The Regency Family, Serving Your Family

Two-way communication is vital to any relationship. At Regency Builders, we believe it is our responsibility to establish and maintain clear lines of communication with our clients throughout the building process. You can rest assured that our dedicated team of experienced professionals will be responsive to you and will complete your project with the care you expect.

When building your home, we put passion and dedication into everything we do, with particular concentration on client communication, building systems, warranties, organization and details. You can count on your home being built with the best value now, and for it to maintain the best value in the future. This is how we have earned such a treasured base of loyal customers. Feel free to ask us for the past 20 clients that have built a home with Regency….we are confident that they will be great referrals.

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Regency Builders Team

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Jonathan Schoenheider

Owner

As an owner of Regency Builders, Jon will be heavily involved with the build of your new home. On the front end of your project, he will provide a cost analysis for the desired home, along with any additional factors that may come into play with your selected site. With profound insight about the budgeting process and building costs, Jon is the liaison between the Architect’s ideas and the financial picture. He facilitates the design team and offers architectural design guidance, while maintaining balance among your wants, needs, and budget.

Jon also manages the submission and approval process with the county, municipality, Department of Natural Resources, and state regulatory bodies that control various permitting. He has established strong relationships with the representatives of the various municipal agencies and has successfully navigated through several challenging projects, never giving up on bringing your dreams to life.

Aside from leading the initial stages of your new home build, Jon is also responsible for quality inspections, sales and marketing, building systems improvement, and the management of operations for Regency Builders. Much of his systems development can be attributed to active participation in the National Association for Home Builders’ (NAHB) 20 Program. Jon was also a past board member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and Metropolitan Builder’s Association (MBA).

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Mike Bertram

Owner

Mike joined the family business at inception in 1973. In his earlier days he trained with Framing Carpenters, Finish Carpenters, Tile Setters, Plumbers, Electricians, and Drywallers, setting the tone for him to become the best possible Project Manager in the industry. As the Lead Consultant for the Project Managers for home construction, Mike handles all of the construction draws and serves as the primary point of contact for construction communication with subcontractors and vendors. His expertise and keen eye for detail gives him the ability to walk into a room and dissect the structural integrity of the building. With a deep knowledge of structural, geotechnical, and survey engineering, Mike is able to assist our Architects in ensuring each home is matched to its ideal site. His years of hands-on experience give him the ability to generate the best solutions to the challenges we may face during the construction process. His efficiency is nothing short of amazing, typically completing homes ahead of schedule.

Mike has the ability to manage the most complicated home building projects and is also talented enough to jump in with a hammer around the job site. His customer-oriented focus on value-engineering and superior philosophy of quality work, drive him to treat every home as if it were his own. He is extremely passionate about his family legacy and works to perform to the best of his abilities each day.

Wendy Schoenheider

Wendy Schoenheider

Owner

As the daughter of Hank and Carol Bertram, the founders of Regency Builders, Wendy has been with the company her whole life. As part-owner of Regency, Wendy is responsible for reviewing the monthly financial information and creating financial statements for all the Regency corporations and partnerships, job analysis, and working with the external tax accountant to complete Regency’s tax returns.

Pat Hietpas

Pat Hietpas

President

Pat grew up in Northeastern Wisconsin working as a laborer for his father’s new home construction business. He has a bachelor’s degree from UW-Whitewater and a master’s degree from UW-Stout specializing in Construction Management. Pat has diverse experience in the construction industry, including project management and estimating in the commercial and residential sectors.

He joined the Regency Builders team in 2006, and his main focus is on working with our clients in the pre-construction planning stages. This includes project feasibility, analysis, and cost estimating – helping balance financial budgets with our clients’ dreams and desires. Pat prides himself on developing long-term relationships with our clients, and helping to create the game plan for a successful construction project, and a truly enjoyable building experience.

Chad Monty

Chad Monty

Project Manager

Chad joined Regency Builders in 2003 after working in the construction field as a Carpenter since 1997. As a Project Manager, Chad focuses his efforts on making sure each client’s vision becomes a reality. Chad wears many hats at Regency, including running many of the Renovations by Regency projects.

Aside from his duties as a Project Manager, Chad also assists with building maintenance, handles warranty work, and occasionally puts on his Salesman hat at the featured homes. As Mike’s right hand man, Chad joins him on all of the customer walk-throughs and is responsible for all customer service after occupancy. Chad will be more “picky” about your home than you will!

Kevin McLaughlin

Kevin McLaughlin

Project Manager

Working nearly four decades in residential construction, Kevin has experience in remodeling, where he began his journey in his father’s family construction company, progressing into managing multi-million dollar homes in the North Shore suburbs of Illinois. He spent 13 years as a Carpenter Foreman, which provided him with valued field experience in the trades that cannot be taught in the books. He joined Regency Builders in 2004 and continues to add to his vast experience, including attaining his Wisconsin CCP (Certified Construction Professional) designation and staying current with the latest building science methodology of this ever-changing industry.

From the first shovel in the ground, Kevin works shoulder-to-shoulder with his clients, through every step, to completion. He serves as a liaison to clients, City Inspectors, Engineers, and Architects to ensure the many facets of the project come together successfully. He has developed many long-term relationships with clients, which is a true testament to his commitment.

Nick Schoenheider

Nick Schoenheider

Project Manager

Beginning the 3rd generation, Nick Schoenheider proudly joins Regency Builders! Nick has been around the business his entire life, often showing homes for Regency’s Tour of Dreams or working summers with trusted Framing Carpenters. Nick has a bachelor’s degree from The University of Wisconsin – Madison in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Following graduation, he spent time in Seattle, WA in the Aerospace Industry as a Front Line Production Supervisor for a large machine shop and a Continuous Improvement Engineer building Boeing aircraft doors. During his years in college he worked at Aptar Corporation, a local plastic injection molding company, as a Quality Engineer for clients such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi. He also spent three years as Editor-in-Chief for The Wisconsin Engineer, the oldest student organization on campus.

Nick joined Regency in 2017. Like any family business, Nick wears many hats – Project Manager for new home construction, Sales in various Tour of Dreams homes, and one of the Lead Representatives for Renovations by Regency. Nick’s enthusiasm and go-getter attitude brings new youth to Regency, in hopes of continuing the brand of high-quality and extraordinary homes, for years to come!

Karen Polzer

Karen Polzer

Administrative Assistant

Karen joined Regency Builders in 2001 as an Administrative Assistant. She assists with all aspects of the office, including the processing of accounts payable and data entry. Karen provides support to the construction team by assisting with the preparation of bid presentations and change orders. Prior to joining Regency, she received her degree in finance from UW-Whitewater and worked in the banking industry for over 10 years.

Pam Callies

Pam Callies

Property Management Administrator

Pam has been a Property Management Administrator with Regency Builders since 1995. Her daily responsibilities include the accounting for Regency rental properties and assisting the Property Managers with any administrative duties such as rent collection, move-ins and move-outs, and lease administration. She is responsible for multiple residential properties, several office buildings, and our retail properties.

Debbie Schuenke

Debbie Schuenke

Office Manager

Debbie has been the Office Manager at Regency Builders since 1981. With over 30 years of experience working in the administrative areas of the construction industry, Debbie demonstrates a strong understanding of construction draws, account payables and receivables, along with the task of running the office for Regency Builders.

Our Extended Team

Our scrupulous standards do not only apply to our in-house team. The high expectations that we have for ourselves are also demanded from our subcontractors and are a requirement for them to be our qualified contractors.