Lakeside Development Company was founded in 1986 in Mequon, Wisconsin, by Scott Humber and Tom Zabjek. Through quality building and remodels, careful attention to every detail, and creating meaningful relationships with clients, Lakeside has set itself apart from the competition and created a brand that customers trust and authorities acclaim.
National and local professionals have spoken well of our designs and remodels. From the Metropolitan Builders Association and Ozaukee Realtors’ Association to Better Homes and Gardens and Houzz.com, industry publications and groups have validated our years of experience and expertise.
WHAT WE DO
At Lakeside, we work individually, with each client to learn their needs and design style, and deliver results that are both beautiful and functional. Pivoting with the times, and always providing the most in-demand high-end residential and commercial services, Lakeside has maintained a consistent commitment to quality and customer service.
Scott R. Humber
Scott R. Humber, CEO, has been in the architecture industry in Wisconsin for over 45 years. After receiving his architecture degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1976, he founded Scott R. Humber Co. in 1978. Eight years later, he teamed up with Tom Zabjek to create Lakeside Development. His most rewarding part of Lakeside’s work is the transformation of concepts sketched on paper into construction in real life. Scott’s favorite room of the house is a Screened Porch, giving residents the beauty of nature, without the concern of the elements. In his own screened porch, he installed a fireplace to extend his family’s use of the room beyond Summer.
Tom Zabjek, President, brings years of business experience as he leads Lakeside toward success and growth in the industry. His degree in marketing and management coupled with experience as a pharmaceutical executive have been instrumental in growing the company. His passion is purpose and longevity, especially in commercial and land development. He loves seeing a parcel of land become a neighborhood or commercial facility where people live and work. He enjoys helping people grow in their role at Lakeside, taking advantage of opportunities to accomplish phenomenal goals. His favorite room is a library, which combines organization with a prescribed casual functionality.
Todd A. Rabidoux
Todd A. Rabidoux, AIA, Director of Architecture, combines passion and knowledge to provide homeowners with uniquely memorable homes. Todd is a Licensed Architect and holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies (95’) from the University of Wisconsin, SARUP – UWM. He considers it a privilege to be an integral part of the process of creating one’s home, the backdrop of a family’s memories. Todd’s favorite rooms of the house are the spaces that take advantage of the building site, by having the best visual and physical connection to the outdoors.
Brian K. Scheive
Brian K. Scheive, Project Architect, works closely with both our clients and design team to bring new home construction and remodeling wishes to life. Brian is a licensed Architect and holds both a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies (1998) and a Master of Architecture (2000) from the University of Wisconsin, SARUP-UWM. Brian is most passionate in guiding our remodeling homeowners through the process of achieving quality design and function within one’s own budget. Brian’s favorite rooms of the house are the main living spaces where the family gathers and enjoys time together.
Gary Volkman, Service Manager, provides several years of refined mechanical and maintenance skills. He has worked as an HVAC and garage door installer, which gave him the necessary customer service and troubleshooting skills he uses every day in his work with Lakeside. Through experience as a painting crew manager, he has learned to manage expectations, workflow, and clients. He loves being able to problem solve for clients and provide unique solutions. Gary’s favorite room of the house is the Great Room, where the family gathers and memories are made.
Mark Nagy, Project Designer, enjoys the hands-on dynamic of residential architecture. Relationships with clients grow close over time, yielding results more rewarding than impersonal structures. Mark melds his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies (2004) and Master of Architecture (2009) from UW-Milwaukee, with 15 years of 3D design experience to help clients easily understand possibilities being considered. While two-dimensional drawings can be difficult to understand, 3D brings ideas to life. Mark’s favorite room of the house is the Kitchen. Bringing differing materials together in the kitchen for work is nearly as rewarding as at home where food, conversation, life, and laughter all come together. Plus, when the kids ask for a snack, the answer is within reach.
Susan Malmquist, Business Manager, graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. Early in her career, she worked in the oil and gas industry for many years and most recently served six years as Executive Director of a Mequon – based nonprofit organization. Susan’s favorite room of the house is her “Lounge,” a 4-seasons room overlooking water where she spends most of her time – especially when the weather is nice!
Jennifer Zuercher, Project Manager, provides seven years of custom millwork experience to Lakeside Development, and over a decade of project management in both residential and commercial construction. She enjoys the challenges that come with complex remodeling projects and is dedicated to making every client’s vision a reality. Consistently, Jennifer develops relationships with homeowners, suppliers, and trades to orchestrate all aspects of a project and in the end, delivers clients a space that they will love and enjoy every day. Jennifer’s favorite room of the house is a Screened-in Porch with a fireplace – perfect for enjoying the beautiful Wisconsin outdoors even in the cooler months.
Karl Apfelbach, Project Manager, brings fresh energy, curiosity, and a new perspective to Lakeside Development. Lakeside has been his home-away-from home for two years. Karl graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning & Design while earning All-American honors as a Division One collegiate athlete. He played professional volleyball in Germany, but since has transitioned and applied his diligence to all construction projects. In addition to project management, he is involved with marketing strategy, technology, and company culture. Karl’s prior experience working in production homebuilding in California has given him the necessary skills to successfully pursue building custom homes. Karl’s favorite rooms of the house are those that transition from inside to out. Porches, decks, patios, and screened in spaces provide areas to gather and enjoy what nature has to offer.
Caleb Vredenbregt, Project Manager, from Southeast Wisconsin, grew up balancing sports and Boy Scouts, earning the coveted rank of Eagle Scout. He has a degree from the Milwaukee School of Engineering in Architectural Engineering with a focus in Mechanical Systems. While at MSOE he competed in rowing and worked part-time at a design firm. Post college, he started as a Design Engineer at a local mechanical consulting company, devising creative solutions for nationwide projects. He then transitioned to an established commercial construction firm, managing the construction of upscale office and advanced healthcare facilities. Through this experience he has refined his hands-on expertise, project management, and spatial reasoning skills. Caleb’s favorite room in the home is the kitchen; this focal point of the home seems to always be the gathering place for friends and family to catch up, share a meal, and spend time with one another.
Kyle Zabjek, Real Estate and Account Manager, grew up in the Ozaukee County community and graduated from The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in 2019. Kyle enjoys working with others and has held various positions in the local business community. He thrives in a team-oriented environment and takes pride in providing the best service possible for others through his attentive listening and pure attention to detail. He’s recently obtained a Real Estate license in Wisconsin, and hopes to help new and established families settle in a place where they feel at home. Kyle’s favorite room in the house is the Kitchen. As an avid cook, he loves the warmth and connection a home cooked meal generates when surrounded by the ones you cherish most.