Partners

Partners

Incourage is committed to securing the best possible partners for the success of the Tribune. Below you will find organizations and businesses that are helping to move resident-centered decisions forward.

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Lead Architectural Consultant

Concordia LLC.
Concordia has been our partner in the Tribune since May 2013. As a nationally renowned resident-centered design and development firm, Concordia specializes in facilitating conversations that help residents explore visions for their community’s future and, subsequently, execute projects and physical spaces that represent the vision and values of residents. Concordia partnered with Incourage to support the process that welcomed residents in south Wood County to design the future of the Tribune. Today, Concordia serves as lead architectural consultant. Concordia shares Incourage’s commitment to honor local history and culture, as well as hire local contractors and use local resources throughout the construction process.
concordia.com

Learn about the importance of integrating environmental sustainability into the Tribune as well as the positive impact it will have on our community’s future>>

Design Team

QUEST Civil Engineers, LLC.
questllc.biz

IBC Engineering Services, Inc.
ibcengineering.com

Jewell Associates Engineers, Inc.
jewellassoc.com

Streich Equipment
streichequipment.com

Conservation Design Forum
cdfinc.com

Madison Environmental Group
madisonenvironmental.com

Sustainable Engineering Group, LLC.
sustaineng.com

Construction Management

J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc.
At the end of January 2015, Incourage invited proposals from 10 firms, each within a 200 mile radius, for Construction Management services on the Tribune. The review committee, made up of Tribune representatives and partners, sought firms which exceeded requirements detailed in the Request for Proposal (RFP); had the greatest relevant experience; displayed a unique ability to support, partner and build capacity among local subcontractors; and most closely aligned with Incourage’s values.

Ultimately, Incourage selected J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc. as the Tribune’s construction management firm. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Findorff consistently surpasses industry recycling standards and has constructed dozens of LEED-certified facilities. They are an active member of the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance and U.S. Green Building Council on construction projects and were voted Environmentalist of the Year by Wisconsin Builder. As Incourage pursues LEED Gold certification, selecting a construction management firm with this expertise was critical.
findorff.com

Construction Team

Contractors for Phase 1 (interior demolition and abatement) of construction included:

Altmann Construction Company, Inc., Wisconsin Rapids (Demolition)
altmannconstruction.com

Current Technologies Inc., Port Edwards (Electrical)
current-techinc.com

Kohls Plumbing & Heating Inc., Vesper (Plumbing)

Mavo Systems, Inc., Wausau (Abatement)
mavo.com

Tweet-Garot Mechanical Inc., Wisconsin Rapids (Mechanical)
tweetgarot.com

Project Advisors

Marc Buttera, Owner, O’so Brewing Company & Point Brew Supply
While getting his degree in Mechanical Design, Marc Buttera was introduced to home brewing. He and his wife, Katina, opened Point Brew Supply in 2003, knowing that one day they would launch their own brewery. That day came in 2007, when O’so Brewing Company opened, and grew quicker than anyone could have imagined. Due to the success and rapid growth, O’so Brewing Company and Point Brew Supply had to change locations multiple times before residing in their current Plover location. In early 2013, the Wisconsin Beer Distributors Associate declared O’so Brewing Company the second-fastest growing brewery in the state. In November 2014, Marc signed on as an advisor to the Tribune. He will advise on an as-needed basis regarding the operation, construction and architectural plans of the microbrewery.
osobrewing.com
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Marc sees exciting potential for the Tribune’s Brewery, creating what he calls “liquid art”. He also sees residents’ passion around the Tribune and the opportunity for people to rise up and say, “We can do this.”


Amy and Ryan Scheide, Owners, Great Expectations and The Eatery
Amy and Ryan Scheide have enjoyed more than 40 combined years of experience in fine foods and quality customer service. Amy holds degrees in Business Administration and Finance. She took pride in serving banquet and dining customers alike at establishments in Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids. Ryan holds a degree in Restaurant Management, and since his teens, his passion has been providing customers with quality food and service. Ryan and Amy remain busy managing Great Expectations, their catering service, and The Eatery, their full-service restaurant. In November 2014, Amy and Ryan signed on as advisors to the Tribune. They will advise on an as-needed basis regarding the operation, construction and architectural plans of the cafe/brewpub and culinary kitchen.

Amy dishes on the Tribune’s culinary kitchen and cafe/brewpub in this Are You In? update.

Additional Key Partners

Avivar Capital
avivarcapital.com

City of Wisconsin Rapids
wirapids.org

Consilience LLC.
consilience.net

Forward Community Investments
forwardci.org

Lampert-Lee & Associates, LLC.
lampertlee.com

Network Impact
networkimpact.org

Next Street Financial LLC.
nextstreet.com

Scholz Nonprofit Law
scholznonprofitlaw.com

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