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​Catch up on the latest company news and developments from Ahern; including promotions, awards won, and events. 

Ahern Wins SMACNA Safety Innovation Award

Thursday, July 29, 2021
Ahern has received the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) 2021 Safety Innovation Award. The award recognizes the company that demonstrates an innovative safety idea, concept, or best practice that improves its safety programming or culture. Ahern developed a...

Ahern Moves Up on Environmental Ranking

Thursday, July 15, 2021
Moving up three spots from last year, Ahern has been designated as the 193rd largest environmental service provider in the country on Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine’s list of the Top 200 Environmental Firms. The magazine ranks companies nationwide, based on gross revenue reported in 2020...

Ahern Wins Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award

Thursday, April 22, 2021
Thursday, April 22 nd , 2021: Ahern has been named the winner of the Wisconsin Safety Council’s 2020 Corporate Safety Award in the large construction group. The Company won in Category C3: Construction, which includes companies with more than 1 million employee hours. This is the fifth time since...

Ahern has Expanded Explosion Protection to Iowa and Nebraska

Tuesday, March 02, 2021
IEP Technologies, a leading provider of explosion protection solutions, has expanded Ahern distribution from Wisconsin to now include Iowa and Nebraska. In partnership with IEP, Ahern will provide explosion protection construction and service solutions for customers in the expanded geography. Ahern...

Ahern Wins Hard Hat Safety Award

Tuesday, February 09, 2021
Ahern is proud to announce that the Company has been chosen as a winner of The Daily Reporter’s Hard Hat Safety Awards. Awards are given to companies, organizations, and individuals to recognize their continued, successful work keeping employees and the public safe. A virtual event will be held on...

Ahern Continues to Rank Among Wisconsin’s Top Companies

Monday, November 16, 2020
Ahern is proud to announce that the Company ranked 48th on Deloitte’s Wisconsin 75, a ranking of the 75 largest private companies in Wisconsin, based on sales revenue. Ahern previously ranked 50 on the Wisconsin 75 list and has been featured on the list 18 times. In addition, the Company has been...

J. F. Ahern Ranks Among Top Specialty Contractors in the U.S.

Monday, October 19, 2020
Each year, Engineering News-Record (ENR) surveys specialty trade contractors, ranking the Top 600 across the nation by revenue and listing the top firms both in specific trades and in the industry in general. Ahern has long been included in these lists, and this year is no exception. This year,...

Fall 2020 Career Fairs Go Virtual

Thursday, September 03, 2020
In 2020, all Ahern Internships went on as planned, paving the runway to another exciting year of internships in 2021. This month, we kick off campus recruiting with virtual career fairs to provide career opportunities and real work internships across all of our business units. Check out the list of...

Ahern Fire Protection Serving Chicagoland for Over 30 Years

Wednesday, September 02, 2020
Now new office, new leadership, and expanded offerings drive growth. Founded in Fond du Lac Wisconsin in 1880, J. F. Ahern is celebrating their 140 th anniversary this year. Back in 1989, Ahern Fire Protection’s first district office was established in Elk Grove Village. The office opened with 23...

Ahern Named ENR Midwest Specialty Contractor of the Year

Wednesday, September 02, 2020
Ahern is proud to announce that the company was chosen as the ENR Midwest Specialty Contractor of the Year. Ahern beat out more than 50 entrants to win the award and is being recognized as an outstanding contractor for completing complex healthcare and data center projects. In 2019, Ahern completed...
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Ahern Partners on 10 of the Top Projects of 2019

Monday, April 13, 2020
Ahern is proud to announce that the company contributed to 10 of the “Top Projects of 2019,” 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, subcontractors,...
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Menomonie has Two New Fire Protection Superintendents

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Ahern is happy to announce that Ryan Plaski and Jamie Fort have both transitioned to Fire Protection Superintendents with the Menomonie office. Plaski joined Ahern as a fire sprinkler foreman and most recently held the role of senior services sales representative. Plaski has 23 years of industry...
Ahern Building Comfort for 140 Years

Ahern Proudly Celebrating 140 Years of Building Comfort

Thursday, November 21, 2019
Beginning as a small steam heat and plumbing retail shop in 1880, J. F. Ahern Co. has since become one of the largest, most respected specialty contractors in the nation. In November, the Company will be celebrating 140 years. Ahern was founded in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin by David Ahern, an Irish...
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Ahern Recognized as Top Contractor by ENR

Monday, October 21, 2019
Ahern continues to top various industry rankings, most recently on ones conducted by Engineering News-Record (ENR). According to ENR Midwest’s latest rating, out of the largest specialty contractors in the 11-state Midwest region, Ahern is ranked sixth, two spots up from last year. The Company also...
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Ahern Ranks as a Top Company in Wisconsin

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Ahern is proud to retain the 50 th spot on Deloitte’s prestigious Wisconsin 75 listing. The listing 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. 2019 marks the 17 th year of...
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Ahern Wins Two BUILD Wisconsin Awards

Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Ahern is honored to be a winner of two BUILD Wisconsin Awards from the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin (AGC). The company won in the Specialty Contractor category for work performed on the Landmark Oaks office building located in Madison, WI as well as the GOEX Clean Room in Janesville...