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#10 PDB - Mentorship Morning with Adam & Steven @ Freight 38
Freight 38
838 S 1st Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204
Thursday, January 30, 2020, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
Category: Professional Development

Steven Westerhausen + Adam Smith
Partners, Freight 38

Together they transformed an old tannery into one of trendiest, swankiest night-life spots in Walker's Point. Steven Westerhausen and Adam Smith are the masterminds behind Freight 38 - the versatile lounge and event space that has become a gathering place for Milwaukeeans who love the good life.  The venue is beautiful (cream city brick, salvaged wood accents, warm Edison bulbs), but it's Steven's and Adam's story of entrepreneurship that you want to hear.  These two have been honing their skills for years and decided to take leap after leap, creating a pretty impressive, collective business resume.

If you dream of using your talents to build something of your own, have coffee with Steven and Adam.  Who knows where it will take you.


Freight 38 DuoSteven Westerhausen is a journeyman carpenter with 18+ years of experience. Starting out as a union tradesman, he quickly went from residential projects to navigating larger commercial projects. Steven’s innate ability as an artist led him to a more creative role and honed skills as a home designer. Steven would begin another chapter fulfilling those skills. He has done over a dozen house flips, hundreds of remodeling projects, and multiple full commercial build outs, including bars, restaurants, coffee shops and retail spaces. 

Adam Smith is a seasoned real estate investor and general contractor. What turned out as a hobby upholstering old furniture, would later transpire Adam into becoming a real estate investor. He purchased his first investment property in 2009 and over the course of 10 yrs was involved in property management and project management overseeing the workflow of residential and commercial projects. Adam’s creative passion in home design stems from his background in film envisioning different concepts on home remodels. With a strong customer service background, he keeps the project in view and the customer in mind. 

The Partnership
Both Milwaukee natives, Steven Westerhausen and Adam Smith have been in the service industry for a combined 35+ years. Steven began as a barback at Buca di Beppo. Adam began as a barback at Have A Nice Day Café. It is at Wherehouse/Hot Water where they would begin working together as bartenders and built a long-lasting friendship and business partnership. After Wherehouse/Hot Water was sold, the birth of Freight 38 would begin. They remodeled and created a unique, one of a kind space available for rentals. The décor and intimate background reflect the vision Adam and Steve created. Freight 38’s presence in the Walker’s Point area has created a buzz in the year it has been open. They have hosted Salsa Saturday’s where popular dance instructors in the nation come to give dance lessons and musical acts play live. Adam and Steve continue to be innovators and create experiences for everyone to enjoy at Freight 38.


Register Here

This event is free, but registration is required.  Your morning coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

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