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  • Congratulations to the 2012 Top 10 Businesses of the Year!

    (Waukesha, WI) – Waukesha County Business Alliance and partner BizTimes Media have announced the 2012 Top 10 Businesses of the Year. The annual awards program recognizes companies headquartered in southeasternWisconsin that have consistent financial growth, and demonstrate a commitment to good business practice through their employee relations, customer-focused commitment and community service involvement.


    “We are extremely proud to present the 2012 Top 10 Businesses of Year winners,” said Suzanne Kelley, president of the Waukesha County Business Alliance. “Our winning companies represent the diversity and strength of southeastern Wisconsin’s business community – construction, engineering, finance, graphics, health care, manufacturing, and business services.


    “Our winners embody a number of exceptional qualities, including a keen focus on customer satisfaction, product quality, innovation, and community engagement. They were selected from a very competitive field of nominees. 


    One of the features that make these companies stand out is a shared commitment to talent development and ensuring a strong future workforce. All ten are devoting significant time, talent and treasure not only to developing their current employees, but also to implementing strategies to build a pipeline of skilled workers for our region in the future.


    “Our Top 10 companies are helping drive the economic recovery of Waukesha County and the M7 region. We are delighted to recognize their achievements and appreciate their positive contribution to our community today and for many years to come” Kelley said.


    Top 10 Businesses of the Year are: ActionCOACH of Elm Grove, Davies Orthodontics, Waukesha and Wales, DUECO Inc., Waukesha, First Business Bank-Milwaukee, Brookfield, Graphics Systems, Menomonee Falls, QPS Employment Group, Brookfield, Rentapen Inc., Waukesha, Ruekert/Mielke Inc., Waukesha, Tim O'Brien Homes Inc., Waukesha, and Waukesha Metal Products, Sussex.


    The announcement of the #1 Business of the Year took place at the awards luncheon on Thursday, June 7 at the Country Springs Hotel. The luncheon featured a panel of representatives from each of the winning organizations, and DUECO Inc. was named #1 Business of the Year.


    DUECO, a third generation privately held business founded in 1955, is the largest privately owned provider of Terex Hi-Ranger bucket trucks and Terex Telelect digger derricks in the country. DUECO represents excellence in business management, corporate growth, employee and customer relations and a commitment to local communities.


    Judie Taylor, President of DUECO, Inc., commented, “Our team, all 350 DUECO and UELC team members… have a burning desire to take care of our customers… to do what is right, to provide solutions, to be innovative and creative with ways that we can continuously improve. We want our team to be the best they can be, so in turn, we can be the best for our customers.”

  • 2012 Top 10 Businesses of the Year

    First Row (L to R): Suzanne Kelley, Waukesha County Business Alliance; Tim O’Brien, Tim O’Brien Homes; Susan Straley, Rentapen, Inc.; Dave Vetta, First Business Bank; David Kasinskas, Graphics Systems Corp.; Mike, Ruekert/Mielke Inc.; Kirk Davies, Davies Orthodontics

    Second Row (L to R): Dan Meyer, BizTimes Media; Scott Mayer, QPS Employment Group; Judie Taylor, DUECO, Inc.; Jim Palzewicz, ActionCOACH of Elm Grove; Jeffery Clark, Waukesha Metal Products

    Photo courtesy of White Dog Photography/Paul Gaertner.

  • Congratulations to the 2012 Top 10 Businesses of the Year Finalists!

    Learn more about this year's winners by following the links below.
    And be sure to join us for the Awards Luncheon being held on Thursday, June 7th!

    ActionCOACH of Elm Grove

    Davies Orthodontics 

    DUECO, Inc.

    First Business Bank – Milwaukee

    Graphics Systems

    QPS Employment Group

    Rentapen Inc. 

    Ruekert/Mielke, Inc.

    Tim O'Brien Homes, Inc. 

    Waukesha Metal Products

  • These highly esteemed business awards are proudly given to companies that exhibit exceptional growth, a history of outstanding employee relations and a commitment to the community. Hosted annually with Biz Times Media, the luncheon includes a panel of the winning companies and announcement of the #1 Business of the Year.