Julie Herriges, MCKB, WRID, CKBR
Julie is an Associate of Applied Science in Architectural Technology and a Wisconsin Registered Interior Designer. She specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodeling and uses computer-assisted design (CAD) software to create virtual models of projects. Being able to model various materials, colors, and floor plans for clients in 3D gives Julie the ability to show clients how they can balance function and form in bringing their ideas to life. CAD software allows seeing how a build will look and logistically work in a virtual space, taking some of the uncertainty out of the design process. Reducing uncertainty makes it much easier for clients to feel comfortable about making changes and finalizing decisions with confidence. With this, Julie is able to help clients make informed decisions and create buildable designs within their budget and timeframe.
Lisa Herriges, Secretary, Human Resources
Lisa Herriges is the Secretary of Urban Herriges & Sons, Inc. She joined the family business in 1987 and gained experience in various aspects of running the company. Lisa’s expertise lies in business administration, including record keeping, accounting, and human resources. With her personable nature, she excels in interacting with clients, suppliers, and employees. Lisa is also the go-to person for inquiries about the business, drawing from her extensive knowledge gained over 25 years in the remodeling industry. She holds a Technical Diploma in Business Management from MATC and is pursuing further education to earn a bachelor’s degree. Outside of work, Lisa finds joy in tending to her garden and spending time with her dogs.
Michael Schneider, Project Manager
Michael is our project manager with a strong connection to the Herriges family business as the cousin of Julie, Lisa, and Joe Herriges. He learned the ropes of the position from Bob Herriges, eventually stepping into the role himself. In an ever-evolving remodeling industry, effective project management has become crucial for our company’s success. As the primary point of contact for clients, Michael ensures they are well-informed throughout the project. He expertly advises them on timelines, manages expectations, and emphasizes task efficiency. By maintaining constant communication with all stakeholders, Michael ensures a smooth process. He meticulously schedules work and oversees supply deliveries to ensure timely project completion. Michael also personally visits job sites, overseeing crews and ensuring high-quality workmanship. With his wealth of experience, he brings a unique perspective to project management, skillfully balancing multiple responsibilities.
Bridget Briggs, Architectural Designer
Bridget Briggs is an architectural designer at Urban Herriges & Sons, Inc. She joined the company in 2018, bringing with her a strong background in architectural design and electrical expertise as a certified residential journeyman electrician. Bridget collaborates closely with Julie Herriges and Joe Herriges in designing clients’ projects. Using advanced software like ArchiCAD, she creates virtual models and 3D renderings to help clients visualize their ideas. Bridget’s consultative approach ensures that clients’ needs are met within their budgets and timelines. She continuously expands her knowledge through ongoing education and seminars to stay up-to-date with industry trends. Bridget’s passion for architectural design, attention to detail, and commitment to excellence make her a valuable member of the team, contributing to the success of every project undertaken by Urban Herriges & Sons.
Joseph Herriges, CLC – Consultant
Joe is a Certified Lead Carpenter and the seventh generation of the Herriges family in the business. “Making wood dance” is the way that Joe describes the part of carpentry where he brings the materials, techniques, and design ideas together in a final piece of work that is long lasting and functional. Apart from his skills on the job site, Joe carries interest in the design side of the business, and has spent many years teaming with his sister Julie on the designs for our projects. Today, Joe is no longer a full-time employee at Herriges, instead teaching the next generation of builders at Waukesha County Technical College. He is passionate about quality craftsmanship and wants to instill his high standards onto the youth of this industry. Although Joseph is no longer an Urban Herriges employee, we still reel him in as a consultant when we require his knowledge and expertise to a solve a complex issue.
Dean Herriges, MCR, CKBR – Retired
Dean is the former President and co-owner of Urban Herriges & Sons, Inc. He apprenticed for his grandfather’s business in 1966, becoming the lead carpenter of a three man crew before completing his apprenticeship. In 1972, Dean followed his father Urban to the Mukwonago area for career opportunities in the remodeling industry. Following Urban’s retirement in 1984, Dean, along with his brother Robert, became the new owners of the business. Dean is certified as a Master Certified Remodeler and a Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodeler by NARI. Although he is now retired, Dean still goes to job sites whenever needed. His eye for detail and concern for craftsmanship are invaluable. Dean will always be deeply committed to the remodeling industry, lending a hand when requested.
Robert “Bob” Herriges, CR – Retired
Robert “Bob” Herriges, CR, is the former Vice President and co-owner of Urban Herriges & Sons. He started out as an apprentice mason for his grandfather’s business in 1970. Twelve years later, he joined the family business with his father, Urban, and brother Dean. With expertise in residential masonry, Bob led our mason crew at the time, dipping his toes into the management experience. With this experience and laborious years of masonry catching up to him, he eventually moved in the office to serve as project manager, overseeing all aspects of construction. When stepping towards retirement, Bob started training our current project manager, Michael Schneider, on the ins-and-outs of project management. Although Bob is now retired, he still lends his expertise to a project when needed.