Wick Buildings, LLC on March 3 launched under the new ownership of an investment group led by John F. Wick. The new Wick Buildings will operate from its Mazomanie, Wis. production campus and continue to service a growing local builder base of over 160 builders in 19 states.
“We are excited to see this day happen,” states Tom Wick, President and General Manager for Wick Buildings. “With the launch of the new Wick Buildings, our management team and staff will continue to focus on providing exceptional value and performance in post-frame construction.”
“However, we recognize that the post-frame industry is undergoing a remarkable shift from primarily functional buildings to structures that meet a number of needs for the buyer,” continued Wick. “Attractive exteriors, interior amenities and ease-of-use are what buyers want today in addition to the protective role of the building. We will continue to deliver Wick Building’s value and quality, and redouble our efforts to be the innovator in the industry by introducing new and exciting products and features to meet the needs of our customers.”
While John Wick founded Wick Building Systems, Inc. in 1954, he divested nearly all his ownership interest in this company. The investor group purchased the campus, production assets and intellectual property of Wick Buildings from Wick Building Systems, Inc. Approximately 180 direct employees will retain their jobs with the new Wick Buildings.
“For over 55 years Wick Buildings has helped people take care of their livestock, horses, machines, businesses, and even antique car collections,” said John Wick. “People will always need protective and productive buildings, and we will continue to provide them. My re-entry into the business makes certain this will continue.”
In continuous operations since 1954 and with more than 66,000 buildings completed, Wick Buildings provides post-frame structures for agricultural, dairy, equine, residential storage, municipal, commercial and light industrial markets. Wick Buildings are sold by independent builders, and built by independent builders and Wick crews who live and work in their local communities.