Construction Leadership Council (CLC)

Construction Leadership Council

The Construction Leadership Council of Greater Milwaukee (CLC) is a service of the Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee (AGC-GM) and is geared toward young professionals employed by AGC-GM Member Companies. The CLC is a program that has been put in place to address the needs of young professionals and the industry.

This forum functions as a place for young professionals to network and receive support. At the same time, it aids the industry by highlighting its future leaders, supporters, and voice.

In order to better serve the members of the CLC and to continue to develop meaningful programming, the CLC Committee has implemented a fee schedule for participation in CLC events.

CLC Membership Information

Becoming a member of the CLC is easy and will present a vast array of opportunities to grow you professional network, learn, and give back to the industry and your community.

To become a member, complete and return our CLC Membership Application. For more information, contact us directly at (414) 778-4100.

Events & Activities

The CLC’s three tenets of Networking, Service and Education are reflected in our many events and activities throughout the year. Annual events include:

  • Annual Kickoff
  • Annual Golf Outing
  • National Leadership Development Conference
  • Brewers Tailgate Social
  • Annual All-Student Chapter Meeting
  • Student-Professional Social Bowl
  • Jobsite Tours
  • Make a Difference Day
  • Holiday Party

Click here for a calendar of AGC and CLC events or contact us today at (414) 778-4100 to learn more about these events and how to join the CLC.

Steering Committee and Member Directory

The CLC Steering Committee is comprised of current and future industry leaders, from a wide spectrum of industry perspectives, and whose focus and dedication allow us to carry out our mission of Networking, Service and Education.

2023 CLC Steering Committee:

Chair: Zach Gaatz – JH Findorff & Son Inc.
Vice-Chair: Ethan Sippel – CG Schmidt, Inc.
Past-Chair: Jim Fleming – Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.
General Committee Members:

Leah Manning – JF Ahern Co.
Joe Jorgensen – VJS Construction Services
Michael Seamen – David J. Frank Landscape Contracting Inc.
Tony Niemiec – State Painting Company
Ryan Hetzel – Hetzel-Sanfilippo, Inc
Andy Sisler – Creative Constructors, LLC
Kurt Kalhagen – Ideal Crane Rental, Inc.
Christina Sladky – Hunzinger Construction
Corey Laabs – Mortenson Construction
Jacob Budnik – J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc.
Evan Brown – Berghammer Construction
Colin Brauer – Gilbane Building Corp.

2023 CLC Member Directory

*American State Equipment – (414) 541-8700
John Myers

*Babcock Solutions LLC – (262) 853-4622
Eric Ruedebusch

*Berghammer Construction Corp – (262) 790-4750
Evan Brown

*CG Schmidt, Inc. – (414) 577-1177
Ryan Schmidt

*Common Links Construction LLC – (262) 317-4400
Michele Cartwright

Creative Constructors, LLC – (262) 502-7710
Andy Sisler

*David J. Frank Landscape Contracting Inc. – (262) 255-4888
Randy Hill

Dawes Rigging and Crane Rental – (414) 453-5335
Kyle Emon
Tyler Weiher
Shane Brown
Jacob Iavarone
Eric Tracy
Janessa Ryan
Cheryl constant
Darrin Hogan

*Duwe Metal Products, Inc. – (262) 781-5775
Jeannie Lauret

Gilbane Building Company – (414) 287-2600
Vincent Senese
Logan Bakkum
Colin Brauer
Joe Rauch

*Hetzel-Sanfilippo Inc. – (262) 522-6778
Ryan Hetzel

*Hunzinger Construction – (262) 797-0797
Brian Holz
Christina Sladky

Ideal Crane Rental, Inc. – (414) 463-5438
Kurt Kalhagen

*J.H. Findorff & Son Inc. – (414) 272-8788
Zach Gaatz

J.M. Brennan, Inc. – (414) 342-3829
Matt Brennan

J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc. – (608) 754-6601
Mitch Zierer
Hannah Jost
Luke Mikula
Jacob Budnik
Nick Hess
Kevin Tobin
Domenic Macaione
Thomas Lindgren
Michael Minikowski
Matt Borchardt
Garrett Gillund
Sam Gianakos
Dan Skoczynski
David Westfallen
Matt Hillsinger

*KMI Construction, LLC – (262) 548-0632
Michael Kinateder

*Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc. – (414) 476-5800
James Fleming

*Lee Mechanical Inc. – (262) 657-9490
Matt Krahn

*Mortenson Construction – (262) 879-2500
Kevin Krell
Corey Laabs

Selzer-Ornst Co. – (262) 212-3232
Lucas Bourassa
Justin Allen

Staff Electric Co., Inc. – (262) 781-8230
Chris Witkowski

Thomas A. Mason Co., Inc. – (414) 271-6688
Shem Lemke
Steve Macaione

Veit & Company, Inc. – (414) 372-9803
Jason Butt
Nick Heim

*VJS Construction Services – (262) 542-9000
Ben Bergles
Jake Jorgensen

The Walbec Group – (262) 524-1700
Madeline McLean

*Company at Large Membership – Allows any one employee from the company to attend an event. Company may purchase multiple At Large Memberships allowing them to select multiple employees per event.

Individual Membership – Allows a specified employee to attend all events through the year. There is no limit to the number of employees a company can register for a CLC Individual Membership.

Student Chapters & Updates

The CLC has a strong relationship with the universities and students in the Milwaukee area, offering networking, professional development and service opportunities. We are proud of our robust student chapters at Marquette University, MSOE and the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

To learn more about these chapters, contact us at (414) 778-4100.

CLC Membership Information

Becoming a member of the CLC is easy and will present a vast array of opportunities to grow you professional network, learn, and give back to the industry and your community.

To become a member, complete and return our CLC Membership Application. For more information, contact us directly at (414) 778-4100.

Links & Resources

The CLC of Greater Milwaukee is part of a nation-wide network of CLC Chapters and is a partner of the CLC National Chapter. For more information, follow the links below:


AGC Board of Directors

President’s Message

This is an exciting time in Greater Milwaukee – economic indicators have improved over last year, setting a course of continued optimism for the construction industry.  Current headwinds include workforce shortages, supply chain challenges, and uncertainty with Covid-19.  However, our unwavering dedication to the safety of our workforce and our commitments to our customers-only heightened by the pandemic and essential nature of our business – continue to reach new levels, supported by passionate professionals and industry-leading tools.

Workforce Development
the Great Resignation, flexible work schedules, and the war on talent have challenged our industry.  Over the past decade, we have worked tirelessly with AGC members and advocates to shine a brighter light on workforce development, outreach, and retention.  Via hands-on partnerships with WRTP | BIG STEP; Employ Milwaukee, Building Advantage, local high schools, and colleges in our region, our members excel at attracting the next generation of builders, designers, and engineers to our industry.  It is our duty to develop supportive and guided pathways that create a diverse and inclusive pool of talent.  This remains a devout commitment for 2022.

Public Policy
The AGC-GM carries the important responsibility of serving as the construction industry’s voice – even more critical within today’s changing public and political landscape.  Over the past year, we continued to work locally and nationally to address covid public policies as well as the persistent supply chain concerns plaguing our marketplace.  We will continue to serve as steadfast advocates for our members, pursing actions that advance our industry, increase efficiencies, eliminate waste, and build meaningful careers.

Collective Bargaining
In partnership with the Allied Construction Employers Association (ACEA), we will be bargaining with Laborers, Cement Masons, Bricklayers, and Iron Workers to bring a common sense solution for the construction industry in the local market.  Through it all, we will focus on the AGC-GM’s tenets of skill, integrity, and responsibility.

Industry Relations
Beyond bargaining, we will continue to work with AGC-WI, ACEA, and other industry associations to ensure a high level of services to our members.  These partnerships will allow us to better promote the industry with a unified voice, and best serve the unique needs of our members efficiently and effectively.

I am honored to serve our members as your 2022 AGC-GM present.  I look forward to the coming year supporting AGC’s mission and together finding new ways to advance our industry.


Scott Heberlein
Mortenson Construction
2022 AGC-GM President


2023 Board of Directors

AGC Past President
Scott Heberlein
Mortenson Construction

AGC President
Matt Tadisch
Selzer-Ornst Construction Co.

AGC Senior Vice President
Shannon Metoxen
J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc.

AGC Secretary/Treasurer
Jason Schneider
VJS Construction Services

National AGC Director

AGC Education & Research Foundation Chairman
Rupert Kotze
Kotze Construction Co., Inc.

AGC Labor Policy Chair
Tim Just
Just Construction Consulting

AGC Director
Eric Schmidt
CG Schmidt, Inc.

AGC Associate Director
Joe Ruddell
Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental

AGC Associate Director
Jim Fleming
Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.

2023 AGC Construction Leadership Council Chairman
Zach Gaatz
J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc.