Our consulting services for Waukesha County started in December 2016. In 2017, the Center for Growth:
- served almost 150 companies
- met with over 40 lenders and resource partners
- helped 94 clients (53 long term) to improve and grow
- provided almost 850 hours of no-cost consulting
- helped to launch 5 new ventures
- created/retained 13 jobs
- facilitated almost $500,000 of capital investment in client companies
- held 2 workshops on woman- and minority-owned business certification and government contracting
- delivered 2 presentations on local resources for business growth and entrepreneurship to business leaders
We assist a wide range of businesses, such as product manufacturers, tool and die shops, engineering specialists, construction firms, IT solutions providers, retail businesses, restaurants, legal firms, technical consultants, trucking companies and equipment distribution.
Once Joe made his decision to purchase Taco Amigo, the Waukesha County Center for Growth helped him realize his dream.
Mark and Ann Meyer, Pewaukee natives, established Dawn’s Early Light Flags LLC in Bellevue, Washington in 2010. Dawn’s Early Light manufactures United States flags for the federal government, including military branches and the Department of Homeland Security. With costs rising in Washington, they decided to move a portion of the operations back home to Pewaukee.
In search of better work/life balance, Becky Pease moved from a successful but stressful corporate accounting career to pursue an opportunity involving her love of animals: she bought a franchise called Central Bark Doggy Daycare. While operating the business, she realized the animals’ need for an indoor pool.
By: Curt Andrews, owner of Treetop Explorer. My wife Jennifer and I experience life from a perspective unfamiliar to most—the canopies of trees. Together we share a passion for tree climbing, and with our business, Treetop Explorer based in Waukesha, we can share our adventures and climbing experiences with others.
It was the right time and the right place when the founders of Wellspring Construction Group established their company in October 2017. President and partner Tim Knepprath was looking for a leadership and ownership role in his career, while Steve Royer, Wellspring’s Director of Construction, desired to move from the private sector back to general contracting.
Jim Lutz, owner of Jilidoni Designs, invented the first patented laundry drying system out of his Brookfield home in 2000. Today, he sells his eco-friendly DryAway laundry drying racks that are installed inside custom cabinets throughout the U.S.