VJS Construction Services

Top, Left to Right: Craig Jorgensen, Rick Andritsch, David Jorgensen. Bottom, Left to Right: Gary Jorgensen, Jake Jorgensen, Chad Bathke, Chris Sauvé, Jason Schneider

1st-YEAR WINNER
Pewaukee
Industry: Construction
Founded: 1947
Projected 2019 revenue: $170 million
vjscs.com

VJS Construction Services provides general contractors, construction managers and design builders, specializing in developing facilities for education, senior living, housing, retail, manufacturing, medical, corporate office, religious and government use.

As VJS Construction Services continues to grow, its biggest obstacles include “the current labor force and the volatility of the economy,” says Craig Jorgensen, president of the company. To combat the labor shortage, VJS launched an internship program for those considering careers in construction.

Looking forward, VJS Construction Services sees continued opportunities in the senior living area. Jorgensen said, “many of the campuses we have worked with over the years are reconfiguring, retooling, expanding, or rethinking how they deliver their housing experiences.”

Education is another market where VJS sees opportunities.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

“‘Give compliments,’ ‘Get experience in the field,’ ‘Learn from the ‘old’ people,’ ‘Do not think you know it all,’ ‘Never talk down to people,’ ‘Treat others the way you want to be treated,’ ‘Your word is important – don’t play games!’’

– Tom Schueler, founder of VJS Construction Services

–Craig Jorgensen, president of VJS Construction Services

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