During the 1980s, construction placed a greater reliance on negotiated contracts as opposed to low-cost bids experienced from the previous decade. That being said, Findorff continued its historical trend of milestone projects and successful growth. From the community’s standpoint, one of the Company’s most notable projects was the Truax Campus for Madison Area Technical College.
The 1980s also marked a fundamental period of growth for Findorff in Milwaukee. During this time, Findorff helped to improve the City’s overall image with the construction of the Grand Avenue Parking Ramp and Henry Reuss Federal Plaza. Business was doing so well in the area, Findorff even opened a satellite office in Milwaukee in 1987.
As the decade came to a close, a change in leadership once again took place. In 1988, Ken Kruska became the Company’s new President. At this point, Ken had already been with Findorff for nearly 35 years since his modest start as a Carpenter’s Apprentice.