January 27, 2017. Read story from the Journal Sentinel.
Once again, Bader Philanthropies Inc. is betting on Milwaukee.
On Friday, the foundation will announce the hiring of JCP Construction, a local, minority-owned firm, to be the general contractor of its global headquarters in the city’s Harambee neighborhood.
“We really want to make sure we live the mission of the foundation,” said Daniel J. Bader, president and CEO of Bader Philanthropies. “Part of the foundation’s mission is in workforce development and employment.
“As we have people develop the new facility, we want to make sure they mostly come from Milwaukee, represent our community and the neighborhoods,” he added.
JCP Construction was founded in 2008 by brothers James, Jalin and Clifton Phelps. They grew up in the Harambee neighborhood around a mile from where they’ll be working on the Bader project at 3318 N. King Drive.
The two-story headquarters will consist of a renovated historic building with a newly built addition.
“It is great to be rehabbing and to be part of the repurposing of this property we drove by on numerous occasions as kids and adults,” James Phelps said.
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