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Construction Education Enhancement for St. Charles Students

Posted on Mon, May 16, 2016

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Wolgast Employee-Owners helped St. Charles Elementary School students learn about entrepreneurism as part of the Junior Achievement program last Thursday.  Steve Salyers and Donna Ratzlaff, who were part of the Project Management team for the recent building addition at St. Charles Community Schools, met with 5th grade students to promote an interest in their future vocation.  They did this by discussing the options of running their own business or working for an established company and also playing a game to teach about sourcing materials for a manufacturing operation.  They finished off the day with a tour of the new addition to their school and fielded students’ questions.

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Tags: Professional General Contractor, Schools, Construction Management

Wolgast Corporation Announces Promotion of Salyers to Vice President

Posted on Tue, Feb 24, 2015

Salyers SSaginaw, MI - Wolgast Corporation, a commercial contractor in Saginaw, Michigan, announces the promotion of Steve Salyers to Vice President of Construction Management following the retirement of Gerald Stefano. 

Wolgast’s Construction Management Division manages $50 - $100 Million of construction annually in the K-12 school, institutional and commercial markets.  Steve will be responsible for managing the Construction Management Division as well as overseeing select projects.

“Steve has quickly displayed his leadership skills and construction expertise since he joined the company in 2011 and we are enthusiastic to promote him to this important position,” said Brian Stadler, President & CEO of Wolgast Corporation.  Steve brought with him to the company over 20 years of construction experience, during which he specialized in the construction of education, healthcare, pharmaceutical, municipal and commercial retail facilities.

Steve spent the first 20 years of his career with several top contractors and construction management firms across the United States.  Before that, Steve spent four years enlisted in the United States Air Force and achieving a degree in Construction Management from Arizona State University.  Steve grew up in Hale, Michigan and now resides in Hemlock, Michigan.

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Tags: Schools, Construction Management

Wolgast Recognized for Saving Energy Costs for Mich. School Districts

Posted on Mon, Feb 10, 2014

checkWolgast has helped its School District clients save money on their energy costs and in turn has achieved cash incentives for those School Districts.  In December, 2013, at the Consumer Trade Ally Show in Grand Rapids, Michigan, they announced that Wolgast took 3rd place for natural gas annual savings for customers.

Many business owners and school districts are interested in energy efficiency and other means to save money, especially in operating costs.  As a Consumer Energy Business Solution Trade Ally, Wolgast is able to assist owners with high efficiency boilers, water heaters, roof top units, lighting fixtures, plus more, and in turn, complete the Consumers program application forms to maximize the incentives available to a school or business owner.

Recently, Bullock Creek School District received an incentive check from Consumers Energy for $126,360.72 to help offset the money they invested in a new heat-conserving roof, energy-efficient lightbulbs and other energy saving renovations they’ve made to their buildings.

Overall in 2013, Wolgast helped their customers save $158,000 in natural gas costs and $104,000 in electric use savings.  As a construction manager and general contractor we have plans to continue saving customers money and help them to achieve these incentives offered by Consumers Energy.

Tags: Schools, Construction Management, Energy Savings

ANNOUNCING CHANGES TO CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT STAFF

Posted on Fri, Sep 09, 2011

Wolgast Corporation announces two changes to its staff. Aaron Grove of Clare, Michigan has been promoted to Project Manager from Field Manager and Steve Salyers of Cincinnati, Ohio has accepted a position as Project Manager, both for Wolgast’s Construction Management Division.

Grove-A-prof.jpgGrove has been with Wolgast for 5 years as a Field Manager and brings to his new position over 15 years of construction experience. As a Project Manager, Grove is responsible for the overall schedule, budget and performance of subcontractors on education or Construction Management related construction projects. Additionally, Grove is a graduate from Ferris State University with a BS in Construction Management and a member of Sigma Chi, a construction honors society. Grove has the proven ability to complete projects with strict scheduling requirements. He excels at providing value engineering solutions while maintaining detailed project quality control. Salyers has accepted a position as Project Manager in Wolgast’s Construction Management Department.

Salyers-S1.jpgSalyers is responsible for the overall schedule, budget and performance of subcontractors on education or Construction Management related construction projects. Following graduation from Hale High School, a 4 year enlistment in the United States Air Force and achieving a degree in Construction Management from Arizona State University, Steve has spent the last 20 years with several top general contractors and construction management firms specializing in the construction of educational, healthcare, pharmaceutical, municipal and automotive retail facilities.

These changes will allow Wolgast to effectively serve its clients’ diverse construction requirements.

Wolgast Corporation is an employee-owned company that is proud to be one of Michigan’s most comprehensive and progressive providers of construction services with offices in Saginaw, Gaylord, Grand Rapids, and Gladstone, Michigan. Founded in 1948, today Wolgast Corporation is one of the largest merit shop organizations in mid-Michigan. Wolgast is fully equipped to handle any type of construction project including general construction, design/build, construction management, leaseback and real estate development.

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