Miron Construction Co. celebrates 100 years

 

Miron Construction Co., Inc. is one of the nation’s premier construction firms and is recognized as an industry leader. Founded back in 1918 by Canadian immigrant Patrick G. Miron, the company became The Miron and St. Aubin Construction Co. in the 1930s when Patrick partnered with a cousin. That partnership eventually dissolved and a new company was incorporated as P.G. Miron Construction Co., Inc. with five stockholders: Patrick G. Miron, Roland Kippenhan, David Voss, Sr., Harvey Netzel, and Karl Kuchenbecker.

In 1956, the office relocated from Pat Miron’s home at 139 N. Story St. in Appleton to a facility in the town of Menasha, which was expanded multiple times. Greg Kippenhan, David G. Voss, Jr., and Patrick Voss became principal owners in 1979 and, in 1990, the company settled on its current corporate identity — Miron Construction Co., Inc. Three years later, Miron opened its first regional office in Wausau to provide statewide services.

In 2002, the company constructed a new 60,000-square-foot headquarters in Neenah, and just a year later expanded its Midwest presence by opening an office in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. That same year, Tim Kippenhan became a principal owner of Miron with David G. Voss, Jr.

Miron opened an office in Madison in 2004, and moved to expanded facilities just two years later to accommodate growth. To further cement the company’s foothold in the middle of the state, Miron constructed Dudley Tower, the tallest building in central Wisconsin, and moved its Wausau offices into the new building in 2007. The following year, Miron expanded and renovated its corporate office, nearly doubling in size to enhance the client experience by constructing a facility that would serve as both a showcase and a teaching tool for clients and partners. In 2009, a new office in Milwaukee was founded to support current and future growth in southern Wisconsin, and in 2015 an additional office opened in Eau Claire. The company completed construction of a new Cedar Rapids office and warehouse facility in 2016 to further illustrate its commitment to the state of Iowa and the greater Midwest.

Miron serves as the official provider of construction services for the Green Bay Packers and Lambeau Field and, after spending the past few years working on multiple projects in and around the stadium, is making plans to open a permanent office in Green Bay within the next year in the Titletown District.

A great deal has changed over the course of the company’s 100 years in business, but one thing has remained the same throughout the decades — Miron’s commitment to Building Excellence.

Miron Construction Today

Today, the privately held company employs more than 1,500 individuals, and provides innovative pre-construction, construction management, design-build, industrial, and general construction services to multiple markets nationwide. From elementary schools and office buildings, to food plants and biofuels facilities, to casinos and clinics, members of the Miron team work side-by-side with clients to bring their dreams to life.

As one of the largest general contractors in Wisconsin (putting in place more work in the state than any other contractor), Miron is also among the top contractors in the United States, as reported by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine. With a culture and passion for building instilled in every Miron employee, and with visions of the fourth generation close at hand, the company continues to put the needs of clients, employees, and the communities in which it works on par with revenue and profit. Miron strives to exceed client expectations and bring their dreams to life by building strong relationships, creating innovative solutions, serving the community, and focusing on the health and well-being of employees.

Miron is a forward-thinking, fast-growing organization with a rich history of reaching beyond construction to understand client stories and translate them into the built environment. The Miron team has learned that it’s not enough to simply construct buildings — they need to do more, to understand their clients and what they are trying to accomplish. The success of their business relies on all of Miron’s passionate employees going above and beyond to bring the company’s vision to life each and every day.

Community Commitment

Being a part of the communities in which Miron employees live and work is at the heart of the organization. Each year, the company contributes more than $1 million to community projects, organizations, and events. They are especially dedicated to helping today’s youth by supporting education, constructing community facilities in which students can learn and grow, and via events that ensure basic needs are met. Miron supports organizations with monetary and in-kind donations and sponsors multiple events throughout the year, a few of which include:

Build Like a Girl: While women comprise a mere 2.6% of the construction industry nationally, an evolving workplace equates to endless job opportunities and a strong salary for skilled craftspeople. Miron hosts a free, annual event for female students in grades 7–10 that offers attendees a full day of hands-on experiences, as well as an in-depth look at opportunities within the construction industry.

Fox Cities Marathon: In addition to serving as the presenting sponsor, Miron contributes time and materials to the Community First Fox Cities Marathon, which attracts thousands of participants annually and raises funds for various charitable organizations. Employees participate in event planning committees and also volunteer the day of the race. Held in September, the event includes a marathon, half-marathon, relay marathon, 5K run/walk, and children’s fun run.

Children’s Christmas Parties: Miron employees donate and raise money to sponsor Christmas parties for local children’s organizations each year. In addition, numerous employees act as Santa’s elves and shop for presents. The parties, held at a few of Miron’s regional office locations as well as the corporate office, include a variety of activities such as crafts, cookie decorating, dinner, a visit with Santa and, of course, presents. In addition, families are sent home with enough food to make a fantastic holiday feast.

United Way: For the past six years, Miron team members have contributed to the company’s annual United Way campaign, earning honors for overall dollars raised and employee participation. For the sixth year in a row, the organization exceeded its goal, raising in excess of $300,000 between employee and corporate donations in 2017.

This past year, Miron was honored as the inaugural recipient of the Employ Humanity Excellence Award. The purpose of the award is to provide appropriate recognition to employers that are committed to the comprehensive well-being of employees, industry, and community. Bill Marklein, founder and CEO of Employ Humanity, explained that Miron was selected because it “has demonstrated excellence for supporting its employees, community, and beyond with programs such as the Dream Project and Build Like a Girl and through the support of countless workplace programs and community events that benefit employees, families, and children. It’s fantastic to see the positive impact a workplace can have on its people and the community.”

Miron Construction is proud to be a part of this community, the state of Wisconsin, the Midwest, and the nation. In addition to celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2018, the company also celebrates another incredible milestone — surpassing $1 billion in revenue. With no signs of the industry or business slowing down any time soon, members of the Miron team are poised for continued hard work in 2018 and beyond and are intent on making an impact and building excellence into everything they do.

 

 

 

 

1471 Mcmahon Drive
Neenah, WI 54956
(920) 969-7000
Miron-construction.com

To view our entire 2018 Anniversary Celebrations edition, please click here.