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Ahern Provides Rapid Access Services in Wisconsin through Knox Partnership

Ahern is pleased to announce that it is now an authorized local Knox Trusted Partner, servicing and fulfilling rapid access needs to commercial customers within corresponding fire department jurisdictions throughout Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Firefighters Recognize Ahern

In October, Ahern was awarded the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation’s corporate responsibility award.
Ahern ENR Top 600 2022

Ahern Named an ENR Top 600 Specialty Contractor

Ahern has been ranked as one of ENR’s Top 600 Specialty Contractors for 2022. Each year, Engineering News-Record (ENR) chooses the top specialty contractors across the United States based on annual results provided by each participating company.
Ahern ENR Midwest 2022

Ahern Ranks in ENR Midwest’s Top Specialty Contractors

Engineering News-Record has named us one of the Midwest’s Top Specialty Contractors in 2022. Out of the largest specialty contractors in the 11-state Midwest region, Ahern ranked fourth, two spots up from last year.
Ahern Deloitte WI 75 2022

Ahern Named to Deloitte Wisconsin 75

Ahern is proud to retain the 54th spot on Deloitte’s prestigious Wisconsin 75 listing

Ahern Wins Two BUILD Wisconsin Awards

Ahern is honored to be a BUILD Wisconsin Award winner. The Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin annually recognizes projects of distinction in multiple categories for work completed the previous year. The company won two awards in the Specialty Contractor – Mechanical category...

Ahern Ranked as a Top 200 Environmental Firm in the U.S.

J. F. Ahern Co. has been ranked among the top environmental companies in Engineering News-Record's annual survey of the Top 200 Environmental Firms. The company reported revenue from project activity for 2021, encompassing the measured categories of air quality and clean energy, water...

Ahern Receives New North Workplace Excellence Award

Ahern is honored to be named the winner of the 2022 New North Workplace Excellence Award. The award recognizes outstanding organizations, in an 18-county region in northeast Wisconsin, that improve their competitive advantage through people practices that lead to successful business...

Ahern Receives Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award

Ahern has been named the winner of the Wisconsin Safety Council’s 2021 Corporate Safety Award in the large construction group. The Company won for consecutive years in Category C3: Construction, which includes companies with more than 1 million employee hours.

Ahern Partners on Eleven of the Top Projects of 2021

Ahern is proud to announce that the company contributed to eleven of the “Top Projects of 2021,” as chosen by industry publication The Daily Reporter. The Reporter’s annual competition looks at construction projects across the state of Wisconsin and honors the general contractors...

Brenner Transitions to Northeast Service Manager

Ahern is pleased to announce that Jake Brenner will be the new Northeast Region Service Manager. Jake joined Ahern in 2011 as an engineer, and in 2017 he took on the role of commissioning manager. Jake brings extensive industry knowledge, strong leadership skills, and a solid...

Jarvis Receives Contractor of the Year Award

On Monday, December 6, the 2021 Contractor of the Year Award was presented to Ahern Executive Vice President Jim Jarvis. The award was presented at the 43rd Annual Recognition & Awards Holiday Dinner, sponsored by the Mechanical Contractors Association of North Central WI Industry...

Ahern Among Deloitte’s Wisconsin 75

Ahern ranked 54th on the Deloitte Wisconsin 75 list. This annual list recognizes the contributions made to Wisconsin's economy by the state's largest privately and closely-held companies. Deloitte compiles the list in order of revenue. 2021 marks the 19th year of Deloitte’s Wisconsin...

New Northeast Region General Manager

Grant Nadler, Vice President – Northeast and Northwest is pleased to announce the promotion of Al Vander Velden to General Manager - Northeast. Al has played an integral role in the growth and success of the Northeast Region dating back to his hire date in 2008. He's filled multiple p...

Milwaukee Construction Manager Promotions

Tim Schneider, Executive Vice President – Milwaukee Region, is pleased to announce the promotion of Joe Hofman to Regional Mechanical Construction Manager and Ryan Wax to Regional Fire Protection Construction Manager in the Milwaukee Region. Both Joe and Ryan have started their new...

Andy Bill Named St. Louis General Manager

Jace Hierlmeier, Executive Vice President of Ahern Fire Protection, is pleased to announce the promotion of Andy Bill to General Manager of Ahern’s St. Louis office effective November 1, 2021. Andy has been with Ahern since June of 2014 and has held several roles including contract...

Grant Nadler Appointed to Management Committee

J. F. Ahern Co. is pleased to announce that Grant Nadler has been promoted to Vice President - Northeast and Northwest and will be appointed to the company's Management Committee effective Nov. 1. Nadler joined J. F. Ahern Co. in 2011 and has held a variety of positions in estimating...

Ahern Recognized as ENR Top 600 Specialty Contractor

Ahern was recently named one of the top specialty contractors by Engineering News-Record (ENR). Each year, ENR chooses the top specialty contractors across the United States based on annual revenue generated during the preceding calendar year. Ahern ranked 81st out of 600 overall and...

Ahern Bolsters Presence and Service Offerings in Wisconsin and Minnesota

In response to growing customer needs, Ahern has expanded with new offices in Stevens Point, WI and Rochester, MN. The Company currently performs contract and service fire protection in both areas. Having physical office locations will allow Ahern to offer other product lines...

Ahern Still Ranks as One of the Midwest’s Top Specialty Contractors

Ahern was recently named the sixth largest specialty contractor on Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine’s list of Top Specialty Contracting Firms in the Midwest. The company also ranked in the following categories: first in the state of Wisconsin, first in sheet metal, second in...