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    Commitment, Quality and Value

    These are the principles that have shaped our company for more than 85 years. We recognize that quality construction practices are an investment, a way to help our clients meet their objectives. On every project, we work closely with the client to gain an understanding of their facility needs, budget requirements, site conditions and organizational goals. Our multi-disciplinary team approach enables us to develop facilities that are appropriate and effective, as well as aesthetically distinctive.


    Family owned for nearly eight decades, Selzer-Ornst Company has earned a reputation for building strong foundations with its owners, architects, clients, subcontractors and vendors. Our approach to every project is unique - just like our clients - we strive to create situations in which we can provide a finished product that emulates their vision while maintaining budget and schedule.




    Markets Served

    We serve a diverse market base with a firm presence in Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin. Understanding that each client and project is unique we streamline our services and staff to accommodate each market's diversity.


    • Commercial
    • Industrial
    • Religious
    • Healthcare
    • Educational
    • Retail
    • Municipal
    • Tenant Buildout


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    Selzer-Ornst strives to function as an integral part of the project team – constantly seeking the best possible solutions for each clients needs.  By continuously upgrading our services and technology, we can offer results that are unique and streamlined.


    Pre-Construction Services:

    • Building Systems/Construction Delivery Methods Analysis
    • Site Assessments
    • Review of Cost Benefits Versus Life Cycle Ratios
    • Value Engineering
    • Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing System Analysis
    • Analysis of Subcontractor Bids and Proposals
    • Permit  Procurement and Building Code Investigation
    • Preliminary Estimating and Budgeting
    • Schematic and Design Development
    • Detailed Project Scheduling/Meeting Coordination
    • Finalization of Subcontracts, Supplies and Direct Owner Purchases


    Construction Services:

    • Site Supervision and Management
    • Coordination of all On-Site Activities
    • Weekly Project Management Meetings
    • Budget and Cost Updates
    • Regular Site Safety Inspections, Implementation and Written Reports
    • Daily Job Logs of Work Completed and Subs On-Site
    • Project Superintendent Reports/Meeting Minutes
    • Quality Control/Specification Compliance
    • Management of all Trade Contracts
    • Coordination of Tax-Exempt Owner Purchases
    • Project Schedule Updates
    • Review of Subcontractor Shop Drawings
    • Punchlist Review
    • Final Project Documents, As-Builts, Warranties and Guarantees for Owner
    • Owner Orientation Session
    • Procurement of Final Lien Waivers


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    We value our relationship with owners, design firms, subcontractors and vendors working as a team to achieve the highest level of communication from project inception to completion. Quality begins with a well defined scope that is achieved by all members of the team - that means bringing construction technology to the table early, a viable step in avoiding budgetary constraints or misconceptions. This partnership is essential in delivering projects within the timeframes outlined and providing a 'win-win' scenario for the project team and most importantly - the owner.


    Sustainability Initiatives

    Selzer Ornst is committed to providing sustainable construction practices and participates with the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program for sustainable building. We support our customers by providing LEED conforming products for “green building” and assist with LEED Material certification points. We employ LEED certified personnel to systematically identify opportunities for sustainability as they relate to the project.



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