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Meet Our Design Build Team

Brian Becker

Owner / Sales Manager

Brian Becker has worked in the construction field most of his life. He started when he was a sophomore in high school in 1976; he worked in the field for the next seven years and opened and operated his own construction company in 1983 from a home office. In 1990 he became a general contractor when he partnered with his family and expanded the company into a family owned and operated business—Lakewood Companies.

The office in Arbor Vitae was built in 2004 to accommodate design / build services in Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

Brian and his design build team are committed to doing every project right, on time, within budget, and with the highest quality service and construction in the Northwoods—the way home building and remodeling should be. He and his design build team regularly attend Dwelling Contractor Certification courses and are fully licensed and insured in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.


Nancy Otto

Financial / Office Manager

Nancy joined the Lakewood Companies team in spring of 2015. She brings with her several years of experience in cost accounting, financials, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and human resource management. Nancy received a bachelors degree in Business Management from Upper Iowa University. Nancy is often the first person a client talks to about their construction needs, as well as the last person to assist in closing their construction project. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, crafts and being in the outdoors.


Bob Nikolai

Field Superintendent

Bob brought 44 years of construction experience to Lakewood Companies. He started out as a laborer. After learning the trades, he advanced to a carpenter position, and then to an estimator position. Bob operated his own construction business for several years before coming to Lakewood Companies as Field Superintendent. Bob enjoys the challenge of building, as well as the science of new products that make homes durable, sustainable, and healthy for Clients. Bob enjoys golf and fishing when he is not spending time with his grandchildren.