Lifetime Achievement Award

The prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in the Engineering & Construction Industry recognizes individuals who have had an impact on the industry and have shown an interest in developing students; the future leaders of this profession. These individuals have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and to developing the future of the industry throughout their career.

18th Annual Construction Club Banquet 2015 Recipients

Mr. Tom Gunkel, M.A. Mortenson

Mr. Tom Boldt, The Boldt Company

2013 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners:

Richard Bub is the former president and CEO of GRAEF for 17 years, having contributed to the engineering firm’s success using his strong background in engineering and business savvy. Rich is recognized for initiating the internal GRAEF Project Management Training Program in 1987 and assisting with the recent development of its Leadership Training Program. Today, Rich continues to further GRAEF’s future by serving as a member of the GRAEF Board of Directors.

Ruth L. Michels is matriarch of the Michels family serving as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Michels Corporation. Michels Corp. is an international utility, engineering, design and construction contractor based in Brownsville, Wisconsin and the 36th largest contractor on the Engineering News-Record’s list of the Top 400 Contractors. Building upon the momentum created by her late husband, Dale Michels, her and her son, Pat Michels, grew the pipeline company into a multidisciplinary operating group through strategic acquisitions and leadership. Ruth and her husband also recognized the importance of giving back and founded a philanthropic foundation centered around volunteerism and grant making.

Richard Schmidt, Sr. was the chairman and CEO of CG Schmidt, Inc., a family-owned construction firm based out of Milwaukee since 1920. He is being recognized posthumously for his dedication and success, having led his company through significant growth and evolution into a highly capable construction firm. Some of CG Schmidt’s most recognizable projects built during Richards time include the Milwaukee Art Museum addition, Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital and a number of corporate facilities for many of Wisconsin’s largest businesses.

16th Annual Construction Club Banquet 2012 Recipients

Mr. Dean Arnold, O’Neil Industries, Inc.
Mr. Jack Bartingale, Bartingale Mechanical, Inc.
Mr. Mark Cullen, J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc.
Mr. Norm Doll, Consultant Pieper Electric, Inc.(President Emeritus)

15th Annual Construction Club Banquet 2012 Recipients

Mr. Refaat Abdel-Malek, International Hydropower Association
Mr. Curt Hastings, J.H. Findorf & Son, Inc.
Mr. John H. Mielke, P.E., R.L.S., Ruekert & Mielke, Inc.
Mr. Richard J. Pearson, P.E., Pearson Forensic Engineering,LLC
Dr. Jeffrey S. Russell, P.E., Vice Provost for Lifelong Learning and Dean of Continuing Studies,
University of Wisconsin-Madison

14th Annual Construction Club Banquet 2011 Recipients

Mr. Ken Hendricks (Posthumous), ABC Supply Co., Inc.
Mr. Gerald Schulz, Michels Power
Mr. Robert J.Smith, Akerman Senterfitt,LLP

13th Annual Construction Club Banquet 2010 Recipients

Ms. Kathryn R. Huibregtse, RMT, Inc.
Ms. Valerie King-Bailey, M.B.A., OnShore Technology Group
Mr. John C. Parisi P.E., Parisi Construction Co., Inc.

12th Annual Construction Club Banquet 2009 Recipients

Mr. Edward N. Martin, H.J. Martin & Son
Mr. William J. Ryan,The Ryan Companies
Mr. Aaron Staab, P.E., Staab Construction Corporation
Mr. Thomas Wolf, P.E., AECOM

11th Annual Construction Club Banquet 2008 Recipients

Mr. P. Dan Gilbert, P.E., Gilbert Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
Mr. Michael Goodking, P.E., Alfred Benesch & Company
Mr. C. Allen Wortley, P.E., UW College of Engineering

10th Annual Construction Club Banquet 2007 Recipients

Mr. Robert E. Riley, Kenneth F.Sullivan Company
Mr. Dennis Schroeder, BE&K Engineering Company
Mr. TomThayer, Tri-North Builders, Inc.
Mr. Gerhard “Gerd” Zoller (Posthumous), J.H. Findorf & Sons

9th Annual Construction Club Banquet 2006 Recipients

Mr. Michael F. Davy, Davy Engineering Company
Mr. Terrance L. Kennedy, Mead & Hunt, Inc.
Mr. John E. Kenny, Jr., Kenny Construction Company
Mr. Gervase R. Rose, Roman Electric Company

8th Annual Construction Club Banquet 2005 Recipients

Mr. Jerome McGinnis, Embassy Construction Corporation
Mr. Dale Michels (Posthumous), Michels Corporation
Mr.William J. Mielke, Ruekert & Mielke, Inc.
Mr. Alan J. Ruud, Ruud Lighting, Inc.

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