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, 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 4,500 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 communities. 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 adaptively reused buildings encompasses schools, churches, hospitals and factory buildings.

The foundation of 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. Executive management includes: Louie Lange III (Founder and President, The Commonwealth Companies), 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 opportunities.

News/Happenings

Top 50 Developers include Commonwealth

Commonwealth Development Corporation of America is among the top 50 affordable housing developers in the country. This year, Commonwealth ranks…
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Award for Friar House Flats in Green Bay, WI comes to fruition

Friar House Flats will consist of 40 units.  20 units will be in the historic Friary building and 20 units…
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Commonwealth was quick to respond to any need, both large and small, throughout the entire building process. It might sound too good to be true, but all we did was tell them what we wanted and they did it. Very simple and no surprises. It is easy to see why Commonwealth is a rapidly growing company.

Brian Lenz, President , Lenz Sales & Service, Inc.