Clearwing Productions Inc.

Location: 11101 W. Mitchell St., West Allis, WI
Web site: www.clearwing.com
Year founded: 1986
Product or service offered: Event production services – sound, lighting, staging, video.

Projected 2007 revenue: $8 million.

Leadership team: Gregg Brunclik, president; Jamieson Filip, sales manager; Mary Ramage, office manager; Brian Koerner, audio department manager; Aaron Hubbard, lighting department manager; and Tom Volbrecht, staging/transportation department manager.

Target clientele: Corporate event producers/meeting planners, large-scale festival promoters, large-scale special event producers; political event/campaign coordinators.

Business organization memberships: MMAC and COSBE.

What has fueled your company’s growth? Tenacious pursuit of service excellence. Constant improvement of our staff (quality of people & greater investment in training). Consistent delivery of state-of-the-art technology. Expansion into the Phoenix, Ariz., market to offset seasonality.

What is the biggest obstacle to your company’s growth? Limited funding for asset acquisitions Lack of availability for mature- dedicated- self-motivated labor pool.

Do you plan any changes in your company in the upcoming months? Nothing major. Additional assets acquisition (constant process). People swapping with the Phoenix operation.

Who are the business people, locally or nationally, whom you admire? And what traits do those people exhibit that make you admire them? Andy Meier, president Hydro-Flo Products Milwaukee. After being in a heinous accident recently that’s left him paralyzed, I admire his courage, faith and perseverance. But even prior to that, I admired his incredible people skills, outgoing demeanor and ability to just be himself – always. Brad Berghouse, vice president of finance at Jason Components Group, Milwaukee. I admire Brad’s natural business sense, and financial savvy, his self-motivation, zest for life-and focus on targets. Donald Trump. I like his matter-of-fact demeanor, his focus on task and his lack of patience for quitters. I believe that if you keep your eyes on the target and do whatever is necessary to get there – you will. And I believe that Mr. Trump is cut from the same cloth. He (like I) cannot stomach the entitlement mentality that is so pervasive in our youth. I was raised that if you wanted something – you work for it. That’s how I’ve been driven to my success.

What is the outlook for the business conditions of your industry over the next several months? Stable, with regional decline (predictable with the seasonal festivals etc.) Nationally, we’ll still be quite busy, especially in ‘08 as the political campaigns ramp up and preparations get further underway for the Harley 105th anniversary.

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Congratulations from these strategic partners:

 

Tom Wells, 414-221-0313, www.robertsonryan.com

 

Larry Burnette, 414-298-8175, www.reinhartlaw.com

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