Concrete—it’s all we do and we do it well
Established in 1948, Hottmann Construction is a locally owned, full-service residential and light commercial concrete contractor. Over the nearly 70 years we’ve been in business, we’ve established a reputation for excellence in concrete construction and routinely provide our services to the largest builders in the state.
Our clients benefit from a team of expert concrete craftsmen who have decades of experience solving complex project challenges and delivering exceptional final concrete work for…
Using the best products and equipment
Hottmann is committed to innovation that creates better results for our clients. We use high-quality concrete products and advanced equipment and technology, including Trimble and Leica Total Stations, Western Aluminum Forming Systems, and belt trucks like the Putzmeister Telebelt TB-80 and TB-110.
Because of this, our clients enjoy a more efficient project process and an outstanding concrete product. Our employees also benefit: the latest equipment helps reduce physical fatigue and creates a safer work environment.
A great place to work
Happy employees perform better—and when that happens, everyone wins. Working at Hottmann means having more than just a job. Our employees have a stable and supportive place to work year-round, develop their skillset, and advance in their careers. On top of that, we don’t require our workers to be gone for long stretches of time. That means their nights and weekends are spent the way they should be—enjoying the company of family and friends.
Our company’s beginning dates back to 1948 when Marvin Hottmann and his brother Harvey started in the concrete business doing concrete farm silos. Together they grew the business to included residential and commercial concrete projects. They started out in Middleton, WI and then moved to Madison in 1958.
Vice President of OperationsBrad started with Hottmann in 1987. Over his subsequent 30+ years, he has done both walls and flatwork, as well as operated basically every type of equipment on a concrete job site. He began as a laborer and boom operator, became a foundation foreman, and then eventually a field supervisor. In 2009, Brad became vice president of operations and co-owner of Hottmann.
When not working, Brad enjoys riding and showing horses, pheasant hunting, and snowmobiling with his wife, Aurora. You can also find him spending time with his three adult children, Aurora Marie, Alison, and Colten, along with his two grandkids, Austin and Declan.
Project ManagerMarc joined the Hottmann team in 1992. He has over 27 years of field experience in concrete.
He specializes in commercial and custom homes and takes pride in his knowledge of all aspects of concrete. Start to finish, interior and exterior flatwork is his area of expertise.
When Marc (AKA "DIRT") is not working, he loves golfing, bowhunting, and giving people a hard time!
VP of EstimatingBack in 1992, Mike first started working at Hottmann during summer breaks from college. After graduating in 1995, he began working as an estimator and project manager. Today he is VP of estimating.
Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from UW-Milwaukee. He is a Trade Council member for various customers.
When he’s not at work, there’s a good chance Mike is camping or cooking—and sometimes we even have him cooking at work!
Project ManagerDave started in the construction industry in 1995 and joined Hottmann two years later. He began as a laborer and eventually took on the role of wall foreman. In 2017, he became a project manager.
Dave holds World of Concrete certificates in business and project management and is a Dale Carnegie Skills for Success graduate.
When not at Hottmann, Dave volunteers with his kids’ sports teams and tries to be outside as much as possible camping and hunting. He also looks forward to maple syrup season every year.
Project ManagerDave has been doing concrete work since he was 18 years old. He came to Hottmann in 1999. He has developed specialized knowledge in commercial and custom wall work and has held both laborer and foreman roles. He became a project manager in 2017, which involves commercial work as well as residential wall and flatwork.
Dave is a Dale Carnegie Skills for Success graduate. A major Hottmann highlight for Dave was leading the crew for the project that won the 2014 Project of the Year award from the Concrete Foundations Association.
When not working, Dave enjoys hunting, working around the house, playing with the grandkids, and watching the Green Bay Packers.
PresidentIn 1999, Ken began working part-time at Hottmann while still a college student. He eventually became a full-time employee and has held a wide range of positions over the years, including laborer, finisher, foreman, and field supervisor. In 2009, Ken became president and co-owner of Hottmann.
Ken holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics from UW-Stevens Point. He is active in the Madison Area Builders Association (MABA), where he has sat on the finance and Dream Home Show committees. He’s also served as a MABA treasurer and board member. Ken is a Concrete Foundations Association board member and a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.
Ken’s community involvement includes serving as a sponsor and planning committee member for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s annual Swinging for a Cure event. He’s also involved with several charitable organizations in the Dane County area, including Habitat for Humanity, YMCA, Boys & Girls Club, and the UW Carbone Cancer Center.
Outside of Hottmann, you can find Ken enjoying the company of his family or golfing.
General Manager - Milwaukee Mark has worked in the concrete construction industry since 1997. He joined Hottmann in 2000 and has held the roles of wall foreman, project manager, safety manager, and estimator. He took on his most recent role as general manager in our Milwaukee Area in 2018
Mark holds OSHA 10 certification and several industry-related certificates from multiple World of Concrete conferences.
When he’s not at work, Mark loves spending time with his wife, Michelle, and kids McKenzie, Meghan, and Marshall. In fact, you might find the whole family working on their farmette, which is now the happy home of many rescued animals.
Office ManagerLynn joined Hottmann in 2001 with several years of administrative experience. She keeps track of the day-to-day details at Hottmann and coordinates all jobs for both Hottmann locations, working closely with foremen, operators, and concrete suppliers.
When she isn’t at work, you might find Lynn spending time up north either boating or snowmobiling with her husband, Fred, and adult children Karli (Milwaukee) and Jackson (attending UW-La Crosse).
Production ManagerTrent has worked in concrete construction since 1997. He came to Hottmann in 2007 and has held foreman roles in walls and flatwork. He’s also been an operator of both belt and boom trucks. In 2012, he became a field supervisor, and in 2017 he became the production manager.
Trent is an American Concrete Institute Certified Technician.
Outside of work, Trent coaches youth baseball, and in his spare time, you’ll likely find him enjoying the outdoors by hunting, fishing, or camping with family. He’s also been playing baseball with the Sauk Prairie Twins for more than 20 years.
Manager of Talent DevelopmentJon has more than 20 years of industry experience and has cross-trained in all aspects of residential concrete. He came to Hottmann in 2014 and has held foreman and project manager roles. Jon played an integral role in developing Hottmann’s Pewaukee division and is still the project manager for that area.
As Hottmann’s manager of talent development, Jon helps new employees establish their career paths and provides support and guidance to current employees as they work towards their goals for advancement.
Away from work, Jon coaches youth baseball—from t-ball to fast pitch—for the Lodi Optimist Club. He also enjoys spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, trap shooting, and hanging out with his Labrador retriever, Bella.
EstimatorJustin has worked in the concrete industry since 2003. He joined Hottmann in 2014 and has worked as both a laborer and wall foreman. In 2017, he became an estimator.
Justin holds an associate’s degree in drafting and design from ITT Tech.
Outside of Hottmann, Justin is a professional camper and loves kayaking and spending time with his family.
HR ManagerKim has been in the HR field since 2007. She came to Hottmann in 2015 after working as a regional HR manager for a large print manufacturing company. In addition to her HR roles at Hottmann, Kim also oversees Hottmann’s safety program.
Kim has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and history from UW-Stevens Point. She is a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Certified Professional and a member of the Greater Madison Area SHRM chapter, where she has served on the membership and event planning committees. She holds certification.
Kim serves on the United Way’s HIRE Initiative Employer Council and is also a member of the Workforce Committee with Madison Area Builder's Association.
Outside of Hottmann, Kim loves to travel and spend time outdoors, especially hunting (including bowhunting). She’s also a Wisconsin sports fanatic.
Accounting CoordinatorKassel graduated in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Edgewood College in Madison.
She volunteers with the OccuPaws Guide Dog Association, a non-profit organization that trains guide dogs for the blind and places them with Wisconsin families free-of-charge.
In addition to school and her volunteer work, Kassel has a black lab and chickens to keep her busy. In her free time, you can find Kassel shooting her pistol, spending time with her family, as well as boating, fishing, and kayaking.
Accounting ManagerTrevor has worked as an accounting professional since 2014 and joined Hottmann in 2017. He is currently pursuing a master’s in business administration with an accounting concentration from Concordia University and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an accounting minor from UW-Stevens Point.
When not working or studying, Trevor is usually hanging out with family and friends, cheering on a Wisconsin sports team, or doing all the above at once. If Hottmann had a basketball team, Trevor would be the team captain.
Safety ManagerDrew will soon have a bachelor’s degree in occupational safety from UW-Whitewater and is currently undergoing on-the-job training to deepen his knowledge of safety as it specifically relates to the concrete construction industry.
His community involvement activities have included serving as a volunteer for area youth basketball and special education programs.
Outside of work, Drew spends a lot of his time with family, especially his son Drey, in addition to going fishing and playing basketball.
HR & Marketing CoordinatorShelli joined the Hottmann team in 2017. She has six years of HR experience, with a focus in recruitment and onboarding.
Her community activities include volunteering for the United Way and sitting on the committee of Waunaboom, Waunakee’s 4th of July celebration.
When she’s not watching her son play for the PGA Junior golf team, Shelli loves kayaking, spending time in her yard, going to weekend coffee dates with her neighbors, and cheering on her beloved Ohio State Buckeyes (which we try not to hold against her).
EstimatorJesse is a recent addition to the Hottmann team. He has over a decade of experience in design and over two years of experience in estimating.
Jesse has an associate’s degree in drafting and design from Herzing University.
Outside of Hottmann Jesse likes to spend time with his family (fiancé Sarah, son Austin, and daughter Jayden), friends, and his pets. He enjoys playing pool, golfing, music concerts, camping, and being outdoors in general. He is a really big fan of the UFC and all Wisconsin sports teams. There is always a good chance you can find him at Miller Park in the summer time. In the winter he will trade the snow for a beach any day!