Every summer, Findorff takes time to celebrate its core values. As we recognize character this July, we pledge to bring the highest level of service and craftsmanship. It drives everything we do, from constructing iconic buildings to supporting our communities. We’ve remained steady on this commitment throughout our history. Most recently, we led our first Construction Camp. This was a fun, hands-on opportunity for local students to learn what it means to be a general contractor.
As part of the undertaking, we teamed with the Dane County School Consortium, trades professionals, and school districts. Over the course of a week, students received hands-on experience and industry insights on the many facets of construction, both on and off the job site.
Findorff’s staff, ranging from business development and preconstruction personnel to project managers and superintendents, shared what it takes to construct a building. These included efforts to pursue a project, budgeting, and construction management. Students even received “on-the-job” training with a visit to an actual construction site and tips on how to stay injury free.
From this experience, students also learned the various job opportunities available in the construction industry. “Exploring career opportunities in construction was great,” said Verona Area High School student Ryan Christensen. “Trades professionals walked us through the building process and helped us understand the many parts of construction.”