Mukwonago High School Building and Trade Class students
are helping to build a home on Regees Road while being
mentored by professionals from Korndoerfer Homes. From
left: Crystal Schlinke, Tony Navarro, Dominic Meszarosch,
Angelo Lalicata, Mark Soirey, Spencer Prucha, Tom
McCormack, Mikey Gindhart, Matt Dombroski,
college/career readiness coordinator Dustin Lehman, John
Korndoerfer, MASD Superintendent Shawn McNulty, Jake
Sadler, Kyle Butryn, School Board President Mary D’Amour,
and Darrell Dekeyser.
MUKWONAGO — Mukwonago High School has added another way
for students to get valuable experience in the trades.
Through a new partnership with Korndoerfer Homes,
students in the Building and Trade Class are helping to
build a single-family home in The Orchards subdivision
this fall. The 1,933-square-foot ranch home is expected
to be completed and ready to move into during February.
There was a recent groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate
the start of construction.
are proud to invest in a future workforce that is
critical to the success of home building in southeast
Wisconsin,” said Korndoerfer Homes Scheduling and
Construction Manager John Korndoerfer.
While the MHS partnership with Korndoerfer Homes is new,
the tradition of students working stepby- step with
local subcontractors dates back to 2000. The School to
Work program originally launched with the help of the
Mukwonago Rotary Club and Mukwonago Education
Foundation. Since then, six homes have been completed
through the program.
The site of a new home in the The Orchards subdivision
Mukwonago High School students are assisting at the job
Students in School to Work go to a job site up to four
days a week. They also simultaneously earn transcript
credit through Waukesha County Technical College. “It is
great learning on the actual job site and not in the
classroom on smaller, simulated projects,” said MHS
senior Mikey Gindart.
technical education teacher Mark Soiney says the project
benefits not only the students, but subcontractors as
well. He said some of them have already been asking
about hiring students as soon as they turn 18.
three-bedroom, two-bathroom Geneva Ranch home is located
on Regees Road. It will feature a three-car garage and a
walkout lower level.
senior Jake Adler says working with professionals has
been great, adding “I think I have learned so much more
being on the job site than I would if I was in the