Meet the Businesses of the Year

International expansion, lean processes, customer service, diversification, unique business models, experience and dedication are among the factors driving growth for the 2014 Top 10 Businesses of the Year.

The businesses were recognized by the Waukesha County Business Alliance and BizTimes Media at the Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee on June 6. The annual awards program recognizes companies headquartered in southeastern Wisconsin that have demonstrated consistent financial growth and dedication to good business practices.

The winners were selected by an independent panel of judges based upon criteria that included financial growth, employee growth, customer focus, employee relations and community service.

Together, the winners employ more than 1,600 people in southeastern Wisconsin and have a major economic impact.

“We’re honored to recognize such outstanding companies in this year’s Top 10 Businesses of the Year awards program,” said Suzanne Kelley, president, Waukesha County Business Alliance. “This year’s winners are absolutely outstanding examples of the strong, innovative and thriving companies we have in southeastern Wisconsin.”

“The winners of this year’s Top 10 Businesses of the Year awards represent a variety of the region’s industry sectors. These companies are driving Wisconsin’s economy forward by engaging their employees, their customers and the community,” said Dan Meyer, publisher of BizTimes Milwaukee.


Top 10 Award Winners – 2014


#1 Business of the Year:

Waukesha Metal Products


The Top 10 Businesses of the Year are:

Badger Alloy

Capri Senior Communities



First Bank Financial Centre

Gustave A. Larson Co.

Hunzinger Construction

Hydro-Thermal Corp.

Stan’s Fit For Your Feet & New Balance Milwaukee


Community Distinction Award:

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts


Profiles were compiled by freelance writer Alysha Schertz for BizTimes Milwaukee.

Photos by Paul Gaertner of White Dog Photography.

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