The below house and garage were moved from Oak Creek into Walworth County. The property they were located on was purchased by a developer to put in a new strip mall.
This model home was moved in Janesville down Highway 11 in Janesville to a subdivision a few miles down the road.
Sorg's in Delavan needed to remove this large, lovely barn to accommodate an expansion to their store. Rather than tear down the barn it was decided to move it to the other side of the property. As these wooden barns are being torn down and disappearing from our rural landscapes, Sorg's chose to preserve it.
A couple of years ago our company moved this large tour pontoon boat for Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan. After adding a second story and remodeling, this pontoon gives enjoyable tours of Delavan Lake.
This shed owner wanted more space, so had our company raise the roof and hold it in place while they built walls. It doubled their storage space!
Before & after of a lift to avoid flooding & 100 year floodplain level.
It has been a rough few years in Wisconsin in regards to flooding. Heavy mixes of snow and rain beyond typical averages have and continue to severely impact homes, businesses, cities, and towns across the state. A past client contacted Badger Contracting about needing their cottage on the lake lifted to avoid more flooding and above the 100 year floodplain.
Left: As you can see in the picture, the cottage was submerged about almost a foot deep in water (see red line).
Below: Badger Contracting in as little as a day, lifted the cottage well over the 100 year floodplain level. See the side-by-side comparison below. The orange flag marked in the tree marks the level that the house needed to be above.
Preserving an 1869 monument dedicated to Civil War casualties
Badger Contracting Inc of S WI is proud to have helped restore this 1869 historical, marble Civil War monument for the Delavan Historical Society. The monument was moved in order to replace the crumbling slab foundation. In addition to donating a portion of services to the project, Badger constructed new sidewalks, landscaped the area, and installed benches and plaques. Badger Contracting ensured great care with this along with all projects. See a video of the move as well as some pictures below.
Press Release: The Civil War monument restoration committee (in Spring Grove cemetery) approved Badger Contracting Inc of S. WI to stabilize and move the monument while pouring new foundations and sidewalks. The process took about 4 weeks to restore the local landmark. Dedicated to the casualties of Delavan in the Civil War 143 years ago, the monument was in need of recent repairs. This commemorates the 150 anniversary of the Civil War. Chairman Ken Wargo began this project 2 years ago and more information is available at www.delavanmonument.com.
A beautiful, historic home saved.
An 1860 Second Empire style home in Janesville is moved thanks to the efforts of the City of Janesville, Fred Harmon, and our company. The house was the last of 12 homes that have to go to make room for the new central fire station; the others had been demolished. The house boasts many of its original materials- from the graceful arched dormers, bracketed cornices beneath the mansard roof, elaborate columned window surrounds and decorated porch columns. Moving and helping to preserve historic buildings is one of our business's most fulfilling accomplishments.
News article and video can be found here.
Setting record time & making it look easy.
Badger was approached by a previous client needing a yacht transported from storage to Geneva Lake. The boat was newly built, mainly in the storage facility; once it was 90% built, the owner wanted it transported to the water to add the finishing touches, for an unveiling in June. This was not any other yacht; it was designed to look like an 1890 Lake Geneva steamboat. It is currently the largest boat on Geneva Lake. The yacht has state of the art computer controlled mechanical and electrical systems. In addition to sails, it is battery powered and driven by electric motors. It also has a gyro stabilizer to prevent the boat from rocking side to side. This project was also a testament to providing quality work that creates repeat customers. As our client put it, “Mel and his moving team set record time and made it look easy (we all know it wasn’t half as easy as they made it look).” Importantly, Heritage Movers also assisted us with this move; we are appreciative our expert colleagues who are willing to lend a hand!
Lake Geneva Yacht Move Profile:
Distance traveled: 4 miles
Yacht height: 15 feet
Yacht length & width: 80 by 16 feet
Yacht weight: 67,000 pounds