Green Bay Custom Home Builder Serving Door County and Northeast Wisconsin

Home Builder Bio

Paul E. and Dawn Soletski

Since being founded in 1989, Bay Lakes Builders has become recognized as one of the premier designers and builders of custom homes throughout Green Bay, Door County, the Fox Cities, and all of Northeast Wisconsin.  Inspired by his grandfather, who was a successful general contractor in the Green Bay area, owner Paul E. Soletski has focused his entire 40+ year career in the housing industry.  During this time, Paul and his wife, co-owner Dawn Soletski, have worked with some of the finest trades in the area to design and build over 800 homes.

Paul and Dawn's passion for delivering a responsive home design, quality construction, energy-efficiency, and an exceptional value is immediately apparent to anyone meeting them for the first time. They have taken great care throughout their entire career to educate their team, trade partners, clients, and the housing industry at large to ensure homes are being built the right way with the client's best interests at the forefront.

So...what does it mean to build a home the right way?  To Paul and Dawn, it is simply the "golden rule" applied to building and design:  The Bay Lakes team treats each project as if it were their very own.  

This guiding philosophy has once again helped Bay Lakes Builders to earn the prestigious 2022 Guildmaster award for customer satisfaction.  

13-Time Guildmaster Award Winner

Bay Lakes Builders is proud to have recently won their 13th Guildmaster award for customer satisfaction.  GuildQuality, an independent third party, provides an important service to Bay Lakes Builders by administering post-construction customer satisfaction surveys on their behalf.  Only those building professionals meeting strict metrics for response rate and recommendation rate are considered for the annual Guildmaster award.   All new custom home clients are required to be surveyed to be eligible for the award, so 'cherry-picking' is not allowed.

The awards are a by-product of Bay Lakes continued commitment to improve the building experience for their customers.  By having an independent third party soliciting the survey responses, Bay Lakes' customers are provided with a judgment-free sounding board for constructive criticism (and their praise) to allow Bay Lakes to better understand their customer's building experiences and make any needed process improvements.  A survey summary report, including many client comments and their ratings, is available by clicking the button below.

The Nuts + Bolts

Learn more about what makes Bay Lakes Builders different

The Five C's:  How we go from
Concept to Contract to Coordination
to Construction to Completion

Learn how our homes
are built to exceed building codes
and surpass the competition

Find contact information and
details for our preferred trade partners,
showrooms, and lending partners


Proud to Partner with Wisconsin Focus on Energy

The Focus on Energy New Homes Program pairs prospective homeowners with builders and energy experts to construct new homes that are between 25 and 100 percent more efficient than homes built to Wisconsin’s Uniform Dwelling Code. They are built to be as comfortable, durable, combustion safe and energy efficient as possible.

Most Recently Certified Homes

Percentage Above Focus on Energy Standards for Building Tightness

N3101 Right of Way Rd
523 Patrick Ln
511 Patrick Ln
1506 Mapleridge Circle
7679 St Andrews Dr (*Slab on Grade)
131 Beckerae Ct
316 Arlington Rd

Lower Energy Bills

A Focus on Energy New Home is at least 25 percent more efficient than homes that are merely built to code, which means lower energy costs and more efficient performance.  Bay Lakes' new homes not only exceed code, they also surpass the Focus on Energy program standard for building tightness by over 50% on average.  In new construction, the most cost-effective way to reduce operating costs and increase comfort is to build a tightly sealed home.


Expect air tightness that minimizes drafts and creates superior indoor air quality; sealed combustion equipment and carbon monoxide detectors ensure combustion safety and whole-house ventilation for proper circulation.

Proof of Quality

Your Building Performance Consultant conducts two site visits to review construction, mechanicals and overall performance; conducts scientific tests to ensure the proper performance of the air sealing, insulation, ventilation and combustion equipment; and, once the home passes all reviews and tests, certifies your home.

Resale Differentiator

Focus on Energy New Home owners who have sold their homes reported that prospective buyers valued energy efficiency when purchasing a home.