Just a Minute with Werner Holentunder, President, TRIAD Construction Inc.

Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 02:37 pm

Company address: 1828 S. 76th St., West Allis, WI 53214

Company Web site:



Construction; general     contractor

Number of employees: 16

Education: Four-year carpentry apprenticeship; Associated General Contractors Master Carpenter Classification in Commercial and Residential Construction; Associated General Contractors Leadership Series Classes; Associated General Contractors Superintendent Training Courses.

Family: Wife, JoAnn; daughter,

    Kimberly 16; and son, Kevin, 13.

What was the smartest

thing your company did in

the past year?

“We have been working on putting systems and procedures in place to streamline the way work activities and the endless amount of paper that is required flow through our office and our field crews.”

What’s new at your company?

“We were just recently given the opportunity to work with the ‘House of Peace’ on their upcoming building addition and renovation project. This project will be a large step for us in continuing the growth of our company and we are very excited to be a part of their team.”

Do you plan to hire any additional staff or make any significant capital investments in your company in the next year?

“We are currently looking to hire a project manager/estimator with similar goals and visions as us that will be an asset to our company and is looking to expand and excel their personal and professional growth. We will continue to make investments in equipment and related technologies that can help us stay competitive in a very tight market.”

What will be your company’s main challenges in the

next year?

“The continued escalating material costs that have been an issue for our industry for the past several years. Another exciting challenge will be finding the type of people that fit our company vision and goals as we move forward.”

What’s the hottest trend in your industry?

“The need for building owners and developers to complete a project in a shorter time frame with higher quality end results. This is always an exciting challenge that keeps us looking to new and creative ways of completing a project for our clients.”

Do you have a business mantra?

“To provide our customers with superior service and competitive pricing, with the highest level of professionalism, honesty and integrity.”

From a business standpoint, who do you look up to?

“Over the past year, I have gained a new respect for the other individuals that have started up their own construction businesses. I can now appreciate the hard work and all of the behind-the-scenes items that need to be done on a daily basis.”

What was the best advice you ever received?

“He who would like to have something he never had, will have to do something well, that he hasn’t done yet.”

What do you like to do in your free time?

“Go hunting and fishing with my son, golfing and some trap shooting once in a while.”

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