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 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 30 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 20 years in the construction industry, half 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 40 years in the construction industry most 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 30 years 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.

John Robinson, Senior Project Manager

John utilizes his strong leadership and construction management skills to guide project team in execution of large scale multi-phased construction projects.  He maintains effective performance levels to achieve desired goals and potential.  John will utilize his 30 years of construction experience to ensure client satisfaction.  John has an M.A. in Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and an B.A. in Architecture from Howard University.

Luke Meyer, Project Manager

Luke has 10 years in the construction industry both in management and in the field.  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.

Jim Musty, Project Assistant/Project Coordinator

Jim has 10 years’ experience and is a team leader in both Commercial and Residential Construction.  He has a proven track record of handling multiple projects in a timely fashion with an eye on the budget.  Jim has a degree in architectural and interior design from Erie Community College.

Patty Santiago, Project Administration

Patty works 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 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.

Jim Sherwin, General/Senior Superintendent

Jim has over 40 years of experience in construction with 35 years as a Superintendent.  He has built buildings from 10,000 to 340,000 square feet; renovations and ground up.    Jim is a team player and works to solve problems by presenting solutions.   Jim successfully leads the site to meet the client expectations for cost and schedule.