Selzer-Ornst Owner Tadisch Takes Over Mentor Lemke’s Stake in Wisconsin Redevelopment Firm

Matt TadischSelzer-Ornst Construction Co. owner Matthew Tadisch is stepping into the shoes of long-time colleague Bob Lemke to become one of the owners of housing developer Wisconsin Redevelopment.

The shared ownership will mean close coordination between the Wauwatosa construction company and Milwaukee development firm. Tadisch said he has known Lemke more than 15 years, and has taken over his stake in Wisconsin Redevelopment.

Going forward, he will work with Wisconsin Redevelopment’s other leader, Todd Hutchison, as the firm continues to pursue new development.

“Bob was always a mentor and advocate for me, and as he looks to phase his way out we’ve been talking over about the past year,” Tadisch said.

Often using public affordable housing tax credits, Wisconsin Redevelopment has been an effective driver of investment in Milwaukee neighborhoods that generally don’t see large-scale projects. It worked with the…Read full article here.

The CLC is Gearing Up for a Very Busy November, Make Sure Your Future Leaders are a Part of it!

COVID-19 hasn’t stopped the AGC’s Construction Leadership Council (CLC) from putting on the same great education and leadership development trainings as it always does. Check out what they have planned for the month of November.

Make a Difference Day
Saturday – November 7th
Washington Park – 1859 N. 40th Street
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the CLC as we once again participate in the CG Schmidt organized Annual Make A Difference Day! This year, we will be working with the Land Stewardship Team at the Urban Ecology Center at Washington Park. This volunteer-powered, community-engaging restoration work has helped claim hundreds of acres of land along the Milwaukee River Corridor, the Menomonee River, and in Washington Park.

Learn more and register here.


The Principles of Motivation – Virtual Lunch and Learn
Speaker: Ken Collins – Nationally Recognized Business Coach
Wednesday – November 11th
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you stuck in the pattern of waiting for your company to hire highly motivated employees? Are you troubled that your team members aren’t motivated by the same things you are? During this session we will review the Principles of Motivation for both self- motivation as well as motivating others to perform at high levels.

Learn more and register here.


CLC Civic Engagement Speaker Series – FREE Virtual Event
Speaker: David Crowley – Milwaukee County Executive
Tuesday – November 17th
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This brand new speaker series from the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) will feature civic and elected officials who will discussing their role, how it relates to the construction industry, and how you can get involved. After their initial presentation there will be time for a Q&A. These sessions will help educate our members on the role civic and government leadership plays in the construction industry and how they can get involved to affect positive change in the greater Milwaukee area.

Learn more and register here.


Want to learn more about the CLC? Contact Henry Kruger at (414) 778-4100 or for more information.

Haribo Commits to 2020 Construction Start for Pleasant Prairie Gold Bear Plant

Haribo of America hired Gilbane Building Co. to start work before the end of this year on the company’s $300 million gummi bear plant in Pleasant Prairie, its first facility in the United States.

The project is one the largest economic development deals pending in southeast Wisconsin, with 385 full-time jobs expected to be created. It has seen multiple delays since it was first announced three years ago. Much of that was for Haribo, a global maker of Gold Bear candies based in Germany, to retool its usual construction and factory designs for the U.S. market and its regulations.

After gaining final approvals for those plans in May, Haribo was charting a construction start before mid-November. The company in late September cited “unprecedented occurrences of 2020” for the further delays in a letter to the village of Pleasant Prairie.

That letter anticipated applying for building permits in November of this year for the first phase of…read full article here.