Chad Calmes is Chief Executive Officer of Bayland Buildings, Inc. and
holds a seat on the Bayland Buildings, Inc. Advisory Board. Chad is
responsible for overseeing all company departments, developing
internal processes and executing the day-to-day strategies of
executive management. Previously, as Vice President of Operations Chad
managed all construction field operations, including quality, safety,
HR leadership, talent acquisition, and facilities.
Chad's construction experience goes back over 20 years and includes
involvement in trades, design, estimating, project supervision and
project management. He has been with Bayland Buildings, Inc. for 18
years and has held a seat on the Advisory Board since 2013. Chad has
an associate's degree from NWTC in Architectural Design and is also
As Chief Financial Officer of Bayland Buildings, Dan Verhagen is
responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the business
including accounting practices, budgeting, and financial planning. He
works closely with the accounting department managing their day-to-day
operations, and also manages Bayland's IT department. Dan has over 29
years of accounting experience and has been at Bayland Buildings for
Steve Ambrosius founded Bayland Buildings, Inc. in 1991 with 2
employees. Steve's vision, leadership, commitment to quality and
customer first philosophy have grown the company to 250 full-time
employees with over $100M in annual revenue. He serves as the
Chairman on Bayland Buildings' Leadership Advisory Board. Steve
structured Bayland Buildings, Inc. as an ESOP which allows employees
to become owners of the company.
With 26 years of building design experience and engineering, Roger
Thiel leads the Bayland engineering and drafting department while
overseeing all structural engineering operations and fabrication
design. Roger also holds a seat on the Bayland Buildings, Inc.
Roger's primary expertise lies in commercial and agricultural
projects. He joined the Bayland team in 2003. Roger is a licensed
professional engineer in the states of Wisconsin and Michigan, and
holds a bachelor's degree in agricultural engineering from the
University of Wisconsin - Madison.
As Vice President of Customer Acquisition, Shawn Mueller drives
revenue growth by managing Bayland’s project executive team in
addition to developing and evolving overall client relations. With
over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, Shawn
provides his team with leadership and career development to
successfully exceed growth initiatives. Shawn also holds a seat on the
Bayland Buildings, Inc. Advisory Board
Shawn held positions at Bayland Buildings, Inc. as a general laborer,
foreman and project superintendent, before making the transition into
project executive in 2003. Attention to detail and his ability to
effectively communicate with his team is key to successfully
developing every project.
As Vice President of Operations Steve Wenninger oversees the
management and growth of Bayland’s project teams specific to project
management, supervision, purchasing and scheduling. Steve also manages
integrating new hires into the project team and holds a seat on the
Bayland Buildings, Inc. Advisory Board.
Bill has over 34 years of architectural and construction experience,
was principal in charge and president of his own architectural firm
for 14 years, licensed in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio,
Nebraska, Indiana, and is LEED AP BD&C certified since 2009. Bill
is currently a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)
and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
Bill carries broad construction experience. With past employers, he
was in charge of Client Services from business
development through planning, design, and construction management. His
Key roles included RFP response, interview presentations, code
review, design, design and construction team coordination/management,
and financial management. He is currently the VP of
Architectural Services with Bayland Buildings, Inc.
As Vice President of Marketing and Commercial Business Development
Dean Hunt is responsible for creating client partnerships and new
market opportunities. Dean connects with existing and potential
clients serving as a starting point within the building process. Dean
also spearheads the marketing department with previous experience in
the architecture, construction, professional services, nonprofit and
consumer good industries, which brings a skilled flare to his team.