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Michels' 8,000 people include some of the most dedicated, innovative and hard-working people in the industry. We are proud of our reputation for performing safe, high-quality work and for being recognized as the industry-leading contractor our customers know will exceed their expectations.


ENR Top 400 Contractors

27th Largest Contractor
7th among Petroleum Contractors
11th among Power Contractors
25th among Top 100 Contractors by New Contracts
22nd among Top 50 Contractors Working Abroad
41st among Top 50 Domestic Heavy Contractors

Construction Risk Partners Build America Award

Associated General Contractors of America

Trenchless Technology Projects of the Year

Trenchless Technology Projects of the Year

Winner - New Installation (Bakken HDD)
Winner - Rehabilitation (Guam UV CIPP)

American Water Works Association (WI sector)

Project of the Year (CIPP Lining at Dane County Regional Airport)

ENR Top 400 Sourcebook

1st, Pipelines (Petroleum)
1st, Transmission and Distribution (Power)
4th, Transmission Lines (Manufacturing, Telecom)
6th, Sanitary and Storm Sewers (Environment)
7th, Petroleum
11th, Power (Power)
12th, Highways (Transportation)
17th, Sewerage and Solid Waste (Environment)
49th, Transportation
49th, Water Supply (Environment)
175th, Top 250 International Contractors

Daily Reporter Top Projects

I-94 Mainline (N-S Freeway South and Central Segments)

ADSC Outstanding Safety Award

ADSC Outstanding Safety Award

Outstanding safety performance better than industry average for foundations construction.


Excellence in Construction - Large Contract

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Top 10 Roads

Roads & Bridges Magazine

Michels was part of the construction team responsible for reconstruction of the Zoo Interchange in Milwaukee County, which was named the No. 3 Road Project of 2019. The Zoo Interchange Core and Adjacent Arterials Reconstruction project rebuilt 7 miles of urban freeway and 4 miles of local roads. The project covered pedestrian, transit, car-pooling and bicycle facilities, making it the largest multimodal project in Wisconsin history.

Contract Mentoring & Business Development Award

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Construction Achievement Project of the Year

American Society for Construction Engineers (ASCE)

Project of the Year

New York State Society of Professional Engineers


Environmental Stewardship

Phillips 66

Road Builder of the Year

Daily Reporter

Achievement of the Year

Tunnel Business Magazine

Top Projects

Daily Reporter

Q3 Award of Excellence

Hunzinger Construction Company