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Residential Testimonials: Multi-Family

 

"Roman Did Very Well"

Eric Sadler
J.H. Findorff & Sons Project Manager

 

“Fantastic Job” “Excellent Job”

Scott Weas, Partner, Weas Development Co.
Dave Rhoda, Project Manager, KBS Construction

 

“Great Relationship”

Gerry Burke, New Land Director of Development

 

“They Make Our Job Easier”

Peter Cook, President, Math Stark & Sons

 

“Real Pleased With Roman’s Work”

Jack Koenig, WE Energies Supervisor for Inspection Maintenance Programs

 

“Roman Did Extremely Well”

Bryce Styza, Owner of Bryce Styza Properties

 

“Managed a Tough Project Very Well”

Mike Christensen, Hunzinger Senior Project Manager

 

“Great Job”

Andy Thompson, Project Engineer for General Contractor Corna/Kokosing

 

“Quality Work”

Ralph Tischer, President, Tischer & Sons Inc.

 

 

 

 "Roman Did Very Well"

 

 The building constructed in 1907 for the Ziegler  Candy Co. has been converted into the Brix  Apartment Lofts.The building constructed in 1907 for Ziegler Candy Co. to build its famous Giant bar has been gutted and rehabbed into the Brix Apartment lofts. The historic cream city brick building at 408 W. Florida St., next door to the Iron Horse Hotel, has 98 one-, two- and three-bedroom open concept apartments. The seven-story building has retail businesses on the first floor and apartments on floors two through seven. Parking is available in the basement, first floor, second floor, and new three story parking structure.

 

J.H. Findorff & Sons was the general contractor. Roman Electric Co., Inc was the electrical contractor. Remodeling the historic building meant dealing with Federal Historic Rehabilitation tax credits and constrictions. The National Parks Service oversaw the historic preservation of the building, and the use of materials like plaster, finishes, brick and windows. Some artifacts had to stay while many were salvaged and used in other areas of the building.

 

The Green Roof above the parking garage, next  to the party room, gives residents a unique  outdoor area to grill food and socialize. Residents on the Green Roof get uncommon  views of downtown to the north and the 6th  St Viaduct (below) to the west.

 

Roman Electric Account Manager Jeff Kubiszewski said, “We needed a shoe horn to put in the electrical service because the building runs right next to a rail line.”  Roman installed a 4,000amp service and a generator for standby power. 

 

Eric Sadler, Project Manager for Findorff, said, “Anytime you’re dealing with a historic project, there are challenges. Roman did very well. It was a great team effort. It’s tough to start from scratch using the shell of the existing building.”

 

 


“Fantastic Job” “Excellent Job”


The seven-story Kenilworth Square Apartments on Farwell Ave. has 174 units with housing for up to 374 UWM graduate and upper level students. It also has ground floor retail space. With the creative investment of $68 million, the moribund Kenilworth Building has been transformed into UWM housing and art studios, revitalizing the area. The huge structure, one of the largest buildings on the east side, covers an entire city block from Prospect Ave. to Farwell Ave. at Kenilworth Place.


The original conjoined buildings, constructed in 1914 and 1943, were rebuilt into two facilities, each with 250,000 sq. ft. of space. Kenilworth Square Apartments on Farwell Ave. has 174 units with housing for up to 374 UWM graduate and upper level students. The ground floor has about 13,000 sq. ft. of retail space.


Weas Development Co. developed the complex project for the UW system and the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee. KBS Construction was the general contractor. Roman Electric was the design/build electrical and voice/data/security cabling contractor.


Scott Weas, a Weas Development partner, was very happy with Roman’s work. Scott Weas, one of the developer’s partners, said, “The job was unusual in many ways, both in the public/private development structure for the UW System, and the architectural solution implemented. We cut a huge monolithic building in half to construct two attractive buildings. And we did it all in a short time frame to make the housing available for UWM’s fall semester.”


Weas was pleased with Roman’s work. “Roman Electric did a fantastic job,” he said. “We put a lot of trust into a contractor under a design/build model. We get married early and if they can’t deliver we’re kind of stuck. Roman performed from beginning design, early budgeting and preconstruction services through managing and designing the overall project.


“Too often what we hear from our partners is, ‘we’ve got a problem, how are you going to solve it?’ Roman would say ‘here’s the problem, here are your available solutions, help us choose the best option.’ They did very well at meeting overall performance specs and quality standards.” Roman project managers were Bob Czajka and Greg Blaney.


KBS Construction project manager Dave Rhoda said the project was a difficult job requiring structural demolition to separate the existing building into two, then design and construct each to fit its respective function.


“Roman did an excellent job,” he said. “The buildings were designed with unique exposed features including conduit, bus duct and cable trays. Roman did a great job working with the architect to make all the exposed fixtures and infrastructure fit esthetically. I can’t say enough about the work of president Phil Rose and foremen Kevin Schlax and Dave Broz.”




“Great Relationship”


Jefferson Block Apartments offer Historic Third Ward living convenience within minutes of downtown attractions. Jefferson Block Apartments at 511 E. Menomonee Avenue in the Historic Third Ward offer 216 one- and two-bedroom units situated on an entire square block.


Gerry Burke, New Land director of development, likes Roman’s work, people and pricing. New Land Enterprises is the owner and general contractor. They constructed one continuous building with five different brick and granite exterior looks that blend into the older neighborhood. Jefferson Block features the latest amenities and appliances.


Roman Electric is handling all the electrical construction. Gerry Burk, New Land vice president - construction, said, "It's a pleasure to work with Roman. Basically the same Roman crews have been working on my jobs for probably the last four years. Right now they're working on Jefferson Block, Cathedral Square and Riverbridge.


"Why Roman? It's a matter of good pricing, available manpower, skilled personnel and a great relationship."


Jeff Kubiszewski is account\manager for Roman and foreman on the job is Greg Klosowski.


“They Make Our Job Easier”


Steeple View, under construction for Hales Corners Lutheran Church, will provide housing for independent seniors age 55 and over. Steeple View, an 81 unit housing complex at 124th and Janesville Road, will provide apartments for independent seniors age 55 and over. Developed by Hales Corners Lutheran Church, Steeple View will offer attractive one- and two-bedroom units ranging from 700 to 1300 sq. ft.


Peter Cook, Math Starck president, said, “We like Roman’s honesty, integrity, dedicated service and fair price. General contractor is Math Starck & Sons Inc. Roman Electric is design/build electrical contractor. Ron Speer is the owner’s representative.


Peter Cook, Math Starck president, has been with the contractor for 35 years. “We’ve done work with Roman for probably 50 years now,” he said. “They do almost all our multi-family units. They’re great people to work with.


“Roman’s work on Steeple View is just what we expect from them. From account manager Jeff Kubiszewski to foreman Jim Grybush to their team of electricians, they’re very professional, talented, knowledgeable and easy to work with. From the top down Roman’s people combine exceptional skill with great attitudes. We like their honesty, integrity, dedicated service and fair price. In short, they make our job easier.”


“Real Pleased with Roman’s Work”


Roman crews worked at homes spread around the four county area including Wauwatosa, Brown Deer and River Hills. When the wind storm of Tuesday September 13th struck, Roman Electric was quick to respond to WE Energies’ request for service assistance. “The storm was of short duration,” said Jack Koenig, WE Energies supervisor for inspection maintenance programs, “but the strong winds caused an inordinate amount of damage. Downed trees and tree limbs fell on service drops, service masts and customers’ service entrance facilities bringing many down with them.”


WE Energies knew they would spend a good deal of time restoring customer service so they decided to be proactive and put together a storm damage team. To find their repair team, “We looked at electrical contractors we had a history with and hired four, two local and two from out of town because our territory covers portions of the entire state,” Koenig said.


Residential service manager Teri Stanley said, “We Energies knows us. They know we have a large staff of residential electricians and a fleet of service trucks.” By late Wednesday, Roman was confirmed.


Jack Koenig, WE Energies supervisor for inspection maintenance programs, said the company was real pleased with Roman’s work. On Thursday Roman had up to 15 service trucks with two person crews out in different parts of the city and suburbs on inspect and repair visits. Koenig said the goal was for the electricians to find any damage and work with the customer to do the repairs. He said about a third of the sites visited sustained damage.


Roman crews were out until midnight Thursday, resumed Friday morning at 7:00, and didn’t finish until around 7:00 Friday evening. “We handled 212 calls to inspect and repair as needed,” Stanley said. “The amount of work we completed in such a short time was unbelievable!”


Koenig said the job went extremely well. “We had very good support from the four contractors,” he said, “particularly with Roman Electric, whom I think ended up with about 60% of the site visits. Teri Stanley was just super to work with and had things so well organized on Roman’s end that once we turned the site information over to her she took it from there. The next thing we’d hear back was what they found and whether they had to do some repairs. We’re real pleased with Roman’s work.”


“Roman Did Extremely Well”


Burlington Boardwalk features 128 upscale apartments in a picturesque setting on the Fox River in downtown Burlington. Burlington Boardwalk, an attractive new apartment complex in a Picturesque Setting on the Fox River in downtown Burlington, has 128 upscale apartments with the latest appliance, lighting and electrical amenities.


Harmony Homes, Inc. is the general contractor and Bryce Styza Properties is the owner. They first completed a similar apartment complex, The Landing in Waukesha. Roman Electric was the electrical contractor on both projects.


Roman did extremely well,” said owner Bryce Styza. “They met our deadlines and did a nice job with multi-trade revisions and any changes we made to the original plans. They gave us the same team we worked with on The Landing.


“Roman foreman Jeff Muth again did a fine job of running the project. Once again Roman delivered what they promised. They’re professionals and good people to work with.”


Stephen Kassens was Harmony Homes Inc. construction manager. Roman Electric account manager was Jeff Kubiszewski.


“Managed a Tough Project Very Well”


The Sarah Chudnow Campus offers senior living on a 17 acre natural site with meadows and woods. The Sarah Chudnow Campus provides a variety of senior living choices in a stylish new apartment-like facility on a 17 acre site with meadows and woods. The Campus is conveniently located at 10995 N. Market St. in Mequon near synagogues and a variety of shops and services.


Hunzinger senior project manager Mike Christensen said Roman did a great job. General contractor and construction manager for the state-of-the-art facility was Hunzinger Construction Co., Inc. Roman Electric served as design/build contractor for the electrical, voice/data and fire alarm systems.


Independent and assisted living residents can choose one-, two- or three-bedroom well-appointed apartments with the latest amenities. Comfort, safety and security are emphasized to assure peace of mind. Each apartment is equipped with a wireless emergency response system.


Roman TechNet installed the complete voice and data system, as well as three sound systems. Fiber optics lines run from the main data room to each communications closet for data transmission, with copper lines along the same route for voice. Each residential unit is wired with copper lines for communication, and coax for cable TV. TechNet also outfitted each unit with an unusual six jack outlet to accommodate an in-house phone, outside phone line, fax line, computer modem, ancillary help line, and one spare jack.


Hunzinger senior project manager Mike Christensen said, “Sarah Chudnow Campus is a very high-end, very attractive facility. Roman electric managed a tough project very well. They were responsive, proactive, paid attention to detail, and did a great job. The usual good stuff.”


“Great Job”


Roman Electric worked on Building N, the largest in the new Bayshore Town Center. Roman’s exterior artistry helped give Building N its compelling nighttime beauty. The huge new Bayshore Town Center in Glendale brings the first lifestyle shopping center to the Milwaukee area. The $360 million expansion of 52-year-old Bayshore Mall combines stores, restaurants, apartments, entertainment, office space and parking on the 68 acre site.


Corna/Kokosing Construction Co. of Westerville, OH was general contractor for the project’s massive centerpiece structure, “Building N.” The developer was Steiner & Associates of Columbus, OH. Bayshore Town Center is the owner. Roman Electric was the electrical contractor for the shell, apartments and several tenants in the huge Building N, largest in the Center.


The mixed-use, six-story Building N measures 580’ by 300’. It will have 25 retailers on the first floor, 2 1/2 levels of parking there and above, and three floors of apartments at the top.


Andy Thompson, Corna/Kokosing project engineer, said, “Even though we were an out-of-town contractor, Roman Electric was very responsive and worked efficiently with us. They had a good crew and things went smoothly. They put in a lot of time in the last month to get us open in time. Roman did a great job.”


“Quality Work”


Ralph (right) and Tim Tischer make final adjustments on a counter “appliance garage”. Tischer & Sons, Inc., carpenter contractors, continues building and remodeling but one of the sons is now the father. Though the number of employees hasn’t increased, the company has prospered through three generations.


Ralph Tischer, president, active in the company for 44 of his 58 years, worked 40 years with his dad, now retired. Ralph’s son Tim, 28, part of the family business for 10 years, is vice president. When a Tischer project calls for electrical work, they like Roman Electric.


“Roman Rose started his electrical contracting company just six blocks from dad’s place,” Ralph Tischer said. “I’ve worked with Roman Electric for over 40 years and my dad worked with them for around 15 years before that. Roman does quality work and they treat us very well.”

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