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 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.

Abraham Farley - Chief Executive Officer 

Named Chief Executive Officer as of 2017, Abe Farley is responsible for overall operations of Bayland Buildings, Inc. with a key focus on achieving and exceeding performance expectations while maintaining Baylands core values and mission. Abe also holds a seat on the Bayland Buildings, Inc. Advisory Board.

Previously, Abe assumed the role as Chief Operating Officer and was 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 also held various positions within Bayland such as, general laborer, foreman, project superintendent, estimator and project executive. His experience plays a key role in his successful leadership style as well as positioning Bayland for future growth.

Dan Verhagen - Chief Financial Officer 

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 17 years.

Chad Calmes - Chief Operating Officer

Chad Calmes is Chief Operating 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 LEED accredited.

Shawn Mueller - Vice President of Customer Acquisition

As Vice President of Customer Acquisition, Shawn Mueller drives revenue growth by and 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.

Dean Hunt - Vice President of Marketing and Business Development

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.

Steve Wenninger - Vice President of Fulfillment 

As Vice President of Fulfillment 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.

Roger Thiel - Vice President of Engineering Services

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. Advisory Board.

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.

William Aubrey- Vice President of Architectural Services 

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 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.