Briohn Building Corp.
3885 N. Brookfield Road, Brookfield • www.briohn.com
Year Founded: 1979
Product or Service Offered: Full-service design/build construction company with in-house architecture, interior design, general contracting, structural engineering, property management and development capabilities
CEO: Nelson Williams
Leadership Team: Breann Mila, partner; Mike Wentz, chief financial officer; Dom Ferrante, director of architecture; Cary Bilicki, vice president; Mike Byrne, vice president; Bob Goehner, vice president
Projected 2016 Revenue: $50 million
Target Clientele: Briohn works with businesses in the manufacturing, distribution, printing, retail, hospitality, restaurant, office, health care and fitness sectors. Design and build services for new buildings, remodels and additions across the Midwest
Business Organization Memberships: CARW, NAIOP, AGC of Greater Wisconsin, United Way, UPAF
What has fueled your company’s growth?
“Our firm has had the good fortune of working with a number of growing businesses that are investing in their future. Our growth is attributable to their confidence in us, and the dedication and expertise of our team of employees to earn this confidence.”
What is the biggest obstacle to your company’s growth?
“We operate in a competitive environment with a number of other qualified firms. To continue our growth, we have to continue to provide the outstanding design and construction solutions that our clients need, and to attract and retain the top tier of architectural, engineering and construction professionals that allow us to service these clients. Presently the confluence of low interest rates, high demand and shortage of existing inventory of buildings helps to fuel this continued growth.”
Do you plan to make any changes to your company?
“We are always looking to grow our talented team. We are currently looking for a senior project manager and construction estimator. We anticipate a major ERP system upgrade in 2017.”
What is the outlook for your industry?
“Strong. Construction is a great career, and fortunately we are experiencing a great deal of demand in the commercial, industrial and retail markets.”
What is your company’s most important growth strategy?
“We continue to seek talented team members to help us deliver our outstanding design/build construction solutions to more customers. So our growth will be fueled by hiring great people and finding more great clients.”