperation it took to complete the Customer Experience and thanked fellow team members for a job well done! Other PRA architects in attendance were Mark Herr, Patrick Griffin and Simmi Urbanek.
Hunzinger awarded Greg Peterson of BMO Harris Sports & Entertainment Corporation a Q3 Award for his leadership as owner of the Bradley Center Service Yard Renovation project because it was apparent from the design phase commencement that Greg had put in a massive amount of time and coordination to develop the scope for the project. During the design phase, Greg’s expert knowledge of the Bradley Center was vital to finalize the Construction Documents and provide the correct scope at the lowest possible cost. Overall, he was incredible to work with!
Hunzinger Employee Q3 Award winners included:
Dennis Schoenherr for his leadership and work on our Greenfield School District and Maple Grove Elementary School projects.
Joe Ingersoll for his great work on multiple projects including Miller Park, The University School of Milwaukee and Milwaukee Jewish Day School.
Kevin Johnson for his dedication and versatility to Hunzinger. In addition to being an excellent Project Manager, he is the “face” of FVM and he works often and whenever needed with the Marketing staff to help develop RFP responses.
Pat Schoenike for his exemplary volunteer efforts for Make-A-Wish and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Dave Dell’Agnese for his dedication to Make-A-Wish.
Ryan O’Toole for his exemplary volunteer efforts for Make-A-Wish and Big Brothers Big Sisters
Frank Falsetti received a Q3 Award for his perseverance in pursuing work with Great West Financial/ Empower Retirement and Superintendent Chris Brzeski received one for his leadership on leading the 65,000 sf project, a great team effort, completed in just 10 weeks.
Craig Konrad, Kevin Lally, Dave Klermund, Kevin Coerper and Justin Polster received awards for their work on the new Adient Milwaukee Corporate Office located at 833 East Michigan in downtown Milwaukee. Adient’s offices occupy the entire 11th floor, approximately 23,000 square feet, and feature stylish interiors throughout. Gensler Architects, Chicago, are the project designers. The new corporate headquarters were completed in June 2016 and include reception area, state-of-the-art work stations, multiple conference rooms, a modern kitchen and break room areas and storage. This beautiful project was fast-tracked and completed in only four months thanks to the incredible efforts of our team!
Hunzinger was proud to present Q3 Awards to exemplary subcontractors:
Erik Olson and Chris Stranak of Uilhein Electric were recognized for their work for Hunzinger at Miller Park.
Brian Vance of Joe DeBelak Plumbing & Heating Company was also recognized for his work at Miller Park.
Ben Gebelein of Wellenstein & Sons, Inc., and Steve Radish & Randy Rawson of Staff Electric won for their work at Adient’s Milwaukee Corporate Office.
Ryan Rogalla of Ace Iron & Steel Corporation and Jay Roller of Rams Contracting, Ltd., were recognized for their work at the new Sendik’s we are building in West Milwaukee.