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
“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."