Walter Mleczko

NAME: Walter M. Mleczko ll

Title: President, Chief Executive Officer

Education: AAS in Business Management, Pima Community College (2006); High School Diploma, Heidelberg High School, Germany (2003)

Career History: President, Chief Executive Officer, Performance Spray Foam of West Texas Inc (2022-Present); President, Chief Executive Officer, Performance Spray Foam Inc. (2014-Present); President, Chief Executive Officer, Performance Roofing Systems, Inc (2011-Present); Branch Manager, Energy Foam of North Texas Inc DBA Foam Guys Inc (2011-2017); Branch Manager, Diversified Thermal, Inc. DBA Insulation for Life (2008-2011); Residential Sales, USI, Preston Insulation, Hutchins Insulations (2003-2008); Store Manager, Subway (2003-2006); Store Cashier, The Home Depot (2004-2005); 900 Dispute Call Negotiator, Agiscom Groupe (2004-2005); Store Cleaner, Fort Huachuca Commissary (2004)

Walter Mleczko II, President and Chief Executive Officer at Performance Spray Foam of West Texas Inc., has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of construction.

Since graduating from high school, Mr. Mleczko has been in the insulation industry—advancing from being a laborer to higher management roles. He developed expertise in sales at Preston Insulation-Hutchins Insulations and served as a branch manager at Diversidied Thermal, Inc., dba Insulation for Life, and Energy Foam of North Texas Inc., dba Foam Guys Inc. for several years before excelling in his current positions. He has been the president and chief executive officer at Performance Roofing Systems, Inc. since 2011, at Performance Spray Foam of West Texas Inc. since 2014, and at Performance Spray Foam of Inc. since 2022. Providers of spray foam insulation for residential, commercial, and industrial properties, including schools, warehouses, and industrial manufacturing facilities, these companies also retrofit existing homes to be more energy efficient. Mr. Mleczko oversees daily operations, including budgeting and expenses, and creates the brands for them to grow into different markets—they currently have West Texas, Dallas, Austin, and Houston.

Featured in Proper Living Magazine and on the cover of Forney Living and Little Elm Living, Mr. Mleczko is proud to run one of the top three independently owned businesses in Texas and largely establishing it from the ground up without mentorship or financial backing from anybody. What distinguishes the companies has been the way they treat their customers—not as sales but as friends and family. In fact, his business motto is “Customer satisfaction over profit.” He recently launched “SelectFew Podcast” in order to reach other entrepreneurs and teach them the “do’s and don’ts” of business and outline the realities and struggles of the industry.

A longtime member of the Home Builders Association, Mr. Mleczko looks to the future hoping to expand his companies outside of Texas with the goal of franchises in all 50 states. He attributes much of his success to the support of his wife, Alanea, whom he called his “only true believer” as she has stood behind him and motivated him throughout the establishment of his business—in addition to his brother, Martin. When he isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his four children—Ryan, Aden, Ethan, and Braylen—taking part in off-road activities, and traveling.

Francisco A. Rojas, MEng, MArch, EMBA, PMP

Title: 1) Director Of Operations 2) Owner

Company: 1) CalBurton, Inc. 2) PuroClean of Fresno

Education: Pursuing Executive MBA in Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services, California State University, Fresno; Master of Engineering in Construction Engineering Management, University of Alabama at Birmingham (2020); Master’s Degree in Architecture, Academy of Art University (2014); Coursework in Law Enforcement and Immigration Law, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Artesia (2010-2012); Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, University of California, Davis (2010); Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, University of California, Davis (2010)

Career History: Owner, President, PuroClean of Fresno (2022-Present); Director of Operations, CalBurton, Inc. (2019-Present); Project Manager, Bess Testlab Inc. (2013-2019); Architectural Retail Designer, Apple (2012-2013); Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (2010-2012)

Francisco Rojas, Director of Operations and Owner, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the fields of engineering and construction.

Attributing his success to his dedication, strong work ethic, and love for education, Mr. Rojas has held full-time jobs since he was 15 years old and has been on his own since he was 17. While serving as a border patrol agent for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security between 2010 and 2012, he pursued his college education—earning a bachelor’s degree in architecture and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Davis in the same year and then completing coursework in law enforcement and immigration law from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Equipped with his degrees, he became active as an architectural retail designer for Apple from 2012 to 2013 before advancing to the role of project manager at Bess Testlab Inc. from 2013 to 2019. In the midst of working in these positions, he attained a master’s degree in architecture from the Academy of Art University and later a master of Engineering in construction engineering management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Since 2019, Mr. Rojas has excelled as the director of operations at CalBurton, Inc.—an organization that ensures underground safety throughout California—and since 2022 has served as the owner and president of PuroClean of Fresno—a water, fire, mold, biohazard, mitigation, and reconstruction company. Focusing on CalBurton in the mornings and PuroClean in the evenings, he predominantly ensures that jobs are going well and prioritizes the safety and well-being of his employees, to whom he attributes much of his success. He considers it his responsibility to keep the businesses growing and making money in order to benefit his employees and their families so they can prosper.  He actively pays his employees above average because he believes they’re his greatest asset, and they love working for him.

An expert in his field, Mr. Rojas has published articles within his industry and holds memberships with the Associated General Contractors of America and the Project Management Institute. Looking toward the future, he strives to develop his company further and would like to establish several others—in fact, he wants to decrease his workload at CalBurton and PuroClean and take on a more managerial role. Believing that education is essential, he’s currently pursuing an Executive MBA in business, management, marketing, and related support services at California State University, Fresno.

Since 2007, Mr. Rojas has been married to his best friend from high school and college classmate, Amahayha. When he isn’t running his companies or studying, he likes to work out at the gym, drive off-road vehicles, go camping, drive corvettes, and spend time with his family—including his two children.

Majazz M. Muwwakkil, BA

Title: Owner

Company: All Hands Assemble Services

Location: Atlanta, GA

Education: Automotive Engineering Technology, Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (2019); BA in Economics, Morehouse College (2016)

Career History: Owner, All Hands Assemble Services (2020-Present); Internal Service Advisor, Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead, Atlanta, GA (2020-2021); Automotive Service Technician, Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead, Atlanta, GA (2019-2020); Management Trainee, Enterprise Holdings, Upper Marlboro, MD (2016-2017); Outreach Coordinator, Fulton County Youth Leadership Academy, Atlanta, GA (2015-2016); Sales Representative, Dillard’s Inc., Atlanta, GA (2014-2016); Transit Coordinator, Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead, Atlanta, GA

Majazz M. Muwwakkil, BA, Owner at All Hands Assemble Services, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of construction.

Since 2020, Mr. Muwwakkil has transformed his abilities since childhood to create, build, and fix things around his home into a rewarding career as the owner of All Hands Assemble Services—a business that provides high-quality, aesthetically pleasing home improvement and renovation services for a wide range of customers. He works directly with interior designers in his work and always strives to keep his clients happy and engaged throughout the projects. The business started during the COVID-19 pandemic when more people were at home and in need of home improvement services and quickly grew. Attributing his success to his flexibility, a strong sense of focus, and unwavering perseverance—as well as his background in economics and business development—he found the courage after years of working under various companies to become an entrepreneur, execute his vision, and feel more rewarded than he has in any other profession before.

Upon graduating from high school, Mr. Muwwakkil, an Atlanta native, joined the U.S. Navy Reserve in 2012, serving as a Midshipman Command Master Chief for three years—during which time he was recognized with a Navy League of the United States Award and a Theodore Roosevelt Distinguished Service Medal. He subsequently attended Morehouse College, all while working as a sales representative at Dillard’s Inc. and as an outreach coordinator at Fulton County Youth Leadership Academy. He ultimately attained a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the institution in 2016. Afterward, he was driven by his strong passion for cars to enter the automotive industry—first as a management trainee at Enterprise Holdings. He then earned certification and training in automotive technology from NASCAR Technical Institute in 2019—earning a Student of the Course Award in the process—after which he was active at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead, as an automotive service technician, a transit coordinator, and an internal service adviser between 2019 and 2021. However, his path in that field, especially on the corporate side, proved to be less rewarding for him and he started to seek a different professional direction, leading to All Hands Assemble Services.

Extremely community-minded, Mr. Muwwakkil has lent his time and dedication to the organization Hashtag Lunchbag Atlanta and frequently speaks on panels to educate people about entrepreneurship as well as mentor the younger generation. In recognition of his success and creativity, he was featured in CanvasRebel magazine. Looking toward the future, he plans to keep his business successful as he continues to work directly with interior designers and, now setting his sights now on building houses and small commercial spaces, wants to obtain his credential as a certified general contractor. He lives by the motto, “When walking through the door of the unknown, you will either find something solid to stand on, or you will learn to fly.”

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Paityn R. Jansen

Title: Project Engineer

Company: Holland Construction Services

Location: Swansea, IL

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Minor in Business Administration, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (2022); Diploma, Central Community High School

Career History: Project Engineer, Holland Construction Services (2022-Present); Project Engineer (Intern), Holland Construction Services (2021-2022); Completed Four Other Internships with Various Construction Companies

Paityn R. Jansen, Project Engineer at Holland Construction Services, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of construction.

Upon graduating from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a bachelor’s degree in construction management and a minor in business administration in 2022, Ms. Jansen began her career as a project engineer for Holland Construction Services. Based in Swansea, Illinois, the construction management, general contracting, and design/build firm provides high-quality services to a wide range of clients—working on everything from hospitals to schools to apartment buildings and more. In her role, Ms. Jansen supports the firm’s project manager in accomplishing projects—a recent one being the additional construction and interior renovation work at the MidAmerica St. Louis Airport—writes requests for information, is involved in the construction submittal process, organizes agendas and takes minutes for company meetings, and sends weekly updates.

From an early age, Ms. Jansen’s love of buildings set her on her eventual professional path. In high school, she took drafting and construction classes, which developed her determination and passion for the field and cemented her decision to pursue a career in it—bringing her to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. It was at her alma mater where she gained numerous networking and scholarship opportunities—one of her scholarships was from the National Association of Women in Construction—and an Outstanding Junior Award for Construction Management. She also gained internship experience across various construction companies, one of which was Holland, first cutting her teeth there from 2021 to 2022. Upon reflection, she considers her first time at a job site to be a notable highlight in her young career; she enjoyed the writing and review process surrounding projects and eventually took over the responsibilities of a project manager, who was on leave for a number of weeks, during which she gained valuable construction management experience. Ms. Jansen strives to one day become a project manager.

Outside of her primary career endeavors, she volunteers with BCDC, a local organization focused on giving back through community events. When she isn’t working, Ms. Jansen enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her dog, Lucky.

Blaine P. Singer

Title: Owner

Company: Custom Builder Blaine

Location: Iowa

Education: College Coursework in Home Inspection (2005)

Career History: Owner, Lawn Mowing Business (2021-Present);

Factory Worker, Livestock Water Barrel Company (2020-Present);

Custom Builder, Remodeling Houses (1985-2020)

Blaine P. Singer, Owner at Custom Builder Blaine, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of construction.

Attributing his success to a natural craft and dedication to his work in remodeling, home building, and lawn care, Mr. Singer first found success in his industry in 1985 at 19 years old when he started a construction business wherein he built houses. Without formal training, he gained knowledge by reading a lot of books about construction—and began with roofing, decking, and framing. In these early years, he would take note of his customer’s houses and cars and gauge his pricing based on their financial situation in order to be completely fair and considerate of what they could or could not afford. In 1990, he moved to Iowa, where he built a five plex condominium during the state’s “Great Flood of 1993.” Despite the challenging circumstances, he and a few others were able to construct the condos perfectly according to plan—and they remain standing to this day.

In 2005, Mr. Singer completed college coursework in home inspection and, after many more years in his trade, he found that his eyes and shoulders were no longer up for the rigorous workload. Since 2020, he has served as a factory worker at Livestock Water Barrel Company, and became the owner of a lawn mowing business the following year. Compassionate toward his employees, co-workers, and customers, he has always aspired to create a good work environment and provide help to anyone who needs it. For instance, he prepares his van, picks up his hired workers who may not have transportation access, drives them to the work site, and buys food for them when they can’t afford it.

Looking toward the future, he hopes to one day enjoy retirement, much of which will be spent camping in the woods.

Brian Vincent Monaco

Title: Business Development Manager of Mining, Construction, and Regional Rentals

Company: DEUTZ Corporation

Location: Georgia

Education: Associate in Mechanics and Repair, Nashville Auto Diesel College (2006)

Career History: Business Development Manager, Construction, Mining, & Regional Rental, DEUTZ Corporation (2021-Present); Failure Analysis Supervisor, DEUTZ Corporation (2018-2021); Warranty Process Technician, DEUTZ Corporation (2016-2018); Engine/Production Quality Management, DEUTZ Corporation (2011-2016); Engine Technician, DEUTZ Corporation (2007-2011)

Brian Vincent Monaco, Business Development Manager at DEUTZ Corporation, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the fields of mechanics, machinery, and administration.

Mr. Monaco gravitated toward his profession while in high school, where he developed a passion for working in mechanics. He knew it made for a lucrative career with job stability and so he stayed on the path. Additionally, his parents were integral in shaping his success by teaching him to be independent, self-sufficient, and hardworking, as well as being supportive of his interests since childhood. In his academic pursuits, he earned an Associate in Applied Science in Mechanics and Repair at Nashville Auto-Diesel College in 2006 before joining DEUTZ Corporation, the world’s oldest diesel company, the following year.

For the first few years, Mr. Monaco served as an engine technician before advancing to the division of engine and production quality management from 2011 to 2016. He then excelled as a warranty process technician from 2016 to 2018 and failure analysis supervisor from 2018 to 2021. Having proved himself time and time again as a leader at the company—he was instrumental in streamlining its time-consuming shipping and analysis process—he has since found success as the business development manager of construction, mining, and regional rental. In this position, he is responsible for mining segments in a wide range of areas, from Canada to South America.

Looking toward the future, Mr. Monaco aspires to continue making a difference at the company and rising to the position of senior business development manager. In his free time, he enjoys working on cars and playing music. Prior to being recognized among Marquis Emerging Leaders, his skills in the field were honored when he received a Craftsman Award while a student at college. While driven and dedicated with a strong work ethic, Mr. Monaco hopes to be remembered for being funny and easy to be around.

Robi L. Sykes

Title: Owner/Operator

Company: 90 Degree Construction

Location: Swansea, IL

Education: Bachelor’s, Carpenter Union Trade School

Career History: Owner/Operator, 90 Degree Construction, 2012-Present; Freelance, 4-5 years; Field Supervisor, Home Builder, 2002-2008

Robi Sykes, Owner and Operator of 90 Degree Construction, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of carpentry.

Since 2012, Mr. Sykes has owned and operated his business, 90 Degree Construction. Leveraging more than two decades of experience, Mr. Sykes is proud of his work in residential and commercial carpentry, structural framing, and new homes framework and trim. In his managerial role, his daily responsibilities include estimating, running, and building jobs; doing layouts; doing paperwork such as submitting invoices; and meeting clients.

Mr. Sykes prepared for his career by earning a bachelor’s degree from the Carpenter Union Trade School. Prior to launching his own endeavor, he worked freelance for 5 years and served as a field supervisor for Home Builder from 2002 to 2008. Mr. Sykes attributes his success to his motivation and persistence. He has a healthy work ethic and has applied this to all of his endeavors.

Throughout Mr. Sykes’ career, his most notable achievement is being one of the very few small minority-owned companies in St. Louis, MO and Illinois. He is looking forward to expanding his growth within his areas of expertise. In the next five years, Mr. Sykes’ goal is to take on more commercial contracts and become more self-sustained than being a contractor for other builders. He feels his growth has been supported by surrounding himself around other like-minded people who are striving to do better for their selves with big dreams and people who do not mind collaboration and sharing valuable information with him.

Karen Clayton

Karen ClaytonTitle: Business Owner

Company: One World Mexican Tile

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Career History: Owner, One World Tile Company, Arizona 2020;

Sales, Manager, One World Tile Company, Arizona, 2015-2020;

Sales, One World Mexican Tile, Arizona, 2009-2015;

Sales, Mexican Tile Company, 2004-2009;

Sales, Infinity Floor Coverings Inc., 2006-2007

Karen M. Clayton, Business Owner of One World Mexican Tile, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field.

Shortly after garnering experience in the tile industry at Infinity Floor Coverings Inc. in 2006, Ms. Clayton brought her talents to the Mexican Tile Company in Phoenix, Arizona. The company specializes in importing various handmade and hand-painted Mexican tile. When the Covid-19 pandemic posed a threat to the business, Ms. Clayton took it upon herself to save the business from closing by becoming the owner. In this respect, she utilizes her experience in sales along with an extremely creative side that has worked on many projects consisting of murals, mosaics, tables, custom works and more.

As a business owner, Ms. Clayton handles the Mexican tiles and all there is to do with floor tile and Talavera decorative tile. She deals with contractors who are both in the residential and commercial business sectors. She is passionate about the material and the talent that is involved in making the tiles. The tiles are all handmade and she loves working with them. She credits her success to the ideals supported by her motto, “Be honest, work hard, and you’ll make it.”


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Tyler R. Goldman


Title: Partner, Construction and Financial Analyst

Company: Wolf Multifamily Investments, The Sapir Organization

Location: New York, NY

Education: MA in Real Estate Finance, New York University (2019); BS in Finance, Tulane University (2015)

Career History: Partner, Construction & Finance Analyst, The Sapir Organization, New York (2019-Present); Project Manager, Klaracon, New York (2018); Associate, Acquisitions, & Development, DHA Capital LLC, New York (2017-2018); Owner’s Representative, 44 CSP LLC, New York (2016-2017); Investment Analyst, Stonehenge Management, New York (2015-2016); Acquisitions Analyst, Lubert Adler Real Estate Funds (2015); Production Assistant, ASIG LLC, Connecticut (2013); Assistant Account Manager, Deutsch Inc., New York (2012)

Type of Business: Finance, Construction

Tyler R. Goldman, Partner and Construction and Financial Analyst at Wolf Multifamily Investments and the Sapir Organization, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of finance and construction.

Backed by years of expertise in financial analysis, marketing and strategic planning, Mr. Goldman serves as a partner with Wolf Multifamily Investments, and a construction and finance analyst for the Sapir Organization. Since joining the company in 2019, he has notably created a project database and budgeting tool that analyzes previous project performances in order to predict future cost timelines, and conducted a real estate market study to determine a new market that is feasible for large-scale real estate development. Additionally, Mr. Goldman handles marketing, public relations and advertising for a condominium project that is expected to sell for more than $400 million.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Goldman gained valuable experience in finance as a project manager with Klaracon, an associate in acquisitions and development with DHA Capital, and an owner’s representative with 44 CSP LLC. During his tenure with these companies, he supervised several multi-family and retail renovation projects in excess of $300 million, and led the acquisition of an $81 million multi-family rental apartment building in regard to underwriting, fundraising and due diligence. Earlier, he worked for such companies as Stonehenge Management, Lubert Adler Real Estate Funds, ASIG and Deutsch Inc. In a career filled with highlights, Mr. Goldman is especially proud of his own professional development in recent years.

An expert in his field, Mr. Goldman earned a Bachelor of Science in finance from Tulane University in 2015 and a Master of Arts in real estate finance from New York University in 2019. Outside of his primary responsibilities, he remains professionally affiliated with the YJK Organization and Urban Land Institute of New York, and contributes to his community as an active member of a small local charity. Looking ahead, Mr. Goldman intends to expand his portfolio in assets, improve his already impressive track record with investors and become an angel investor.

Francesco F.S. Pizzuto


Title: Owner

Company: Imagine Renovations

Location: Chattanooga, TN

Education: GED

Career History: Owner, Chattanooga Urban Getaway (2015-Present); Owner, Imagine Renovations (2001-Present)

Type of Business: Contracting

Francesco F.S. Pizzuto, Owner at Imagine Renovations, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of contracting.

Growing up in Argentina and Europe, Mr. Pizzuto was raised to understand the value of hard work. He began working at the age of 9, in which he sold trinkets with his younger brother. Immigrating to the United States at 19 years old, he began cleaning bathrooms, washing cars, selling donuts and cooking in restaurants in an effort to make ends meet. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Pizzuto became more involved in the restaurant industry and soon gained more responsibility as he rose up the ranks.

After a career setback, Mr. Pizzuto became acquainted with his future wife, who offered to let him live with her if he worked on several projects at her house. This solidified his involvement in home renovations and restoration. Subsequently, he established Imagine Renovations in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 2001, where he now excels as the owner. Mr. Pizzuto also offers his real estate expertise as the owner of Chattanooga Urban Getaway, where he rents out vintage trailers such as Airstreams, Avions, Spartans and Vagabonds.

In his current positions, Mr. Pizzuto offers expert remodeling services to customers looking for work on their homes. Throughout his career, he has been proudest of the work he has completed on several houses in the St. Elmo district, which were historic buildings that he rebuilt back to their original glory. As an active member of his community, Mr. Pizzuto often volunteers his time with his local church. He has attributed his success in life to his ability to listen to others and remain humble through all of his victories.