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Our Story

It began in 1967, when Erwin Geis launched a small construction business in Macedonia, Ohio. With a compelling combination of innovation and work ethic, the company found immediate success — an upward trajectory that continued when son’s Fred and Greg joined Geis Companies.

Today, The company continues to grow into a major force, focusing on exceptional execution of complicated projects. Our company has become a multi-million dollar development and construction business, with more than 150 skilled professional staff.

With an eye toward strategic growth, Greg identified a potential partner with Jeffrey Martin, President – Geis Construction, over 20 years ago. A well established Engineer by trade who happened to have a remarkable instinct for construction, Jeff has earned significant recognition for development and construction work over his years in business.

Our vision is to be the best total service company which provides the Full-Cycle Approach to assure our clients’ success in “building” their future.

“I’m Going To Die With My Dirty Boots On!” – Erwin Geis

ERWIN GEIS 1933-2002

Meet Some Of Our Team

At Geis Companies, we rely on honesty, discipline and hard work and believe our success can be attributed to upholding core values that date back to the beginning of the company.

Greg Geis
Greg GeisOwner - GEIS Companies
Mr. Geis is an entrepreneurial force driving innovative development opportunities for customers and the community. By word and action, Greg establishes the company’s
mission, strategy, and objectives upon a foundation of integrity, long term stakeholder relationships, and continuous creation of value. Reputation is Geis Companies’ most precious asset.
With a lifetime of expertise in sales, development, design, construction, and property management, Greg leads a team of real estate professionals that generate business through innovation focused on customer satisfaction and quality. Greg sets a fast pace that moves each project to a shared success.
Conrad Geis
Conrad GeisDirector / Managing Partner - GEIS Companies
Conradʼs primary role at Geis Development is the acquisitions of existing buildings, sale leasebacks, real estate financing, and joint venture efforts. Conrad oversees strategic planning and management of day-today operations, including deal structure, budget preparation, due diligence, pro-forma review, leasing, finance, and construction of new development deals.
Conradʼs work reflects his ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with all levels of management, employees, clients, and vendors. He has proven to be not only dedicated to his career but also motivated to acquire additional skills in design/build construction.
Jen Diasio, AIA, NCARB, LEED APArchitect, President GLSD Architects, GDOT Design
Mrs. Diasio is president of GLSD Architects where she coordinates the architectural, design, and engineering efforts to produce design development and construction documentation, interior design, LEED certification, and procurement. She is responsible
for transitioning the initial design documents and guaranteed pricing into a full set of architectural drawings, while orchestrating rigid timelines in order to keep the construction project on schedule. Jen also meets with clients directly to ensure that the details meet their requirements and satisfaction. She has over twenty years of experience working in a truly design/build environment.
Bill Carney
Bill CarneySuperintendent, GEIS Construction
Mr. Carney is a Visionary Operations Executive with over twenty years of experience in the construction industry managing all levels of multiple projects including budgeting and administration. Bill has completed hundreds of tenant builds, overseeing the construction from demolition to finish on many of these fast-paced projects. Bill prides himself on being on time and on budget. He has the knowledge, leadership, and communication skills needed to resolve both contract and responsibility disputes
in the field. Bill has been a part of the Geis team for over four years, and is now a vital part of the design build national developer.
Jesse Power
Jesse PowerProject Manager, GEIS Construction
Mr. Power is responsible for overseeing the project, hiring and approving work completed by subcontractors, negotiating contracts, developing budgets, and creating timelines for the completion of the project. If issues arise with contractors or permitting, Jesse will resolve any conflicts with either the subcontractors or government officials.
He also works as a liaison between the construction team, architects, designers, owners, and stakeholders of the project to facilitate communication, decision making, and problem solving. Ultimately, Jesse is committed to successfully delivering each project from development to completion.
Jeff Martin
Jeff MartinPresident - GEIS Construction
As the president of Geis Construction, Mr. Martin directs all aspects of the effort to design and build each project undertaken during the year. Initial client contact, as well as ongoing communication with the sales team, ensures that he has a thorough
understanding of the project from a timing and systems standpoint.
With over thirty years of construction experience, and twenty years with Geis Companies, Jeff brings a wealth of knowledge, innovation, and solutions expertise to each project. He delivers the Geis promise of “on time and under budget.”
Bob Fridrich
Bob FridrichSr. Vice President, GEIS Construction
Mr. Fridrich brings with him diverse professional experience, working his way up from an estimating engineer, developing detailed project budgets, to now, a project manager. Bob has also completed builds as a superintendent, where he managed work to ensure quality, safety, and scheduled completion based on plans and specifications. As project engineer, he has continued to develop budgets as well as negotiate and track cost changes, review AIA billing documents, contract scope changes, and lead owner and architect status meetings.
Andy Meermans
Andy MeermansElectrical Coordinator, GEIS Construction
Mr. Meermans has nineteen years of experience and has been with Geis Companies as a Systems Engineer for four years. As such, he has taken the lead on systems engineering for the entire Industrial and Commercial division. Prior to his tenure at Geis he served
as Project Manager for a greenfield startup of scintillation crystal growth and hermetic containment facility, as well as a plant manager for lean manufacturing conversion and integration facility for OEM retail ready consumer and professional grade products.
Kevin Hartfelder
Kevin HartfelderProject Manager, GEIS Construction
Mr. Hartfelder joined The Geis Companies with over 10 years of Engineering and Construction Management experience in the power / industrial sector. He is a results
oriented, multi-skilled construction and engineering professional with experience in project management, project engineering, project controls, and contract management.
Leroy Williams
Leroy WilliamsSuperintendent - GEIS Construction
After 25 years of service in the United State Army overseeing construction
project management and inspecting military facilities for code violations and
needed repairs Mr. Williams retired as a Master Sergeant. Leroy has continued
working in the construction industry for the past 12 years both as superintendent and Quality Control Manager where he has developed excellent working relationships with vendors and contractors. His commitment to working closely with client’s and staff ensures that the project stays on track and incorporates any special requirements.
Bill Bonazza
Bill BonazzaSenior Designer, GLSD Architects
Mr. Bonazza has been working in the architectural industry for the last thirty
years, fourteen of it at Geis, a truly design build developer. He has experience
using Revit and AutoCAD to design numerous buildings including high rises,
industrial, commercial, retail, medical, and educational. His strong work ethic
gets the job done on time while still producing high quality drawings. Bill is a
valuable resource and an integral part of the Geis Companies.
Greg Seifert, NCARB, LEED AP
Greg Seifert, NCARB, LEED APVice President, GEIS Construction - Partner, GLSD Architects
Mr. Seifert is the lead Design Development Architect, performing initial design and site layout. He interacts with potential clients to determine their current and future needs based upon site visits, interviews and observation. Greg works with estimating staff and contractors in order to determine the scale and scope. Goals are set with both in-house staff and the client in order to keep the project moving at the proper pace. Outside influences, such as Municipal Zoning Codes and State and National Building Codes are considered and incorporated into the project to secure planning and zoning authorization and building permits. Greg is also well versed in civil engineering, surveying, and the land acquisition process.
Joe Schapel
Joe SchapelChief Financial Officer, Geis Companies
Joseph Schapel is the Chief Financial Officer of Geis Companies. He has
many years of experience in the construction, property management,
and development industries. Mr. Schapel has been involved with all facets of the property management business including financial reporting, finance structures, and tenant relations. He currently oversees the accounting, finance, and tax functions for construction, property management, architectural services, development, hospitality, and furniture procurement divisions.
Brandon Kline
Brandon KlineDirector of Design Development Urban & Mixed Use Specialist - Architect, GEIS Construction
Mr. Kline joined Geis Companies in 2012, with an extensive background in the design industry, focusing on Mixed-Use and Retail Projects across the country. His expertise includes Urban Development, Historic Restoration, Retail, Hospitality, Multi-Family, and Commercial Office Space, built both locally and nationwide. Mr. Kline’s design, execution, and leadership as the Lead Designer for GLSD Architects, on The 9 – Cleveland, a Historic Restoration Project, transformed Geis’ Building portfolio with this award winning and iconic property. Mr. Kline has a wide skill set, which include his creativity, quick thinking, unique ability to resolve problems, and ability to work with
construction partners.
Tyler Mitchel
Tyler MitchelLead Estimator - GEIS Construction
As lead estimator at Geis Construction, Mr. Mitchell is responsible to direct the estimating department in all aspects of bidding and budgeting. From conceptual design through project buyout, he has a proven track record of establishing budgets early in the design phase and monitoring the project through buyout to ensure schedule,
quality, and costs meet the owner’s expectations. Tyler brings with him over ten years of industry experience.
Trevor Extine
Trevor ExtineArchitect - GEIS Construction
Mr. Extine is a Design Development Architect. Working with potential clients, Trevor provides initial plans and site layouts to ensure the client’s needs are obtained and functional while ensuring compliance with all applicable codes. Acquiring approvals from Planning and Zoning, Architectural Review Boards, and City Planning committees are also Trevor’s responsibilities. He works with estimators and contractors on a daily basis to keep all aspects of any project within defined scopes and schedules. Trevor has a “no-fear” approach to any project no matter how big, small, or complex it may

Expert Clients Agree

“Your team met and exceeded my expectations, and that is hard to do. You delivered on your promises, you met deadlines, you stayed within budget, and your team on site was friendly and customer-service oriented. I really appreciated that. … Thanks for being a terrific partner.”


“Not only did the Geis team design an extraordinary building, but they built it on time and under budget!”


“Not only would I not hesitate to work with them again, I wouldn’t even consider working with anyone else.”


“We selected Geis, in a large part, due to the success of our last facility that Geis constructed in 2007.”