Commonwealth always welcomes new business opportunities and relationships and we take great pride in our entrepreneurial spirit. We believe our size is our competitive advantage. Small enough to offer superior flexibility for the customer while providing a substantial cost savings over large firms that need to cover huge overhead, yet large enough with the technical expertise and manpower to complete multimillion dollar projects.


The Commonwealth Companies is a team of highly experienced developers, contractors, property managers and landscape professionals. For over 15 years we’ve been a leader in the development of affordable housing, superior and cost-efficient construction processes, state of the-art property operations, and creative landscape projects.

At the core of our business is the development of affordable housing with the utilization of federal low income tax credits nationwide. We’re proud of our reputation as a market leader responsible for the creation of over 1,200 affordable housing units known for their unique details and amenities. When our tenants start calling their rental unit their home, we know we have accomplished our goals.

Commonwealth projects reflect our commitment to community. The adaptive reuse of existing buildings continues to lead us down the path of an expanding and diversified development portfolio. Reuse of existing buildings provides support and sustainment to existing communities. Our portfolio of adaptive reused buildings encompasses schools, churches, hospitals and factory buildings.

The foundation to our company’s continued success and growth is its employees. We insist on hiring and retaining the absolute best and brightest in every area and actively look for talent to strengthen our team and create new opportunities. Senior management includes Brent Schumacher (Executive Vice President - The Commonwealth Companies), BJ Bolka (Chief Financial Officer - The Commonwealth Companies), Rick Nierzwicki (Senior Vice President - Construction), Rob Hutter (Vice President - Construction), and Lisa Barkelar (Vice President - Property Management) . Their combined experience represents over 100 years in the business.

We’re optimistic about the future and know our exceptional employees, entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to community will continue to open doors to new opportunity.


Louie A. Lange III, President