J. F. Ahern Co. is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael Hanson to Northwest Region Construction Manager. Hanson has been with Ahern for 13 years. He started as a designer, and made his way through the ranks to his most recent position as a Construction Sales/Project Manager. He holds an Associate Degree in Structural Engineering from Chippewa Falls Technical College.
Ahern recently received a Build Wisconsin Award from the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin (AGC). The company won in the specialty contractor category for the mechanical work perfomed on the Loparex plant located in Hammond, WI. Loparex is a global manufacturer of silicone release liners used in a variety of pressure sensitive adhesive applications. The company was one of the first to manufacture silicone-coated paper. They focus on many business areas such as medical, graphic arts, labels, and industrial.
Ahern recently hired experienced sales professional Rod Annis as Director of Service for the Company’s fire protection district offices. Annis will be responsible for service sales growth and development in the five Ahern Fire Protection offices in Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska. He will also oversee the sales function within Ahern’s Fire Systems and Equipment (FSE) business unit across all territories.
Ahern is honored to have been chosen the winner of the Daily Reporter's Subcontractor of the Year. Mortenson Construction nominated Ahern for this award for the ability to provide innovative solutions that meet the schedule and budget requirements of projects while providing quality systems for customers. Mortenson and Ahern have a long history of working together. In the last ten years, both companies have worked on over 70 projects, with the most recent being Froedtert, and the Medical College of Wisconsin Center for Advanced Care (CFAC).
Achievement Showcases Company’s Fire Alarm System Expertise
Ahern is proud to announce that effective April 1st, the company has earned NOTIFIER® Premier Distributor status for the state of Wisconsin. NOTIFIER® by Honeywell is the largest manufacturer of engineered fire alarm systems.
Service brings total facility fire protection to new and existing customers
Ahern recently added fire alarm monitoring to the Company’s line of facility fire protection services. The service is available to owners of all fire protection systems, regardless of who performed the original installation.
Ahern’s fire alarm monitoring service includes a range of features that ensure quick response and comprehensive facility safety, including:
Each year, a number of Ahern technicians participate in Project Heat’s On. The program is organized by the Wisconsin Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 400 Union and serves to assure disabled and/or low income elderly homeowners in Fond du Lac, Brown, Outagamie, and Winnebago counties have safe and efficient heat throughout the winter. The technicians that participated performed preventative maintenance on furnaces and/or boilers, to ensure that they were operating efficiently to keep fuel cost as low as possible.
Ahern is proud to announce that the company was recently recognized as one of Milwaukee’s Healthiest Employers by news publisher The Business Journal. Recognized in the large-size category (1,000 employees or more), Ahern demonstrated a companywide strong commitment to improving employees’ quality of life and overall well-being.
After much anticipation, Ahern’s Milwaukee office achieved Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED is a best-in-class, green building certification program that recognizes sustainable building strategies and practices. To achieve certification, the building project must satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Ahern’s 52,000 square-foot office and shop boasts several sustainability components that helped accomplish LEED Gold, some of which include:
President and CEO Tripp Ahern is pleased to announce the promotion of Adam Wunderlin to Chief Financial Officer. Wunderlin joined Ahern in 2011 as Accounting Manager and made his way through the ranks to his most recent position as Controller. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds his Bachelor and Master of Professional Accountancy degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.