In recognition of 44 years of service to VJS, and in celebration of his 82nd birthday, VJS dedicated its new break room to Gary Jorgensen, unveiling "Gary's Place."
Gary is the recipient of numerous awards for his dedication to the construction industry and the community. The Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee presented Gary with the prestigious Pioneer Award for his service and outstanding contribution to his profession. Additional awards from the Associated General Contractors include the Skill, Integrity, Responsibility Award (S.I.R. Award), the highest annual award given. In 1988, Gary received the “Committee Chairman of the Year” award for Closely Held Business. He served as President for the Associated General Contractors (AGC), Milwaukee Chapter. The National AGC selected Milwaukee as “Chapter of the Year” and Gary as “Chapter President of the Year.” In 2016, Gary received the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Kirkpatrick Award.
Among Gary’s many accomplishments is his dedication to the community. Gary has been involved with many organizations throughout his career including the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Journey House, Neighborhood House, and Mount Mary University.