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Developing Wausau's Next Chapter - Wausome Story

Thank you to the City of Wausau for featuring Jacqui Miller and our Wausau projects in their Wausome public relations campaign.

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How does a construction and real estate development firm determine whether to invest $38 million into a community like Wausau, Wisconsin?

“We need to see growth, a healthy business climate and the right pricing to ensure it is a good investment,” said Jacqui Miller, real estate and marketing manager for S.C. Swiderski. “Plus, we look for holes in the market that need filling.”

In the case of Wausau, the company found the magic mix of opportunity, plus the need was visible due in part to a shortage of higher-end housing options. “Industry here is growing and employers need experienced professionals to fill their open vacancies. But what we were finding was there wasn’t enough high-end housing rentals available for the types of employees these businesses were trying to attract. Westwood Estates and Urban West are two projects that came out of this need, with a $38 million investment into the Wausau community,” stated Miller.

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S.C. Swiderski has been actively pursuing opportunities for acquisition and investment in the midwest, and Wausau was a perfect fit. And these projects were particularly special for Miller given it was taking place in her hometown.

“I love the fact that I’m a part of growing and developing my hometown, having a role in bringing modern, upscale rental options to residents here,” commented Miller.

Although raised in Wausau, Miller left after graduating from the local Catholic high school. She earned her degree and began working in the Twin Cities. Her career was growing, as was her family. But something was missing.

“While expecting my second child, something changed. The race of city life was wearing on me. I was tired of the commutes. I wanted safe neighborhoods and good schools for my kids. I missed that close-knit community feeling I had growing up. The lifestyle I was living was fast-paced and it wasn’t what I wanted for my family,” reflected Miller.

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“I had not strongly considered Wausau as a place to move back to because I assumed the big city was where I needed to be for the type of career I wanted. But when I started researching opportunities, I found a number of professional positions with well-known companies that were exactly what I wanted. My family and I moved back in 2014I love the people and community. There are great opportunities professionally, good schools and so many activities, from sports, to art and music events, that make it a great place to live.”

Today, in her role with S.C. Swiderski, Miller manages the company’s real estate division and leads the marketing department. Her work allows her be a part of writing Wausau’s next chapter. “I love that my job allows me to be an active partner in the community where I grew up and am now raising my own children. Wausau is a special place. I’m happy to be a part of it.”

S.C. Swiderski Expands Construction Division

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S.C. Swiderski, LLC, a construction and real estate investment company, announced three new employees have joined its growing Construction Division. The Company added Amber Bliese, Kelsey Beasland and Kim Briske to the Project Management Department for S.C. Swiderski Construction. 

Amber Bliese has more than nine years of experience in the construction industry. She has a degree in accounting from NTC and started in construction accounting. She most recently worked in project management at Samuels Group. Amber is an Assistant Project Manager for S.C. Swiderski and is currently working on the high profile Urban West project in Wausau. “I am excited to be working in a great team environment on such a special project,” said Amber. Urban West is a new building design for S.C. Swiderski; it’s a three story luxury apartment building offering a variety of floorplans, underground parking with community and fitness rooms. Phase I of the project is scheduled to open in Spring of 2019.

Kelsey Beasland has seven years of experience as an administrative assistant and event coordinator at Granite Peak. In her new role as a Project Coordinator, she assists on multifamily projects during the bidding phase and throughout construction. She is currently working on Westwood Estates located in Wausau. This site consists of sixteen buildings, four 8 unit and twelve 4 unit buildings.  We are excited to bring this new site to the area as it has beautiful views on the north side of Wausau and is one of our premier properties.

Kim Briske joined the Company as an Office Coordinator and was recently promoted to Project Coordinator.  She previously worked over five years at Wausau Homes and achieved her degree in Marketing from NTC. Kim has been named Project Coordinator on the Company’s newest project, SCS Marshfield, which is a 160 unit apartment site that is currently out for bid. If interested in additional information about SCS Marshfield, or to submit a bid, please reach out to Kim at kbriske@scswiderski.com

Senior Project Manager Chris Karch said, “We are grateful to add such talent to our Project Management Team. With the sites we have under construction and projects in the pipeline, we need to expand our team and found a great fit with Amber, Kelsey and Kim.  They bring a great deal of experience and enthusiasm to our department.”   

S.C. Swiderski Construction is currently building apartments in Rice Lake, Sturgeon Bay, Wausau and accepting bids for the newest site in Marshfield. Multiple sites throughout Wisconsin are in the planning and pre-development phases for multifamily construction, recreation and waterfront land development.   

 

S.C. Swiderski 2018 Summer Picnic

We hosted our 2018 summer picnic on Friday, July 13th at Lake Dubay Lions Park. Food and drinks were had by all. Activities included a bean bag tournament along with other various games.

Thank you to all that came out to celebrate with us!