2022 Waukesha County Award Winners

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow, the Waukesha County Business Alliance and the Waukesha County Center for Growth have announced the winners for the 2022 Waukesha County Awards. The awards recognize top-performing businesses and nonprofit organizations which have a significant presence in Waukesha County and are making our community a great place to work, play and live.

“These organizations, both businesses and nonprofits, represent what makes Waukesha County such a great place to be,” said Suzanne Kelley, president and CEO of the Waukesha County Business Alliance. “The thing that sets us apart as a community is the way we all—businesses, government, nonprofits and educational institutions—work together to make our community stronger. We are honored to celebrate the contributions of these organizations.” 

Congratulations to our 2022 winners!

Large Business of the Year:
Generac
Generac Power Systems, headquartered in Waukesha, has emerged on the worldwide stage as a leading global designer, manufacturer and provider of energy technology solutions and other power products. Its employees, many of whom work here in Waukesha County, are leading the evolution to more resilient, efficient, and sustainable energy solutions. As just one indication of its success, Generac advanced 101 spots on the Fortune 1000 list in last year’s rankings, one of the most notable increases among Wisconsin companies.


Medium Business of the Year:
Strang
Strang is an award-winning fully integrated architecture, engineering, interior design, and planning firm that provides professional services to a wide variety of businesses nationwide. Its inclusive project approach allows the organization to provide exceptional design for the most unique and challenging projects within the science and technology, commercial, higher education, and civic + cultural sectors. By nature, the quality of Strang’s professional services is a direct function of the people that produce the facilities for its clients.


Small Business of the Year:
TopLine Results Corporation
TopLine Results Corporation is a technology consulting firm whose team members are relentless about helping clients achieve their goals by bringing together the right tools for building valuable relationships. Based in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, the TopLine team has over 100 years of experience in leading successful projects to install, upgrade, configure, integrate, test, train, and support users in customer relationship management (CRM) and digital marketing automation systems. Above all, TopLine team memberes are teachers, and use data to guide organizations toward informed decision-making. The organization helps its clients become as self-sufficient as they desire. TopLine prides itself on client success!  


Non Profits of the Year:
Waukesha County Community Foundation & United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
The Waukesha County Community Foundation is a pool of permanent endowment and project funds created primarily by and for the people of Waukesha County to provide grant support to charitable organizations. The intent of the Foundation is to serve a broad spectrum of community needs. United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County changes lives and improves our community by mobilizing people and resources to drive strategic impact in health, education, and financial stability.

Both WCCF and United Way work to improve lives in Waukesha County and came together during the 2021 Waukesha Christmas Parade tragedy to create the “United for Waukesha Community Fund.” While nothing can undo the terrible events of that day, WCCF and United Way are hopeful that the outlet of support provided some relief for the Waukesha community and improved the lives of the victims and families impacted by relieving some of their financial burden. Together, the two organizations are proud to support neighbors and friends here in Waukesha County in good times and bad. 

The 2022 winners will be celebrated at the Alliance’s 104th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at the Brookfield Conference Center. Registration for the event is now open.