November 17, 2019

Underground Contractor of the Year

R1VER building on a partly cloudy winter day.

Michels has been named Underground Contractor of the Year by a business publication for our foundations work in Wisconsin.

Deep foundations and earth retention work can be unsung heroes of construction. We thank the Daily Reporter for recognizing our contribution to many significant projects in Milwaukee in its Newsmakers of the Year competition. We are humbled by the trust many general contractors put in us to get projects off to strong, safe starts.

In recent years, our foundations operations have worked on projects such as the Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee City Hall Foundation Restoration, Cambria Hotel, War Memorial Center, Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Dwight and Dian Diercks Computational Science Hall and R1VER, a $100 million mixed use development that will eventually be our regional office in Milwaukee.

Michels has 60 years of underground construction experience as well as an archive of historical records and documents dating back more than 100 years. This combination gives us an undeniable advantage on underground construction projects in the Milwaukee and Chicago markets, and has been fundamental to the expansion of our foundations operations from the East Coast to the Pacific Northwest.

Our deep foundations specialty services include driven piles, micropiles, helical piers and augercast piles, all of which are backed by one of the largest, most sophisticated equipment fleets in the construction industry. We also design and construct foundations, ground improvement and earth retention solutions for the energy, heavy highway and building trade industries.

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