Sam Statz, Vice President of Construction and a minority owner with Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, has become the firm’s new majority owner. Statz assumes majority ownership from Miles Girouard, Hoffman’s past president and owner, who is retiring.
In addition to Statz taking over as president, the minority ownership group has expanded from five Hoffman employees to nine. The group includes leadership members from the design, construction, and administrative teams within the company. They include Jody Andres, Randy Bremhorst, Terry Ellenbecker, Kevin Madalinski, Alison Miller, Joe Truehart, Chad Ulman, Clay Veldt, and Steve Wille. Combined, the new ownership group has more than 245 years of experience in the planning, design, and construction industry.
“The timing was right for this change,” Statz said. “Our company is especially strong as we celebrate 125 years of Hoffman tradition. We will continue to grow as the economy expands and we look forward to positioning the company for the next 125 years.”
A 25-year veteran of the construction industry and a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Accredited Professional, Statz has been with Hoffman for 19 years.
“My goal was to build strong leadership and a talented design and construction team, and to leave the company when it was at its strongest financially,” Girouard said. “We did that. We also completely updated our IT systems to the state-of-the-art design and construction technologies and expanded the office to anticipate future growth. Although I’m retiring after more than 35 years in the industry, I will continue on as a consultant to Hoffman’s exceptional team of professionals.”
While there’s a change in ownership, Statz says the firm’s management team remains intact and dedicated to continuing Hoffman’s 125 years of tradition. “We will continue to bring our integrated approach to planning, design, and construction to clients in our existing markets and search for appropriate expansion opportunities that will enable us to serve those that serve others.”
Hoffman’s core client markets include senior living, education, women religious, healthcare, commercial/professional, and manufacturing/food & beverage.