Uihlein Electric Company Inc.

LOCATION: 12660 West Townsend St., Brookfield, WI 53005

WEBSITE: www.uihleinelectric.com

Year founded: 1911

Product or service offered:

Uihlein Electric is an electrical contractor focused in building technology and energy performance integration that specilizes in design, installation and facilities services of complete building electrical, low voltage and wireless solutions.

Projected 2009 revenue: Not disclosed

CEO, President/Owner(s): Bill Gebhardt, CEO; Timothy Rigsby, president

Leadership team:

Tony Tiedemann, director of construction; Cory Owen, director of technology solutions; Mark Holter, director of energy solutions; Cathy Weiher, office manager; Bill Eckhardt, operations manager

Target clientele:

Health care, financial/data centers, education, hospitality/sports, government

Business organization memberships: Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), American Subcontractors Association (ASA), Associated General Contractors Association (AGC), BICSI-A Telecommunications Association, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), International Facilities 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), Wisconsin Healthcare Engineering Association (WHEA), USGBC-LEED Accrediated Professionals

What has fueled your company’s growth?

The economy…being responsive to our customers and driving growth outside of traditional markets.

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?


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 to admire. However, the traits that they all have in common is their strong leadership as practitioners in professional integrity, passion, leadership in community and a true caring of people.

What is the outlook for the business conditions of your industry over the next several months?


What is your company’s key strategy for rising out of the recession?

Create non-traditional business opportunities to grow our customer base.


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