Building Service, Inc.

Address: 11925 West Carmen Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53225


Year founded: 1947

Product or service offered: BSI designs, builds and furnishes interiors for business. Our research-based approach ensures our clients’ ability to use their facilities as powerful business tools to increase productivity, retain and align key employees, and enhance corporate image.

Projected 2011 revenue: $50 million

CEO, President/Owner(s): Ralph T. Kuehn, CEO; Peter J. Kordus, President and COO; Jim Kuehn, CFO; Jim Macejkovic, Executive VP; Roger Daniels, AIA Sr. VP; Lori Kletzien, Sr. VP;

Target clientele: Corporate clients, healthcare facilities, senior living and aging communities, educational facilities and government offices

Business organization memberships: International Facility Management Association, Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin, MMAC, COSBE, Wisconsin Commercial Real Estate Women, Wisconsin Green Building Alliance, Independent Business Association of WI, Herman Miller Certified Network, Associated General Contractors, Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce

What has fueled your company’s growth?

Our clients and our people. Clients find great value in BSI’s comprehensive approach. A single point of contact for competitive pricing, fast track scheduling, and high quality work.

What is the biggest obstacle to your company’s growth?

Even in the current economy it is a challenge to find more highly creative and innovative employees.

Do you plan any changes in your company in the upcoming months?

We recently promoted one of our top Project Managers to VP of Healthcare Projects. Tom Haydon is now leading an effort to maximize our years of experience working with healthcare clients to increase our penetration into the growing health and long term care markets.

What is the outlook for the business conditions of your industry over the next several months?

Local and national industry groups are mixed in their forecasts. They range from flat to slight growth in the months ahead. BSI is outperforming the market trend.

What is your company’s key strategy for rising out of the recession?

Simply continuing to fulfill our mission of providing our clients with great value and an unparalleled experience.

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