How will Future Technology Impact Construction Workers?

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Construction is an ever changing industry making it important to educate the prospective workforce about the future of construction. Whether it is small children in an elementary setting or students at the local technical college, it’s never too early to introduce construction career opportunities. By teaching upcoming generations the construction trades we ensure that skilled and hard working tradespeople build a future in construction.  Here at Ellis Construction, we have been fortunate to see multiple generations continue with not only these trades, but within our company.

The technological advancements from around the world impact the future of new construction, remodeling and expanding of existing structures.  The evolution of this industry will open up additional career opportunities with 3D computer design and imaging.  Construction workers will always have a hammer and nail; however, technology is the ever changing tool they carry as well.

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Now Hiring Architectural Designer

Ellis Construction is a mid-size general contracting and design-build firm headquartered in Stevens Point, WI specializing in healthcare, industrial, and commercial building projects. Our design work includes architecture as well as interior design, and we pride ourselves on the integration of construction and design.

We are seeking an Architectural Designer (0-3 years of experience) who is passionate about design, is creative, and highly organized, who will fit into our energetic and growing company. This person would work under the supervision of two senior architects and collaborate closely with our NCIDQ design draftsperson.

Please visit our website to learn more about Ellis and to apply. Complete the online application and submit the application with a cover letter, resume, and select project images and drawings in PDF format. Max file size is 5mb.

The ideal candidate should have the following:

  • Excellent model making and computer skills (AutoCAD, Google SketchUp, & Revit)
  • An understanding of all phases of design, from conceptual design, schematic design, design development to construction documents
  • Ability to research, source and price materials
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced and rigorous environment
  • Ability to meet with clients, listen to their needs, and present information
  • Be willing and able to interview with design team for new work
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S



  • Bachelors of Architecture
  • Strong proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, and Google SketchUp
  • Strong graphic presentation skills
  • Technical detailing experience and understanding


Ellis Receives Concrete Award for Heartland Farms Storage Facility

Over 57,000 square feet of concrete featuring an in-floor air flow system to provide improved long-term potato storage has led to Ellis Construction receiving an award from the Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association (WRMCA). This award was for the concrete work for the Heartland Farms new potato storage facility in Hancock, WI, in the Agriculture category. The project general contractor/designer was Hansen-Rice, Inc., the concrete supplier was County Materials, and the concrete work was done by Ellis.

The facility has over 57,000 sq. ft. of concrete that features an in-floor air flow system to provide improved long-term potato storage.

Heartland Farms is one of the largest vegetable farm operations in the state. Ellis is currently building a new Farm Operations, Technology, & Training Center to support the continued growth of Heartland Farms.

The WRMCA is a statewide trade association consisting of ready-mixed concrete producers and associate members throughout the state and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This was the 34th year concrete design awards have been given out. There were awards given out in twenty categories including agricultural, commercial, education, healthcare, ICF, parking lot, industrial, and municipal.