Grunau Named Business of the Year

Grunau Company was named the 2019 Business of the Year by the South Suburban Chamber of Commerce (SSCC) at an award ceremony February 20, 2020. The award was given by Sarah Anderson, Executive Director of the South Suburban Chamber of Commerce.  The ceremony was preceded with performances by the Oak Creek High School Jazz Band, […]

The Top 5 things for businesses to achieve summer-ready air conditioning

With summer approaching, many business owners seek ways to maximize the functioning of their air conditioner and HVAC systems.  Here are five things businesses can do to keep their air conditioning summer ready. Clean condenser coils and maintain clear air space. This is the most likely source of contamination on a yearly basis. It is also […]

Getting Healthy with the Grunau Cycling Club

The Grunau Cycling Club inspires its members to take action on their own health. The Cycling Club, created in 2017, rides once a week during the summer.  There are a few dozen active members in the club, consisting of Grunau employees, vendors, and customers.  Members of the Cycling Club also participate in official bike rides, including […]

What is Fire Protection?

Protecting lives and property is everyone’s business.  Whether you are a CEO or an apprentice, familiarity with fire protection systems and their functions is essential. Simply put, fire protection is the practice of mitigating the unwanted effects of potentially destructive fires.  According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in 2017,  over 1.3 million fires caused […]

What is the difference between HVAC and AC?

What is the difference between HVAC and AC? Acronyms in the construction industry can confuse building owners and others who are looking to upgrade or install mechanical systems in their facility.  Let’s get back to the HVAC basics. HVAC is an acronym that stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.  This means that the mechanical […]

Bitter cold freezes pipes: is your business protected?

New Years also rings in headaches for business owners as temperatures dip, causing burst pipes and water mains.  With a relatively mild winter, a large snow storm or bout of bitter cold catches people off-guard with potentially devastating and expensive consequences. Grunau Company receives a spike in emergency services calls around these weather events. With temperatures dipping into negative numbers, […]

Grunau participates in Heat’s on for Heroes program

MILWAUKEE- Grunau Company participated in a Heat’s on for Heroes program through the Milwaukee County Veterans Services. Through Steamfitters Local 601, Grunau helped provide free cleaning and inspections for 25 military veteran homeowners in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. According to Heat for Heroes, 62,000 Wisconsin veterans have to choose between food and heat.  Many of […]

Grunau Company Earns Spots in ENR Rankings

Grunau Company has again earned spots on the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top Lists for 2018.   The company moved up 15 ranks from #50 in 2017 to #35 in the Top 50 Mechanical Firms category for 2018.  Additionally, Grunau jumped a remarkable 51 spots from #217 in 2017 to #166 in 2018 in the Top 600 Speciality Contractors […]

Grunau Company Announces Acquisition of Flannery

Milwaukee WI, August 2018: Grunau Company is pleased to announce, on August 26, 2018, the acquisition of Flannery Fire Protection, Inc.  Flannery is a leading provider of Fire Protection services located in Kenosha, WI. “Flannery Fire Protection has built a fantastic 25-year reputation in the Southeast Wisconsin and Illinois markets,” said Bill Ball, CEO of Grunau […]

Grunau Company hosts Cristo Rey student workers

Four students from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School will work at Grunau Company for the 2018-2019 school year. Cristo Rey Jesuit follows a unique, nationally-successful work-study model, enabling each student to earn a portion of their educational costs by working in entry-level positions in Milwaukee-area companies.  Through the work-study program, the students gain invaluable experience in […]