Business Development

Sam Blahnik

Sam Blahnik

Vice President, Business Development

Sam joined the 1848 team as Director of Business Development in early 2019. Subsequently in 2021 he became a company shareholder. Sam’s passion for strong working relationships shows in everything he does, whether he is seeking out new business opportunities, or coordinating and implementing plans for our current clients to reach their goals.

Prior to joining 1848, Sam spent five years guiding the development efforts at the Village of DeForest – one of Dane County’s fastest growing communities. Highlights of Sam’s time in DeForest include involvement with developers and brokers, existing company retention and expansion efforts, as well as the attraction of many new businesses to the area. The experience and relationships Sam brings to the table helps the positive momentum 1848 Construction has been experiencing in recent years.

Highlights of Sam’s time in DeForest include the additions of businesses like Norske Nook restaurant, Miller-Bradford & Risberg, American Packaging Corporation, Little Potato Company, Fleet Farm and GRB Academy, as well as the expansions of businesses such as EVCO Plastics, Clack Corporation and Bell Laboratories.