Awards

As impressive as our accolades may be, the awards themselves are each a true statement about Findorff. These awards represent our history, our knowledge, our respect and advocacy for our clients, in addition to the quality of our team.

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Findorff puts the full breadth of our experience and expertise into everything we do, from construction initiatives to caring for our community. Some of our work, however, has done more than please our clients and colleagues; it’s garnered a wide range of corporate and industry awards. We are extremely honored and thankful to our peers for the recognition.

As impressive as our accolades may be, the awards themselves are each a statement about Findorff. They represent our history, our knowledge, our respect and advocacy for our clients and of course, the quality of our team. They are also a reminder that we must always look forward and innovate.

Corporate Awards



  • 2016 Marketing Excellence Awards and Best in Show
    • SMPS Wisconsin
  • 2016 Executive Choice Award for Best Commercial Builder
    • In Business Magazine
  • 2015 Executive Choice Award for Best Commercial Builder
    • In Business Magazine
  • 2015 DART Circle of Excellence Award for 2014 Diversion
    • Waste Management
  • 2015 Builder of the Year
    • The Daily Reporter
  • 2014 SMPS Awards for Marketing Excellence and Best in Show
    • SMPS Wisconsin
  • 2014 Executive Choice Award for Best Commercial Builder
    • In Business Magazine
  • 2014 Construction Partner and Employer of the Year
    • Operation Fresh Start
  • 2014 CFO of the Year
    • In Business Magazine
  • 2013 Futuremakers Partner Award
    • Wisconsin Technical College System
  • 2013 Executive Choice Award for Best Commercial Builder
    • In Business Magazine
  • 2013 Builder of the Year
    • The Daily Reporter
  • 2012 Most Philanthropic Company
    • Corporate Report Wisconsin
  • 2012 Most Admired Company in Wisconsin
    • Corporate Report Wisconsin
  • 2012 Employer Excellence Award
    • WRTP/Big Step
  • 2012 Best General Contractor
    • Corporate Report Wisconsin
  • 2011 Star of Madison Awards
    • Wisconsin State Journal
  • 2011 Executive Choice Award for Best Commercial Builder
    • In Business Magazine
  • 2011 Best General Contractor
    • Corporate Report Wisconsin
  • 2010 Executive Choice Award for Best Commercial Builder
    • In Business Magazine
  • 2010 Executive Choice Award for Best Commercial Builder
    • In Business Magazine
  • 2010 Best of Madison Business Award
    • Madison Magazine
  • 2010 Best General Contractor
    • Corporate Report Wisconsin
  • 2009 Executive Choice Award for Best Commercial Builder
    • In Business Magazine
  • 2009 Best General Contractor
    • Corporate Report Wisconsin
  • 2009 Best Commercial Contractor
    • Corporate Report Wisconsin
  • 2008 Safety Excellence Award
    • AGC of Wisconsin
  • 2008 Executive Choice Award for Best Commercial Builder
    • In Business Magazine
  • 2007 R3 Outstanding Commitment Award
    • WasteCap Wisconsin
  • 2007 Executive Choice Award for Best Commercial Builder
    • In Business Magazine
  • 2007 Construction Futures Award
    • AGC of Wisconsin
  • 2006 Heart of the Community Award
    • Wisconsin Commercial Real Estate Women
  • 2006 General Contractor of the Year
    • American Subcontractors Association of Greater Milwaukee
  • 2005 Environmentalist of the Year
    • The Daily Reporter
  • 2005 Best Commercial Contractor
    • Corporate Report Magazine

Project Awards



  • 33 East Main Office Building
    • 2011 In Business Commercial Design Award
  • Alverno College Campus Improvement Project
    • 2016 MMSD Green Luminary Award
  • American Family Children’s Hospital
    • 2008 In Business Commercial Design Award - Best New Development - Healthcare
    • 2008 IIDA Wisconsin, First Place - Healthcare
    • 2008 AGC Build Wisconsin Award
    • 2007 Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
    • 2007 Midwest Construction - Healthcare Project of the Year
    • 2007 Concrete Design Award
  • Associated Bank
    • 2015 Milwaukee Business Journal Real Estate Awards - Honorable Mention: Best Neighborhood Impact
    • 2015 In Business Commercial Design Award
    • 2015 Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
  • Barbara Hochberg Center for Jewish Student Life
    • 2011 In Business Commercial Design Award
    • 2010 IIDA Wisconsin, First Place - Education/Institutional
    • Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
    • In Business Decade Award
  • Beloit College Center for the Sciences
    • Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
    • AGC Build Wisconsin Environmental Excellence Award
  • Brix Apartment Lofts
    • 2016 AOMA Property of the Year for Vintage Building
    • 2016 Mayor’s Design Award
    • 2015 ASID Wisconsin Annual Design Excellence Silver Award - Historic Renovation
    • 2015 Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
  • Capitol Point Condominiums
    • NAHB Annual Pillars of the Industry Award
  • Chazen Museum of Art
    • 2011 In Business Commercial Design Award
    • Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
    • Madison Trust for Historic Preservation Award
    • In Business Project of the Year Award
    • AIA Wisconsin Honor Award
    • WCREW Impact Award for Achievement
  • Delta Upsilon
    • 2015 Madison Trust for Historic Preservation Award
  • Department of VA Community Resource & Referral Center
    • 2014 Daily Reporter Top Project Award
    • 2015 Milwaukee Business Journal Real Estate Awards - Honorable Mention: Best Neighborhood Impact
    • 2015 MANDI Award - Finalist
    • 2015 WCREW Showcase Award - Deal of the Year for Development - Finalist
  • Edgewood College - The Stream
    • 2012 Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
    • 2013 ASID Wisconsin Annual Design Excellence Gold Design Award - Educational
    • 2013 In Business Commercial Design Award - Project of the Year
    • 2013 In Business Commercial Design Award - Best Green Built
    • 2013 In Business Commercial Design Award - Best Medium Project
  • Epic Farm Campus
    • 2013 Daily Reporter Top Projects Award - Best in Show
  • Epic Prairie Campus
    • 2011 In Business Commercial Design Award
    • 2011 WRMCA Concrete Design Award
    • 2007 AGC Build Wisconsin Award
    • IMI Golden Trowel Award
  • First Unitarian Society Expansion
    • 2011 In Business Commercial Design Award
    • Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
    • AGC Build Wisconsin Environmental Excellence Award
    • Madison Trust for Historic Preservation Award
    • Woodworks Institutional Design Award
  • General Heating and Air Conditioning Headquarters
    • 2010 IIDA Wisconsin, First Place – Office/Corporate
  • Goodwill Center for Work & Training
    • 2015 ASID Wisconsin Annual Design Excellence Silver Award - Institutional
  • Henry Vilas Zoo Animal Health Center
    • Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
  • Hub Madison
    • 2015 America's Most Luxurious Halls of Residence
    • 2015 Best in American Living Award - Best in Region - Midwest
    • 2015 Best in American Living Award - Platinum Award - Student Housing
    • 2016 In Business Commercial Design Award – Best New Development or Renovation - Residential
  • J.H. Findorff & Son Inc. - Madison Office
    • 2011 WRMCA Concrete Design Award
    • Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
    • IMI Golden Trowel Award
  • J.H. Findorff & Son Inc. - Milwaukee Office
    • WCREW Heart of the Community Award
    • City of Milwaukee Mayor's Urban Design Award
    • Business Journal Real Estate Award
  • LaBahn Arena
    • 2012 Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
    • 2013 AGC Build Wisconsin Award
    • 2014 ASID Wisconsin Annual Design Excellence Silver Award - Entertainment/Recreation
  • Madison Central Library
    • 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service
    • 2015 New Landmark Libraries
    • 2015 WCREW Showcase Award
    • 2014 IIDA Northland Chapter Excellence in Sustainability
    • 2014 WI Chapter American Public Works Association - Project of the Year
  • Madison Children's Museum
    • 2011 In Business Commercial Design Award
    • 2011 Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
    • 2011 Starnet Environment Design Award
    • 2011 WCREW Impact Ingenuity Award
  • Madison College Gateway Student Achievement Center
    • 2013 ASID Wisconsin Annual Design Excellence Silver Design Award - Educational
  • Madison Investment Advisors, Inc.
    • 2011 In Business Commercial Design Award
    • 2012 SE2 Focus on Energy Award
    • 2014 ALA Presidential Award - Gold Medal
  • Marine Terminal Condominiums
    • City of Milwaukee Mayor's Urban Design Award
    • Business Journal Real Estate Award
  • Marquette University Al McGuire Center Renovation
    • 2014 ASID Wisconsin Annual Design Excellence Gold Award - Entertainment/Recreation
  • Meriter Hospital Atrium Expansion
    • AGC Build Wisconsin Excellence in Partnering Award
  • Middleton High School Performing Arts Center
    • Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
    • AGC Build Wisconsin Award
  • Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District
    • 2017 Wisconsin Masonry Alliance - Best of Clay Masonry
    • 2015 Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
    • 2015 ASID Wisconsin Annual Design Excellence Silver Award - Educational
  • Milwaukee County Historical Society
    • AIA Wisconsin Contractor Award
  • Milwaukee World Festival Inc. Administration Building
    • 2016 Build Wisconsin Award for General Contractor Commercial Projects - Renovation
    • 2016 Business Journal Real Estate Award
    • 2016 Mayor’s Design Award
    • 2015 MMSD Green Luminary Award
    • 2015 Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
  • Mount Horeb Primary Center
    • Madison Trust for Historic Preservation Award
    • 2013 AGC Build Wisconsin Award
  • Ovation 309
    • 2016 ASID Wisconsin Annual Design Excellence Platinum Award – Interior Design
    • 2016 In Business Commercial Design Award – Best New Development or Renovation - Mixed-Use
  • Overture Center for the Arts
    • 2011 WRMCA Concrete Design Award
    • Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
    • AGC Build Wisconsin Award
    • IMI Golden Trowel Award
    • Midwest Construction Cultural Project of the Year
    • WCREW Showcase Award
  • Paine Art Center Carriage House Renovation
    • 2013 AGC Build Wisconsin Award
  • ProHealth Care Courtyard Landscape Improvements
    • 2013 WMA Excellence in Hardscape Award
  • ProHealth Care Sussex Clinic
    • WMA Best in Show for Excellence in Masonry Design
  • Research Products Office Renovation
    • 2017 In Business Commercial Design Award – Best Office Renovation
  • SentryWorld Sports Center
    • 2014 Daily Reporter Top Project Award
  • SEVEN27 Lorillard Apartments
    • 2016 Mayor’s Neighborhood Design Award - Dynamic Multi-Family Design
  • St. John the Baptist Church
    • AGC Build Wisconsin Excellence in Partnering Award
    • Midwest Construction Merit Award
  • St. Mary's Satellite Emergency Clinic
    • 2011 In Business Commercial Design Award
  • St. Mary’s Hospital Healing Garden
    • 2011 In Business Commercial Design Award
    • Healthcare Design Best Respite Remodel
  • Summit Credit Union - Greenfield Branch
    • 2011 In Business Commercial Design Award
  • Summit Credit Union - Waukesha Branch
    • 2016 In Business Commercial Design Award – Best New Development or Renovation – Retail
  • Sun Prairie Area School District
    • 2011 Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
    • 2013 SE2 Focus on Energy Award of Merit
  • Sun Prairie High School Performing Arts Center
    • Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
  • The Moderne
    • 2012 ASID Wisconsin Annual Design Excellence Gold Award for Residential – Model Home
    • 2012 Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
    • 2013 Business Journal Real Estate Award - Project of the Year
    • 2013 Business Journal Real Estate Award - Best New Residential Development
    • 2013 City of Milwaukee Mayor's Design Award
    • 2013 ENR's Midwest's Project of the Year - Award of Merit
    • 2013 In Business Commercial Design Award
    • 2013 WCREW Showcase Awards - Vision Award - Ingenuity
    • 2013 WRMCA Concrete Design Award
  • University Club Tower Condominiums
    • 2011 WRMCA Concrete Design Award
    • Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
  • University Square
    • 2011 In Business Commercial Design Award
    • Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
  • UW Biochemistry Sciences Complex
    • 2013 Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
    • 2013 IIDA Wisconsin, First Place - Educational/Institutional
    • Wisconsin Builder Top Green Projects Award
  • UW Health at The American Center
    • 2016 Build Wisconsin Award for Specialty Contractor – Interior Finishes
    • 2016 IIDA Wisconsin, First Place - Healthcare
    • 2016 In Business Commercial Design Award – Best New Development - Healthcare
    • 2015 ASLA Wisconsin, Award of Excellence
    • 2015 Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
    • 2015 SEA Wisconsin, Award of Excellence
  • UW Madison Signe Skott Cooper Hall
    • 2016 IIDA Wisconsin, First Place - Education/Institutional/Liturgical
    • 2015 American School and University Magazine Educational Interiors Showcase - Silver Citation
    • 2014 Daily Reporter Top Project Award
    • 2014 ASID Wisconsin Annual Design Excellence Bronze Award - Educational
  • Waunakee Community School District
    • 2017 In Business Commercial Design Award - Project of the Year
    • 2017 In Business Commercial Design Award - Best New Development or Renovation - Education
    • 2017 In Business Commercial Design Award - Best Green-Built Project
    • 2016 Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
  • Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
    • 2010 Daily Reporter Top Projects Award – Best in Show
    • 2010 In Business Commercial Design Award
    • 2010 In Business Commercial Design Award - Best New Development or Renovation
    • 2010 In Business Commercial Design Award - Best New Development or Renovation
    • 2011 American Institute of Architects - Merit Award
    • 2011 Construction Owners Association of America - Project Leadership Award - Gold
    • 2011 ENR's Best Projects Award
    • 2011 Madison Trust for Historic Preservation - Future Landmark Award
    • 2011 SE2 Focus on Energy Award
    • 2011 WCREW Showcase Award
    • 2011 WMA Excellence in Hardscape Award
    • 2011 WRMCA Concrete Design Award
    • 2012 R&D Magazine Laboratory Project of the Year
    • 2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Wisconsin - Best of State: Engineering Excellence Award
    • 2012 U.S. Green Building Council - Innovation in Green Building Award
  • Wisconsin Probation/Parole Facility
    • DSF Excellence in Construction Award