2002 Distinguished Service Award: Jerome Mullins

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Jerome J. Mullins

Jerome J. Mullins
President
Jerome J. Mullins & Associates
BSCEE ’50

Jerry Mullins’ education in civil engineering didn’t just lead to a career in constructing buildings, it also led him to become one of Madison’s most prominent figures in building design, construction supervision and ownership.

After a career in the United States Navy Air Corps during World War II, Mullins graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BS degree in civil engineering in 1950. Mullins then joined General Engineering Company in Portage, Wisconsin, and worked on municipal engineering projects such as schools, sewers and streets. Only six years out of engineering school, he joined Weiler & Strang Architects/Engineers where he was in charge of the firm’s structural engineering and construction coordination activities for eight years.

In I964, he formed his own consulting engineering firm, now known as Jerome J. Mullins and Associates, and has been making local history ever since. He has been sought out as an engineer and developer for his structural creativity, ingenuity and cost-effective engineering services. Many of the Madison area’s most prominent developers and every level of government, from the federal government to towns and villages, have hired his firm to design or supervise construction of their projects. Jerry’s biggest client, however, is Madison’s largest private real estate owner: himself. He owns both commercial and residential property in the Madison area, including the Inn on the Park hotel and a new downtown office building at 22 E. Mifflin St.

A registered professional engineer in Wisconsin, Mullins has been a director of Downtown Madison, Inc. since 1976. He is also a member of the National Board of Realtors, the National Construction Specifications Institute, and the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers. He has served on many community boards and has received numerous awards and honors for his engineering work and community service.

Mullins and his wife, Carol, have been married for 53 years. They have five grown children: Maureen, a physician; Brian, an engineer and attorney; Mallory, an attorney; Brad, a business executive; and Jay, a professional engineer.