Our Team

Together our key personnel have an average of twenty 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 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 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Peter Dufty, Senior Project Manager

Peter is a highly capable construction professional with a decade of expertise within various regions and responsibilities of the industry. He is an accomplished Project Manager for multi-million-dollar projects with overall responsibility of on-time and on-budget completions and has a proven track-record in surpassing quality and safety standards. His background, leadership and time management skills are critical to managing our projects.  Peter holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Ferris State University, is a LEED AP BD+C, and a CICTI Certified Healthcare Manager.

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.

Patty Santiago, Administrative Assistant

Patty work directly with the Operations manager and in ensuring 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 10 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 8 years’ experience in the construction field. Starting as a carpenter with Hayes, Charlie has he has progressed to a foreman role within the company after showing motivation to complete projects assigned to him. His role as foreman play a critical role in the daily activities on a job to ensure other employees and subcontractors are working to complete a project.

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.

Paul Smith, Foreman

Paul has close to 30 years’ experience in the construction field with the majority of that time being in the Foreman role. His past experiences allow him to manage jobs efficiently as well as help teach our field staff while working with him. Paul is well rounded in Rough framing, trim, drywall, ceilings and flooring.