Minority construction company picked for Bader Philanthropies project

Posted at 6:47 PM, Jan 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-30 20:37:46-05

Bader Philanthropies is moving its global headquarters from downtown Milwaukee to the Harambee neighborhood, and the foundation has selected one of Milwaukee’s fastest-growing minority companies to head the rehab of their new building.

This project is reflecting both great talent and diversity. Bader Philanthropies says lots of firms were interested in the project, but JCP Construction was the perfect fit.

Daniel Bader, President and CEO of Bader Philanthropies hopes this experience helps JCP take its business to the next level.

"It's a great partnership," said Bader.

"It's an honor and a privilege,” said James Phelps, with JCP Construction.

It’s big for Phelps and his family, because they grew up five blocks away from the building. When he first heard of the opportunity, he knew he wanted to be a part of the project.

"This is a very rewarding project to be selected for, being that it's going to be a project that's impactful for the neighborhood," said Phelps.

"It's just very important that we have a local contractor, it's going to be very reflective of who we are as an organization but also of the neighborhood as well, we want to make sure that this is a neighborhood project from the very beginning," said Bader.

Construction isn't supposed to begin until early spring. The project should be complete by summer 2018.

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