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Prairie Apartments | Milwaukee, WI

OWNER IN CHARGE

Craig Jorgensen President
PROJECT DETAILS
  • Cost: $2,900,000
  • New construction of 18,900 square foot, three-story apartment building
  • 24 units – includes studios and one bedroom supportive housing, Six units are ADA accessible
  • LEED® for Homes Gold Certified
  • LEED® project scope includes, a licensed landscape designer, Energy Star appliances and windows, recycled flooring materials, a Mecho Shade system, high efficiency lighting and mechanical systems including low flow plumbing fixtures and a TPO white membrane roof
EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS

As a way to boost the area workforce, VJS Construction Services worked with subcontractors and The Guest House to provide training and employment opportunities to residents throughout construction of Prairie Apartments. Following a job skill assessment, WHEDA worked with WRTP/BIG STEP, a job training organization, and VJS to identify a group of candidates deemed suitable for immediate training and placement. Several residents worked in masonry, painting and cleaning. In addition, four residents were hired to provide security on the site. Those who required further steps to get through the training component participated in a skills assessment and improvement program. VJS had over 30% of EBE contractor participation which exceeds both the City of Milwaukee and WHEDA participation goals. VJS continues to use residents of The Guest House as apprentices on their projects.

OWNER IN CHARGE

Craig Jorgensen
President

LEED for Homes Gold Certified (First Project in Wisconsin to Receive this Certification

Wisconsin Commercial Real Estate Women (WCREW) Vision Achievement Award, 2009

The Daily Reporter/Wisconsin Builder – Top Projects, 2008

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