–The LaLonde name is familiar to southeastern Wisconsin residents because it is stamped in thousands of sidewalk and road sections throughout the region.
— The company was founded in 1984 by Jerome LaLonde, a construction veteran with experience with a major contracting firm and with the cities of West Allis and Milwaukee.
— Currently operated by 32-year-old identical twins Mike and Mark LaLonde. Mark, the older of the two twins by several minutes, handles bidding and administration operations. Mike manages projects in the field. The brothers first assumed an ownership interest in their father’s company in 1996, but took on majority ownership last year. Jerome has maintained a minority stake in the company.
— The company accrued $11 million in gross sales in 2002. It employs up to 100 on a seasonal basis.
— Major recent projects include reconstruction and streetscaping of Main Street in downtown Racine. This year, LaLonde Contractors’ 2003 project roster includes reconstruction of Howell Avenue from Oklahoma Avenue to Wilbur Avenue on Milwaukee’s south side. The job will entail constructing 20,000 square yards of concrete pavement. LaLonde Contractors works extensively in Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Waukesha and Ozaukee counties.
— The company works on both asphalt and concrete roadways, but maintains staff and equipment for concrete-related projects, opting to subcontract out asphalt work.
May 2, 2003 Small Business Times, Milwaukee