Building The Future Together

Hunzinger Construction Company is currently teamed with Eppstein Uhen Architects as Design-Builder on an 11,800 square foot addition and renovation to Horizon Elementary School in Pewaukee, WI.

Our crews mobilized onsite April 3rd and preceded to get 11 ½ inches of rain over the next two weeks creating a huge challenge for the project scheduled to be completed August 15, 2015. Hunzinger Field Superintendent Pat Schoenike said, “We persevered through a lot of rain and mud. Our crews were great. Besides the rain, we had unstable soils to deal with and had to truck out 45 truck or 450 yards of bad soils. We worked with PSI who came in to test as we hit virgin soil and we developed a plan to move ahead.”


This project includes the addition of two one-story additions with two classrooms each and hallways, and a two-story addition that contains a new stairs and hallway and 4 new classrooms along with installing 200 lockers in the new hallways. Also included is a remodel of two existing classrooms to create one large group learning room and interior renovations to connect the new classrooms to the existing school. A full upgrade of the HVAC system with new roof top unit’s and variable air volumes controls throughout will increase building energy efficiency.

Schoenike said that the last 4 weeks on the job have involved pouring the footings and setting the building slab for the new additions. After the unstable soils were removed from the site, our crews placed 405 yards of lean mix at the 3 addition footprints.

Hunzinger is self-performing all selective demolition and concrete work. Total Mechanical is completing the retrofit of the HVAC system. Spancrete is the pre-cast supplier, KMI is doing the masonry, Milwaukee Plate Glass is the glazing subcontractor and Wellenstein and Sons of Pewaukee is the carpentry subcontractor. Other subcontractors include T A Mason installing the flooring, CommonLinks completing the drywall and painting work, Bohmann & Vick the plumbing. USA Fire Protection, Lemberg Electric, Langer Roofing, are joined by Veit doing the earthwork and site concrete demolition, and Eco-build is the landscape contractor. The site work allows for future playground expansion.


This fast-tracked project is being managed by Alexander Raver who served as an APM on previous Pewaukee School District Projects. Our team is rounded out by Scott Wendt and Jon Jansen in senior project management positions.

“We have pre-cast scheduled for May 22nd and we are on schedule pushing hard with all the weather impacting to be ready to turn the school over on August 15th as requested,” said Alex.