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Meet the People of Immel Construction

An Atmosphere of Teamwork

Immel Construction strives to create an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation among all parties involved in a project. We believe in making design and construction a positive experience. We also believe that all parties involved in a project must know exactly what they need to do and when they must do it.


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Kelly Hafeman, President

With more than 41 years’ experience in the industry and 25 of those years spent working at Immel Construction, Kelly has built a diverse portfolio. Even though he’s company president, Kelly continues to remain hands on. His responsibilities include oversight of the company operations including estimating, corporate investments, purchasing, sales, corporate relations, public relations, and marketing. Kelly is a past President for the Wisconsin Association of General Contractors. He is a licensed commercial pilot, and enjoys flying his planes, especially on trips to visit his grandchildren.


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Pete Smits, Executive Vice President

Pete is a co-owner of Immel and has over 31 years of experience in the industry. He has years of experience working on complicated, phased, large-scale retail projects. His resume includes a diverse portfolio of work in all market sectors. Pete’s responsibilities include overall administrative and technical management on construction projects from the pre-construction phase through final acceptance by the client, including estimating, project scheduling, quality control, and on-time completion. Pete is an avid golfer and enjoys spending weekends with his family “up north” on the lake.


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Alex Santos, LEED AP, Director of Project Management

Alex’s responsibilities include overall administrative and technical management of the project management staff. He has extensive experience directing construction on large scale developments, primarily for commercial clients. He has worked on a variety of projects and excels at project management. In addition to budgeting and planning, he oversees projects from the pre-construction phase through final acceptance by the client. Alex is a LEED Accredited Professional by the United States Green Building Council. Alex enjoys both playing golf and coaching a local high school girls’ golf team.


Home Page - Leadership - Paul Martzke 1038 Immel July 2018

Paul Martzke, AIA, LEED AP, Director of Business Development

Paul acts as our liaison to the design team during the preconstruction phase, coordinating the work of all of the various members of the group.  He utilizes his background in design to merge Immel’s efforts with the goals of the Owner and Architect. Paul also coordinates the business development, marketing, and sales efforts for Immel.  Paul is a registered Architect in the State of Wisconsin and a LEED Accredited Professional by the United States Green Building Council. He currently serves on the Board of Directors as Vice President for the Wisconsin chapter of the American Institute of Architects and is a past Board member for the Wisconsin Association of General Contractors.  Paul loves winter, and divides his time between snowmobiling and ice fishing.


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Steve Hucek, Director of Estimating

Steve provides managerial responsibility for our estimating department, coordinating multiple estimates simultaneously as well as review responsibility for multiple or large estimates. As our lead estimator specializing in retail construction, Steve understands the impact that a tight schedule can have on a project budget. When appropriate, Steve will make comparative estimates and provide value engineering on different types of construction to provide a client with multiple options. Steve also is responsible for negotiating and issuing contracts to our subcontractors and suppliers. By carefully reviewing bids and the requirements of the project document, he ensures that the scope of work for each trade is defined and within budget. Steve enjoys time on with his daughter on his boat, fishing in both Green Bay and Lake Michigan.


Home Page - Leadership - Brian Wetzel 3081 Immel July 2018

Brian Wetzel, Director of Risk Management & Field Operations

Brian provides administration of the field operations of the company including management and placement of field personnel, materials, and equipment. He serves the key role of overseeing and directing the field supervision of the company and coordinating their efforts with the project management team. Brian is proud to direct Immel’s efforts in safety, storm water pollution prevention planning, and worker compliance. Prevention of injuries to our employees, customers, suppliers, and anyone else who may visit our job sites is his first and primary concern. When he is not camping with his family, Brian also enjoys spending time outdoors hunting and fishing.