Project and partnership celebrated with a ribbon cutting Tuesday, August 17

National Construction recently completed a more than 20,000 square-foot addition to the Verona, Wisconsin, corporate headquarters of Cleary Building Corp., in cooperation with the customized pre-engineered structures builder. The project was the second National completed for the organization, having also constructed an addition in 2005.

“National Construction truly appreciates our long-standing relationship with Cleary,” said Jeff Grundahl, co-owner of National and its parent company JG Development. “It’s notable to construct multiple projects for a client within our own industry, and the collaboration and cooperative self-performance by both of our teams was outstanding. We’re honored to support Cleary’s continued growth.”

National Construction Project Manager Jace Jontz and Co-Owner Jeff Grundahl with Cleary Building Corp. President Sean Cleary, Special Projects Manager Matt Schneider, VP Engineering Karl Lemmenes, VP of Technology James Schindler and Director of Marketing Mike Wuennemann
National Co-Owner Jeff Grundahl and Cleary President Sean Cleary marking the completion of Cleary's newest additions

The project encompassed two additions tied seamlessly into to the existing headquarters.  A 6,480 square foot, three story addition and a 13,231 square foot, two story addition include expanded office space – both open and private – plus conference rooms, restrooms, mechanical rooms and storage. The additions are designed with a new generation of employees in mind. Interior exposed rafters and ductwork showcase Cleary’s building system. Construction was completed safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and phased employee access minimized disruption.

“The expansion represents a commitment by Cleary to the Verona community and to the continued future growth of the company,” said Cleary Building Corp. President Sean Cleary.

One of Cleary’s manufacturing plants is located in Verona, Wisconsin, and two others are located in Grand Island, Nebraska, and Hazelton, Idaho. The family-owned company, in business since 1978, employs more than 900 throughout the United States at 81 branch offices.

Family and employee-owned as a division of JG Development, National Construction is a commercial design-build firm committed to building facilities that drive economic growth. The general contractor takes pride in bettering southern Wisconsin communities, with a portfolio of work focused on the businesses and services most important to a community’s residents, like childcare, healthcare and government facilities, and housing, retail and hospitality, as well as key economic drivers like corporate headquarters. Offices are located in Blue Mounds and downtown Madison, Wisconsin.

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