December 2, 2015 – St. Norbert College announced it's expansion and renovation of the college's 40-year-old indoor athletics facility, Schuldes Sports Center. Pending city approval and fundraising, the college penciled in next March to start construction, which will include adding a second story and installing a swimming pool. The updated 80,000-square-foot building is anticipated to be completed by May 2017, which would coincide with Kunkel’s previously announced retirement from St. Norbert after nine years at the helm. Read more at the Press Gazette's website.
December 1, 2015 - Performa, Inc. today announced the firm is celebrating 20 years of serving the region’s high performing clients with architectural and engineering services.
“It is a profound source of pride for everyone at Performa to have sustained a 20 year commitment to an approach that emphasizes caring about what matters most to our company and our clients”, stated CEO Jeff Kanzelberger. “From the beginning we established a philosophy that our clients’ minimum expectation would be superior architecture and engineering solutions. Rather, at Performa we would become laser-focused at learning to care most about what was really at stake for each of our clients’ enterprises. While it sounds simple, it takes the entire firm of incredibly passionate, intelligent and caring practitioners to get that mission accomplished”.
“Performa also celebrates the design and construction of over 200 buildings and landmarks in 28 states. Of course we derive immense pride in having so many clients who continue to expand their businesses while continuously seeking Performa’s partnership. We are thrilled to be launching into our next decade and in particular to serve our clients’ incredibly expansive dreams for their own enterprises.”
Founded in 1995 by Jeff Kanzelberger and Doug Page, Performa has become a market leader providing highly integrated architectural, engineering and facilities management services that assist clients in the creation of high performance environments uniquely customized to their business needs.
November 12, 2015 – We'd like to thank everyone who helped make our 20th anniversary party an enormous success! Attendance was great - it was fantastic to visit with our clients, partners and friends who've traveled with us these past 20 years and share many amazing stories. This is a significant milestone and we're excited to see what the next 20 years hold for us. Thank you for being a big part of our success! (See more photos on our Flickr album!)
November 12, 2015 – We celebrated our 20th year with some of our clients, partners, associates, vendors, friends and family! A BIG thanks to all that have helped us grow our business through these past 20 years. We'd also like to extend a special thank you to Bob Atwell, CEO and Chairman of Nicolet National Bank, and Kate Burgess, CEO of Elevate97, for sharing some Performa stories at our event. Thanks again, and we look forward to what the next 20 years hold for us!
November 5, 2016 – Performa took home two awards (tied for the most of any organization) at the 2015 Focus on Energy/USGBC Wisconsin awards event. The Focus on Energy award recognized Performa for “Design Team Leadership." The second award was presented to Performa by the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance (USGBC Wisconsin) for the St. Norbert College Gehl-Mulva Science Center project under the “Restoration” category. Congratulations to the Performa team for impacting our clients and community through sustainable design!
October 19, 2015 – Community First Credit Union broke ground on their new 120,000 square foot home office and branch. The credit union is celebrating its 40th year and moving forward with their new home office at the intersection of U.S. 10 and County CB in the Town of Menasha. As part of the ceremony, soil from each of the 22 branches was combined in the planting of their symbolic pine tree, reinforcing unity among employees, members and community. We are excited to partner with Community First Credit Union, Miron and the Town of Menasha on this impactful project. Approximately 250 employees will work at this office and branch. Read more about the project on the Post Crescent's website.
October 13, 2015 – We're proud to sponsor the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay's Steak and Burger event. This event benefits local youth, where adults dine on burgers and fries, while Club Members receive a special steak dinner. A special, and often times first ever, treat for their young guests. Every year, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay serves more than 3,000 children, while offering hope, opportunity and a chance to be something great! Way to go Boys & Girls Club for having such a positive impact on our youth!
October 1, 2015 – Performa and Miron Contruction receive Engineering News-Record's "Regional Best Project 2105 Award" in Higher Education/Research for the design and construction of St. Norbert College's Gehl-Mulva Science Center, which is also the Medical College of Wisconsin's Green Bay location. Congratulations to Miron, St. Norbert and MCW for an outstanding addition to their campus!
September 3, 2015 – Congratulations to Festival Foods on their plans for a new De Pere headquarters! Festival Foods employs more than 5,500 associates who serve guests in 20 supermarkets throughout Wisconsin. Their company also operates The Marq, a banquet & catering facility with two locations in the Greater Green Bay area. Festival's mission is to develop a team of associates dedicated to providing their guests with a clean store, friendly people, quality products and an enjoyable shopping experience for "not a lotta money". Read more from the Green Bay Press Gazette.
August 21, 2015 – New North held it's annual investor appreciation event in the atrium of St. Norbert College's newly renovated Gehl-Mulva Science Center. New North, Inc. works to create industry clusters and target industry markets for Northeast Wisconsin businesses. By researching, promoting, and connecting resident firms to new markets, New North supports new business development, new jobs and new investment in Northeast Wisconsin. The state-of-the-art and LEED Gold science center houses the physics, math, psychology, geology, biology and chemistry disciplines - with 45 teaching/research labs, 10 classrooms, one large lecture hall, museum/display area, 15 student study lounges and offices for 38 faculty. Thanks to New North, St. Norbert College, and the Medical College of Wisconsin for hosting this great event!
August 21, 2015 – Our President and COO, Doug Page, explains how the new MBA program from St. Norbert College’s Donald J. Schneider School of Business and Economics can enhance your business and career. The Donald J. Schneider School of Business & Economics, through both its undergraduate and MBA programs, is the region’s center for the study of sound business practice. It champions principles and methods that contribute to a thriving northeast Wisconsin, rich in economic opportunity for all. Visit St. Norbert's webpage to learn more about their MBA program!
August 11, 2015 – Ariens Company, a long-time partner with Performa, which makes snow blowers, commercial and residential lawn mowers, and other yard equipment, announced the $9 million expansion in a press release this morning. The 45,000-square-foot Ariens Company Design and Development Center will be located at the company's Brillion headquarters and will be built in three phases over the course of the next few years, with a completion date slated for fall 2018. The new facility will have new engineering and technical labs, industrial design studio, model and prototyping labs, and a testing center for its outdoor power equipment. See the full story on Fox11.
July 15, 2015 - John Wollner Fox Valley Miracle League field hosted yet another fantastic game! The Rays and the Bombers faced off on a beautiful summer night in Appleton! The mission of the Miracle League is "every child deserves the chance to play baseball." There is a large population of children in the Fox Valley with Special Needs. This group of children, from 23 school districts, drawn from a 30 mile radius of Appleton totals over 9,500. These children are typically under served and face limited services during the summer. In addition, there are few, if any organized sports options. Through the League this group of children will make new friends, be part of a team, learn new skills and look forward to their weekly games, just like their peers. Each child will have unique benefits, based on their particular situation – but in general, parents and teachers will see improvement in a child’s motor skills, hand-eye coordination, attention and interest span, ability to follow directions, social skills and interests, self-esteem and confidence. Check out their website to learn more about how the Miracle League impacts Special Needs youth in our community.
July 7, 2015 – Syble Hopp held it's topping off ceremony where team members signed the last beam to be placed during the construction process. This ceremony is traditionally held when the last beam is placed atop a structure during its erection. The practice of "topping out" a new building can be traced to the ancient Scandinavian religious rite of placing a tree atop a new building to appease the tree-dwelling spirits displaced in its construction. Syble Hopp School is a public school that provides educational programming to meet the needs of children with disabilities between the ages of three to twenty-one years of age residing in Brown County.
June 11, 2015 – Broadway Automotive recently remodeled their Military Avenue location and celebrated the event with a ribbon cutting and open house party. The family-owned business has been serving the Green Bay and Northeastern Wisconsin communities for 99 years!
State Senator Dave Hansen, the Greater Green Bay Area Chamber, Mayor Jim Schmidt, and other business leaders were there to congratulate and support Broadway's progressive stance on improving and supporting the local community. Representatives from Ford Motors were on hand to present Broadway with the "Presidents Award" for the 6th year in a row. Congratulations to Broadway Automotive for their outstanding dealership!
Thursday, June 4, 2015 – Designed to recognize small business achievements, growth, innovation and exceptional business practices, The Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce held it's annual "2015 Business Recognition Luncheon Awards" today. MC'd by Tom Milbourn from Fox 11, the event is held to show support for the accomplishments of local business owners.
We'd like to congratulate Mark Kaiser, President/CEO of Lindquist Machine, for the "Business Person of the Year Award." This award is presented to a business person who has shown exceptional achievement and admirable community leadership qualities – this person has an outstanding public image and reputation and is known for entrepreneurial excellence. Congrats Mark!
We'd also like to congratulate Bridget O'Conner/O'Conner Connective for her "Entrepreneurial Award", which is presented to a locally owned company that has demonstrated a creative business approach, proven success and positive impact on the local community.
Congratulations to Northern Electric, Great Lakes Calcium, and Brown County Oral Health Partnership for their respective awards!
This year's award winners are mentioned on The Daily Reporter's website. Performa's project, St. Norbert College's Gehl-Mulva Science Center, was among this year's winners! Congratulations to St. Norbert, Miron, Elevate97, Archetype and all of the consultants that help produce such an outstanding and impactful project!
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 – Tim Felmer from Initiative-One accepts their award for Adaptive Reuse. The Green Bay Historic Preservation Commission issues awards honoring individuals or organizations who have contributed to historic preservation in the City of Green Bay. This year the Adams Street Garage at 110-118 Adams Street in downtown Green Bay was issued the "Adaptive Reuse" award, in which an old building has been restored in harmony with its historic period or architectural style even if the current function of the building is not the same as its historic function. Two Performa projects, Initiative One and the Karma Group, are located in the Adams Street Garage building. Congratulations to both companies for their award and impact on the City's downtown!
Monday, May 18, 2015 – St. Norbert College held a dedication event for their newly renovated Gehl-Mulva Science Center. Tom Kunkel (college president), and Larry Scheich (professor of chemistry/associate dean for natural sciences), along with Jeff Frick, Miriam Mulva and Paul Gehl introduced the project. The new state-of-the-art $40 million Gehl-Mulva Science Center brings unparalleled opportunities in science and allows St. Norbert faculty and undergraduates to work on the leading edge of science and mathematics. The science center also houses the Medical College of Wisconsin's community medical education program, providing classrooms, administrative offices and learning laboratories.
We express our gratitude and appreciation to all of our partners that helped make this a successful project!
May 14, 2015 – St. Norbert College, Miron Construction and Performa received The Daily Reporter's 'Top Project' award for St. Norbert's newly renovated 160,000 square foot Gehl-Mulva Science Center. The project includes:
For more information about the project, visit St. Norbert's website.
We express our gratitude and appreciation to all of our partners that helped make this a successful project!
May 12, 2015 – The Performa/McMahon team was selected by Didion Milling for the development and production of a comprehensive master facility site plan at their Cambria Wisconsin facility. Didion is an industry leader in the storing, milling and transporting of corn products and recipient of the 2015 Green Masters designation, issued by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council – Wisconsin's largest and most distinguished sustainability recognition program. Learn more about Didion Milling at www.didionmilling.com.
May 8, 2015 – Performa has been asked by the Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary, the only no-kill pet adoption center in the Green Bay Area, to assist in developing the concept of a boutique pet adoption experience. Our concepts will help engage donors and sponsors so HEA’s objective of creating a fantastic experience in the pet adoption world comes true!
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 – The Historic Preservation Commission for the City of Green Bay announced that Initiative One's former Van Drisse building at 110 S. Adams Street is to receive a Historic Preservation award. Gigot Properties will also be receiving an award for their portion of the building that houses Karma Group. The award is for adaptive reuse of a historic structure in Green Bay. Presentation of the award is to take place on Tuesday, May 19th.
Performa would like to congratulate Initiative One and the Karma Group on their awards!
Monday,May 4, 2015 – Creating high performance environments® The Business News features Performa in its Member Spotlight section. Doug Page, president and COO, and Jeff Kanzelberger, CEO of Performa, reflect on the company's 20-year history and embracement of innovation, passion, strategy and collaboration as elements to their success.
...."We develop relationships with our customers at a level that's deeper than the project at hand," said Doug Page. "We spend a lot of time with them, imbedding ourselves in their business so we an learn about them strategically, tactically and emotionally."
Not surprisingly, the firm is involved early in the process – sometimes a full year or two a project even exists. "We help to determine asset decisions, and sometimes that includes talking people out of building some buildings," said Jeff Kanzelberger.
Inevitably, Performa's process results in being referred "up the chain" to senior management and having conversations on broader aspects of businesses. Those conversations tend to recur, and are long-term, and "when you provide value as a return, it perpetuates the longevity of the relationship," added Kanzelberger....
Check out the May 4th edition of The Business News for the complete story!
Friday, April 17, 2015 -- The 24th Annual Wisconsin Main Street Awards dinner, hosted by the Wisconsin Main Street program, was held at St. Norbert College in De Pere this past Friday. With over 300 in attendance, 21 awards were given to Main Street projects, events, campaigns and construction efforts. Performa, St. Norbert College and Miron Construction received "Best New Building" for the college's newly renovated 150,000 square foot Gehl-Mulva Science Center. Read more about the award recipients on Definately De Pere's website and WEDC's complete award list.
Insight magazine's April 2015 issue highlights Performa's recent office renovation in its article about the "Death of the cubicle" and the strong emergance of more collaborative, open and fun (high performance!) work environments. They also highlight another Performa project, St. Norbert College's Mulva Studio. Read the article on Insight's website and check out the story's online gallery for more photos.
De Pere, WI – March 5, 2015 – Performa, Inc. today announced Mark Robbins, Senior Architect, has been appointed to the International Code Council (ICC) Code Committee. The duties incumbent upon the ICC Code Committee include attending the annual Code Action Hearings, which is for reviewing/approving/denying submitted code change requests; lead proposal development with committee panel; questioning the solicitor(s) for the purposes of gathering information and clarifying issues; lobbying all testimonies in favor of and against from attendees; contributing expertise for or against the proposals and modifications; and formulating and forwarding the committee’s collective action on the request.
Since 2002 the state of Wisconsin has adopted the International Code Council suite of codes, in particular the International Building Code, to govern the design and construction of all commercial building projects. The ICC is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, construction and compliance process to ensure safe, sustainable and affordable structures. Fifty states and the District of Columbia have adopted the I-Codes as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This recent appointment, in addition to Mark’s continuing membership as a National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB) certified architect, helps pave the way for owners and clients alike to a smooth and successful project realization while assuring life-safety conscious and code responsive designs and environments.
De Pere, WI – January 22, 2015 – We opened our doors to our clients, partners, friends and vendors to celebrate our new office expansion and renovation. We're also entering our 20th year in business and give thanks to those who have helped us develop into a market leader. Providing highly integrated architectural, engineering and facilities management services, we assist clients in the creation of high performance environments uniquely customized to their brand. Our event was kicked off with success stories by Tom Kunkel (President of St. Norbert College), Dan Ariens (Chairman & CEO of Ariens Company) and Thom Cody (CEO of Pathmakers). Many thanks to Tom, Dan and Thom for their kind words!
De Pere, WI - January 22, 2015 – We'd like to thank the De Pere Chamber and Mayor Mike Walsh, and the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerace for today's ribbon cutting ceremony. We're celebrating our new office expansion and renovation, including our 20th year in business. We'd also like to thank our clients, partners, friends and vendors for 20+ years of fantastic relationships and service! We're excited to see what develops in our next 20 years! Founded in 1995 by Jeff Kanzelberger and Doug Page, we have developed into a market leader providing highly integrated architectural, engineering and facilities management services that assist clients in the creation of high performance environments uniquely customized to their brand.
Founded in 1995 by Jeff Kanzelberger and Doug Page, we've developed into a market leader providing highly integrated architectural, engineering and facilities management services that assist clients in the creation of high performance environments uniquely customized to their brand. In thriving organizations the term “Environment” defines the entirety of their competitive existence – reaching far beyond the physical space they occupy. Our clients are high achievement, driven organizations stretching themselves each and every day to master what makes and keeps them effective and competitive.
This condition translates into our purpose: to serve our clients with an unmatched sense of responsibility, to understand and invest our clients’ resources as if they were our own.
De Pere, WI – January 12, 2015 – Performa, Inc. today announced the completion of an office expansion to accommodate growth in staff and expanded services.
“Performa has added specialized personnel in the areas of design, engineering and facility management throughout 2014 with additional hiring slated for 2015,” stated CEO, Jeff Kanzelberger. “In addition to accommodating Performa’s growth, we also designed dedicated spaces that support the firm’s Listen.Engage.Design.® process. We have become known for our ability to grasp and add value to our clients’ strategic aspirations. Growth has come in the form of our clients asking us to take on more responsibility within their organizations and their referrals to like-minded companies and institutions.”
“Performa is also committed to the responsible adaptive re-use of buildings, in our case the top several floors of the the New California House built in 1899 which later became the Lee Department Store in downtown De Pere” Kanzelberger stated. “Every day we’re advising our clients on how to best maximize their facility investments consistent with each of their unique brands. If we are true to our organization’s values, then we must do the same.”
Founded in 1995 by Jeff Kanzelberger and Doug Page, Performa has become a market leader providing highly integrated architectural, engineering and facilities management services that assist clients in the creation of high performance environments uniquely customized to their brand.
For more information, news and perspectives from Performa visit www.performainc.com or contact Scott Wohr, Director of Marketing. firstname.lastname@example.org 920-347-3116. Performa Inc., 124 N. Broadway, De Pere WI 54115
PERFORMA ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP APPOINTMENTS
De Pere, WI – Sept. 24, 2014 - Performa, Inc. today announced the appointment of co-founder and 25 year veteran of the brand, Douglas R. Page, as PRESIDENT and COO effective immediately.
“For 25-years Doug has been extraordinarily successful at innovating and implementing the operations backbone of Performa as COO,” stated co-founder and CEO, Jeff Kanzelberger. “From day-1 Doug was the driving force behind embedding quality as a cultural cornerstone allowing the firm to place primary focus on our clients’ dynamic needs. We have become known for our ability to grasp and add value to our clients’ strategic aspirations as a direct by-product of leveraging a systematic process. You know you have something special when your clients invite you into their capital planning long before the traditional technical role would normally begin.”
“Performa is now at a stage where Doug’s skill in process and service innovation are required at the strategic front end of our business,” Kanzelberger stated. “We must accelerate the pace and scale of the market penetration of our core and complimentary extended services. The recent launch of the Facilities Management services is a great example of responding to our clients’ requests to bring greater capital asset guidance through extended services. Doug has been tested throughout the entire developmental journey of Performa. I am personally gratified to see a man of such integrity and natural business acumen expand his leadership role.”
In thriving organizations the term “Environment” defines the entirety of their competitive existence – reaching far beyond the physical space they occupy. Performa’s clients are high achievement, driven organizations stretching themselves each and every day to master what makes and keeps them effective and competitive. They discern between partners who add value to their development from those which simply consume their resources.
This condition translates into our purpose: to serve our clients with an unmatched sense of responsibility, to understand and invest our clients’ resources as if they were our own.Log in
Performa – a derivative of “Performance”; the execution of an action; something accomplished: DEED, FEAT; the fulfillment of a claim or promise.
In most organizational settings, “environment” has traditionally referred to structures, the “places” where work is performed. But at Performa, they are so much more.
When we began as a small, tight-knit group of architects and engineers almost twenty years ago, we discerned a void in our industry. We found that few of our peers were looking beyond technical expertise to connect the capital asset decisions of their clients to their business strategy. Our clients are in need of practical solutions to their business challenges. More than a “place,” they’re seeking high-performance, high-achievement environments, those that truly integrate the people that live, learn or work there and the processes they experience.
We have found these conditions to still exist today. The challenges our clients now face are even larger and more complex, which serves to further leverage our approach beyond anything we had imagined when we launched Performa. We are committed to this approach.
This philosophy guides our every action and serves as our foundation for: Creating High Performance Environments®.
Performa offers Planning, Architecture and Engineering design and consulting. Committed to providing comprehensive solutions, Performa recruits and retains talented, industry-specific professionals who share our values and philosophy. In possessing this concentration of spirited and talented expertise, our services have expanded to serve the growing needs of our clients. Recognized for superior design and engineering of facilities, sites and process, our clients also engage us in an array of advanced planning and design services where the implications to our clients frequently: span decades in time; include multiple facilities and technologies; impact diverse user groups; require complex coordination; and deliver responsible ROI.
Performa offers the following Planning Services:
Performa offers the following Architecture Services:
Performa offers the following Engineering Services:
At Performa, what our clients do, matters. Twenty years ago we set out to become a highly sought after technical and strategic resource for our clients. We also wanted to undertake work with men and women who choose to live purposeful lives within markets or industries that positively impact the health and well being of our communities. Our business model is further refined by focusing our culture, staff recruitment and retention, and skill development in specific areas of expertise unique to these dynamic markets.
“Performa does what others are either unwilling or incapable of doing.”
We are passionate about the sectors we serve and have discovered many positive and unanticipated synergies. Performa provides a full range of services from advanced planning through engineering in Consumer Products & Services, Food & Beverage, Higher Education & Human Services, and Engineering.
Delivering consumer product innovations and quality through collaboration matters to Performa's clients.
The demand to innovate and produce high quality goods and services is relentless. Whether it’s the consumer or competitor, the commitment to remain vigilant of opportunities and threats remains a constant. Collaboration of the workforce in nearly every setting we encounter holds the key to an organization leveraging its intellectual capital. Performa is a leader in coalescing an organization’s widely divergent user groups around operational and functional objectives to advance site and facility investments.
To improve food quality and safety, and expand food variety matters to Performa's clients.
The Food and Beverage market is fast-paced and dynamic. It demands quick and responsive solutions that protect product quality and consistency while balancing innovation. Regardless of scale, Performa’s process, mechanical, electrical, structural engineers and architects respond to our clients with urgency. Responsiveness, common sense and flexibility are Performa hallmarks.
Meaningful participation in the education and training of our society matters to Performa's clients.
Our nation’s Higher Education and Human Service sectors face developmental headwinds like no other time in recent history. While needs continue to grow they also expand to include new and unfamiliar societal norms. At the root of a contemporary mission-based organization’s success is the clarity of its mission. Performa specializes in prioritizing and aligning the resources and physical manifestations that allow mission-based organizations to thrive.
Never a dull moment at Performa! Whether a client takes us to a far off land, we’ve been awarded a new account, our clients are celebrating an important milestone, or our work in the community makes an impact, we’ll share our news.
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Does your passion for the type of work you do match the purposefulness of your organization? Would you prefer to work within a team of spirited professionals or in isolation? Would you find an open, imagination-stretching and collaborative work environment rewarding? Do you want to astound your clients?
At Performa, we are always interested in talking to exceptional people who are committed to excel at their craft and want to make a difference……for our clients….and for our organization. Whether a job is posted or not, if you have a burning desire to join a team of like-minded planners, architects and engineers, please drop us a note. Available positions are noted to the right.
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Jeff Kanzelberger, AIA
Doug Page, NCARB, AIA
Vice President of Organizational Development
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