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Well into our fifth decade, Gerald Nell Inc. has built an enviable reputation through our unique "One Team" concept that features single source responsibility with integrated services all under "One Roof." By providing these services in-house, Gerald Nell Inc. is able to offer the customer value-added benefits and synergy between production efficiency and quality control that ultimately results in a superior product by optimizing costs, time schedules and your budget.

Our in-house design team provides site and master planning, architectural, electrical, plumbing and HVAC consultation, specifications and design criteria specifically tailored to your company's requirements. Every project is "value-engineered" to meet your budget.

Our project management staff delivers results you can count on. Our field crews self-perform the following trades: masonry, concrete, rough and finish carpentry, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, interior painting and finishes. We are a merit shop employer and a member of Associated Builders and Contractors.

Our real estate team offers comprehensive analysis of your existing and future real estate needs. We manage over two million square feet of office, warehouse and manufacturing space in metro Milwaukee, maintaining a continual commitment to your complete satisfaction through the value enhancement of each property.

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Key Personnel

Gerald Nell

Gerald A. Nell - In Memoriam

Founder of the firm in 1966. Jerry passed away in July of 2008, at the age of 73. Along with his duties as senior officer of Gerald Nell Inc., Jerry was the managing partner of six commercial and industrial property investment companies that own over two million square feet of office, warehouse, and industrial space available for lease.

He was personally responsible for over 1,000 construction projects in the metropolitan Milwaukee area. A few of the representative projects are the Ameritech Training Center, Waukesha; MATC North Campus, Mequon; Prairie Place Office Center, Pewaukee; Sunset-Gateway Center, Brookfield; E.F. Brewer Co., Menomonee Falls; and numerous office and multi-tenant facilities for private development purposes in metropolitan Milwaukee.

Jerry left a legacy of determination, honesty, and professionalism that is the foundation of Gerald Nell Inc.

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Michael Nell

Michael A. Nell

President and Owner of Gerald Nell Inc., holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Financial Management from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Mike has been with the company for over 25 years and is currently involved in construction development and marketing, design/build project management, and daily operations of Gerald Nell Inc.

Representative projects include new facilities for Commercial Communications Inc., Hartland; Duffy Direct Mail Marketing, St. Francis; Badger Distribution, Waukesha; and Mermaid Water Services, Waukesha and Cedarburg; Grasch Foods and Nitz Hardware, Brookfield; and Grayline Inc., Waukesha.

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Gerald Guarnaccio

Gerald R. Guarnaccio

Vice President/Senior Project Manager for Gerald Nell Inc., Gerald holds degrees in Architectural Technology from William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Illinois, and Industrial Technology (Building Construction), University of Wisconsin-Stout. Prior to joining Gerald Nell Inc., Gerald was an executive with Edward Gray Corporation in Chicago, with areas of responsibility in sophisticated projects for Johnson Outboard, Outboard Marine Corporation, Commonwealth Edison Co., and United States Steel Corporation.

Representative projects for Gerald Nell Inc. include numerous office buildings for Continental Savings Bank; Becker Ritter Funeral Home, two schools for Brookfield Academy, Brookfield; the Legend at Brandybrook, Wales; the HellermannTyton Corporation, Milwaukee; Holoubek, Inc., Pewaukee; corporate offices for Shorewest Realtors in Brookfield and Mequon; Delafield Square, a 4-story condominium/retail complex in Delafield; 15 Kwik Trip stores located in southeastern Wisconsin; the corporate office building for Jannsen & Company in Pewaukee; and a 65,000 sq. ft. addition to Krier Foods, Random Lake.

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James Glynn

James J. Glynn

Vice President of Real Estate and Certified Property Manager for Gerald Nell Inc., Jim represents private companies, owners and investors in the acquisition, disposition, development and leasing of office, industrial and service center real estate assets. Furthermore, he is specialized in project preleasing, property management and project financing.

As managing partner of Sunset Investment Co., managing member of Westside Investor Group, LLC and Prairie Place, LLC, Jim works with owners on strategic planning including asset management, forecasting income and expenses, developing acquisition and development opportunities and marketing. Jim is a Certified Property Manager and his professional affiliations include CARW, GMAR, NAR, BOMA and IREM.

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Lori Choinski

Lori A. Choinski

Brokerage Services for Gerald Nell Inc., Lori is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Wisconsin and has been involved with the administration and management of commercial and industrial property for over 26 years including the processing of all accounts receivable and accounts payable, and producing monthly income and expense reports.

Currently, Lori is responsible for meeting with prospective customers, negotiating lease terms, coordinating all service contracts, and monitoring the overall day-to-day operations of each property managed by Gerald Nell Inc.

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Alex Kasun

Alex Kasun

Brokerage Services for Gerald Nell, Inc., Alex graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Finance. He has over 16 years of experience in the commercial real estate field representing local real estate landlords, building owners, and business owners in the leasing and disposition of their real estate.

Alex is a member of the Commercial Association of Realtors, is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Wisconsin, and shares in the responsibility of marketing, leasing, and managing of over 2,500,000 square feet represented by Gerald Nell Inc.

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Timothy Scheckel

Timothy M. Scheckel

Senior Project Manager for Gerald Nell Inc., Tim holds a degree in Construction Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been with the company since 1993. His most recent projects include a 47,000 square foot addition for King Juice, Milwaukee; a 33,000 square foot office and production facility for Triad Creative Group, Brookfield; a 10,000 square foot office building for Walkowitz, Boczkiewicz & Co., S.C., Waukesha; a 9,000 square foot manufacturing facility for KHS Inc., Brookfield; and a 53,000 square foot warehouse and distribution facility for Twinco-Romax, Milwaukee.

Other representative area projects include a 13,000 square foot facility for Stock America, Grafton; The Farwell Shoppes a 4,000 square foot retail center, Milwaukee; a 40,000 square foot multi-tenant facility for Cable Components, Sussex; and a 7,000 square foot auto repair facility for North Avenue Automotive, Milwaukee. Tim has managed numerous additions to industrial facilities: Nohl Corporation, General Plastics, Atlas Copco, Orion Corporation, Desert Aire, Reich Tool and Design and Schaefer Tool. Institutional projects include an addition to St. Pauls's United Church of Christ, Menomonee Falls, and two additions to Risen Savior Lutheran Church, Franklin. Tim has also managed several data center/collocation facility projects for national clients.

 

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Andrew Braatz

Andrew W. Braatz

Project Manager for Gerald Nell Inc. - for over 10 years, Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies and a minor in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

Representative projects include an orthodontic clinic build-out for Bubon, Bell & Associates, Orthodontics, SC; manufacturing renovations and developmental test Lab for Silgan Containers Manufacturing Corp., Oconomowoc; office renovation for Denali Ingredients, New Berlin; facility expansion and renovation for Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County (H.A.W.S.), Waukesha; a chemical lab, temperature-controlled developmental test lab, various office, shop and warehouse renovations for Hydrite Chemical, RockTenn Company, MTE Corporation, Volvo Equipment and Services (formerly Ingersoll-Rand) and Sigma-Aldrich, Milwaukee; as well as managing the build-to-suit renovations for the lease space managed by Gerald Nell Inc.

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Mark Freding

Mark D. Freding

LEED AP Certified Architect for Gerald Nell Inc., Mark has over 30 years of architectural experience, holds a Bachelor of Science in architecture from the University of Illinois (Urbana) and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee).

Prior to joining Gerald Nell Inc., Mark operated his own design firm, worked as a project architect for Wm. Wenzler Associates, KM Development and Graef, Anhalt, Schloemer and Associates. Representative projects for Gerald Nell Inc. include the Jannsen Office Center; Woodgate Center and Waterside Center, Pewaukee; Commercial Communications Inc., Hartland and the Becker Ritter Funeral Home, Brookfield.

Key Personnel

Brenda McClure

Brenda McClure

LEED AP Certified Architect, Brenda joined the staff of Gerald Nell Inc. in 1998 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Brenda is a Wisconsin licensed architect and has been designing and detailing commercial, industrial and retail facilities for over 12 years.

Brenda has successfully designed projects for companies such as: Shorewest Realtors, Best Block Co., Triad Creative Group Inc., Spectrum Development Group LLC, Hydrite Chemical Co., WISN-TV and the Girl Scouts of Milwaukee Area, Inc. In addition to her building design capabilities, Brenda supervises all 3-dimensional rendering presentations for many company projects.

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Mark Lonkoski

Mark A. Lonkoski

Mechanical Division Manager for Gerald Nell Inc., Mark is a licensed Designer of Engineering Systems and a master plumber licensed in the State of Wisconsin. Mark has over 25 years of "hands-on" experience in a wide variety of commercial and industrial plumbing and H.V.A.C. projects. His responsibilities include supervision of plumbing and H.V.A.C. operations, system design, project estimating and customer service.

Representative projects include the HellermannTyton injection molding addition, Milwaukee; a new brush manufacturing facility for EZ Paintr, St. Francis; Grasch Foods, Brookfield; Athea Laboratories, Inc. production facility, Milwaukee; plant remodeling for Capitol Stampings, Milwaukee; LifeTime Credit Union, West Allis; and Desert Aire Corporation, Germantown.

Key Personnel

Jeffrey Peters

Jeffrey A. Peters

Electrical Division Manager, Jeff began his career with Gerald Nell Inc. in 1981, when Nell acquired Buge Electric and pioneered the design/build concept. As a journeyman master electrician, Jeff has supervised a large number of commercial and industrial projects, schools, retail stores, churches and health care facilities.

Having joined the office staff in 2002 as electrical division manager, Jeff's job duties include lighting and power distribution systems design for buildings and machinery, project estimating and jobsite supervision of all electrical work. Representative projects include Brookfield Academy, the Prairie Place office complex, Waukesha All Temp, Kwik Trip stores, and the clubhouse at the Legend at Brandybrook golf course.

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Ellen Shanks

Ellen Shanks

Administrative Assistant

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Mary Zutavern

Mary Zutavern

Administrative Assistant of the Real Estate Division for Gerald Nell Inc., Mary's responsibilities include updating property management reports and files and daily processing of Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable for all of the properties managed by Gerald Nell Inc. Mary is the personal executive assistant for Jim Glynn, Lori Choinski and Alex Kasun.

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Michelle Gundrum

Michelle Gundrum

Administrative Assistant

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Chris Remitz

Chris Remitz

Controller

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Joe Tracy

Joe Tracy

Facilities Management for Gerald Nell Inc., Joe joined the staff in 2011. He is responsible for the day to day maintenance of all properties managed by Gerald Nell. This includes directing landscape maintenance work, responding to tenant needs, performing miscellaneous maintenance and repairs, and working closely with Gerald Nell's in-house construction trades to coordinate service work and repairs.

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