Our company's strength is in redefining possibilities.

About The Commonwealth Companies

The Commonwealth Companies is a team of highly experienced developers, contractors, property managers and landscape professionals. Since 2001, we have been a leader in innovative real estate 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. 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 sustainability 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), Rob Hutter (Senior Vice President – Construction), and David Ritchay (Senior Vice President – Development and Asset 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.


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Commonwealth has been extremely professional and courteous to the staff and the residents still living in our facility. They exceeded our expectations during the construction project as well as during the renovation of a 1923 school. Both projects have turned out to be beautiful and successful for our community.

Nancy McKenzie, Executive Director , Rhinelander Housing Authority