Korb Tredo Architects
Ten years ago, Jeff Tredo teamed up with Jason Korb in an attempt to do things differently. Tredo wanted to do more with his work; he wanted to make a greater impact on the community by providing personalized design and architectural services to organizations and smaller businesses that larger firms didn’t necessarily focus on.
Tredo and Korb formed Korb Tredo Architects and grew from two to 15 employees in just 18 months.
“We focused on providing personal attention and commitment to projects that really make an impact in the community,” Tredo said.
Korb Tredo has designed buildings for St. Marcus Lutheran School, the HOPE Christian Schools and Marquette University.
The two regularly challenge their employees, the industry and community leaders to think boldly for the betterment of the community.
“Our people work hard, and the people we work for work even harder,” Tredo said. “We discovered early on that if we give people an opportunity they will run with it. We’ve learned through this process that you find and hire great talent and then get out of the way.”
The company has experienced very little turnover since its inception, Tredo said. Along with Korb, Kathleen Laird and Chris Eger have been with the company since the beginning.
“They’ve been integral in the success of this company, and neither I nor Jason could have done this on our own,” Tredo said. “The secret to our success has truly been the people we have working with us and the clients we work for.”