About Us

Justin Kreger opened Vertical Works’ doors in 2006 due to the lack of manufactures willing to work with customers to create a true custom modular home or addition. At Vertical Works, we love all of the ideas and dreams our customers present to us for their home or addition projects. We don’t shy away from bold, modern, traditional, vintage, cabin style or contemporary homes: with us the options are endless. During our years in business, we have built homes that have been sent to Illinois, Iowa, and all over the great state of Wisconsin!

Vertical Works started with 4 employees and since has doubled in size. Our employees are dedicated and are extremely detail oriented. It’s because of our employees that Vertical Works has become an innovator in the modular manufacturing industry.

Whenever possible, we invite potential  and current customers to our factory to see how modular homes are built. Most are amazed that we can build their dream home in 4 to 5 weeks! Visitors love the idea that the house never sees a drop of rain during the building process or that we can paint the walls any color they want before the house is even shipped! It’s the little details that sometimes count the most.

Our doors are open to all possibilities. Come check us out! We would love to be part of your project!

“Thank you for allowing our customers to view their projects at your factory. All of them expressed how gracious you were to them, and the amount of time you spent with them was greatly appreciated.” – Jeff K

Our Team

Justin Kreger

President

Justin has been in the home building industry his entire life, building a variety of different projects. He loves working with customers that bring their own creative ideas to a design so the end product is truly unique. One of his favorite projects was building the Denali model, a 400sq.ft. tiny home. Hundreds of thousands people have toured it, and he loves seeing their excited reactions. When Justin isn’t working, he and his wife like to travel and race cars. At the top of his bucket list: visit Australia and drive a car on the Nürburgring in Germany. “I think life throws curve balls at us all the time, catch as many as you can.

Scott Riemer

Managing Director

Starting his construction career in 1992, Scott has worn many hats throughout the years (all of them red) including roofing, tiling, framing, project management, design, sales, marketing, and Directorship. His achievements include winning 23 NARI regional design awards & 2 national Contractor of the Year awards. Scott’s father and grandfather were both builders, so he is a 3rd generation residential builder. Scott served 6 years in the US Navy & 2 years in the Army Reserves. Scott prides himself in living out the companies 7 Core Values daily.

Sam Velez

Sales & Office Manager

Sam has been in the construction industry since 2019. Prior to that, her career was in banking. Sam
started her career with Vertical Works, Inc. in January of 2021 as an Office Manager. She was recently
promoted to a sales position within the company. She loves building customer relationships and being
able to work directly with customers to help bring their ideas to life. Outside of work, Sam is a wife and a
mom. She loves to play volleyball and basketball in her spare time.

Jenny Voss

Designer

I graduated from MIAD in 2018 with a BFA in interiors, architecture, and design, and started working here in August 2021.I enjoy spending time outdoors, either camping or just sitting in a hammock with some watercolors, painting a sunset over the lake. After work you can find me knitting or perfecting a new cookie recipe, always something creative. I'm also obsessed with chickens and plan on owning a small hobby farm some day.

Scott Przeworski

Sr. Builder

Scott was born, raised, and lived his entire life in the Milwaukee area. He began learning the carpentry trade at a very young age from his father who was a union carpenter. In 1967 when Scott was just 5 years old he and his father, along with family and friends, built the house that he grew up in. Scott became proficient in the use of hand and power tools by the time the house was completed. Scott continued to work with his father throughout school, and after high School graduation went right into the building trades. In 1984 he got married to his wonderful wife Jane. They remain together to this day (you do the math). Scott's hobbies include fishing, playing guitar, fishing, playing the piano, and fishing. But there is nothing he and his wife enjoy more than hopping on their respective Harleys and hitting the road. Scott claims that through his entire career he has never worked with a better group of guys than here at Vertical Works and we have no reason to doubt him. By the way did we mention that Scott is also a trekkie?

Andy Lanham

Sr. Builder

Andy was born in Ohio, but lived most of his childhood in East Troy, Wisconsin. He started his carpentry career in 2007 as an apprentice. In 2010 he started with Vertical Works, Inc. and worked for 3 years before relocating to Tennessee. There he worked as an independent contractor building his skills with everything carpentry. One major lesson learned was establishing strong relationships with customers. In 2020 he came back to Wisconsin to rejoin with family and Vertical Works, Inc. He lives on a lake and spends his time fishing, jet skiing and enjoying that time with friends and family.

Mitch Haumersen

Sr. Builder

Mitchell J Haumersen was born in 1992 and raised in Racine Wisconsin. He has a gorgeous wife, beautiful daughter and a house full of pets. His passion for work started at a young age learning from his dad and grandfather in their basement wood shop. His passion for wood working and his college education quickly expanded his interests to other trades and led his career through carpentry, concrete, landscapes, hardscapes, cabinet making, display manufacturing, and new home construction. Three years ago He landed himself a career building kick ass tiny homes for Vertical Works Inc.

Delante Parker

Jr. Builder/Shipping & Receiving

Delante Higgenbottom-Parker is 22 years old and lives in Milwaukee. He’s been in construction for the past 2 years and is expanding his knowledge on all the different aspects of construction. He has been focusing more so on his framing and exterior skills. Delante went to college for three years where he was majoring in biology with a minor in psychology. He loves learning about almost anything and is very excited to gain new skills in construction and apply them to his own life.

TJ Hunt

Jr. Builder

TJ has lived in southeastern Wisconsin his entire life, but loves to travel all over whenever he can. TJ has worked at Vertical Works for nearly two years. When TJ isn't helping build your dream home, he can be found on the road, out on a hike, playing guitar or at music shows.

Michael Ebersole

Jr. Builder

Michael Ebersole was born in Lebanon Pennsylvania. In 2012 he moved to Racine, WI and graduated from Case high School in 2015. Upon graduating he spent a little over 4 years in the Marine Corps as an infantry man. Afterwards he worked around 2 years maintaining apartment buildings and studying HVAC at Gateway college. Shortly after finishing his technical program he began his employment with Vertical Works Inc., as a junior builder. Michael likes spending time in the outdoors and traveling to new places with his fiancé.

Erich Schneider

Builder

This is Eric Schneider, he is 30 years old. He started working in construction in high school and has 14 years of experience. He was born and raised in Wisconsin and has lived in Pennsylvania and Texas. At home he works on furniture restorations and up fitting antiques. He takes great pride in his work and strives to grow in skills, knowledge, and experience to better himself and those around him.

Turner Prochnow

Jr. Builder

Turner Prochnow Is 20 years old and was born in Racine Wisconsin. He's wanted to be a carpenter all his life. He started working at Vertical Works, Inc. in April of 2020. Before that, he worked at a machine shop and played Varsity football at Washington Park High School. Things that he like to do are bowling, playing magic, video games, and just being around people.