Gilbane Building Company Breaks Ground on Waukesha County Courthouse

Scope of work will include expansion of existing courthouse

Waukesha, WI – March 11, 2019 – On Monday, March 11, officials from Waukesha County, Gilbane Building Company, Zimmerman Architectural Studios, Inc., trade contractors and the community came together to celebrate the official groundbreaking for the Waukesha County Courthouse expansion project.

The addition of the 62,000 SF courthouse and holding area began with demolition on site this week in Waukesha County. The work involves overseeing the preparation of the budget, design and demolition of the original jail facility and intake court, as well as construction of a four-story addition that will house eight new court rooms. The addition will include a three-way separation as recommended by the National Center for the Courts.

“Gilbane is excited to partner with Waukesha County on this exciting project to expand the courthouse facilities. We look forward to continue our strong partnership with the county and local trade contractors to successfully deliver this project.” said Laura Hause, Gilbane Building Company Senior Project Manager

Gilbane is providing construction management services on this expansion project, and project completion is set for Spring 2021.

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 45 office locations worldwide. For more information, visit

For more than 40 years, Gilbane’s Milwaukee office has served a wide variety of market sectors and clients throughout Wisconsin including Northwestern Mutual, Waukesha County Health and Human Services, Carroll University, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, Schlitz Park and Schreiber Foods.