Total Comfort of Wisconsin: Acquires Wenninger Mechanical, Inc.



Dennis J. Braun – (262) 523-2500
Harry Becker – (262) 821-4142

PEWAUKEE, Wis. – Total Comfort of Wisconsin, Inc. today announced that it has acquired Wenninger Mechanical, Inc. This acquisition solidifies Total Comfort’s position as one of the Milwaukee area’s largest mechanical contractors. The complete transition will be finished later this year, and until that time, operations at both organizations will remain the same. The sale price is not being disclosed.

“I am pleased about the tremendous opportunities this acquisition provides for our employees and the company to continue growing into the future,” said Dennis J. Braun, president and CEO of Total Comfort. “Wenninger has a long-standing tradition of being a high-quality mechanical contractor, and we are excited to be able to strengthen Total Comfort with the addition of Wenninger’s hard-working team of experienced professionals.”

Total Comfort of Wisconsin was established in 1968 and is a mechanical contracting firm specializing in the design, installation and service of commercial and residential HVAC and plumbing systems as well as mechanical systems that support industrial and manufacturing processes. It has approximately 250 employees, including more than 200 skilled trades workers representing three Milwaukee area labor unions – Steamfitters Local 601, Sheet Metal Workers Local 18 and Plumbers Local 75. Wenninger, which is located in New Berlin, has approximately 65 employees.

“I believe this is a positive move in the right direction for our company,” said Harry Becker, president of Wenninger Mechanical. “By joining teams, we will be able to build upon our reputation of providing quality services to our clients. Total Comfort is an innovative, progressive-minded organization, and Wenninger is pleased to be joining a company of its stature and reputation.”

Wenninger is jointly owned by Becker and Kirk Westfahl, vice president of Wenninger. Becker will serve as vice president of environmental services at Total Comfort. Westfahl, who was instrumental in facilitating the acquisition, will play a key role in the integration of the two organizations.

Wenninger was established in 1911 and is also a full-service mechanical contractor serving commercial, industrial and institutional customers. This is Total Comfort’s second major acquisition in recent years. The company also acquired Hampton Plumbing in 2002.

“We believe this is a sound business decision and an outstanding fit for both organizations, and we are pleased to be able to bring so many talented individuals together,” said Braun. “This acquisition will enhance our ability to design, build and service with the same attention to detail and focus on quality that our customers have come to expect.”

According to Braun, there will be no immediate staffing changes at either organization. Once the transition is complete, employees will be working out of Total Comfort’s Pewaukee headquarters.

Total Comfort has an established customer base in Southeastern Wisconsin and has done work throughout the upper Midwest, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota. Additional information about Total Comfort can be found at