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UNPARALLELED HISTORY BUILDING MILWAUKEE’S CONVENTION, SPORTS, ENTERTAINMENT AND PUBLIC ASSEMBLY SPACES

As one of the oldest contracting firms in the Midwest, Hunzinger is steeped in tradition and fundamentally linked to our community. Quality, stability and experience are the trademarks of our success.  Unconditionally dedicated to achieving excellence by understanding and exceeding our customer’s expectations through integrity, honesty and ethical conduct, our connection to Southeastern Wisconsin is deepened through repeat clients and our experience building public assembly spaces. 

Our company has been honored to provide construction services for Milwaukee’s convention and entertainment venues dating back 75 years.  Our story is interwoven in the history of these sites, from serving as the builder for The Milwaukee Arena in the early 1950’s, to building the MECCA in the 1970’s, or performing as design/builder in the 1990’s for the Wisconsin Center, Hunzinger has been a reliable partner. Hunzinger has grown with this community and our pledge is to continue to meet budgets and schedules while exceeding diversity and inclusion goals and delivering a superior quality project that the community can be proud of. 

Join us for an historic trip down memory lane to experience the evolution of Milwaukee’s convention, entertainment and public assembly spaces culminating in the Milwaukee Buck’s Entertainment Block.

The UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena (originally the Milwaukee Arena)

The UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena (originally the Milwaukee Arena)

Located at 400 W Kilbourn Avenue in Milwaukee, WI.  Hunzinger Construction Company served as the original General Contractor for the arena.  Designed by Eschweiler & Eschweiler, the arena was built in seventeen months and the total cost was $11.6 million, about $120 million today. The structure is concrete and brick..Read More

MECCA

MECCA

The Milwaukee Exposition and Convention Center and Arena (MECCA) stood in Milwaukee’s Civic Center district on West Kilbourn Avenue for 24 years. Hunzinger Construction served as General Contractor for the facility that opened in 1974 adjoining the Auditorium/Arena complex.  The design for the facility, by the Chicago firm of Welton..Read More

Hyatt Regency Hotel

Hyatt Regency Hotel

Located at 333 West Kilbourn Avenue in the heart of downtown Milwaukee.  Hunzinger Construction Company served as the general contractor for this 21-story, 484 room luxury hotel and banquet facility designed by Py-Vavra Architects-Engineers. Hunzinger built this hotel using the fast-track construction method and completed it in just eighteen months...Read More

The BMO HARRIS Bradley Center

The BMO HARRIS Bradley Center

The BMO HARRIS Bradley Center was located at 1001 North 4thStreet in downtown Milwaukee, WI.  Hunzinger Construction Company was hired as the prime concrete contractor for this premier athletics and concert venue.  Hunzinger crews poured 24,000 cubic yards of concrete for The Bradley Center that accommodated 18,600 fans for basketball, 17,800 for hockey,..Read More

Wisconsin Center Milwaukee Convention Center – Phase I & II

Wisconsin Center Milwaukee Convention Center – Phase I & II

Located at 400 West Wisconsin Avenue in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, WI.  The convention center is Milwaukee’s largest Design/Build Project.  It provides the city with 200,000 square feet of exhibit space and 15,000 square feet of meeting rooms, as well as a 38,000 square foot grand ballroom.  This project was..Read More

UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena Milwaukee Admirals Alteration

UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena Milwaukee Admirals Alteration

Located at 400 W Kilbourn Avenue in Milwaukee, WI. Hunzinger Construction Company served as the original General Contractor for the arena. The arena is part of a larger downtown campus that includes the Milwaukee Theatre and Wisconsin Center.  Hunzinger has completed numerous projects over the years at the Arena including the renovation of approximately 5,360..Read More

Bucks Entertainment Block

Bucks Entertainment Block

Hunzinger served as the Construction Manager for the new Milwaukee Bucks Entertainment Block as part of the downtown arena development in Milwaukee. The entertainment block, which spans Fourth Street from W. Highland Ave. to W. Juneau Ave., is the central element of the master design plan for the Fiserv Forum and surrounding..Read More

The BMO Harris Bradley Center (Demolition)

The BMO Harris Bradley Center (Demolition)

Located at 1001 North 4th Street in downtown Milwaukee, WI. Hunzinger Construction Company was hired as the construction manager overseeing the demolition of the multi-purpose arena that served Milwaukee for 30 years. Veit USA was the demolition contractor that included a “roof felling” allowing for the demolition to occur more..Read More

Good City Brewing

Good City Brewing

In conjunction with the Entertainment Block, Hunzinger also delivered the two-story Good City Brewing venue which includes a 200-seat taproom, second floor outdoor patio area and 350-person event space. While the taproom features 24 Good City brews as well as a wood-fired oven kitchen concept, one of the key focuses..Read More

Highland Parking Garage Upgrades & Renovation

Highland Parking Garage Upgrades & Renovation

Located at 1030 North 6th Street in downtown Milwaukee, adjacent to the Fiserv Forum. Hunzinger served as Construction Manager for this 240,000 SF, 7 story poured in place concrete parking structure built in 1980. The structure has parking for 738 cars. The project included retrofitting the entire structure with new..Read More