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Ahern Receives Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award

Thursday, April 14, 2022
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. This is the sixth time since the...

Ahern Partners on Eleven of the Top Projects of 2021

Thursday, March 24, 2022
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, subcontractors,...

Brenner Transitions to Northeast Service Manager

Monday, February 07, 2022
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 understanding of our...

Jarvis Receives Contractor of the Year Award

Monday, December 13, 2021
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 Fund, the WI...

Ahern Among Deloitte’s Wisconsin 75

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
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 75, and Ahern...

New Northeast Region General Manager

Tuesday, November 09, 2021
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 positions...

Milwaukee Construction Manager Promotions

Tuesday, November 02, 2021
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 roles effective...

Andy Bill Named St. Louis General Manager

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
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 sales/PM,...

Grant Nadler Appointed to Management Committee

Thursday, October 21, 2021
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, sales, and...

Ahern Recognized as ENR Top 600 Specialty Contractor

Monday, October 18, 2021
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 also ranked...

Ahern Bolsters Presence and Service Offerings in Wisconsin and Minnesota

Thursday, October 14, 2021
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, including mechanical...

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

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
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 plumbing, and...
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Ahern Partnered on Nine of The Daily Reporter Top Projects of 2020

Wednesday, September 01, 2021
Each year The Daily Reporter , a statewide construction newspaper, honors outstanding Wisconsin construction projects on its annual Top Projects in Wisconsin list. Ahern was a specialty contractor on the following projects: Beloit College Powerhouse (Fire Protection) Discovery Campus Exact Sciences...

Ahern Wins BUILD Wisconsin Award for Alternative Care Facility

Wednesday, August 04, 2021
Ahern is honored to be a winner of a BUILD Wisconsin Award from the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin (AGC). AGC annually recognizes projects of distinction in multiple categories for work completed the previous year. The company won in the Specialty Contractor - Plumbing category for...

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...

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