Key People

LAURA SCHNITZLEIN, CEO

As the daughter of founder Wade Dickerson, Laura has grown up with knowledge and working understanding of the company. Prior to being appointed CEO, Laura was Secretary and Treasurer responsible for Human Resources, managing the organization’s corporate, commercial and residential properties, overseeing the operations of the accounting department as well cash management and risk management. Laura has been with Wade Ray since 1988.

STEPHEN SCHNITZLEIN, PRESIDENT

With 35 years of construction experience to his credit, Stephen Schnitzlein brings to his position at Wade Ray a unique set of skills and a passion for delivering construction excellence. During his tenure at Wade Ray, he held several management positions prior to assuming the firm’s presidency in 1998. Under Stephen’s leadership, Wade Ray has grown considerably and continues its tradition as one of the premier construction services provider.

WADE DICKERSON, CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANT

Prior to founding Wade Ray in 1976, Wade Dickerson was the general superintendent for one of the largest construction firms in New Jersey. Known for his incredible work ethic, Wade has inspired scores of workers to “do the job right the first time”. Wade has assembled a management team that reflects his strong belief that a firm’s commitment to quality and service starts with the people of the company.

TIMOTHY HILARCZYK,  SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Timothy Hilarczyk started in the industry 20 years ago. As an apprentice carpenter, he quickly worked his way up through the ranks as a journeyman, foreman, and superintendent. With his wide range of field experience, Mr. Hilarczyk excels in scheduling and managing Wade Ray’s most complex and time sensitive projects. He has been with Wade Ray for over 10 years.

DONALD J. SULLIVAN, ESTIMATOR

Donald Sullivan joined Wade Ray in 2000 as an Estimator. He received a Bachelor of Science from Davis & Elkins College in West Virginia and graduated from Kettering University with a Master of Science in engineering and management. Donald’s background includes 20 years in the construction industry. At Wade Ray, he is responsible for estimating, project management, quality control, and material procurement.

KEVIN POL, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER | DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Kevin has worked in the construction industry since 1986. He started his career as a carpenter for a custom home builder where customer satisfaction was his highest priority. He moved on to manage his families’ remodeling business for several years before joining Carpenter’s Local Union #393 where he advanced through the ranks of apprentice, journeyman, foreman, and superintendent. Kevin brings his strong organizational skills and years of relevant field experience to the team. He has been with Wade Ray for over 8 years.

ANTHONY VENTURA, PROJECT MANAGER

Anthony joined our team in 2013. He has been assisting our Project Managers in all aspects of their various projects. Anthony has a Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management as well as an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. Mr. Ventura is a member of NJ Carpenter’s Local Union #254 where he completed his Apprenticeship program and has worked on a variety of construction projects.

ROBERT LACQUA, PROJECT MANAGER

Robert has been working in the construction industry for twenty years as a project superintendent, chief estimator and Project/Senior Project Manager. He has successfully completed both new construction projects as well as interior fit-outs in the financial, retail and hospitality sectors and holds a B.S. in Finance from St. John’s University.

KARL SADOWSKI, LEED®AP PROJECT MANAGER

Karl joined Wade Ray in 2015. Karl has sixteen years of construction experience in project management, estimating and administration of new construction, capital improvement, renovations and maintenance projects. Mr. Sadowski is also a LEED Accredited Professional(LEED®AP), successfully passing the accreditation exam given by the Green Building Certification Institute and has worked on several interior fit up projects that have received LEED certification.

MELANIE SCHNITZLEIN, VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING

Melanie began at Wade Ray in early 2017. She works primarily in the NYC office, and is focused on partnership development, sales, and marketing. She brings her 8 years of experience as an Account/Project Manager on large-scale commercial furniture projects, for various Fortune 500 clients, doing everything from assisting clients with their design process, to supervising on-site installations. She has a natural passion for connecting with others, and for fostering new ideas. Melanie is proud to work for a certified WBENC business.