Principals

Daniel D. Fitzgerald

Chief Executive Officer, President of Horizon Construction Group, Inc. and Horizon Development Group, Inc.

Daniel D. Fitzgerald is a principal, CEO of Horizon Develop Build Manage and President of the development and construction divisions. With Horizon since 1999, Dan also leads the business development efforts and has been involved in many of Horizon's residential, commercial and hospitality projects.

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John W. Thode, P.E.

Director of Quality Assurance & Development

John W. Thode, P. E., is a Principal and the Director of Quality Assurance & Development for Horizon. John joined Horizon in 1990, and in September of 1996 became an owner/partner of Horizon. He is responsible for overseeing the development and entitlement work in the residential, commercial and resort divisions. 

John has incredible expertise in schedule, budget and cost control. He is exceptional at value engineering both hard and soft costs, and has been involved with the vision, concept and creation of older adult housing for over 20 years.

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Philip J. Schultz

President of Horizon Management Services

Philip J. Schultz manages the Horizon residential and commercial divisions at our Milwaukee office. Phil joined Horizon in 1998 and became an owner/partner in 2002. Phil has been active in real estate development and construction since 1985 and specializes in the development of sustainable communities with an emphasis on senior and mixed use communities. Phil has developed and built over 2,800 units of senior housing.

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E. Jay Gering

Vice President of Construction

With over 24 years of experience in all trades of construction, E. Jay Gering is a Principal and Vice President of Construction, working with superintendents and project managers on a day-to-day basis, ensuring that Horizon’s services are accomplished in a professional, safe and timely manner. He takes a collaborative approach to construction, troubleshooting and resolving project issues as they arise to help maintain budgets and schedules. E. Jay understands and addresses different stake-holder agendas to deliver successful projects that maintain high quality standards.

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Ryan Alvin

Vice President of Construction

Ryan Alvin, Principal and Vice President of Construction, oversees all of the firms budgeting, pre-construction and project management services. Ryan leads the project team in attaining budget requirements, ensuring a competitive buyout process and supporting all of the project managers who report to him. He assists clients from the conceptual development stage with early cost-estimating, phasing and site logistics expertise, through final construction, making sure that the project gets completed on time and within budget.

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John K. Faust, CPA

Principal

John K. Faust is a principal and former C.E.O. and C.F.O. of Horizon based in Madison, Wisconsin. John joined Horizon in November of 1995, and in September of 1996 became an owner/partner of Horizon. Since joining Horizon the company has developed more than 3500 residential units and constructed in excess of $550 million in real estate. Prior to joining Horizon, John was Treasurer of Heartland Properties, Inc. and its affiliate Capital Square Financial Corp. in Madison.

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Charles V. Heath

Founder, Principal Emeritus

Prior to retiring in 2011, Charles V. Heath was the C.E.O. of Horizon. As a Principal Emeritus, Chuck maintains a relationshipwith Horizon, acting as an advisor on strategic planning and business development. Horizon was founded by Chuck in 1984 asa real estate development company. Today, Horizon has grown todesign, build and manage commercial, retail, residential, industrial real estate and indoor water resorts. Under Chuck’s leadership, the Company successfully developed property valued at more than $500 million.

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