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Oak Creek house built by students about to hit the market

Over the past school year,  local high school juniors and seniors got some real world experience building a home.

It was part of Oak Creek High School's 'Knight Construction' program, started by teacher Matt Lonergan, two years ago. 

Lonergan said the program gives students a unique hands on experience, they typically wouldn't get in a traditional classroom.

Since last summer, students have been busy constructing the 2,020 square foot home with 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 car garage, and an unfinished basement.

And Lonergan says the students did majority of the work.

Instructors and contractors were on hand to assist and make sure everything was done correctly.

Lonergan added that it's a great chance for students to see what it's like to work in the construction industry and start a successful career.

“If they do a good job here, between all the contractors contacting me looking for young guys for summer work or permanent work, having those contacts and then relaying them to the students, that if they do a good job on the job site, I’m going to recommend them for those positions,” said Lonergan.

Now an Oak Creek graduate, Bradley Kuhn was one of the students that helped put the house together. He said since graduation he landed a full-time job as an electrician. 

It was something he wanted to do before starting the program, but the class gave him the experience and requirements to start fresh out of high school.

“It was really fun. I met a lot of great people. I could honestly say that if we all got back together, we could build a house a lot faster,” said Kuhn.

Kuhn is extremely proud of the house. On a tour, he pointed out that the kitchen is equipped with Whirlpool stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops.

Now that the house is complete, it's about to hit the market at $314,900.

To schedule a tour, you can contact real estate agent Jon Michals at 414-899-9511.

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