Uihlein Electric Company

Location: 12660 West Townsend St., Brookfield
Web site: www.uihleinelectric.com
Year founded: 1911
Product or service offered: Uihlein Electric is an electrical contractor that specializes in design, installation and service of complete building electrical & communications systems within the commercial sector. We have three separate Divisions – Design Build Construction, Communications & Security, and Facility Services to provide a complete offering in supporting our customer needs.

Leadership team: Tim Rigsby – president; Bill Gebhardt – CEO and chairman of board; Bill Eckhardt – account operations manager; Cory Owen – communications operations manager; Joe Podewils – project manager; Tony Quebbemann – business development; Tony Tiedemann – project manager; and Cathy Weiher – office manager.

Target clientele: Health care, financial/data institutions, commercial office, mixed-use developments, industrial and education markets.

Business organization memberships: American Subcontractor Association (ASA), Associated General Contractors Association (AGC), Better Business Bureau (BBB), BICSI – A Telecommunications Association, International Facility Management Association (IFMA), Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC), National Association of Women in Construction (NAWC), National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), Project Management Institute (PMI) and Wisconsin Healthcare Engineering Association (WHEA).

What has fueled your company’s growth? Being responsive to our customers and building a team of great employees with the entrepreneurial spirit and passion to create a service oriented company that exceeds the expectations of our customers.

What is the biggest obstacle to your company’s growth? Continuing to find key people.

Do you plan any changes in your company in the upcoming months? Over the past year we have added more than 50 electricians/technicians and six new office staff. We will continue expanding the services we provide at the request of our customers such as our facilities-based accounts like Miller Park and other large facilities in town. We will also continue recruiting with our expansion into the Madison area market in 2008.

Who are the business people, locally or nationally, whom you admire? And what traits do those people exhibit that make you admire them? There are many local and national leaders that we admire. However, the traits they all have in common are their strong leadership as practitioners in professional integrity, passion, leadership in the community and a true caring for people.

What is the outlook for the business conditions of your industry over the next several months? Our outlook is very good!

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