Brian Byrne, PE


As Chairman, Brian is involved in corporate strategy and collaborating on development projects.

Brian is an engineering graduate of Marquette University and founded Briohn Building Corporation in 1979.  Brian started the company at his kitchen table acting as a salesman, an engineer who drew plans, a project manager, and a field superintendent.

Brian’s extensive knowledge of all facets of construction has been instrumental in creating and maintaining a successful design/build construction company.  His dedication to quality construction and satisfied clients has been fundamental in creating the customer relationships Briohn prides itself on.

Brian has been married to his wife Cellene for nearly 50 years and together they have six daughters.  Brian and Cellene lead by example when it comes to serving their community.  They are active members of Legatus and have been members of St. Dominic Catholic Church & School for the last 35 years serving the parish in many capacities, including the creation of the girl’s athletic program.  Brian has coached dozens of teams over the years, volunteering countless hours of gym and field time.  Brian and Cellene support the St. Francis Seminary and have provided scholarships for Women in Engineering at Marquette University.  Cellene sits on the Board of the Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin, is active in Women for MACC and supports a variety of women’s initiatives.   In their free time, Brian and Cellene enjoy golfing at Blue Mound Country Club and Bonita Bay Club.

Briohn Founder & Chairman of the Board