A prominent Wisconsin construction company wants to know why it was deemed unqualified to perform restoration work on the Kenosha County Courthouse.

J.P. Cullen & Sons Inc., Janesville, was among four Wisconsin contractors that failed to make the cut on a request for qualification issued by Madison-based InSite Consulting Architects for the $5.5 million project. The others are Milwaukee-based Arteaga Construction Inc. as well as Kenosha contractors Camosy Construction Co. Inc. and Riley Construction Co. Inc.

The three companies that earned the right to bid for the project Dec. 10 - Bulley & Andrews Masonry Restoration LLC, Berglund Construction Co. and Mark 1 Restoration Co. - are in or near Chicago.

“We have had the opportunity to do restoration on the Milwaukee City Hall and the state Capitol,” said Kendall McWilliams, Cullen’s director of business development. “To not be qualified for another project of restoration-type construction, that surprised us.” From the Wisconsin Law Journal.