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Greenfire Wins 2019 Wisconsin Minority Business Enterprise Award for Outstanding Large Business

The company was recognized for establishing a business that demonstrated the capacity to grow and has plans for continued expansion.

By - Oct 24th, 2019 01:24 pm

Milwaukee, October 24, 2019 – Greenfire Management Services, a construction company with locations in Milwaukee and Wausau, was awarded the 2019 Wisconsin Minority Business Enterprise Award for Outstanding Large Business. The award was received today at a ceremony at the Governor’s Award Breakfast during the 38th Annual Marketplace Conference. The event was held at the Potawatomi Conference Center. Greenfire is owned by the Potawatomi Business Development Corporation and is a certified minority-owned business enterprise (MBE). The company was recognized for establishing a business that demonstrated the capacity to grow and has plans for continued expansion.

“We are very proud to be selected for this award and are grateful for everyone who contributes to our success across the state of Wisconsin,” said Kip Ritchie, President, Greenfire Management Services. “As a minority-owned business, we work hard to not only establish ourselves in a competitive marketplace, but we are committed to hiring and working with other minority-owned businesses through our expansive network of subcontractors. Together we are builders of the future and it’s great to be surrounded by so many exceptional companies.”

Greenfire was established in 2010 and is headquartered in Milwaukee. It has consistently been one of the fastest growing construction management firms in the region and a year ago, opened a northern operations in Wausau. That expansion allowed the company to gain a foothold beyond the southeastern region of the state, and to support developments by the Forest County Potawatomi in Crandon, Wisconsin.

Twenty-five Wisconsin companies from 12 cities were selected as finalists for the 2019 Marketplace Governor’s Awards. The annual event honors businesses owned by minorities, women and service-disabled veterans. More than 150 nominations were received this year recognizing the achievements of Wisconsin businesses of all sizes and industries.

ABOUT GREENFIRE MANAGEMENT SERVICES, LLC: Since it was formed in 2010 as a subsidiary of the Potawatomi Business Development Corporation (PBDC), Greenfire Management Services has grown into a leading construction company with locations in Milwaukee and Wausau, WI. Greenfire’s portfolio includes major construction projects for some of the Midwest and Wisconsin’s most successful property developers, as well as the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe.  Greenfire was recently recognized as the Minority Contractor of the Year and Fastest Growing Firm. Greenfire is a State certified, Native American owned company. For more information, visit our website at

ABOUT THE POTAWATOMI BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION:  The Potawatomi Business Development Corporation is owned and operated by the Forest County Potawatomi Community of Wisconsin. The Corporation seeks to diversify the Tribe’s business interests beyond gaming in an effort to secure the future of the Tribe for the next seven generations and beyond. In addition to Greenfire Management Services, business holdings include: Potawatomi Federal Solutions, 1Prospect Technologies, Advancia Corporation, Advancia Aeronautics, Advancia Technologies, Potawatomi Training, Silver Lake Construction, Data Holdings and Redhawk Network Security. For more information on the Potawatomi Business Development Corporation, visit our website at

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

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