Selzer-Ornst Construction Company
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Selzer-Ornst Co. Announces New Ownership

Selzer-Ornst Co. has been purchased by Matthew D. Tadisch who will serve as President and CEO.

By - Jun 13th, 2017 09:21 am
Matthew D. Tadisch. Photo courtesy of Selzer-Ornst Co.

Matthew D. Tadisch. Photo courtesy of Selzer-Ornst Co.

MILWAUKEE, WI, June 13, 2017  – Selzer-Ornst Co., a leader in building Milwaukee’s skyline for over 89 years, announces that it has been purchased by Mr. Matthew D. Tadisch who will serve as President and CEO. Mr. Tadisch is a Wisconsin construction executive and a proven leader with an outstanding professional career in the commercial construction industry.

Selzer-Ornst Co. has a long history of building in southeastern Wisconsin and has been a family owned business for 89 years. “It is exciting to see Selzer-Ornst Co. continue into this next phase with such a dynamic leader as Matthew Tadisch. Our construction executives and outstanding field professionals will continue to serve our current and future clients with this new ownership. I am very proud to have been at the helm of Selzer-Ornst Co. and will be continuing to assist Matt and the company in serving our client’s needs,” said Robert Ornst, Jr.

Matt has been an integral part of Milwaukee’s commercial construction industry as a construction executive for over $350 million of construction. A graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering with a B.S. in Architectural Engineering and a B.S. in Construction Management, Matt continued his education at Marquette University earning a Master’s in Business Administration.  He also fulfills his passion for teaching as an adjunct professor at MSOE. An active participant in nonprofit and industry organizations, he is involved in the Real Estate Alliance for Charity Board, IFMA, ACRE Program, NAIOP, Milwaukee School of Engineering Alumni Association and Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin.

“I look forward to taking this opportunity to continue the fine traditions of Selzer-Ornst Construction Company into its 90th year and beyond”, stated Matt. “We have an outstanding history of construction excellence and exceptional talent at this company and we will continue to offer the commitment, quality and value that Selzer-Ornst Construction Company is known for.”

About Selzer-Ornst Construction Company

Selzer-Ornst Construction Company, headquarted in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has provided  clients with the highest quality construction services with honesty, integrity and expertise since 1928.   We believe in integrating design and construction at the onset of every project and value the relationships we have nurtured with owners, designers, engineers and subcontractors.  Our multi-disciplinary team approach enables us to develop facilities that are appropriate and effective, as well as aesthetically distinctive. Please visit for additional information.

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