About us


RKECOM Commercial Construction is a bonded General Construction firm managed by President, Donald F. Thayer, Jr. and Chief Executive Officer, Martin Sell, AIA.

Both Don and Marty have a wealth of construction, design-build and real estate development experience.

Don has owned and managed large construction companies in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and has a vast background in retail construction nationwide. Don's Educational background includes Civil Engineering and Construction Management from the Pennsylvania School of Technology and the Pennsylvania Real Estate Institute. 

Marty has previously built several buisnesses specializing in combined design and construction services. He is registered both as an Architect and Contractor in Multiple states. He has received his architectural degrees from UW-Milwaukee and achieved his MBA degree from UW-Madison. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. 

Prior to forming RKECOM, Don and Marty worked individually with such national brands as: Best Buy, Brooks Brothers, Chico's VAS, Coach, Eddie Bauer, GAP, Giant Foods, Kohl's, McDonalds, Sears, Sterling Jewelers, Swatch, Tween, Ponderosa, YUM, Arby's, American Eagle, Coldwater Creek, REI, Gordon Foods, Blooming Brands, Limited Brands, Aaron Rents, Ahold, Chrysler Motors, Family Dollar, Famous Dave's, Sake House, Staples, Slumberland, Victoria's Secret, Buffalo Wild Wings, Petco, JLL, BCBG, Creative Croissants, & L'Occitane

Since Don and Marty formed RKECOM we have completed projects for: Rue 21, Fitness International, Snap Kitchen, Claire's, Miller's Ale House, The American National Bank, Robert Graham, Vitamin Shoppe, Ashley Furniture, Vitamin Shoppe, & Sonic Resturants

To see our competed projects see our Branded Retail tab.


Branded Retail

RKECOM focuses on branded retail construction for a variety of Fortune 500 companies nationwide.

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Our experience includes more than 235 religious projects, including historic restorations, building additions, and new facilities in more than a dozen states.

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Our team has designed and built more than 50 educational projects, including the first monolithic concrete school in Wisconsin.


Green and Brown

We have designed and built award winning Green and Sustainable projects and we redevelop former Brownfield sites.  



Our portfolio also includes libraries, police stations, courts, offices, banks, grocery stores, resorts, restaurants, medical, auditoria, museums, and more.