Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Press Release

Mortenson receives 2017 Bubbler Award

Named one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work for Young Professionals

By - Apr 6th, 2017 04:56 pm

BROOKFIELD, WI. April 6, 2017—NEWaukee and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) officials today presented Mortenson with a 2017 Bubbler Award.

Every year, NEWaukee hosts the Bubbler Awards: Best Workplaces for Young Professionals in Wisconsin as a kickoff to YPWeek. The Bubbler Awards shine a light on companies’ achievements in serving the interests and needs of younger workers.

“Wisconsin-based companies realize how important it is to keep our young talent here and encourage them to grow and become the next generation of leaders across all industries,” said Angela Damiani, CEO of NEWaukee. “We are proud to highlight companies like Mortenson that have made it a priority to create an environment that allows not only young professionals, but all their employees, to connect to both their workplace and community in unique and valuable ways.”

NEWaukee and WEDC leaders presented the award on site and met with the company’s employees to learn about Mortenson’s efforts to become a place where young professionals enjoy working. Among those visiting were WEDC Deputy Secretary Tricia Braun and NEWaukee Co-Founder Jeremy Fojut.

For nearly 30 years, Mortenson has been building landmark facilities throughout Wisconsin. As a partner to our customers, we provide construction management services for all projects – from the simplest renovation to the most complex hospital. The company’s customers value its innovative approach and drive towards lean processes to complete their projects efficiently, safely and with the highest quality.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by NEWaukee and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation with a 2017 Bubbler Award,” said Scott Heberlein, vice president and general manager of Mortenson’s Wisconsin office. “One of our top priorities is recruiting the best talent to our team. We strive to provide our team members with top-notch benefits, the resources they need to succeed, and a fun workplace where they feel valued.”

“Mortenson exemplifies the type of strong leadership that is needed to establish the state as an ideal workplace destination for young professionals,” explained Tricia Braun, WEDC deputy secretary and chief operating officer. “WEDC and its many partners, including the state’s young professionals’ groups, are working together to promote Wisconsin as a destination for business, personal and professional fulfillment. That’s why it’s important for us to celebrate companies like Mortenson, which is putting the Think-Make-Happen concept into action.”

The Bubbler Awards are part of YPWeek Wisconsin, and highlight the innovative approaches businesses are taking to attract and retain talent. The nomination evaluation centered on what Millennials are looking for in today’s workplace, including a competitive salary and benefits; opportunities for advancement; and employee and community engagement. For the full list of 2017 Bubbler Award winners, click here.

YPWeek, founded in 2012, is a weeklong platform of discovery, adventure and meaningful conversations about the issues that matter to young professionals. YPWeek Wisconsin has continued to reach across the state with the support of WEDC since 2015, and its participants are collaborating with the organization on a shared communication platform designed to retain, excite and grow the state’s talent pool.

YPWeek incorporates this platform into its programming, leveraging “Think-Make-Happen” as an organizing theme. Now in its third year, YPWeek Wisconsin 2017 features more than 175 events and 30 public projects occurring in 25 cities across the state.

For more information about the Bubbler Awards and YPWeek Wisconsin, please visit: www.ypweek.com.

About Mortenson Construction

Founded in 1954, Mortenson is a U.S.-based, privately held development and construction services company. As one of the nation’s top builders, Mortenson provides a complete range of services, including planning, program management, preconstruction, general contracting, construction management and design-build. Mortenson’s development services include feasibility analysis, financing and ownership, site acquisition, project planning, project implementation, and property and facility management.

Mortenson’s Milwaukee office has been a staple in the Milwaukee community for nearly 30 years, and is currently building the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center, the new home of the Milwaukee Bucks. Additionally, we are working with customers including Kohler Co.pany, Aurora Health Care, Uline, Acuity Insurance, and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Mortenson’s Milwaukee operation employs more than 110 craftworkers and 100 professional team members. In addition to Milwaukee, Mortenson has offices in Minneapolis, Chicago, Denver, Iowa City, Phoenix, Portland, San Antonio, Seattle and Washington, D.C., with international operations in Canada. For more information, visit mortenson.com.

About NEWaukee

NEWaukee is a social architecture firm that specializes in community-based signature experiences centered on high-profile issues of importance for the city of Milwaukee. NEWaukee also provides consumer, employer brand and talent engagement services to employers looking to attract and retain talent necessary to grow their businesses.  Visit www.newaukee.com to learn more.

About the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) leads economic development efforts for the state by advancing and maximizing opportunities in Wisconsin for businesses, communities and people to thrive in a globally competitive environment. Working with more than 600 regional and local partners, WEDC develops and delivers solutions representative of a highly responsive and coordinated economic development network. Visit www.inwisconsin.com or follow WEDC on Twitter @_InWisconsin to learn more.

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