The Bentley Co. expands into Madison

The Bentley Co. of Milwaukee is expanding into the Madison market with a new office and has launched another company to streamline its services.
The Bentley Co., which is based at 8600 W. Bradley Road, will have a grand opening Feb. 8 for its new office in Madison at 2924 Marketplace Drive.
The firm also has formed BMG Corp., a new company that offers integrated program management services and property investment, development and management services.
Todd Bentley, vice president for BMG, will lead its property development activities in Milwaukee.
The new Madison office for The Bentley Co. and BMG Corp. will be overseen by vice president Peter Szotkowski.
"Madison and the Dane County area are such a vibrant market, and we are very pleased with the project base we established in 2004," Szotkowski said.
Szotkowski already has landed his first project in the Dane County market, as The Bentley Co. will construct the new Deer Park Buddhist Center north of the Village of Oregon. The Bentley Co. will construct the new $2 million, 16,000-square-foot facility.
The Buddhist organization has outgrown is current temple in Oregon, Szotkowski told SBT.
Szotkowski brings a Madison insider connection for business to The Bentley Co., as he most recently was a principal at Affiliated Construction Services Inc. in Madison.
The Bentley Co., which was founded in 1848 by John R. Bentley, is the nation’s oldest family-owned and operated general contractor, with six generations of family leadership.
Thomas Bentley III, the firm’s chief executive officer today, noted that BMG Corp. will enable The Bentley Co. to provide "one-stop shopping" for its clients.
"The concept of one-stop shopping is hardly new, but for business owners, brokerage companies, developers and their investors, streamlining and systematizing the program development and the building process can accelerate return on investment," Thomas Bentley III said.
The company hopes to grow its staff and its presence in the Madison market, according to spokeswoman Christine Plewa.
"We just keep growing and growing. After 157 years, you wouldn’t think that would be possible, but it is," Plewa said.
February 4, 2005, Small Business Times, Milwaukee, WI

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Andrew is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, he is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, their son, Zach, and their dog, Hokey. He is an avid sports fan and is a member of the Muskego Athletic Association board of directors.

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