Ruekert & Mielke Inc.

Top 10 award recipient

The Ruekert & Mielke team.

W233 N2080 Ridgeview Parkway, Waukesha

Founded: 1946

Industry: Professional services

Employees: 82

2016 annual revenue: Not disclosed

For 70 years, Waukesha-based Ruekert & Mielke Inc. has assisted local communities with municipal infrastructure management. The company remains committed to its community and its employees, and has grown an average of 10.8 percent in revenue and 8 percent in employees in the past three years because of that commitment.

“Our continued investment in our employees has had a significant impact on our ability to attract and retain the best staff,” said Stanley Sugden, president.

The Ruekert & Mielke team.

The civil and municipal engineering firm became 100 percent employee owned in 2015.

“Every employee at (Ruekert & Mielke) is an owner, which raises the bar in our ability to provide exceptional customer service,” Sugden said.

The commitment to customer service speaks for itself, as nearly 80 percent of the firm’s business comes from repeat clients.

Employees at Ruekert & Mielke are encouraged to pursue paths of learning development, and can receive up to 75 percent reimbursement for school tuition and 100 percent reimbursement for industry-related training and education.

The company also hosts events, sponsors sports teams and plans community charity walks and volunteer activities for its employees, Sugden said.

“It is important for us to nurture a culture that involves our staff giving back with their time and talent,” he added. “We work with, and ask our client communities to think long-term in how they invest in their infrastructure. The same can be said for our community service. The needs of our community require long-term investments in time. They are needs that are ongoing and require everyone to share their time and talent over several years.”

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