Owner – Jim Baratto
Owner – Ben Baratto
Baratto Brothers Construction owners, Jim Baratto and Ben Baratto, along with Partner and Director of Project Development, Eric Carder, wish to announce the opening of a commercial construction division as well as recent changes to Baratto Brothers Construction, Inc. With an office and show room in Crosslake, BBC will continue to build custom residential and commercial projects statewide.
Owner, Jim Baratto started Baratto Brothers Construction in 2002. Jim’s philosophy of craftsmanship and service has been and remains to be one of surrounding himself with craftsmen and employees that embrace honesty and hard work. He feels it is BBC’s responsibility to create perfection for clients along with a life time commitment to projects no matter how big or small they are. Jim possesses B.S. in Industrial Technology from Bemidji State University, a Masters from the University of St. Thomas in Curriculum and Instruction, and is Vocationally Certified through the State of MN in Sheet Metal and The Building Trades.
Owner, Ben Baratto holds 15 years of industry experience. Ben is a Bemidji State Graduate with a major in Construction Management. Ben’s expertise resides in field management and custom carpentry.
Partner – Eric Carder
Eric Carder has been recently made Partner in 2014 at Baratto Brothers Construction and is the Director of Project Development. Carder has been a team member of BBC since 2010 and has 15 years of industry experience. Carder is a St Cloud State alumnus and is currently working on his MBA.
CFO – Matt Radniecki
Matt Radniecki was recently promoted to CFO of Baratto Brothers Construction. Radniecki has been with BBC since 2013. Radniecki’s expertise is in management having earned his B.A. in Business Management from the College of Saint Scholastica as well as eight years of experience. Additionally, Radniecki will be receiving his CMA this spring and serves on the Executive Board of Directors as Treasurer for the Mid-Minnesota Builders Association.
Director of Commercial Construction – Eric Halbert
Returning to the Brainerd Lakes area and joining the BBC team is Eric Halbert as the Director of Commercial Construction. Halbert has 19 years of experience and graduated earning a B.S. in Industrial Technology with a concentration in Construction Management from Bemidji State University. Halbert’s portfolio of completed projects ranges from 50 thousand dollar office build-outs to 12 million dollar retail structures. Currently, Halbert is providing Project Management Services for the construction of the new Hampton Inn Hotel in Hibbing, MN and breaking ground this week on an addition for American National Bank of Pequot lakes, MN.
Project Development – Leah Nolan Heggerston
Another addition to the BBC Project Development team is Leah Nolan Heggerston. Leah has 20 years of experience in Marketing & Sales in the construction and real estate industry. Leah is a College of Saint Benedicts alumnus. Heggerston holds a MN real estate license, owns Pallet MN Lumber Mill, and has her own consulting company for land use projects.
Baratto Brothers Construction professionals will to bring the same honesty, integrity, Project Management techniques, craftsmanship and attention to detail to the commercial division that the residential division is known for since established in 2002.