Accelerate Magazine April 2023

APRIL 2023 MAGAZINE 11 VJS Construction Services (VJS), a Pewaukee-based and family-owned construction manager, general contractor, and design builder is celebrating 75 years of building with purpose. VJS, formerly Voss Jorgensen Schueler Company, was founded in 1947, by two former Allis-Chalmers engineers, Harold Voss and John Hrdlicka. In the late 70s, Gary Jorgensen and Tom Schueler joined the firm as Voss and Hrdlicka headed for retirement. The company rebranded in 2005 becoming VJS Construction Services and since has become one of Wisconsin’s largest construction firms ranked as a Top 400 Contractor in the Midwest by the Engineering News-Record as well as Best Places to Work by the Milwaukee Business Journal. During the late 1990s and early 2000s, VJS began to transition to the next generation of leadership with two of Jorgensen’s sons taking leadership roles with the firm. Craig Jorgensen became president and David Jorgensen vice president. The firm also brought on multiple nonfamily members as partners to diversify leadership and develop new innovative ways to meet the needs of their clients. “Our continued success lies in meeting the needs of our clients, and a driving force behind our business is continually investigating how we can provide more value to our clients, and how to make the entire process easier for them. Accordingly, we have expanded our services beyond construction to also include real estate, development, and architectural services. As they have needed additional assistance to get their projects off the ground, we have found ways to meet those needs, which, in turn, allows us greater control and more successful outcomes,” said Craig Jorgensen, CEO and President at VJS. Today VJS offers preconstruction, construction, design/ build, and real estate services to the aviation, civic and community, corporate, healthcare, education, manufacturing/industrial, multi-family housing, religious, retail and hospitality, and senior living markets. VJS is proud of its long-standing partnerships with clients and trade partners while expressing gratitude for the exceptional customer service provided by its dedicated team members. The strength of these relationships is a testament of how the firm is able to boast 80 percent of VJS CONSTRUCTION SERVICES CELEBRATES 75 YEARS