Michels - Registration Sponsor

Michels self-performs most construction activities on projects, but hires local, specialized contractors when efficiencies can be gained. Whenever possible, Michels seeks the services of qualified small disadvantaged, veteran, women and/or minority owned (D/V/WMBE) businesses. In keeping with Michels’ core values and their commitment to social responsibility it is Michels’ policy to provide D/V/WMBE firms the maximum practicable opportunities to participate in the projects they undertake and to help customers achieve their goals for D/V/WMBE participation.

C&H Government - Breakfast Sponsor

C&H Distributors, LLC., dba C&H Government is a distributor of industrial and office equipment, supply and furniture.  C&H Government offers more than 1 million products to its government end user customers and small business reseller partners nationwide.

For nearly 70 years, Global Industrial has been an industry leader providing private label and brand name industrial equipment and supplies to businesses throughout North America. Global Equipment Company carries over 1.3 million industrial, material handling and business products for Fortune 1000 companies, small businesses, institutions and government agencies. In addition to their product offerings, their account management system provides functionality to export purchase reports, create spending caps, manage multiple payments and shopping lists, and customize reports.

Richard Group - Roundtable Sponsor

Richard Group is a premier small business general contractor serving the Midwest United States. They provide both civil and building construction to the public and private sectors, excelling  in complex and demanding projects under strict periods of performance with self-performing resources.

Blinderman - Conference Break Sponsor

Blinderman Construction is a second generation family-owned general contracting firm serving construction needs in the Chicagoland area and beyond since 1971. Blinderman brings a thorough commitment to partnering, an evolved understanding of construction industry, and solid record of outstanding past performance to your project. With Blinderman you get hands-on, committed ownership, a dedicated and accomplished staff, and the wherewithal and agility to get it done. We face every project armed with craftsman’s ability to pro-act and react with ingenuity to transform your great idea into successful reality.

Nagel Architects - Break Sponsor

Nagel Architects + Engineers provides idea-to-completion services that focus on efficient processes, strong project management, and good value. Since 2004, the firm has combined creative and technical strengths to excel at complicated, challenging projects.

Strata Earth Services - Break Sponsor

Strata Earth Services, LLC is an industry leader in the subsurface exploration field. The reputation and experience of their drillers, managers and ownership sets them apart. That combined with their resources and flexibility is what has enabled them to successfully complete some of the most difficult drilling projects under severe conditions. Their excellent track record has led to their drillers being selected to work on many of the biggest projects in the midwest including much of the Chicago skyline. Strata’s owner, Sara Knight, is a licensed Professional Engineer providing the technical expertise that gives their clients an additional edge. Strata Earth Services, LLC is a DBE/WBE/EDWOSB firm.

Contact Larry Herrera for information about sponsors at 414-270-3600 or larryh@wispro.org