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Welcome Christopher Martinez to the CLMC Executive Board!

Chris Martinez is the founder and president of Dairyland Energy Solutions.  2018 marks the 20th year of the company which has worked on notable Milwaukee projects such as; Johnson Controls HQ, Northwestern Mutual, Miller Park among others.  Chris has remained an active member of the building trades and currently serves on the Milwaukee Electrical Apprenticeship Board as well as current board president of the Plumbing Mechanical Contractors.



Wisconsin State Indentured Apprenticeship – Milwaukee J.A.T.C.

Cardinal Stritch University – Business Administration

Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business – Executive Management


Additional Information:

  • Wisconsin State Certified Master Electrician
  • Member of The Joint Apprenticeship Committee
  • Member of Butler Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of National Electrical Contractors Association
  • Member of The Milwaukee Metropolitan Association of Commerce
  • President of Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors
  • Past board member of Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services
  • Past School Board President, St. Anthony Parish School
  • Past Director of Associated General Contractors
  • Past labor member of the Negotiating Committee

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Welcome Tony Mayrhofer to the CLMC Executive Board!

Tony Mayrhofer is the Business Manager/Financial Secretary of Ironworkers Local 8. He was sworn into Ironworkers Local 8 on March 24, 1999. During his career as an Ironworker, he has proudly served Local 8 as an Instructor, Vice President, and Business Agent and served as Business Manager for the past four years. He is one of the first Business Managers within the International Association to develop a comprehensive 3 year Business Plan and has recently secured a $600,000.00 Supplemental Grant to expand training within Local 8. Under his leadership, Local 8 has been awarded the 2016 George E. Kratzer Award of Excellence from the International Association and has received the 2017 Lyle A Balistreri Outstanding Recognition Awards for Local of the year, Business Manager of the year and Business Agent of the year.

He served in the United States Army Reserve for 18 years and participated in three combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, canoeing and hiking with his girlfriend Kathryn.


Roger Zacharias

Building Advantage is pleased to announce that the Northern Central States Regional Council of Carpenters, North Region, has selected Business Representative Roger Zacharias to join our Executive Board.

…Read on.

Teig Whaley-Smith is Public Official of the Year

It has been an exceptional year in economic development planning in Milwaukee, and a large part of that is thanks to Milwaukee County Department of Administrative Services Director Teig Whaley-Smith. He’s been hard to miss, attending countless City and County meetings and public hearings to present his department’s plans to build up our currently under-utilized lakefront and vacant Park East land, among other projects.

Milwaukee County Dept. of Administrative Services Director Teig Whaley-Smith

Milwaukee County Dept. of Administrative Services Director Teig Whaley-Smith

His recent victories include significant projects like the new Milwaukee Bucks’ arena and the Couture, both of which came after long battles at the state and local levels.

…Read on.