A former police officer and financial services executive have restored a vacant South Milwaukee building into a new SERVPRO franchise, writing the latest chapter of our economic redevelopment story.
I met Colette Wallner last week, and left impressed with the work they’ve done since moving their business from the Franklin Business Park to 2430 10th Ave., home to the former Wisconsin Telephone Co.
The Wallners have not only brought 10 new jobs to the city, they have also invested a significant amount of sweat equity into the 14,700-square-foot building, bringing new life to the building to the south of Sunrise Plaza.
The transformation is easy to see. I’ll let them tell their story from here …
In operation for six years, owners Bob and Colette Wallner recently moved their business, SERVPRO of Southeast Milwaukee County, to South Milwaukee.
With backgrounds in law enforcement and financial services, the Wallners have brought their passion for exceptional work, outstanding customer service, and strong ethical behavior to the Restoration Industry. We serve both residential and commercial customers in restoring water damage, fire damage, mold removal and specialty cleaning services. SERVPRO of Southeast Milwaukee County delivers these services with state of the art equipment and fully trained and industry-certified staff. Named by major insurance companies as “preferred service providers” means that if your job requires us to work with your insurance provider, they have already determined that we’ll do the job correctly and in a timely fashion. And a customer service bonus, phones are answered by a real person, 24/7, 365 days a year.
Unique to the Wallners’ SERVPRO is their Ultrasonic Cleaning capabilities and their specialty storage services. Contents are inventoried and customers provided with a report including photos and descriptions. Ultrasonic Cleaning is then used to easily reach deep into even the most finely detailed surfaces of antiques, figurines, sporting equipment, medical appliances, etc., and no harsh or dangerous chemicals are ever used. Making sure customers’ belongings are clean, dry and safely stored until they are returned to their rightful place or new home.
SERVPRO of Southeast Milwaukee has grown year over year and needed more space and is actively seeking to add to our employee base. Our current employees love our move to South Milwaukee because it feels more like a community with restaurants, stores and government services such as the post office within easy walking distance. We look forward to meeting more of our neighbors every day.
While we understand that no one wants to have to call us for service, you’ll be glad you did. With SERVPRO of Southeast Milwaukee County, we’ll strive to make it “like it never even happened” as quickly as possible!
Learn more on their website, www.servprosoutheastmilwaukeecounty.com or by calling 414-421-3500.
And please join me in welcoming them to South Milwaukee!