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Estimator honored as Rising Young Professional

Estimator Niles Owen and General Manager Josh DeBruine

Estimator Niles Owen and General Manager Josh DeBruine

Congratulations to Estimator Niles Owen, who was named a 2018 Rising Young Professional of Construction Thursday. The Daily Reporter, a Wisconsin construction publication, selected Niles for the honor.

Niles worked construction in Michigan for two summers after high school before attending college at Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wis. He became an intern at Michels after his sophomore year and became a full-time employee as soon as he graduated.

Niles combines the experience he gained during two summers on an overhead-to-underground power line conversion project in northern Wisconsin and the mentoring he receives from senior colleagues in his work as an underground line and cable estimator.

Niles is one of many young professionals at Michels who are gaining experience at the same time they are doing meaningful work in the utility and transportation industries.

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