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Sussex - Lisbon Area Business History Directory (Current & Recent)

The Directory links below are to local area businesses, both current, or no longer in active operation. Many more businesses aren't listed, but will be in the future. Whether your business is/was a traditional brick-and-mortar one, or you operate(d) from your home, SLAHS wants to document your business history.

In each Directory section, the history of a particular business (if the business has submitted their historical information) can be found by further clicking on a hyperlink to a separate web page. The intent of these business web pages is to document the Sussex-Lisbon area local business history, and to promote business and historical society cooperation and awareness.

How does a business submit its history? Submit by email to [email protected] Historical information (including pictures/photos) can be attached to email submissions. The submitting business may submit contact information (web page URL, email address, telephone number, address, etc) which will be added to the business web page based on the discretion of the website Editor/Assistant Curator.

Directory A-B Directory C-F Directory G-L Directory M-R Directory S-Z

Business History Directory A-B

Last Updated - 03/31/2014


Construction Accounting Services - N76 W22342 Chestnut Hill Rd. 262-255-5554

Richard J. Jaskolski Accounting & Associates, 262-820-1102 FAX: 262-820-3715

K L Schroeder CPA, LLC ,-  Karen L Schroeder N63 W23849 Main Street , Sussex, WI 53089 262-246-4100 262-246-4339 FAX   [email protected]

Lehrmann, Robert L., Certified Public Accountant, N82 W22451 Scott St., Sussex, 262-251-7173

Schan Businesses-Insurance & Tax - Paul Schmidt P.O. Box 100 , N64 W24801 Main Street, Suite 101 , Sussex, WI 53089 , 262-246-8500 262-246-9162 FAX [email protected]


G2 Promotions - N71 W23795 Lorraine Ct, Sussex, 262-820-2775  [email protected]

Tap Media, 262-246-1960

Transitions Lifestyle Complete, LLC  -  [email protected]


Elevator and Feed Mill History

Hop Growing History in Lisbon and Waukesha County

Lisbon's great farming era passes

Mammoth Spring Canning Co. : Kewpie Also viner shed and "The Big Stinky"

Waukesha Canning Co.

Air Conditioning

Air Associate, W226 N6323 Village Dr, Sussex, 262-246-6900

Air Purification

Vaportek, W226 N6339 Village Dr., Sussex, 262-246-5060, 24-hr 800-237-6367  [email protected]


Katherine's Alterations, W226 N8019 Longview Dr., Sussex, 262-502-9202

Animal Care (See Pet Food & Supplies/Photography/Sitting /Waste Removal )

Apartments / Condominiums

Atlas Properties, N64 W24801 Main Street, Suite 104, 262-246-1940

Clover Downs Apartments and Condominiums, N58 W23897 Hastings Ct. 262-246-4453 or W303 N8453 River Edge Dr., 262-246-4453

Clover Ridge Apartments, W239 N5954 Maple Ave, Sussex, 262 246-4939

Colonial Apartments, W233 N6466 Kneiske Dr., 262-246-4917

JBJ Properties - Ronda Eckhardt , W178 N9912 Rivercrest Dr., Suite 101 , Germantown, WI 53022 , 262-255-1800  262-255-2234 FAX

Maple Grove Apartments, N59 W24050 Clover Rd., Apt 101, Sussex, 262-246-9797

Seasons Apartments, N67 W24969 Main St., Sussex, 262-246-6639

Seasons Joint Venture, N67 W24937 Stonegate Ct., Apt 105, Sussex, 262-246-9758

Stonegate Apartments, N68 W24955 Stonegate Ct., Apt 203, Sussex, 262-820-0911

West Point Apartment Homes, N64 W24512 Main Street, Sussex, 262-246-3816

Appliance Sales & Service

Jay Appliance Service, 262-246-3939


Sherwood Forest Archery Club, Walnut Rd, Sussex, 262-538-9901


Drive Way Maintenance, L.L.C. - W274 N6710 Lake Five Rd., 262-538-1010

Landscape Service, W274 N6710 Lake Five Rd., 262-538-1010

Northwest Service, LLC. N51 W23731 Lisbon Rd., 262-246-8144

Payne & Dolan, Inc., Sussex Plant, W250 N8097 Hillside Rd., 262-246-4269

Assisted Living Residence

Alterra Sterling House - Debbie Harry , W240 N6351 Maple Avenue , Sussex, WI 53089 , 262-820-0330 262-820-0492 FAX


Bates Law Offices, N74 W23414 Ridgeview Cir., Sussex, 262-820-2222

De Witt Law Offices, LLC., N64 W24050 Main Street, Sussex, 262-820-9200

Morrissey Law Offices, N64 W24050 Main Street, Sussex, 262-246-9700

Reigleman, Dan A., Atty, N63 W23583 Main St., Sussex, 262-246-4534

Reigleman Law Offices sc, N63 W23583 Main St., Sussex, 262-246-4606

Salzer, Catherine, W223 N7653 Cherry Hill Rd., 262-251-9554

Auto Auction

Insurance Auto Auction - Milwaukee: Tom Bober , N70 W25277 Indiangrass Lane , Sussex, WI 53089 , 262-246-8822 262-246-4411 FAX

Auto Air Conditioning

Air Plus, LLC., N77 W24707 Century Ct., Sussex, 262-246-3993

Auto Body / Collision Repair & Used Car Sales

Schlafer Auto Body & Sales Inc.- Debbie Schlafer , 20691 W. Main Street , Lannon, WI 53046 , 262-251-7390 262-251-4790 FAX [email protected]

Sussex Auto, Inc., N64 W23936 Main Street, Sussex, 262-246-3448

Auto Glass

Auto Glass Technology, N69 W25055 Indiangrass Lane, Sussex, 262-820-3708  FAX 262-820-3710  800-924-1252

Krause Window Tinting -  N92 W25030 Blue Heron Dr., Sussex - Wisconsin 53089 - Tele: 414.801.1155


ABB Inc.

Auto Parts

A Plus Auto Sales, W233 N5637 State Highway 74, Sussex, 262-820-0955

A Plus Foreign Auto Parts, W233 N5639 State Highway 74, Sussex, 262-246-7000

Falls Auto Parts & Supplies, Inc., N64 W23356 Main St., Sussex, 262-246-4716

H & H Auto Parts, Highway 74, Sussex, 262-246-6400

Auto Repair & Service (Oil change / Tires)

Chuck's Main Street Auto, N64w23876 Main St Sussex, WI 53089 (formerly Lotter's Car Care Center, L.L.C.,) 262-314-4580

Jim Heck's Citgo Service, N63 N23661 Main Street, Sussex, 262-246-7240

Jim Pedersen's Auto Repair, W233 N5639 State Highway 74, Sussex, 262-246-3399

Lotter's Car Care Center, L.L.C., N64 W23876 Main Street, Sussex, 262-246-8057

Paul's Service, Inc., since 1953., N63 W23991 Main Street (Main St. & Maple Ave.), Sussex, 262-246-3410

Randy's Auto Clinic, W240 N6689 Maple Ave., Sussex, 262-820-1626

Repete Corporation, W226 N6283 Village Dr., Sussex, 262-246-4541

Sussex Auto, Inc., N64 W23936 Main Street, Sussex, 262-246-3448

Valvoline Instant Oil Change - N65 W24922 Hwy VV, 262-820-3060

Auto Sales

Paul's Service, Inc., N63 W23991 Main Street (Main St. & Maple Ave.), Sussex, 262-246-3410

Right Way Motor, LLC., W233 N5637 State Highway 74, Sussex, 262-820-3062

Bags, Boxes, Packaging Materials & Services

Associated Bag Company-  Scott Pietila , 400 W. Boden Street , Milwaukee, WI 53207 , 800-926-6100 414-769-1054 FAX [email protected]

DK Sales, Inc.- Scott Jankowski , P.O. Box 287 , N64 W23916 Main Street , Sussex, WI 53089-0287 , 262-820-3535 262-820-3333 FAX [email protected]

Sharp Packaging, Inc., W227 N6276 Sussex Rd., 262-246-8815 or 262-246-8817

Banks (see Financial Institutions)

Banquet Facilities

Fairways of Woodside Golf Course, W235 N8518 Clubside Circle, 262-246-7042


Marv's Barber Shop, N63 W23617 Main Street, Sussex, 262-246-3549

Professional Imagery by Mary, W222N8992 Elmwood Rd., Sussex, 262-255-6778


Sussex-Lisbon Youth Baseball Association - Thank you very much for your support of youth baseball in the Sussex community.

Bathtub Refinishing

T R C Bathtub Refinishing, 262-246-3559

Beauty (See Hair Salon)

Beer see Liquor / Beer - Retail

Beverages / Beer Distributing - Wholesale

Beer Capitol Distributing-Lake Country - see W.O.W.

W.O.W. Distributing Co., Inc. - Joy Mikolajczak , W222 N5700 Miller Way , Sussex, WI 53089  262-932-2337  262-932-2350 FAX

Blacksmith (see Hardware)

Blinds (See Window Treatments / Coverings)

Book Stores

Romantic Pages, Main Street, 262-820-0962


Sussex Bowl- Guy Starz , N64 W24576 Main St. , Sussex, WI 53089 , 262-246-6808 262-246-6809 FAX [email protected]

Brewery (see also Taverns, Saloons)

Retrospect: Old Boots Brewery fell to railroads, Milwaukee beers



B Design Builders, W25287 Bittersweet Dr., Sussex, 262-628-4207

Hickory Homes Construction, Inc., N64 W24050 Main St., Suite 200A, Sussex, 262-246-4950

Nic Meyer Construction, Inc. - Nic Meyer , N70 W25156 Indiangrass Lane , Sussex, WI 53089 , 262-246-3515 262-246-3513 FAX

Schroeder Bros. Construction Inc. - George F Schroeder , N63 W23849 Main Street , Sussex, WI 53089 , 262-246-1700 262-246-4339 FAX

Building Restoration

Building Restoration, Inc. -  W220 N7063 Town Line Rd., Sussex, 53089, 262-246-8872  FAX 262-246-8627

Building Supplies

Quality Builder Supply, Inc., N61 W23198 Silver Spring Dr., Sussex, 262-246-5055

Stock Building Supply, W232 N5700 Hwy 74, Sussex, 262-246-0611

Business Management & Planning

Spire, LLC

Butcher Shop / Meat Store

Retrospect: Butcher Jack Walter left his mark as Lannon founder, firefighter

Growing Sussex welcomes families and employers Village officials giving special attention to Main St.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Sunday, April 28, 1996
Author: CATHY BREITENBUCHER, Journal Sentinel staff

With loads of fun things for kids to do and expanding job opportunities for their parents, Sussex can be called one of the area's most family-friendly communities.

Last year, an elaborate $35,000 playground was dedicated in the 75-acre Sussex Village Park, joining five meticulously manicured baseball/softball fields, two lighted tennis courts, and a nifty sledding hill as outlets for youthful energy. The community also has seven smaller parks and the 15-mile-long Bug Line Trail for cycling and walking.

Early this summer, the Pauline Haass Public Library, shared by Sussex and nearby Lannon, will move from cramped quarters in a former school annex into a new building spacious enough to accommodate personal computers and many more CDs and videotapes.

Sussex is growing in other ways, too. From 1990 to 1995, 350 new homes were built and the village's population rose 34.8%. The first quarter of 1996 saw an additional 420 people move to the village, for a current count of 7,213.

A consensus quickly emerged when residents participated in a recent village survey. " `Small town, friendly, quiet, safe.' Those are the words that keep popping up to describe Sussex ," said M. Chris Swartz, village administrator.

Yet, this village in north-central Waukesha County is located in a good spot for those driving to Milwaukee. It's about a 35-minute drive to downtown Milwaukee via Interstate 94, just six miles to the south. Workers heading for jobs on Milwaukee's north side and in northern suburbs use Silver Spring Drive or Capitol Drive.

" Sussex is more of a country village with access to metropolitan sophistication," said J. Michael Mooney, a village resident since 1990.

Mooney is co-founder and co-principal of Mooney LeSage Group, which has developed hundreds of homesites in the village.

In addition, the firm is developing the 225-acre Sussex Corporate Center in the village's southwest corner and sales are going better than expected, Mooney said. Deals on eight parcels ranging from 2.5 to 20 acres have been closed or are under contract and another three parcels have sales pending, according to Barry Chavin, senior vice president at MLG.

"Originally, by the end of Year 5, we project 790 jobs in the corporate center," said Mooney.

"Now, at the end of the third month of sales, we are where we thought we would be at the end of the year. We anticipate the jobs might parallel that."

MLG has forecast 2,680 jobs, 2,140 of them industrial positions, based in the corporate center in the next 10 years.

As the corporate center development moves ahead, Sussex hopes to expand and solidify the retail segment in the heart of town while encouraging homeownership there.

Until a few years ago, Main St. was zoned B-2 with an eye toward larger commercial ventures, according to Swartz. Now, with the area zoned B-4, homeowners along the street are being urged to rehab their property for either continued residential use or conversion to small businesses such as restaurants, offices and specialty shops.

County Highway J, on the western edge of the village, is anchored by the corporate center to the south. The highway, which has a new McDonald's restaurant where J crosses Main St., is expected to be where most of the village's large-property commercial development will be located, Swartz said.

"We want to maintain our downtown rather than see a lot of strip malls," said Swartz, who has held his post since 1990.

One of the gems of Main St. will be the new library, scheduled to open sometime in June. At better than 22,000 square feet, it will be more than triple the size of the existing facility.

The new facility will include a 100-seat public meeting room as well as cozy nooks for quiet browsing. It will also allow for expanded services. For instance, a part-time assistant will be added to the staff to assist schoolchildren with homework projects during after-school and weekend hours. The library also will feature six personal computers (two in the children's area) equipped with CD-ROMs and an on-line catalog system.

"There'll be a lot more technology and a lot more room for things," Kathy Klager, the library's assistant director, said as she looked out over the current library from the adult fiction room. "Right now, we don't have the room or even the wiring for another computer. In this room, there isn't even a usable outlet except the one at the desk."

Money for the library project is coming largely from local businesses. Quad / Graphics matched the first $150,000 raised during a fund drive, and Lied's Nursery Co. is giving more than $20,000 in landscaping materials and work.

Quad / Graphics and Lied's are large employers on the east side of Sussex . Quad stretches from Silver Spring Drive north to Hwy. 74. A nature preserve marks its main entrance. The preserve, with its ponds, footbridges and green spaces, provides a restful, eye-pleasing contrast to the monotony of the employee parking area.

Lied's, meanwhile, occupies some 300 acres at Hwy. 74 and Town Line Road, just outside the village, with row after row of nursery stock and garden merchandise, ranging from work gloves to wind chimes.

Both companies are significant employers, with about 1,800 working for Quad and the seasonal work force topping out at more than 250 for Lied's.

"We try to be a member of the community that's interested in beautification work," said Catherine Seitz, garden center manager for Lied's. "We maintain garden areas along the highways and hope it's an inspiration to all the gardeners in our community."
Caption: Charts Map; Journal Sentinel, Multiple Listing Service, Runzheimer International; Photo color; DALE GULDAN; STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Caption: Sussex ; Sussex \ A growing community seeking to preserve its "family-friendly" atmosphere. VILLAGE FACTS Population: 7,213 Commute time to downtown: 35 minutes Public Schools: Maple Avenue Elementary (463 enrolled) Templeton Middle School (683 enrolled) Hamilton High School (862 enrolled) Expenditurs per pupil: Sussex , $6,475 (state average, $5,643) Student-teacher ratio: Sussex , 16.1 (state average, 15.7) ZIP code: 53089 Property tax rate: $29.81 per $1,000; Large windows will provide ample reading light in the Pauline Haass Public Library, shared by Sussex and nearby Lannon. The new library, on Sussex 's Main St., will triple the size of the existing library.


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