About us

Chuck Bainey

President & CEO
Chuck has worked for The Bainey Group for over 20 years. Chuck has a passion for helping the project managers with complex projects and situations, and strives to improve the quality of life for all employees. Chuck's project portfolio is diverse having completed hundreds of tenant improvement projects and several new office and industrial buildings. Chuck's knowledge of how a Property Manager-Broker-Tenant relationship works makes him a valuable tool in helping to get a deal done. At home, Chuck enjoys all of his time with his wife Meredith, and children Elsa and Evan.




Joey Zimmerman

Vice President & Sr. Project Manager
Joey acquired his Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He has been with The Bainey Group, Inc. for 13 years and he has over 19 years of construction experience. Joey has an amazing will to succeed and he sets high standards of himself to exceed customer's expectations. Joey enjoys spending time with his wife Molly and their two daughters Gabrielle & Danielle as well as hunting, weight training and helping out on their family dairy farm in New Ulm, Minnesota where he grew up with his two brothers; one of which is his identical twin.




Brian Elliott

Sr. Project Manager
Brian acquired his Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management at Minnesota State University, Mankato and has been involved in the construction industry for over 18 years. Brian has a keen eye for detail and enjoys problem solving with his clients. His natural ability to listen well and process information before speaking makes him a very effective communicator. Brian is technical savvy and it shows in his ability to use different software tools effectively, as well as his ability to communicate through our many different communication mediums we use today. Brian enjoys spending time with his wife Sara, daughter Adelyn, son Paxton and their dog "Tater Tot", friends, family and anything that has to do with the outdoors.




Jeff Heiskari

Sr. Project Manager
Jeff joined The Bainey Group, Inc. with over 18 years of construction experience. Jeff's experience as a commercial construction project manager began in 2005. Since then, Jeff has completed well over 350 commercial construction projects. Jeff studied Business and acquired his Bachelor of Arts Degree in communication from St. Cloud State University, then went on to expand his education through the completion of several classes at Dunwoody Institute of Technology. Outside of work, Jeff enjoys travel with his wife Joni, daughter Jayden, son Talon and his black Lab "Crash", which includes visiting his hometown of Grand Marais or any place outdoors where he can camp, hunt, fish, and snowmobile.



Cletis Levisay

Sr. Project Manager
Cletis is an Honorably Discharged Military Veteran with an excellent professional track record in commercial, industrial and "high level" Historic residential restoration projects. He has 20+ years in strategic management and leadership with proven success with multiple complex construction projects. He has a true passion for construction as well as cross collaborative field operations. His focus on detail and communication significantly contribute to his ability to earn long-term relationships with clients on the basis of trust. Cletis' ability to collaboratively build, lead and manage his construction teams, contributes to his success in exceeding the clients' expectations in every aspect of the project. Outside of work, Cletis loves spending time with his son Caleb. He also enjoys doing anything outdoors: hunting, fishing, scuba, and competitive shooting.


Brad Johnson

Project Manager
Brad acquired his Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2008. He has a well-rounded background in construction that includes residential, underground utilities, office/warehouse buildings, hospitals and tenant improvements. Brad loves the fast paced environment and constant change that each project brings that require him to use his problem solving skills. While not at work, Brad enjoys spending time with his wife Nikki, daughter Elsie, son Declan, family and friends as well as hunting, ice fishing and working on any projects that require the use of power tools.



Chris Petersen

Project Manager
Chris joined The Bainey Group, Inc. with a strong customer-service-oriented background in construction and real estate related fields. With his experience in commercial real estate appraisal and apartment property management, combined with an MBA from Portland State University, Chris approaches projects with a holistic perspective. He strives to gather information from all stakeholders in a project and bring everyone together to achieve the successful delivery of the end product.

When not working, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife, Holly, daughter Lydia and poodle, Korben Dallas. He can also be found disc golfing and working on a variety of home improvement and landscaping projects at his home in Bloomington.



Jason Gilleland

Project Manager
Jason has been with The Bainey Group, Inc. for two years. He went to St Cloud State University and received a Business Management and Accounting degree. He has a well-rounded background of 20 plus years in construction that includes residential, office condominiums, multi-family, hotels, industrial buildings, tenant improvements and oil well sites. Jason thrives in a fast-paced environment and enjoys the constant change that each project brings, which requires him to use his problem-solving skills.

While not at work, Jason enjoys spending time with his family and friends as well as all motorsports activities, hockey and home projects.




We have a well-balanced, unified team of young, motivated, and experienced professionals. Our flat organization structure & open office space promotes employee empowerment and total involvement by everyone.


We do not concentrate on profitability, we believe that if people enjoy what they do, profitability will become the result rather than the focus.




Tenant Improvements
Construction Management
Consulting Services
Value Engineering
LEED/Green Construction


Industrial & Manufacturing
Healthcare & Education
Retail & Restaurants
Office & Office Warehouse
Historic Preservation
Expansion or Downsizing
Worship Facilities
Salon & Spas
Financial & Legal


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