About Us


Arthur Sawall

Arthur Sawall


Arthur Sawall immigrated from the old USSR to Milwaukee in 1967 at the age of 9. His parents were sent to Siberia during WW2 by Stalin’s brutal regime. The family came to the new world without speaking a word of English and had $400 to their name and 4 suitcases. From an early age, Arthur was instilled with the ideals of hard work and the American dream. After receiving his BSEE from UWM he went to work as an engineer at Square D Milwaukee. Due to him being fluent in both Russian and German, Square D transferred him to their European HQ in Germany. While in Germany Arthur was quickly promoted to manager of Continental Europe, the Middle East and Africa for their automation product lines. Through his curiosity, he noticed the rise of a new technology for electrical CAD, primarily in Germany. Upon his transfer back to Milwaukee and spending a total of 10 years with Square D, he founded ECT International Inc. in 1990. ECT was a software company specializing in electrical CAD software solutions for the electrical controls and power industry. ECT grew rapidly and eventually had offices in Europe, China, Australia and India with headquarters in Brookfield WI. After the software business was sold to Bentley Systems (BSY on NASDAQ), one of the largest software CAD companies in the world, Arthur branched off into real estate development by pure accident, because he needed a hobby.

Sawall Development paralleled ECT, as it grew very rapidly and developed properties throughout Southeastern Wisconsin, consisting of multi-families, single-family residential lots, condominium projects, and commercial space.


Kevin Sawall

Kevin Sawall

Executive Vice President

Kevin Sawall serves as the Executive Vice President of Sawall Development and specializes in asset management and development operations. His tech business background has given him first-hand experience in managing small global teams and creating efficient management pipelines, as well as collaborative problem-solving.

Kevin earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Master of Arts from Xavier University. Kevin is currently continuing postgraduate studies in Real Estate Development.

Kevin lives in Waukesha. He enjoys reading, hiking, and writing. Kevin is also an avid skier and supports several local charitable organizations focusing on education and animal welfare. Kevin also sits on the Loan Advisory Committee for the Business Lending Partners, a branch of the Racine County Economic Development Corporation, focusing on providing low-interest loans to small businesses.

In the News

How Arthur Sawall shaved $200 off the monthly
rents of his new Waukesha County apartment

PURE ARCHITECTURE STUDIO LLC A rendering of the new Rock Pointe Village apartments Sawall is developing in the village of Lannon Arthur Sawall is taking a different approach for 264 apartments he’s building in the village of Lannon, cutting development costs wherever...

Diverse roots are key to immigrant’s success

Sawall turns his talents to gelato Alfredo Lincetto (left) and Arthur Sawall show off their gelato at La Coppa Gelato Café last week in Glendale. Sawall met Lincetto and his brother Maurizio while vacationing in Germany. Before long, Sawall and the Lincettos formed a...

‘A village within a village’

 LANNON  NEWS'A village within a village': Lannon's first apartment complex will feature 264 units, private entrances and a gymCathy KozlowiczMilwaukee Journal SentinelPublished 2:25 p.m. CT August 17, 2020.Lannon Village President Tom Gudex approached...

Village of WaterfordCreamery, brewery, distillery could be part of $22M in Waterford redevelopment projectsOct 26, 2019This rendering submitted to the Village of Waterford shows what Sussex developer Art Sawall hopes to build along the river on First Street. The...

Three-story mixed-use building planned for downtown Sussex

Three-story mixed-use building planned for downtown SussexWould be developer's third project in area in recent yearsByAlex Zank-Sep 19, 2019 1:16 pm   Sawall Development is putting forward plans to develop its third mixed-use project in downtown Sussex in recent...

$13 Million Luxury Housing Project Planned for Union Grove

A $13 million, 73-unit luxury housing project is in the works for downtown Union Grove.This village has been trying to redevelop the old grain mill site for multiple years. Now the Granary, a luxury apartment development with additional commercial space, has been...

Sussex’s Mammoth Springs proves a success; expansion coming

VILLAGE OF SUSSEX — The 89-unit Mammoth Springs South residential development on Silver Spring Drive has proven such a success since its establishment just last year that developer Arthur Sawall is proposing an offshoot of the development, to be called Mammoth Springs...

Steps Forward to Economic Vitality

When you hear the word "mammoth," your first impression may be a large wooly beast that is slow and difficult to get moving. Great ideas in communities are sometimes like that and, even with our highest level of energy, great planning and benefits-tested results, may...

Community Involvement

Arthur Sawall and Sawall Development donates to organizations such as the Hamilton Education Foundation and participates in community events such as Spooky Sussex. We are also apart of many organizations like Urban Land Institute, Sussex Chamber of Commerce, Union Grove Chamber of Commerce, Waukesha County Business Alliance, and Racine County Economic Development Corporation to name a few. The goal with this community outreach is to enhance our local community and show our continual commitment to the Village of Sussex as well as the other communities we are involved in.