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Jay Vogel, LEED AP, CHC

Jay joined Winkelman Building Corporation as an Estimator in 1997, and has since worked on projects across a number of industries in the public and private sectors. His experience in commercial construction began in 1994 as a general laborer. Jay’s full-time responsibility is strictly in estimating and bidding.
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Growing in Popularity: Green Building

Posted by Jay Vogel, LEED AP, CHC on Apr 17, 2017 8:29:00 AM

While the idea of "going green" has been around for many years, the concept has picked up momentum in recent years. In nearly every area of industry, you'll find opportunities for green initiatives. Why? Because there are real, tangible benefits associated with going green

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Topics: Green Building, Cost-Effective, Solar Power

Benefits of Solar Power Construction with Metal Roofs

Posted by Jay Vogel, LEED AP, CHC on Feb 27, 2017 10:53:00 AM

Solar power construction is becoming more popular in the United States, but the idea of maximizing the efficiency of a solar system by pairing it up with a metal roof is not as popular as it should be. Solar and metal roofing make an ideal combination for cost savings, ease of installation and energy efficiency.

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Topics: Construction Planning, Solar Power

See the Royalton School Construction Update (In Photos)

Posted by Jay Vogel, LEED AP, CHC on Jan 18, 2017 11:53:00 AM

While the ground breaking and ribbon cuttings get a lot of attention surrounding new projects, the really exciting stuff happens in-between and behind the scenes. Below, we're sharing some progress photos of the Royalton school construction project

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Topics: School Construction

3 Lesser-Known Facts About Solar Power and Commercial Buildings

Posted by Jay Vogel, LEED AP, CHC on Aug 4, 2016 1:00:00 PM

By using solar panels to trap and convert the sun’s rays, solar energy can be converted into usable energy. Once converted, this energy is indistinguishable from the energy sourced from your electrical company in terms of its ability to power whatever it is you need to power. It is, however, different.

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Topics: Solar Power

How Solar Power Saves You Money Over Time

Posted by Jay Vogel, LEED AP, CHC on May 17, 2016 8:07:00 AM

It’s no secret that we’re living in a pretty expensive time. There seems to be additional charges or fees waiting around every corner, and even basic necessities keep rising in price. In times when everything seems more and more expensive, it’s worthwhile to research non-conventional ways to meet your needs.

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Topics: commercial construction, Solar Power

5 Solar Power Myths Brought to Light

Posted by Jay Vogel, LEED AP, CHC on Apr 27, 2016 3:14:00 PM

Earth Day is on the horizon, and green building is on the tip of everyone’s tongue. With something as often discussed as solar power, there’s bound to be a few misconceptions making the rounds. After all, conflict and controversy make for attractive talking points. Today, I’m bringing five common solar power myths to light.

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Topics: Green Building, Solar Power

Three Commercial Construction Trends to Watch in 2016

Posted by Jay Vogel, LEED AP, CHC on Feb 2, 2016 8:49:00 AM

A trend is indicated when something is developing or changing towards a general direction. What trend or trends are affecting 2016 in terms of commercial construction? There are a few emerging topics affecting this industry, including remodeling, senior living, healthcare and a continuation of green and sustainable across the board.

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Topics: Construction Planning, commercial construction

Senior Housing Construction Feature: Edgewood Senior Living

Posted by Jay Vogel, LEED AP, CHC on Aug 26, 2015 7:41:00 AM

Over the years, Winkelman Building Corp. has worked hard to establish strong partnerships with various senior housing groups, developers, and property managers across the the Midwest. We hope to share out talents and experience by creating senior living communities and campuses that make seniors feel at home. 

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Topics: Senior Housing Construction

8 Ways You Save Money With Winkelman’s Construction Process

Posted by Jay Vogel, LEED AP, CHC on Jun 23, 2015 9:13:00 AM

Costs and budgets drive commercial construction projects – the decisions, the plans, the methods and therefore, the final product. We understand this, and have crafted our construction process to save you time, money and establish a sustainable value for the long-term health of your business.

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Topics: Construction Management, Cost-Effective, General Contracting