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 close to 15 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 nearly twenty 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 forty years in the construction industry half of which is 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.

Luke Meyer, Project Manager

Luke has close to 10 years in the construction industry both in management 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.

Tony Pedacchio, Project Manager

Tony has nearly 15 years in the construction industry.  The variety of roles he has excelled in make him well suited to manage both commercial and residential projects.  He has had various supervisor roles and acted as Project Manager for development companies as well as construction.   His background as property manager helps him to understand the client’s needs.  Tony is an effective manager of the team to ensure the projects schedule and budget align with the clients.

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 20 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 close to 20 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 forty years’ 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.