Mavid Construction gifts more than $500,000 to UW Foundation

Posted February 26, 2013

Mavid Construction has made an in-kind gift in excess of $500,000 to the University of Wisconsin Foundation in conjunction with the company’s recent renovation and addition to the School of Human Ecology building on the campus of UW-Madison. The gift was made by Mavid Construction and its ownership of Zoar Fulwilder, David Montiel and Edward Martin.

“We felt that a gift of this size to higher education would demonstrate not only our craftsmanship but also that we do believe in giving back,” said Fulwilder, a 1998 graduate of UW-Madison. “I am thankful for the professional associations I have made through the University of Wisconsin, and take great pride in the work that Mavid Construction has been able to undertake on campus since its start five years ago.”

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Mavid Construction’s work at the School of Human Ecology involved a historic restoration of the existing 75,000-square-foot building, along with work on the 90,000-square-foot addition that created a single facility more than twice the original size.

“Our students and faculty are now in the building and it is in so much better shape than what we used to have for space,” wrote Russell Howes, vice president for legal affairs of the University of Wisconsin Foundation, in acknowledging the contribution. “Being able to walk through the building each day and appreciating all the hard work and effort that went into the project is a delight. We are proud to take visitors through the building on tours to show off the great work that has been done here.”

A Native American-owned construction firm based in Green Bay, Mavid Construction specializes in metal stud and drywall, commercial flooring, glass and glazing, and commercial doors and hardware. Its work also has included the 2012-13 Lambeau Field expansion project; Casino Arizona in Scottsdale, Ariz.; the Menominee Transportation Center in Keshena, Wis.; and academic buildings on the UW-Oshkosh and UW-Green Bay campuses, among others.