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.

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.

Jennifer Fields, Office Manager

Jennifer has over twenty years in operations management, seven of which have been in the construction industry.  She also has over twenty-five years in customer service.  She is an advocate for our clients, employees and subcontractors and efficiently manages the details required for successful projects.  Jennifer holds a Master’s in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science from Medaille College.

Michael Lignos, Superintendent/Senior Project Manager

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 those relationships.

Ross Nostro, Senior Project Manager

Ross has over thirty years in the construction industry primarily in a management role.  Ross’s diverse background and experience provides valuable insight and contributes significantly to the planning, cost control, scheduling, safety, execution and completion of projects.  Ross holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design/Architecture from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Paul Nyznyk, Project 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 holds an Associate’s Degree in Building Management and Maintenance Technology from Erie Community College.

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