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Wolgast Announces Additions to Employee-Owned Staff

ShelbyKWolgast Corporation announces five additions to its staff. Kyle Shelby of Coleman has accepted a position as Field Manager.  Shelby is responsible for overseeing projects from start to finish and making sure our customers get a good quality job. He brings 12 years of experience as a foreman for HVAC tech service and installation. Shelby also has been a Firefighter for the Coleman Community Fire Department for 20 years.

Wolgast Recognized as Consumers Energy Trade Ally for 2018

Consumers Energy has recognized Wolgast Corporation as a Trade Ally for 2018.  Last year, according to Consumers Energy, they realized the highest cost savings for customers in program history through both electric and natural gas energy efficiency projects.

Retirement at 39 years!

Retirement at 39 years!  Mark Stavely, long-time Employee-Owner, exemplary worker,
and talented Project Supervisor, has announced his retirement for this spring and we
honored and celebrated him and his achievement at our Quarterly Employee Development
Meeting in March. Congratulations Mark, we wish you all the best in your retirement!

2019-2nd Quarter Employee Recognition

Following safety training on Friday, Wolgast honored the safety achievements of our Employee-Owners
who spend their time primarily in the field.  Those in the photo spent the full year being safe on their job
sites and applying safe practices.  Also, as part of their achievements, they were given safety awards.

Employee-Owners Awarded for 2018 Achievements

Employee-Owners who have achieved 100% Full Vested status were awarded with their Wolgast Red Vest
L to R:  Justin Schmidt, Marc Palko, Mike Bellor, Christy Bigelow-Huver, Michele VanSnepson

Wolgast Receives ABC Accredited Quality Contractor Award for 25th Year

Wolgast Corporation is proud to announce that they have achieved Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) status for the 25th consecutive year.  Wolgast continues to receive the national recognition as a result of meeting high certification standards evaluated by the Associated Builder’s and Contractors (ABC), a national association merit shop construction and construction-related firms across the United States.  “Associated Builders and Contractors is pleased to honor Wolgast Corporation with Accredited Quality Contractor status for its commitment to excellence in construction, its workforce and the communities it helps build,” said 2018 ABC National Chair George R. Nash Jr., director of preconstruction at Branch & Associates, Herndon, Va. “Wolgast earned this recognition for world-class safety performance, a strong record of investment in a talented and well-trained workforce, diversity leadership and community service.”

For the evaluation, Wolgast excelled in the five areas of corporate responsibility, including quality, safety, employee benefits, training, and community outreach.  In achieving AQC status, each member company takes the following pledge:

WOLGAST CORPORATION TURNS 70

Saginaw, MI, Wolgast Corporation announces that it turns 70 this year.  Founded by masonry contractor, Gerald (Jerry) Wolgast, in 1948, the company has grown into a construction powerhouse serving businesses throughout Michigan and beyond.  Jerry had a motto of “do it right the first time, every time”, and it’s still the foundation of the Wolgast Way today as the company reaches its Platinum Anniversary.

Wolgast continues to grow and has recently expanded to five Michigan locations by adding an office in Alpena last year and has a staff of 135 employee-owners from Mid-Michigan, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Alpena areas. “We credit our longevity and growth to many things, our loyal customers, employee-ownership, systemized processes, a wide range of services, and of course our speed and quality,” said President & CEO, Brian Stadler.  Jerry’s sons, Lynn and, the late, Pat Wolgast, sold the business to the employees in 2006 making it 100% employee-owned. 

Wolgast Employee-Owners Shine in 2017

2017 has been a great year for the Employee-Owners of Wolgast Corporation!  We had a lot to celebrate during our Annual Employee Meeting in December.

Wolgast's Mike Pung Throws Out 1st Pitch at Loon's Baseball Game

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, Mike Pung of Wolgast Corporation had the honor of throwing out the first pitch at the Loon's Baseball Game in Midland, Michigan. Pung was in attendance with the MASA Region 4 School Superintendents.

Wolgast's new employee-owners announced

New Construction Management Field Manager, Michael Hollingshead of Chase, Michigan, joins Wolgast with 36 years of construction experience.  He has held positions of concrete finisher, foreman, carpenter, and construction superintendent.  Through Hollingshead’s experience, he has established supervisory skills on the job site, also for scheduling, safety enforcement, and quality control monitoring.  He has first-hand experience with carpentry, heavy equipment operation, and leading a workforce.  As Wolgast Field Manager, Hollingshead will be responsible for being on the construction site from start-to-finish, participating in weekly trade contractor meetings, monitoring progress, enforcing safety standards, offering value engineering suggestions, and overseeing any warranty issues that may arise.

 

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