Winkelman Blog

Winkelman Building Corporation - Meet Our Project Management Team

Posted by Robbie Schultz, LEED AP, CHC on Apr 27, 2017 9:18:00 AM

Behind every project, there's a Project Manger making sure everything that needs to be done gets done, while taking any and all variables into consideration. In construction, project management includes coordinating personnel, managing risk, balancing budgets and scheduling, along with ensuring all the T's are crossed and all the I's are dotted. Here at Winkelman Building Corporation, we have a fantastic group of Project Managers who contribute to the overall success of each project.

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Topics: Project Management, General Contracting, commercial construction

5 Tips for Selecting the Best General Contractor

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Mar 22, 2017 3:33:00 PM

Just about every quality construction project requires a reliable general contractor. You may have a vision for your remodeling or expansion project, but it takes a great general contractor to help bring that vision to life. Construction experts in this field help get projects off the ground. A general contractor helps you negotiate with the trade contractors, such as plumbers, electricians, and cement layers, to get you the best possible prices and the best possible products.

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Topics: Project Management, Construction Planning, General Contracting

How Green Construction & Sustainability Became Everyday Standards

Posted by Robbie Schultz, LEED AP, CHC on Jan 13, 2017 8:57:00 AM

We're not strangers to green building and sustainability here at Winkelman Building Corporation. From our earliest beginings to where we are now, appreciation and respect for the environment has always informed our actions. One of the avenues that's helped us get to where we are today is LEED.

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Topics: LEED, Green Building, Project Management, General Contracting

5 Tips for Creating a Realistic Construction Timeline

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Dec 27, 2016 5:22:00 PM

A construction project for a business can be very exciting. Unfortunately, without proper and thorough planning, it can also be a nightmare. The key to avoiding that nightmare is to create a realistic construction timeline.

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Topics: Project Management, Construction Management, Estimates, Construction Planning, General Contracting

3 Tips for Retaining your Employees: Keep Skilled Construction Workers

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Dec 19, 2016 8:25:00 AM

The construction industry often presents many challenges. One of those challenges is not only finding talented and trustworthy workers but also retaining them. This begs the question; how can you find and retain quality construction employees? Well, here are three effective tips for retaining your employees:

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Topics: Project Management, General Contracting

2016 Project Highlights from Winkelman Building Corp.

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Dec 13, 2016 12:17:00 PM

When January comes, it brings with it a new year, new opportunities and a fresh start. As 2016 winds down, I've been looking over the past year's events and taking stock of our many projects. Below, I'll share some of our notable construction projects of 2016. 

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Topics: Project Management, General Contracting

2017 Construction Trends: Future Looks Strong

Posted by Robbie Schultz, LEED AP, CHC on Nov 22, 2016 2:38:00 PM

Commercial construction over the past few years took a hit due to the recent recession. As a result, the industry faces a new climate in 2017 that will encourage companies to find new approaches to old techniques. From labor issues to new onsite methods, 2017 looks to be a time for renewal among industry veterans such as Winkelman Building Corp.

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Topics: General Contracting, Senior Housing Construction, Healthcare Construction

A Winkelman Building Corp. Goodbye; Keith Schupp Retires

Posted by Andy Auger, CPA on Aug 20, 2015 10:52:18 AM

On March 1, 1973, Keith Schupp had his second and last interview of his life when he sat across the table from Duane Schultz, Don Sr. and Babe Winkelman, of Winkelman Enterprises. He was 19 years old.

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Topics: General Contracting

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

What is a General Contractor?

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Dec 22, 2014 4:42:00 PM

Anyone that has had even minor involvement with a construction project is familiar with the term “general contractor.” However, while the name sounds very generic and easy to understand, there are not many people who can accurately describe the job responsibilities and importance of a general contractor. In this blog, we’ll explore much of what there is to know about general contractors.

General Contracting 101

A general contractor is any individual or company that is capable of taking charge of the full process of a construction project. General contractors work in commercial and residential construction, overseeing projects from single family homes to skyscrapers in densely-populated urban areas.

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Topics: Project Management, Construction Management, General Contracting