Rev. Deborah Block
KM Development Project Executive Jim Theusch
Fr. Don Thimm, Holy Apostles Pastor
Greg Sabel, C.D. Smith Director of Construction
Gary Rosploch, Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds, Muskego Norway School District
Scott Weas, a Weas Development Co. Partner
Greg Golick, Senior Director of Construction Management for Corinthian Colleges
Tiffany May, Berghammer Project Manager
Joel Krueger, Project Architect and Manager, Kubala Washatko Architects
Greg Odden, Scherrer Project Manager
Sr. Andrea Katarzyna Andrzejewska, OP, Nursing Home Administrator
Fr. Jan Kieliszewski, Pastor, Saint Augustine of Hippo Catholic Church
Greg Sabel, Project Manager, C.D. Smith Construction of Fond Du Lac
Washington County Engineer Bruce Zellner
Michael Byrne, Vice President, Briohn Builders Corp.
Steve Dragos, Milwaukee County Managing Engineer
"We Loved Roman!"
General contractor on the job was Berghammer Construction. Roman Electric handled the electrical work.
Space for the unusual addition was added by excavating beneath the existing building. Then the new building, on the first floor and lower level, was constructed of a limestone exterior with trim of red and gray sandstone and Scottish granite to look exactly like the original.
In the chancel and choir loft area Roman installed LED horizontal strip lights to highlight the ceiling, and vertical LED spots and floods to accent specific features on both sides of the chancel. With banks of dimming controls, all lighting can be adjusted to yield the light desired for each activity. The improved lighting system reduces wattage consumed by about 40%.
The lower level is lighted with fluorescent U tube lamps and fluorescent lay in tubes. Outdoor lighting includes accent LED spotlights illuminating the stone columns, walkway bollard lighting and LED pole lamps in the parking lot.
Senior Pastor Rev. Deborah Block said, “The finished job is beautiful. Roman did everything in the new construction from the parking lot lighting to the upgraded sanctuary lighting. We loved Roman!
“They were here from the beginning of the project ‘til the end so we got to know them well. They were great to work with and very responsive to project needs. There would be complications, changes and additions and they always came through.”
"Excellent Job"....."Very Responsive" "Good Job and Very Clean Install"
Complex Telecommunications System Installed by Roman TechNet
"Very Impressed" "Excellent Job"
Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 16000 W. National Ave., working in stages as funds became available, replaced its aging lighting with unique new lighting combining energy efficiency, beauty and flexibility.
The Village of Whitefish Bay completed a $22,000,000 construction and remodeling project that included major improvements to the high school, middle school, two elementary schools and the Lydell Community Center. The school received the 2012 Build Wisconsin Award from the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin for these long-term renovation projects.
C.D. Smith Construction Services of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin was the general contractor. Bray Architects designed the projects. Roman Electric Co. Inc. handled all the electrical work and installed new fire alarm systems at the high school, elementary schools and Lydell Community Center. Roman VP Gabe Rose managed the project for Roman Electric.
At Whitefish Bay High School 24,000 sq. ft. of additions produced a music wing off the auditorium and new space between the gymnasium and the main building. Roman replaced the entire electrical distribution system during the summer while keeping the school in operation. Richards Elementary and Cumberland Elementary schools were each enlarged with 14,000 sq. ft. additions. The Whitefish Middle School was also extensively remodeled.
Greg Sabel, Director of Construction for C.D. Smith, said, “It was a complex project with a ton of remodeling. We were all over the place upgrading classrooms and electrical systems. Roman certainly made our job easier with their top quality workmanship. We were very pleased with their work throughout the entire project.” Gary Seigman, Whitefish Bay School District Building and Grounds Supervisor, said, “Roman did the electrical portion of the job. They were here a long time and did a very good job. We enjoyed them, got to know all their guys and things went along very well considering the size of the project and that it impacted five buildings.”
“Wonderful Working with Roman”
“So Impressed with Their Responsiveness” “Outstanding Job” “Awesome”
“Really Great Job” “Very Pleased”
"Real Nice Job" "Highly Pleased"
Chapel on the Hill, an independent community-based church in Lake Geneva, built a three story 8,400 sq ft addition and remodeled over 7,000 sq ft of existing space. Pastor Dr. Bob Bardin said, “It’s been a great addition.”
Scherrer Construction was the general contractor and Roman Electric Company, Inc. was the electrical contractor, each working on a design/build basis.
Greg Odden, project manager on the job for Scherrer, said the addition was put on the back corner of the facility but you don’t feel like you’re in a distant wing. He said, “The building, in a natural setting, feels like an ideal place to work. You look out the windows and you’re in the tree tops in a well maintained wooded area. You look down the hill and see the lake.”
The expansion added or improved a variety of functions. On the upper level are offices for the pastor and associate pastor, a large conference room, a library and a new kitchen. The next two levels down provide new space for education and social activities for high school, middle school and younger students. A new acoustically designed choir room, adult classrooms, and two bathrooms were also added.
Greg said, “Gabe Rose, who managed the project for Roman, was very enjoyable to work with. At one of our first meetings Gabe walked through the entire project with the owner’s rep and the pastor. During a room to room tour he gave them a detailed description of what each completed area would contain in power, lighting, energy savings, and data points, where they would be located and how they would look. That helps a lot. Owners don’t always know and they’re embarrassed to ask.”
Pastor Bardin said, “Jeff Muth was the foreman for Roman but had many other electricians working with him. And of course Jeff is a member here. We were highly pleased with Jeff’s and Roman’s work.”
Greg said the work was very enjoyable, a real seamless job. “This was the first time I worked with Roman,” he said. “They did a real nice job. Their foreman Jeff Muth was very professional. I’ve known him for years, but you know when people are a cut above. And you know it with him. He did a good job for Roman, watched out for the owner and even the other contractors. Cooperation like that is always to everyone’s benefit.”
Addition to St. Ann Rest Home Adds Space and Improved Systems
St. Ann Rest Home, a fixture on Milwaukee's South Side at 2020 S. Muskego Ave., has completed a three-story addition including 13,500 sq. ft and 1,500 sq. ft. in the basement.
Among other things, St. Ann needed dining facilities on the second and third floors, and a full sprinkler system to meet federal mandates. The Rest Home now features state-of-the-art HVAC and electrical systems, two large community rooms for dining and other activities, six new patient rooms, and a beautiful balcony.
St. Ann’s is run by Dominican Sisters from Poland, all of whom speak Polish and wear the traditional habits. The nuns and the residents are very happy with their expanded facility. Steigerwald Construction was the design/build contractor on the project. Roman Electric was design/build electrical contractor on the $2 million second phase addition.
Roman handled all the electrical engineering and installation on the project. The existing electrical service to the building - the old grounded B 240 voltage - was inadequate to handle the addition, and lighting had to be upgraded to meet new energy code requirements. Roman installed a new 208 volt service to provide the needed power.
Mark Steigerwald, President of Steigerwald Construction, said the Dominican Sisters do a great job. "They're energetic, cheerful and keep the entire building impeccably clean," he said.
Mark said, "Roman did real well. They had everything in order and a good system in place.
Sr. Andrea Katarzyna Andrzejewska, OP, Nursing Home Administrator, said, "We are very pleased with Roman's work. We began with a brainstorming session to discuss the facility's needs and our design. When we have questions they always patiently explain what they're going to do and what we will accomplish. We like that. They are doing a nice, clean job and are easy to talk to."