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Brian Maki

At-Large Member Board

Chairman President & CEO
Lakehead Constructors

Past Chairman Minnesota Association of General Contractors

Board of Directors Iron Mining Association

Past President Engineer’s Club of Northern Minnesota

Born in Aurora, Minnesota and graduated High School in 1979. Brian worked construction his entire life starting at the age of 15.  He worked in various positions from laborer to operator and at the age of 22 became the Operations Manager for a large construction company in the Twin Cities. In 1992 Brian began to work for Lakehead Constructors where he started as a division manager and worked his way to Director of Business Development and in 2003 became an owner and Vice President of Construction.  In 2008 Brian became Chairman,  President,  & CEO and in 2015 became sole owner of the company.

Brian is very active in the business community statewide and a fierce supporter of the natural resource based industries on the Iron Range and Northern Minnesota.

Brian enjoys the outdoors hunting and fishing and is an accomplished Great Lakes Captain.

"2016 Top State for Business"


"Minnesota lands back in top 10 of tech-business rankings"

Star Tribune

"#1 State for Quality of Life"


"Fastest-Growing State for Technology Jobs"

Dice, 2015

"Among the Top 10 Most Innovative States"


"Among the Top 15 Best States for Doing Business"


"#3 in Overall Healthcare"

U.S. News & World Report