Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

Prep: 25 m
Cook: 5 m
Ready In: 3 h 30 m


  • 2/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cubed fresh pineapple
  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 3 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
  • 3 bananas, sliced
  • 2 oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 cup seedless grapes
  • 2 cups blueberries


  • Bring orange juice, lemon juice, brown sugar, orange zest, and lemon zest to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla extract. Set aside to cool.
  • Layer the fruit in a large, clear glass bowl in this order: pineapple, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bananas, oranges, grapes, and blueberries. Pour the cooled sauce over the fruit. Cover and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours before serving.


Sinfully Good Potatoes


  • 1 2# bag frozen hash browns (the kind that are like stringy not cubed)
  • 1 pint sour cream
  • 1 can cream of celery soup
  • ¾ lbs. cubed ham ( I usually ask the deli for a slice about ¼” thick)
  • ¼ pound melted butter
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • ½ cup chopped GREEN onions
  • 10 oz. shredded Swiss cheese


  • Mix all together in Extra Large bowl.  Put in 9 x 13 greased pan on top, put crushed potatoes, 4 oz. melted butter …. Drizzle over
  • Bake @ 350 for 1 hour 15 min

Home-made recipe!

Sausage Frittata

Prep: 15 m
Cook: 30 m
Ready In: 45 m


  • 1 (9.6 ounce) package Jimmy Dean® Original Hearty Pork Sausage Crumbles
  • 2 cups cubed cooked red potatoes
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped seeded tomato
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced


  • Cook sausage in large nonstick skillet over medium heat 4-5 minutes or until hot. Stir in potatoes.
  • Beat eggs, cheese, salt and pepper in large bowl with wire whisk. Pour over sausage mixture.
  • Cook over medium-high heat 2 minutes, occasionally lifting edge with spatula and tilting skillet to allow uncooked egg to flow underneath. (Do not stir.)
  • Reduce heat to medium-low; cover. Cook 14-17 minutes or until eggs are set.
  • Top with tomato and onions. Cut into 8 wedges to serve.

Orange Pecan French Toast

Prep: 20 m
Cook: 35 m
Ready In: 1 h 55 m


  • 1 h 55 m 12 servings 235 cals
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 12 (3/4 inch thick) slices French bread
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar for dusting


  • In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, melted butter, and corn syrup. Pour into a greased 9x13 inch baking dish, and spread evenly. Sprinkle pecans over the sugar mixture. Arrange the bread slices in the bottom of the dish so they are in a snug single layer.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the orange zest, orange juice, milk, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, egg whites, and eggs. Pour this mixture over the bread, pressing on the bread slices to help absorb the liquid. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour, or overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C ). Remove the cover from the baking dish, and let stand for 20 minutes at room temperature.
  • Bake for 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.

Tip: Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

Lightly coat hands with cooking spray to press the slightly sticky crust into the pie plate. The filling may be thin after mixing but will harden in the freezer.

Yield: 10 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)


  • 1 2/3 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs (about 8 1/2 cookie sheets)
  • 7 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/4 cups fat-free milk
  • 2/3 cup reduced-fat crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) container frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped salted, dry-roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup shaved milk chocolate (about 1 ounce)


Preheat oven to 350°.

Combine crumbs, 3 tablespoons sugar, and egg whites; toss with a fork until moist. Press into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate coated with cooking spray. Prick crust with a fork before baking. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Remove from oven; cool on a wire rack.

Combine milk and remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly; transfer mixture to a bowl. Add peanut butter and vanilla, stirring with a whisk until combined. Cover and chill 30 minutes.

Place cream cheese in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add milk mixture, beating on low speed until combined. Fold in whipped topping; pour mixture into prepared piecrust. Freeze, uncovered, 8 hours or overnight or until hard. Sprinkle with peanuts and shaved chocolate. Transfer pie to refrigerator 30 minutes before slicing.

Lamb Chops with Chickpea and Carrot Saute

Serves 4
Hands-On Time 25 min
Total Time 25 min

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 8 small lamb loin chops (2 pounds total)
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced on the bias
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 15.5-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill


  1. Heat oven to 400º F. Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Season the lamb with the curry powder, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Cook until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  3. Transfer the lamb to a baking sheet and roast, 4 to 6 minutes for medium-rare.
  4. Meanwhile, wipe out the skillet. Heat the remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add the carrots and cook, tossing frequently, until tender, 6 to 10 minutes.
  5. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the chickpeas, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook, tossing occasionally, until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Stir in the lemon juice and dill. Serve the vegetables with the lamb.

Top Kitchen and Bath Trends from KIBS 2017: Fixtures, Faucets & Cabinetry

Gerhard’s Kitchen & Bath Store team is back from Orlando where we saw the latest developments and soon-to-be-available products in kitchen and bath at the annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). There is a lot to talk about so we’re breaking down our summary into the top most impressive items and with a look at what’s trending in fixtures, faucets and cabinetry.  

After three days of walking 37,812 steps via my BellaBeat, here’s my summary for 2017 Trends.


Colors - Black & Blue

Faucets, Appliances, Cabinets, Sinks – its happening. Black stainless steel is on the up-and-up in the kitchen as designers and consumers look for an alternative to the dominating stainless steel. The appliance brands that have jumped on board this year developed warmer blacks that at once look cutting edge yet neutral enough to suit transitional or traditional kitchens.



Faucets, appliance trim and hardware

You’re going to see even more finish options for faucets and handles in both kitchen and bath. We’ve already seen gold and bronze make a comeback in recent years, but now we are seeing the growing rose-gold and bronze tones as more manufacturers are hopping on this train, and some are going in a direction that’s a little warmer or less shiny. Viking even had a black oven with rose gold trim!   In addition to these hues, there’s a rise in gunmetal and matte-black finishes. The black was seen everywhere by every manufacturer.  


Must have proper lighting

Not a new trend, but certainly on the rise, LED-integrated mirrors are being offered by most everyone as they allow for a cleaner look in bathrooms. Wall sconces, bath light bars and ceiling fixtures aren’t necessarily going away, but people are beginning to consider how impractical overhead, too-high-up or too-far-on-the-sides light placement is for grooming purposes (due to shadows cast on the face). In case this is new to you….Side lighting is the best for seeing the real you and applying makeup.

Proper Lighting is critical. It’s getting better and better!  Special note – if you are remodeling your bathroom and plan to enjoy your bathroom after the age of 50, we strongly recommend putting in a wall mounted lit magnifying mirror at 10x. You won’t regret it.


Wanted: Master BathROOMS Want their Tub Back

Free Standing Tubs
One of several new freestanding bathtubs Kohler showcased at KBIS, Ceric is a minimalist vessel with some subtle lines and details that give it a modern crafts look. Though, we think its silhouette has the potential to become a timeless design, much like the egg tub.


gone are the days ... don't mix electricity & water!

Custom Showers using digital valves. All the big players now offer a digital valve. You can even operate from your phone. Imagine lying in bed on a cold winter morning and using your phone to turn on your shower! As the demand for custom showers grows so does the digital valve. The latest is the Moen U, very intuitive and easier to use then its competitors. Using a digital valve takes up far less shower wall space offering a nice clean clutter free look. In addition, it operates multiple ports and, serves water at your desired temperature. 


It's Raining Again!

Rain heads – well now there’s a Real Rain
Possibly Kohler’s best attraction this year, Real Rain is geared toward luxury spa-style baths, providing a sensory experience like no other. One need only observe the running shower to see the difference in water flow compared with other rainshower systems: Real Rain’s 775 concave nozzles slowly start and build the “rainstorm,” perfectly mimicking the different-sized and almost random droplets encountered in nature. For those wanting a downpour, the touch of a button easily switches the shower to a “deluge” function, which releases streams of water from the reservoir with more pressure. It’s pretty cool.  One thing to note, if you do install a rain head, do NOT make that your sole showerhead. Rain heads offer an awesome experience but women still want a shower head coming from the wall to get that shampoo out and don’t want water coming straight from the ceiling….we prefer it at an angle!


Not your moma's medicine cabienet!

Storage for the kitchen and the bath. Medicine cabinets, kitchen islands double use as an office and filing cabinet. Wine, Utensils and so much more. 


Stainless Steel Steam Combination Oven The must have in all kitchens

A marriage of high-tech with elements of both modern and classic design, this new built-in combination steam oven boasts a more compact width at 24 inches and an elegant stainless steel finish that’s fingerprint-proof. Other features include ergonomic control knobs, a digital LED display, child safety lock and 10 cooking modes including a pizza-cooking function.


Countertops - Quarts and more quartz

So many colors & patterns to chose from.  One non quartz favorite – was the dry erase from Markerboard Formica. This durable, high gloss, dry-erase surface cleans up instantly, making it ideal for offices, classrooms, and other work / play environments. Available in countertops and walls. You can draw and it all comes right off. Gone with the chalkboard - in with the whiteboard!



Wall hung toilets

Simply Stated – not just for commercial use. It’s sizzling hot for residential. Easy to clean, looks great, very modern. 

New Store Location in Delafield

January 3, 2017 - The Brookfield Gerhard’s Kitchen and Bath Store is relocating its’ Brookfield location to Delafield, WI early this spring. The new location is 2566 Sun Valley Drive, Delafield, WI in the Williams Towne Shopping Center. Construction on the new store will begin in mid-January with a planned opening mid-April. The current store on 127th St. in Brookfield will remain open until the new store’s grand opening. To best serve the community, the store a will be open seven days a week. 

Gerhard’s specializes in handcrafted cabinetry, tile, design, and plumbing fixtures and faucets for the home. At 6000 square feet, the new store will contain the full line of Gerhard’s Kitchen & Bath Store brands including a designated Kohler premier showroom, state of the art working displays, handcrafted cabinets, a vast offering of plumbing; faucets and fixtures, specialty tile from AlysEdwards and boutique brands like Kallista and Robern.

This new location will allow for more display space and sales-design professionals than any other kitchen or bath store around. Just as the previous location prided itself on superior customer service and its’ reliable reputable top-quality brands, the new Delafield store plans on holding itself to the same standards, if not, exceeding them. 

"As always consumers will receive personalized service and unmatched expertise in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. It really is the perfect place to shop for your dream kitchen or bath.” Said Cheryl Cincotta, Gerhard’s Kitchen & Bath Store manager.

The new Gerhard’s location, when complete, will result in Gerhard’s Kitchen & Bath Stores covering the entire Southeast Wisconsin region. Other locations in the south east Wisconsin area owned under the Kitchen & Bath Division of First Supply; include Whitefish Bay, Sheboygan, Madison, Kenosha, Delafield, and the Milwaukee Kohler Signature stores

About Gerhards Kitchen & Bath Store and First Supply

First Supply, established in 1897, is a family owned, Wisconsin-based company with 16 Gerhard’s Kitchen & Bath Stores located throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. At each location, the store provides an exceptional kitchen and bath store experience it has been known for. First Supply is the Midwest’s largest family-owned distributor of plumbing, HVAC, waterworks, and pump/well products.

Cranberry Pistachio Quinoa Salad


  • 2 tsp minced shallots
  • 1 Tbs sherry vinegar
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • 4 Tbs (2 oz) extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 2 tsp water

1. Put the shallots, vinegar, salt and pepper into a small deep bowl. Slowly pour 2 Tbs of olive oil into the bowl, beating constantly with a fork. Beat in the water and then the rest of the olive oil. 

2. Season to taste.


  • 1/3 cup (1.5 oz) pistachio nuts, toasted
  • 1 cup (6.25 oz) quinoa
  • 1 ½ cup (12 oz) water
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 3 scallions, whites only, sliced
  • ¼ cup (1.25 oz) dried cranberries, coarsely chopped

1. Toast the quinoa in a medium skillet over high heat, shaking the pan occasionally, until it lightly browns and starts to crackle, about 5 minutes). Transfer to a pot and add the water and salt, cover and bring to a simmer. Cook until the quinoa is soft but still has a little bite, about 15 minutes.

2. Transfer the quinoa to a bowl and let it cool. Add the pistachios, celery, scallions, and cranberries.  Dress the salad with the sherry vinaigrette. 

Serves 8-10

Best Tasting Cutout Cookies

Cutout Sugar Cookies

  • 1 (3 oz) package cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup. butter
  • 1 tsp orange juice
  • 3½ cup. flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. Cream of Tarter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt

Mix together & chill dough for at least 2 hours. On a floured surface, roll dough to 1/8” thick. Dip cutters is flour before each use.  

Bake cookies @ 375 for 8 minutes

Let cool


Mix some powder sugar & a little milk to proper obtain constancy ... add food coloring for desired color.

Cranberry St. Germain Cocktail

A St. Germain cocktail that's party perfect for the holidays! St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, lime, and cranberry combine for a light and floral cocktail that sparkles. Make a single serving or prepare in a larger pitcher to serve a crowd.

Yield: 1 cocktail

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, for rimming glass
  • Ice cubes
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce elderflower liqueur, such as St. Germain
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • Frozen cranberries, for serving


  1. Zest 1/2 of the lime into a small bowl and combine with rimming sugar, rubbing the sugar and zest together with your fingers until fragrant. Sprinkle onto a small plate. Cut the lime into wedges, then use one to wet the edge of the serving glass. Gently tap the edge of the glass into the sugar, coating well. Set aside.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Add vodka, elderflower liqueur, cranberry juice, and 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice. Shake vigorously to combine and strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with a lime wedge and frozen cranberries and serve.

For a party, increase recipe yield as needed, place in a pitcher, and chill before guests arrive. To serve, shake each guest's cocktail individually or chill very very well and pour immediately.

Buttered Toffee Apple Pie

Pie Crust  - use store bought ... no one will ever know


  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 3 T granulated sugar
  • 1 T melted butter
  • 1 T corn starch
  • 1 ½ tground cinnamon
  • ½  teaspoon salt
  • 6 tart apples such as granny smith; peeled, sliced


  • ½  cup plus 2 T dk brown sugar
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 T light corn syrup
  • 3 T melted butter
  • 2 T all purpose flour

19” inch pie

  • Preparation time: 40 minutes
  • Baking Time 40 – 45 minutes
  1. For pie crust.  Put flour & salt into large bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles course crumbs.  Sprinkle in water, 1 T at a time, mixing well w/fork until flour is moistened and soft dough forms.  Divide in half and shape into 2 balls.  Refrigerate. Covered, until needed.
  2. Mix corn syrup, sugar, butter, cornstarch, cinnamon and salt in large bowl.  Add apples, mix well.
  3. Heat oven to 425 degrees.  Roll out 1 ball On a well-floured surface to fit a 9” pie pan.  Fit into a pan.  Fill with apple mixture.  Roll out remaining dough for top crust.  Put over filling.  Seal & flute edges.  Make 4 slashes on top for steam vents
  4. Bake at 425 for 10 minutes.  Reduce oven temp to 350 bake until crust is golden; about 30 more minutes.
  5. Meanwhile for topping, mix ingredients in small bowl. Pour topping over pie. Return to oven for 5 minutes.  Cool on wire rack.  Serve War

Quick Green Beans with Bacon


Bits of bacon and onion dress up the green beans in this easy-to-prepare side dish. These beans lend a crisp fresh flavor to any meal. They're best when served hot. - Mari Anne Warren Milton, Wisconsin

  • Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Yield: 8 serving 


  • 4 bacon strips, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 8 cups fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large skillet, cook bacon and onion over medium heat until bacon is crisp and onion is tender.
  • Meanwhile, place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain well. Add to bacon mixture. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Yield: 8 servings.

Judy's Mashed Potatoes ... taste like twice baked

  • 1 5# pound bag of potatoes (golden or russet are fine)
  • ½ stick of margarine
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 pkgs of dry HIDDEN VALLEY ranch dressing (powder form)
  • ½ cup mayo
  • 1 small can of mushrooms (bits and pcs)
  • a little milk of needed
  • 1 pkg extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • Bake the potatoes at 375 for 1 ½ hours.
  • Remove from oven and scoop out and place all potato insides in extra large mixing bowl.
  • Add all ingredients except mushrooms and cheese.  Use the juice from the can of mushrooms to mash (you may need a little milk too)
  • Mix well to a nice mashed consistency.  Fold mushrooms in.  Place in large casserole dish (I like to use a covered one like a deep oval one).
  • Grate 10 –12 ozs of cheddar cheese and place on top
  • Cover and cook for 1 hour at 350 or Microwave uncovered for 20 minutes stirring every 5. 

Jalapeño Popper Dip


Jalapeno Popper Dip is creamy, cheesy and has just the perfect amount of kick. Great appetizer for your next party or watching the big game!

Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

16 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup (227 grams) mayonnaise
8 pieces of bacon, cooked and chopped
6 jalapeños, minced (if you can't get fresh, substitute a 4-ounce can diced jalapeño peppers, drained)
1 clove garlic, minced
½ teaspoon cumin
6 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1½ cups)

1 cup (50 grams) panko breadcrumbs
1 cup (99 grams) grated Parmesan cheese
4 tablespoons (57 grams) unsalted butter, melted

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, bacon, jalapenos, garlic, cumin and cheddar cheese in a mixing bowl. Transfer the mixture into 2-quart baking dish.
3. Combine the panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese and melted butter in a small bowl, tossing with a fork until the mixture is evenly moistened. Sprinkle evenly over the cream cheese mixture.
4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the dip is bubbling. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips, crackers, vegetables, etc.

Designing Your Dream Shower

with KOHLER Design Consultant Keith Rothstein

Choreograph by Kohler

What can someone expect from a design consultation?
We encourage people to come in at any point in the process. So, even if you’re just beginning to think about a new shower, come in. We can show you what’s possible. I like to start by going over your wish list – what’s the dream? How do you want to feel in the shower? How do you want it to look? We can take you from inspiration through floor plan considerations to choosing products.

What shower experiences should people be thinking about?
Technology has opened the door to a whole new world of experiences in the shower. Often people don’t realize that it’s possible to have not only water but also music, steam and lighting all working together in the shower. It’s really like having a spa treatment at home.

And spray innovations have introduced such a wide range of water delivery options that people can choose how they want to feel – energized or relaxed – and design experiences to achieve those sensations. I help clients find the best fit.

How do you help people choose a style?
We talk about their style preferences in other areas to help us zero in on a general area of modern or traditional. From there, we look at the products themselves so clients can touch and see the different details up close. I go into color palette preferences as well, so we can choose finishes that makes sense in the overall space.

Are there any shower products you recommend right now?
For anyone who wants the beauty of tile or stone without the cost and difficulty, I highly recommend Choreograph® shower walls. People love the way it looks, being able to customize storage, and not having to deal with grout.

Keith Rothstein is a KOHLER® Signature Store Senior Project Consultant in Edina, Minnesota. His design background includes over 15 years in plumbing and tile expertise.

Salmon and Butternut Squash Cranberry Quinoa Salad

Prep Time   15 min
Cook Time   25 min
Total Time   40 min

Serves 4
Salmon – prepare as desired.

3 cups butternut squash, chopped
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil or canola oil
1 cup uncooked quinoa
1 ½ cups water
1/3 cup of dried cranberries
1/3 cup red onion, finely chopped
3 Tbsp. toasted pumpkin seeds
Salt & Black pepper
Balsamic Vinaigrette
½ cup olive oil
¼ cup of balsamic Vinegar
1 tsp. honey
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced

Preheat oven to 400F.
In a large bowl, toss the butternut squash with oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Arrange coated squash on a baking sheet in a single layer. Roast for 25 minutes or until squash is tender and lightly browned. 
While squash is roasting rinse quinoa under cold water until water runs clear. Place quinoa and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to boil, reduce to a simmer and cook partially covered until liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.

To assemble salad, combine the cooked quinoa, roasted squash, cranberries and red onion, toasted pumpkin seeds in a large bowl. Add the vinaigrette and mix until combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Chill in the refrigerator for a couple of hours and serve

Balsamic Vinaigrette
Whisk all ingredients in a small bowl until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

R. Tews Construction & Design, Inc.

About: Established in 1993 our goal has always been “to do it right the first time” at a competitive price. Our dedication to our customers is unsurpassed in this marketplace by any of our competitors.

Our company is proud of its reputation as one of the Chippewa Valley’s largest and most experienced remodeling and renovation companies. We also build custom homes and have new custom home packages available to browse through at the new showroom at 620 Bartlett Ave., Altoona WI.

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“We appreciate the opportunity to work with R. Tews Construction and Design. Their dedication to their customers for superior quality, design and value are the foundation of every project we assist them with. We really enjoy the variety and versatility of the projects they share with us.”

- Ronda Rindy - Gerhard's Store Manager, Eau Claire, WI

Gittleman Construction

Gittleman Construction & Maintenance Corporation provides homeowners expert interior and exterior preventive maintenance, repairs, capital replacements, custom remodeling, disaster management and restoration services. We have over 40 years of experience in the construction and maintenance business employing a team of highly skilled experienced tradespeople, many of whom have been with the company for over 20 years.

We employ a full-time Service Manager, Dispatcher, and Operations Manager to ensure our team in the field has the support they need in order to deliver exceptional service to our clients.

At Gittleman Construction & Maintenance Corporation, our people go the extra mile every day to make a difference for each resident we serve. We understand the unique needs of homeowner clients including residents of high rise condominiums, townhome and single family communities. We combine experience with unwavering attention to detail and customer satisfaction. We leverage our longstanding relationships with trusted architects, planners, and subcontractors to ensure that each project meets our high standards and serves the interests of individual homeowners and community associations alike.

Gittleman Construction & Maintenance Corporation
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