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.
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Scott R. Humber
Scott R. Humber, co-CEO, has been in the architecture industry in Wisconsin for over 38 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. His 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, co-CEO, 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.
Dustin R. Melzark
Dustin R. Melzark, President, brings a breadth and depth of experience to all projects he has his hands on. Dustin is a licensed Architect and general contractor in the state of Wisconsin. In 2008 he completed his architectural studies by earning a Master of Architecture and Certificate in Real Estate Development from UWM’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning. He loves working hand in hand with clients and enhancing their daily lives through quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Rather than a favorite room, his favorite space is the one that transitions – from room to room, from inside to outside, and more.
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Marie E. Kaysen
Marie E. Kaysen, our Vice President of Business Development, has been with us for 25 years. She studied journalism at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. Marie oversees our marketing, communications, in-house documentation and messaging, as well as HR, financials and managing accounts. Having 28 years of experience as a licensed real estate broker, Marie works with our clients to represent us through real estate transactions. She is proud of the legacy of great customer service that Lakeside has built and maintained throughout the community. At home, her favorite place is the kitchen, where she enjoys preparing new recipes for guests.
Todd A. Rabidoux
Todd A. Rabidoux, AIA, Vice President – 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. Todd considers it a privilege to be an integral part of the process of creating one’s home, the backdrop of a family’s memories. His favorite rooms 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 is a Project Director and Designer, who 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 are the main living spaces where family gathers and enjoys time together.
Gary Volkman is our Service Manager. Over the course of his career, he has honed a number of 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, work flow and clients. He loves being able to problem solve issues for Lakeside clients and bring unique solutions to office building problems. His favorite room in the house is the great room, where 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 enjoys the kitchen most. 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 graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. Early in her career, she has 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 says, “My favorite room is my “lounge” a 4-seasons room overlooking water where I spend most of my time – especially when the weather is nice!”
Ryan Zabjek is one of our service department employees. Ryan is eager to learn and use the skills necessary to get the job done. Along with his service experience, Ryan has a variety of landscape skills that he’s acquired through many years in the landscape industry. After spending his Freshman year in New York, Ryan is currently enrolled at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and is working towards a degree in Economics. Ryan’s favorite room in the house is the family room, where friends and family gather and memories are made.
Jennifer Zuercher is our Project manager. She brings seven years of custom millwork experience to Lakeside Development, plus over a decade of project management. She is dedicated to making every client’s vision a reality and giving them a space that they will love and enjoy every day. She lives in Merton with her husband, three children and Boxer puppy named Jack. Jennifer’s favorite space in a home is a screened-in porch with a fireplace – perfect for enjoying the beautiful Wisconsin outdoors even in the cooler months.