About | Leadership

Your Trusted Building Team 

Steve Ambrosius - President

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 200 full-time employees with over $80M 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.

Abraham Farley - Chief Operating Officer 

As Chief Operating Officer of Bayland Buildings, Inc. Abe Farley is responsible for overseeing all company departments, developing internal processes and executing the day-to-day strategies of executive management.  With over 20 years in the industry, Abe has experienced projects from all viewpoints making him well versed in the construction process.

Dan Verhagen - Chief Financial Officer 

As Chief Financial Officer of Bayland Buildings, Inc. 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 27 years of accounting experience and has been at Bayland Buildings, Inc. for 15 years.

Chad Calmes - Vice President of Operations

As Vice President of Operations, Chad oversees 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. Chad has been with Bayland Buildings, Inc. for over 15 years serving previously as the Lead Project Manager. Chad has an associate's degree from NWTC in Architectural Design and is also LEED accredited.

Shawn Mueller - Vice President of Customer Acquisition

As Vice President of Customer Acquisition, Shawn Mueller has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. His passion for serving Bayland's clients and exceptional leadership skills serves as a valuable resource to our sales team. Shawn's history with Bayland Buildings, Inc. includes, general laborer working on the crew, Lead man, Foreman and Project Supervisor before making the transition into Sales in 2003. Shawn's attention to detail and ability to effectively communicate with clients is key to successfully developing every project.

Roger Thiel - Structural Engineer

With 20 years of building design experience and engineering, Roger Thiel leads the Bayland Buildings, Inc. engineering and drafting department. 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.

Dean Hunt - Director of Marketing and Business Development

As Director 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.

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