Together our key personnel have an average of over twenty-five years in the construction industry with twenty years in a management role.    In addition to the following, we have a team of experienced foreman, skilled carpenters and laborers.

Mindy Hayes, President and Owner

Mindy has ten years in construction and over twenty years of operations and project management experience.  She oversees day-to-day operations and finances for Hayes Construction Services. Mindy holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Canisius College, Wehle School of Business where she concentrated in Finance and MIS as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The State University of New York at Buffalo where she focused in Financial Analysis and Marketing. Mindy is a managing member of SM Hayes LLC, a Women Owned Business in Erie County.

Jeff Hayes, Vice President and Owner

Jeff has over thirty years of experience dedicated to commercial and residential construction and project management. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Niagara University where he concentrated in Management and Computer Information Systems.

Jeff entered construction with a focus on residential real estate. In the early nineties, Jeff moved from the residential market to commercial and worked at the Ciminelli Companies as an Estimator, Project Engineer and Project Manager. He spent over a decade with Uniland Development Company, where his average project was valued at over $5 million.  Finally realizing his dream as co-founder of Hayes Construction.

Michael Lignos, Vice President of Construction

Michael has over fifteen years in construction experience, ten of which are in management.  He has a balance of commercial and residential experience.  His background, leadership and time management skills are critical to managing our projects.  Michael has been a business owner and understands the importance of bridging relationships.  He is a senior member of the team at Hayes Construction

Paul Nyznyk, Operations and Safety Manager

Paul has over ten years in the construction industry, nine of which are in construction management.  He successfully runs multiple projects simultaneously while keeping the finite details at the forefront.  Paul is a key member of the team at Hayes responsible for all workings of the home office.  Paul holds an Associate’s Degree in Building Management and Maintenance Technology from Erie Community College.

Ryan Adams, Assistant Project Manager

Ryan holds an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering and an Associate Degree in Construction Management from Erie Community College.  He is focused on the details of the project such as subcontractor relations, project budgets, managing submittals, creating schedules and estimating.  Ryan provides necessary support for Project Managers by handling administrative tasks for change orders, submittals and RFI’s.

Mark Brautlacht, Senior Project Manager/Estimator

Mark has over twenty-five years in the construction industry with the past fifteen in project management.  His background as an estimator and as a superintendent provide Mark with the bench strength necessary for success as a project manager.  Mark holds a Bachelor of Science from Canisius College with concentrations in management and marketing.

Larry Rudolph, General Superintendent

Larry has over thirty-five years of experience in construction, primarily as a Superintendent.  He works closely with subcontractors and owners to ensure the work is completed according to cost and schedule.  Larry’s solid background provides the foundation necessary to drive projects through the finish line

Vince Jones, Superintendent/Residential Coordinator

Vince has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry mainly with a residential focus. His background running his own company as well as working in the field and managing projects makes him an important member of the team and lead of our residential division. Vince holds a Bachelors degree of Professional Studies from The State University of New York at Buffalo with a major in Architecture.