Office: 338 CPSProfessional Title:
Ellis Construction and Viking Holding:
In 1960 I began working at Ellis Stone Construction Company, Inc. I worked summers in the yard as a helper which I continued through my high school years. During college I worked summers on construction job sites learning various trades. In 1970 I began working full-time in the office doing estimation and project management. In 1973 I was elected vice president, in 1981 I was elected president and in 2017 became chairman of the Board of Directors. In 1975 Viking Holdings was formed to design, build and lease facilities to our clients that did not want to own their facilities. Since that time we have provided this service to clients for manufacturing, office, assisted living and child care facilities. In 2008 we added Viking Holding II and I service as president both of these companies.
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point:
In 2013 I became an associate lecturer within the School of Business and Economics and have been teaching Project Management.
- Associate in Applied Science: Milwaukee Technical College, Major in Civil Technology
- Bachelor of Science: University of Wisconsin-Stevents Point, Major in Business Administration
- MBA: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Outside Professional Activities:
1976-1978 Served on Advisory Council to Armco Steel Corporation, Middletown, Oh.
1978-1982 Member of Board of Directors, Associated General Contractors of America, Wisconsin Chapter. President 1981.
1984-2011 Member of Board of Directors, First National Bank/ M & I Bank, Stevens Point.
Outside Community Activities:1978-83: Member of Board of Directors, Central Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce. President 1982.
1975-Present: Member of Stevens Point Rotary Club, Paul Harris Fellow. 1977-1980 & 1984-88 Member of Board of Directors, President 1986
1987-93: Member of Board of Directors, Stevens Point Country Club.
1985-Present: Member of Board of Directors, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Foundation. President 1997-1999.
1986-Present: St. Paul Lutheran Church, Stevens Point member of various boards.
1992-99; 2006-09: Member of Board of Directors, Portage County Business Council, President 2007.
2001-09: Member of Board of Directors, Saint Michale's Foundation, President 2006.
2007: United Way of Portage County Annual Fun Drive Chairman
2008-15: Member of Board of Directors Centergy
2009-15: Member of Board of Saint Michael's Hospital, Stevens Point
2014-17: Member of Board of Directors of the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra
2015-Present: Member of Business Advisory Council, UWSP School of Business and Economics
2009-Present: Fund various raising activities for Governor Scott Walker
- John Klismet Justiceworks Award 2006
- Portage County Business Council, President's Award 2008
- University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, William C, Hansen Distinguished Service Award 2009
- Saint Michael's Hospital, Stevens Point, WI. Community Leadership Award 2010
- University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Lifetime Achievement Award 2014
- United Way of Portage County Lifetime Achievement Award 2017
I enjoy cross-country and alpine skiing, working in the yard, motorcycling, and spending time with family.