Celebrating nearly 15 years of business in the heart of downtown Pewaukee, the vision of Chiropractic & Wellness on Pewaukee Lake (C&W) is to educate and enhance people’s well-being while also providing a center for community growth and lifestyle enhancement.
Started in 2007 by Dr. Tad A. Diciaula, the C&W team now includes 11 staff members ranging from wellness coordinators and massage therapists to yoga instructors and occupational therapists. In addition, C&W has a storefront within the business for patients to purchase locally-sourced products such as oils, creams and supplements.
Recently, C&W moved to a new building conveniently located next door to the old practice. While the size and physical location are not much of a change, the new space has an environmental story to tell. The building is a shining example of revitalization and environmental sustainability, something so important to the lifecycle of economic development in Pewaukee, the region and the state.
Built on a decade-long vacant, unmaintained lot that previously housed a local gas station, the location had an obvious contamination element. In addition, the lot was obscure in size and located just yards away from railroad tracks – further adding to the complexity of who would call this space home. Dr. Tad worked closely with the Village of Pewaukee to propose a sustainable building to revitalize the hazardous land and further support the community of Pewaukee.
While the project had its share of challenges, including the majority of the build occurring during the largest shutdown in the nation’s history caused by COVID-19, Dr. Tad and his team faced them head on. The underground gas tanks were safely removed, contaminated soil was replaced, a vapor barrier was installed and the location of the building itself was repositioned on the lot.
Today, Dr. Tad is proud to announce that the 4,500-square-foot facility is open for business. The new location also includes a large room on the second floor which is available for rent by community members. Further supporting sustainability in the community, C&W plans to use the community room to host educational workshops.
The Waukesha County Center for Growth aided in C&W’s project by assisting with a Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Community Development Investment (CDI) grant. Lucy Waldhuetter, senior business consultant with the Center for Growth and the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center, worked closely with Dr. Tad and the Village to successfully apply for and receive the CDI grant which provided a substantial amount of financial support.
The Center for Growth was proud to support the sustainability processes demonstrated in C&W’s new facility which will no doubt contribute to the long-term economic, social and environmental well-being of the community.
Story courtesy of the Waukesha County Center for Growth.