Appointment of Miotke to full-time Chairman, Kraus to President and CEO

next step in success strategy for Milwaukee construction firm

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The Jansen Group announced it has divided its top leadership

position to establish separate Chairman of the Board, President and CEO positions to better

achieve the company’s strategic goals in the construction industry. Thomas O. Miotke, formerly

the company’s Chairman, President and CEO, will be the full-time Chairman of the Board. Brian

J. Kraus, formerly Jansen’s Chief Financial and Operating Officer, will become President and


“This move matches the goals in our strategic plan initiated earlier this year by

consolidating the business into two companies – Jansen Construction Group, Inc., a general

contracting and construction management operation, and Signature Group, Inc., a skilled

construction workforce operation,” Miotke said. “Through this process, we have two distinct,

full-time leadership positions, each with specific duties and responsibilities. Brian and I are

committed to Jansen’s success and share the same corporate values and dedication to

excellence for the future at the Jansen Group. Brian and I look forward to building on the energy

of our employees, customers and business partners to lead our company into this next chapter.”

The changes are effective immediately.

Miotke joined The Jansen Group in 1965. A registered Professional Engineer, he is a

recognized expert in construction cost savings innovation, value engineering and project

coordination. He has chaired numerous organizations, including the Young Presidents’

Organization, the Associated General Contractors of America and Mason Contractors

Association of America. He is a cum laude graduate and the annual outstanding senior of

Marquette University’s College of Engineering.

Kraus joined the Jansen Group as Controller in 1998. He is an expert in construction

management operations and the financial side of the construction industry, and is president of

the Construction Financial Management Association, Milwaukee chapter. He is a graduate of

the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

“The Jansen Group has made these changes to enhance its strength and

competitiveness in a constantly evolving industry,” Miotke said. “Our vision is to continue

Jansen’s 77-year tradition of quality and success and to be our customers’ best construction

solution as a leader and innovator in our field. We are honored to have been part of the Jansen

success story, and to have these important roles in writing its next chapters.”

About The Jansen Group

For 77 years, Jansen has developed an excellent reputation as a quality general

contractor, trade contractor, and construction management firm with a diverse range of services

in most types of building construction. The Jansen Group consists of two companies – Jansen

Construction Group, Inc. and Signature Group, Inc. – who are noted for the skills and value they

bring customers and their ability to manage architecturally unique and complex projects.

Jansen comprises 120 craftsmen and professionals who take pride in their company and in the

services they provide. Jansen serves a variety of markets including education, community,

municipal, corporate, industrial, retail, religious and senior housing and is a recognized expert in

the area of sustainable construction. Noted projects include Fountain Square Retail Center, the

Greenfield Law Enforcement Center, Avalon Square, St. Anthony Parish, Stark Investments,

Pewaukee High School and Elementary School, The Urban Ecology Center and Schlitz

Audubon Nature Center.

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