Trusted Aviation Partner

VJS Lincoln, Inc. is privileged to work with a diverse group of business leaders and creates general aviation facilities for their distinct short and long term needs. Whether construction or renovation, consulting or repair, general aviation is our only business.

VJS Lincoln, Inc.

VJS Lincoln, Inc. provides many essential construction services specific to the aviation business. We can develop your facility on a “turn-key” basis, handling all aspects of the project. VJS Lincoln, Inc. provides the following services:

  • New Hangar and Related Structure Construction
  • Additions
  • Remodeling
  • Hangar Door Repairs and Replacements
  • Fuel Farm Installation
  • Epoxy Floor Installations and Recoating
  • Apron Paving
  • Airport Land Lease Negotiations
  • Design Build Services
  • Consulting and Expert Testimony
  • Development Lease Back Opportunities
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VJS Lincoln, Inc. is a general aviation specialty design-build construction firm. The Lincoln Company, created over 26 years ago, constructed only hangars and related structures exclusively. Primary markets included corporate flight groups, FBO’s, and charter operators. The focus now provides state-of-the-art, operationally functional aviation facilities on active airports.

In 2006, to better meet the needs of its growing client base, The Lincoln Company became a specialty division of a much larger construction firm – VJS Construction Services. VJS is a 72 year old, 200+ employees, $170+ million construction company. VJS and The Lincoln Company brought together the expertise of aviation specialists and the depth and resources of a $170+ million construction firm under one roof. In 2007, the two firms created VJS Lincoln, Inc., for the sole purpose of constructing aviation and related facilities globally. The company is located in Pewaukee, Wisconsin.

Leadership

Services

For more and more business leaders, General Aviation Facilities provide a base of operation for flexible and cost-effective air travel. A successful design creates a seamless interface between the logistics of aircraft maintenance and individual client support facilities.

Construction Process

  • Analyze potential building systems and materials
  • Review budgetary cost estimate and options with owner
  • Obtain competitive bids from subcontractors and suppliers
    • Always use local subcontractors for regional work
  • Develop master project schedule
  • Coordinate project with all necessary parties – airport management and operations
  • Assure full compliance with federal and airport rules and regulations relative to construction on airports
  • Provide on-site supervision throughout entire construction process

Regulatory Approval

  • Analyze airport layout and potential sites
  • Negotiate land lease and fuel contracts with airport and/or fixed base operator

Facility Design

  • Maintenance shops and storage
  • Administrative /Management Support
  • Conferencing areas
  • Pilot ready lounge
  • Passenger terminals
  • Commissary facilities
  • Vehicle circulation, drop-off and storage

Facility Development

  • Develop project scope, budget, and space program
  • Provide financing/lease back options

Expanded Operations at an International Airport

Case Studies

Charter Operator
Challenge: Develop a hangar/office/shop complex to accommodate management of a large corporate jet as well as several smaller charter jets. Several sites were available on the airport but lacked the security and access needed by our client.

Solution: VJS Lincoln, Inc. negotiated a land lease and installation of infrastructure by the airport authority to open up a new area of land on the airport. The work done in cooperation with the charter operator opened other development opportunities to the airport and provided our client an excellent site to establish their charter operation.

Fixed Base Operator (FBO)
Challenge: A large FBO chain wanted to expand operations at an international airport, but land availability was a problem. The FBO had many tenants that needed additional shop and hangar space, but land was at a premium on their leasehold.

Solution: The FBO was using an old 1940’s era hangar for aircraft storage, but the building was in poor repair. VJS Lincoln, Inc. demolished the old hangar and built a new, modern hangar/office complex on the same site. As part of this project, a Ground Service Equipment building and additional shop space was constructed. These new facilities relieved congestion and freed up more hangar floor space in two existing hangars at the facility. Additional apron space was also developed to improve aircraft circulation and parking.

Corporate Flight Department
Challenge: An upstart corporate flight department needed a hangar/office/shop facility built. The company had neither a site nor a facility size determined. In addition, the company needed a fueling system built for their operations.

Solution: VJS Lincoln, Inc. negotiated a thirty year land lease with the airport in question and worked out an attractive fueling program for the flight department with the FBO on the field. The fueling program secured fuel at a competitive rate and saved the flight department the cost and liability of constructing and maintaining their own fuel system. To determine the proper facility size, VJS Lincoln, Inc. interviewed the flight department on their plans for future aircraft. Once a potential fleet was determined, the design criteria suggested a 15,000 square foot hangar bay was required. The facility was constructed in eight (8) months and has been serving the flight department for well over 10 years.  

Experience

For more and more business leaders, general aviation facilities provide a base of operation for flexible and cost-effective air travel. Successful design and construction solutions integrate the logistics of aircraft maintenance and individual client support facilities.

Safety

The safety of our employees, clients, and the general public is our first and foremost concern. It is an investment, not an expense.

Our safety program begins with an identification of needs and requirements before construction begins, and it continues through the entire project. The VJS Lincoln, Inc. team implements thorough procedures to protect employees and users of the airport on the construction site.

VJS Lincoln, Inc. utilizes a safety director who visits jobsites regularly and oversees our entire safety program. All project superintendents are trained extensively in safety, and each week they hold safety-related toolbox talks with all job foremen and construction crews. We also provide continual safety standards training to our employees.

Contact

Inquiries

VJS Lincoln, Inc.

W233 N2847 Roundy Circle West
Pewaukee, WI 53072

Phone: 262.542.9000
Fax: 262.542.1371

Email: info@vjslincoln.com

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Rick Andritsch

CEO

Rick has 30 years of construction experience involved in various types of projects and delivery systems. Through these experiences, Rick has gained extensive knowledge in pre-development, pre-construction, pre-referendum and phasing. Rick is able to guide clients through the often arduous approval process for local, state and federal projects. His career has included project field supervision, project management and project executive roles with a special emphasis on pre-construction, pre-referendum and real estate development. His current main duties include partner in charge of Business Development for all divisions of VJS and CEO of VJS Lincoln, VJS’ general aviation construction division.

Rick has been involved with the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) for 15 years. He has served on several committees, chaired the Business Development Forum (formerly the Marketing Committee), was past Vice-Chair of the National Building Division, and Past Chair of the National Building Division Chair and also served two years on the National Board of Directors.

EDUCATION
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
B.S. Business Economics

1996 Keller Graduate School of Management
Master of Business Administration

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 
Rogers Memorial Hospital, Board of Directors
YMCA of Waukesha, Board of Directors
YMCA Waukesha System – Board of Directors
AGC – Current Public/Private Industry Advisory Council Chair
AGC – Past Building Division Chair
AGC – Past Board of Directors
AGC – Past Marketing/Business Development Committee Chair

Craig Jorgensen

President

Craig joined VJS Construction Services in 1988 as a Project Manager, was appointed Vice President in 1992 and named President in 1999. Prior to starting his tenure at VJS, Craig spent one year with working for a general contractor in Cincinnati, Ohio.

With a familial history of more than 100 years in the construction business, Craig’s leadership has contributed greatly to VJS’ dynamic growth. Craig was instrumental in developing the means and methodologies that have made field operations more effective and efficient. Craig also has played a large part in building VJS’ tenant improvement business from the ground up.

The phrase that Craig has coined and you will hear him say in employee meetings or when talking about VJS’ commitment to its clients and employees is “Anything Less Than Exceptional Is Unacceptable.”

Craig also has a strong dedication to the community, continually formulating ways for not only his family but for how VJS can continue the tradition of giving back to the community. He has been involved for several years with United Way, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts and countless other nonprofit organizations.

Awards:
– Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee – Pioneer
   Award, 2018
– United Way in Waukesha County – Bruce Gill Executive Volunteer
   of the Year Award, 2013
– Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee – S.I.R.
   Award, 2009
– Milwaukee Business Journal – 40 Under 40 Award, 1994