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Announcing Al Talbot's Retirement after 32 Years

Posted on Thu, May 07, 2020

Please join us in extending best wished to Al Talbot, who retired from Wolgast on Friday, April 24, 2020. Al has been a tremendous employee for 32 years and he will be missed by his co-workers, our contractors, and clients.

Wolgast has benefited from Al’s carpentry skills and other skilled capabilities since 1988 when he began his career here as a Carpenter. Four years later he became a Foreman, and then a Project Manager in 1997 for our Restaurant Division. He ends his career with an abundant amount of knowledge as a gifted Project Estimator for restaurant buildings. Al may be a quiet man, but his co-workers greatly appreciate his sense of humor and dedication he has exhibited through the years.

We know that you all will join us in saying goodbye to Al as he starts his next chapter in retirement. He has shared that he’s eager to camp and travel the United States, spend time with his grandkids and continue his woodworking hobby. Thank you, Al, we will miss you!

Highlights of projects Al has worked on with Wolgast: Arby’s, Applebee’s Grill & Bar, Buffalo’s Southwest Café, Centel Credit Union, First Area Credit Union, Hooter’s, KFC, Lion’s Choice, Longhorn Steakhouse, McDonald’s, Quizno’s, Taco Bell, Tim Hortons, Uno’s, and Zehnder’s.



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Posted on Tue, Mar 10, 2020

SwansonA-2-1Wolgast Corporation is pleased to announce additions to its staff.  Amber L. Swanson joins Wolgast as an Estimator Assistant in the company’s Restaurant Construction Division.  Swanson is a graduate of International Academy of Design & Technology in Troy, MI with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.  She brings six years of industry experience as a former Project Coordinator/Engineer for a hospitality renovation company.  Her responsibilities with Wolgast include soliciting and securing bidders, interpreting plans and specs, and performing quantity and material take offs.  Originally from Bay City, Michigan, she has recently returned to the area from Metro Detroit.

Daniel M. Blossom, who also resides in Bay City, Michigan, has joined Wolgast as a Field Manager in the firm’s Construction Management Division.  He has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry and most recently was the Installation Supervisor for a scenic door installation company.  Blossom is IIRC Water Restoration Certified and also certified in all aspects of window and door installation and flashing techniques.  As a Field Manager for Wolgast’s Construction Management projects, Blossom is responsible for onsite construction activities and overseeing that work is done safely, on time, and correctly.  Originally from Vassar, Blossom is a member of the Michigan State Fire Fighters Association, as well as a state licensed First Responder.

Larry A. DeBagio has joined Wolgast as a Field Manager in the firm’s Construction Management Division. DeBagio is a seasoned construction professional bringing 30 years of experience as a Construction Superintendent.  For Wolgast, he will be on the jobsite supervising construction activities for safety, accuracy, and efficiency.  He is from Luna Pier, Michigan and is currently overseeing construction at Lincoln Consolidated Schools.

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Wolgast Announces Additions to Employee-Owned Staff

Posted on Tue, May 14, 2019

ShelbyKWolgast Corporation announces five additions to its staff. Kyle Shelby of Coleman has accepted a position as Field Manager.  Shelby is responsible for overseeing projects from start to finish and making sure our customers get a good quality job. He brings 12 years of experience as a foreman for HVAC tech service and installation. Shelby also has been a Firefighter for the Coleman Community Fire Department for 20 years.



SchwerinDDale Schwerin of Midland, has accepted a position as Project Manager. As Project Manager, Schwerin oversees an entire project from bid to final acceptance by the client. He is responsible for review of construction project estimates, scope of work, contract administration, scheduling, cost, supervision of the project, project inspection, and quality control. He is a graduate from Ferris State University, with a Bachelor of Construction Management. Schwerin brings experience working with large Municipalities, Universities such as University of Michigan, Medical, Hospitality, Commercial, and Industrial markets.


Clark-CClint Clark of Hope has accepted a position as Field Manager.  Clark is responsible for overseeing multiple projects, performing site visits, and keeping track of progress and safety. He brings 20 years of experience with construction including owning his own General Contracting Company. Clark is also a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, an active volunteer of the Discovering Recreation and Exploring Wildlife (D.R.E.W) Foundation, and President of the Jack Pine Youth Football League.

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Wolgast Recognized as Consumers Energy Trade Ally for 2018

Posted on Tue, Apr 02, 2019


Consumers Energy has recognized Wolgast Corporation as a Trade Ally for 2018.  Last year, according to Consumers Energy, they realized the highest cost savings for customers in program history through both electric and natural gas energy efficiency projects.

Wolgast has been a part of the Trade Ally Program since 2013.  By completing the application provided by Consumers with the type of efficiencies we are adding to older schools, or building into new schools above and beyond current code requirements, Consumers gives incentives back to the school.  This work typically includes upgrades to boilers, water heaters, insulation, roof top units, building automation and lighting, to name a few.

“Our Clients appreciate Consumers Energy for offering this program,” said Steve Salyers, Wolgast’s Vice President of Construction Management.  “It helps our Clients save money, and makes us all good stewards of our natural resources.”  

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