Peggy Coakley, CEO of Coakley Brothers and Brothers Interiors, will be awarded the Distinguished Executive Award at the upcoming Junior Achievement of Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame.
During her tenure, Ms. Coakley successfully started and sold two successful businesses: Coakley Tech, a digital printing company sold in 2007 and Datastore, a record retention company sold in 2012. Two other businesses she opened are still in existence today. Stadium Storage is a temperature-controlled storage facility based in Milwaukee’s south side. Brothers Interior is a provider of interior design and furniture for the commercial market.
Her community support is apparent from the work she has done with Sojourner Family Peace Center, The Boys & Girls Club, and Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. Her company contributed to the city of Milwaukee’s skyline with the iconic Coakley Brothers Water Tower atop the recently renovated Coakley Brothers headquarters in Walkers Point.
Under Peggy’s leadership, the family company has won several recent awards, including the 2019 USGBC WNC Leadership Award for Outdoor Environments Award of Excellence and the Historic Milwaukee Inc. Remarkable Milwaukee Honoree for Building Renovation. Peggy has been the recipient of Milwaukee Business Journal 40 under 40 and Women of Influence.
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin established the Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame in 1990 to honor individuals whose business innovations, effective management, and civic involvement have made a difference in their companies and communities throughout the state.
Please join our entire company in celebrating Peggy and this esteemed honor!
The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more. Coakley Brothers and Brothers Interiors are honored to have been recognized as a Best and Brightest Company to Work For in Milwaukee for the 3rd year and recognized nationally with Best and Brightest as well. Special thanks go to our employees who make our company a great place to work!