Our Team

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

Mindy Hayes, President and Owner

Mindy has twelve 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 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 Construction and Equipment Business opened in 2009.

Prior to Hayes Construction, Mindy oversaw a $100 million dollar investment division of M&T Bank.  She acted as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.  While there, she managed a team of over fifty individuals including a dedicated operations and project management team.

Jeff Hayes, Vice President and Owner and Project Executive

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 as a Senior Project Manager with Uniland Development Company, where his average project was valued at over $5 million.  Finally realizing his dream as co-founder of Hayes Construction.

Paul Nyznyk, Operations and Safety Manager

Paul has over ten years in the construction industry, nine of which are in construction management.  Prior to becoming Operations and Safety Manager he successfully ran 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. His previous experience as a Project Manager allows him to review our processes and improve the daily operations as needed and ensure all operations are running smoothly.  Paul holds an associate degree in Building Management and Maintenance Technology from Erie Community College.  Paul is an OSHA certified Safety Professional.

Project Management Team

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.

Tim Burley, Senior Project Manager

Tim has over three decades of experience in the construction industry.  He started in the field as a foreman, ran his own commercial construction company and has over twenty years as a project manager.  Having run his own company, Tim understands the importance of bridging relationships.  Tim has a proven track record in cost savings and meeting or exceeding schedules.

Lance McGlynn, Project Manager/Superintendent

Lance is a results-oriented leader with proven success in domestic and international construction management.  He is a Civil Engineer with 10 years’ experience designing, implementing, and managing hazardous waste remediation projects throughout the United States leading teams of geologists, engineers, and contractors for many of the world’s largest global companies. Nationwide construction management, product development and estimating, design and engineering, logistics, technical support, appropriated and non-appropriated government and commercial contract development. He has a strong track record of increasing sales while spearheading operational improvements to drive productivity and efficiency.  Lance holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Luke Meyer, Project Manager

Luke has seven years in the construction industry both in administration and field work.  Luke is a team player that understands the customer comes first.  He has the attitude and ability to drive the project to success.  Luke has a BS from Alfred State College in Construction Management.

Ben Perkins, Senior Project Manager

Ben has over twenty years in construction focusing on estimating and project management.  His background includes managing several school and municipal projects ranging from $6 to $30 million as well as private construction from design through closeout.  Ben has a proven history of on time, on budget and high-quality project completions.

Patty Santiago, Administrative Assistant

Patty work directly with the Operations Managers and Project Managers to ensure the daily tasks of the office are complete. Patty processes payroll and manages the invoice process. Her role is critical to the daily operation of the company.

Project Supervision Team

Richard Lindner, Superintendent

Ricky has over 15 years of experience in construction. Starting as a construction carpenter, he has moved up throughout the years as his skills have progressed. Ricky is a forward thinker and ideal for planning ahead on a project.  He is schedule driven and works as a team to accomplish the project.

Charlie Muntz, Superintendent

Charlie has over 10 years’ experience in the construction field. Starting as a carpenter with Hayes, Charlie progressed to a foreman and currently is a superintendent after showing motivation to go above and beyond projects assigned to him. He has a critical role in the daily activities on a job to ensure other employees and subcontractors are working to complete a project and surpass expectations.

Larry Rudolph, General/Senior 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.  Larry is an integral part of the team and is critical to the daily operations.