Madisen Maher Architects congratulates client Standard Electric Supply Co. on completion of its new $4 million office and warehouse headquarters in the Menomonee Valley. The company celebrated during its first cookout at the new facility. “This allows us the space to double our size and ensures that we can stay here and do business in the city of Milwaukee for years to come,” said Larry Stern, Standard Electric Supply president.
The city sold Standard Electric 1.5 acres of land east of its old building at 222 N. Emmber Lane for the expansion. Standard Electric Supply Co. has been doing business in Milwaukee for 97 years. The company moved to the Menomonee Valley 30 years ago when the Bradley Center was being constructed. They currently have a workforce of 180 employees in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana, have grown through three generations and will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019.
Madisen Maher Architects’ Sean Maher and Ryan Thomas designed the addition. “We are proud to have helped Standard Electric transform their office space and increase their capacity. We set out to improve their office environment by dramatically increasing the natural daylight, strengthening the connection to the Menomonee River, incorporating collaborative work spaces, conference areas, huddle rooms, and training offices” says Maher, principal. “It has been a good private and public partnership working with the city that has led to remediating contaminated soils and incorporating bio-swales to improve water runoff quality.” he adds.