Novak Construction Completes Wauwatosa Firefly-themed Whole Foods Market®

Feb 24, 2016, 12:00 ET from Novak Construction

WAUWATOSA, Wis., Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Team Novak was present for the bread-breaking opening ceremony this morning at 11100 Burleigh Street, the new 47,500 square foot store in this Milwaukee suburb.

Every store in which Novak works is a unique experience, both in materials used and store products, each reflecting the local personality. This décor highlights Wauwatosa's Potawatomi meaning for firefly, a motif incorporated throughout the store.  Some of the local offerings include house-made bratwurst and bacon, 20 local craft beers on tap at the Tosa Tavern area, and hand-cut French fries at Cookshack.

The new store also features reclaimed bowling alley wood cladding at the Juice Bar - Milwaukee is home to the oldest certified bowling alley in the U.S. The cargo unit at the Meat Department is reminiscent of circus trains and Milwaukee's Great Circus Parade.

"I'm from Wisconsin originally and could not be prouder to be 'home' and a part of this new store in such a great community," noted Novak Project Director, Steve Bykowski. "Novak loves working with Whole Foods. They have an amazing focus on achieving excellence for their customers."

In addition to Director, Steve Bykowski, Novak Project Members included Superintendent, Mark Nickolson; Sr. Project Manager, Karen Rugh; Project Manager, Mimi Novak; Contract Administrator, Angela Campisi; and, Project Accountant, Mark Weiner.

Celebrating its 36th year, Novak Construction ( is a nationally-recognized General Contractor and Construction Management firm known for its well-rounded portfolio in the retail, industrial, corporate, institutional, healthcare, hospitality and multi-family/mixed-use sectors. Novak Construction is consistently one of Chicago's Top General Contractors.

Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market ( is the leading retailer of natural and organic foods, and America's first national "Certified Organic" grocer. In fiscal year 2013, the Company had sales of approximately $13 billion and currently has over 370 stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Whole Foods Market has been ranked for 17 consecutive years as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For in America" by Fortune magazine.

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