Keller, Inc. Recognized for Excellence in Construction

WISCONSIN DELLS, WI – Keller, Inc. is being recognized for construction excellence in 2019.

Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin honored Keller, Inc. with a SILVER Projects of Distinction Excellence in Construction Award for Hatch Distilling Company located in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin.

Hatch Distilling Co. is a craft distillery unique to Door County with a visual impression for passing tourists. The facility needed to be highly-efficient for the distillation process and cost-effective for a newly-formed business. Keller met this design challenge utilizing two interlocked pre-engineered buildings and a small wood frame structure. This allowed the building to have different heights, roof slopes and exterior cladding reminiscent of old distilleries. Quality control was accomplished using 3D modeling. Scheduling was the biggest challenge as several large snow storms forced Keller to modify and update scheduling on the project. However, the project was still completed on time and on budget.

The project was judged in a rigorous process by a panel of construction experts based on a number of criteria, including safety, quality, owner satisfaction, execution and coordination, budgeting, difficult and unusual challenges and overall distinctiveness.

The Projects of Distinction Awards is designed to recognize the most distinct construction projects in Wisconsin, and to elevate the awareness of the quality construction performed by ABC member firms and their employees.  Project owners and Keller, Inc. team members were on-hand to accept the prestigious awards on February 13th in Wisconsin Dells.

The event recognized 54 projects — mostly general construction — but also in specialty trades from electrical to plumbing to thermal and moisture protection.  A full list of the award winners can be found at

Pictured left to right: Charlene Brittnacher (Keller, Inc.), Russ Roedl (Hatch Distilling Co.), Linda Roedl (Hatch Distilling Co.) and Rob Lindstrom (Keller, Inc.)