Leadership Team


Founder, President and equestrian expert, John Stein has been providing land development and construction management solutions throughout the U.S. for more than 30 years. His depth of business experience in the world of construction, coupled with his deeply rooted history in farming and a honest passion for excellence, John is uniquely positioned to lead the development journey for your new equestrian facility.The youngest of five boys, John grew up with his brothers in a loving home with strong faith and values where they all worked together on the Stein family dairy farm in New York. Still operating today—milking an average of 1,000 Holstein cows and farming over 3,000 acres—John is grateful for his upbringing. At a young age he developed a passion for the outdoors and a keen interest in building. When not working he and his brothers enjoyed flying the small plane they kept on the farm. He attributes his work ethic, dedication to quality and positive can-do attitude primarily to his farming heritage.

Although his real satisfaction comes in helping people cultivate their estate dreams, John enjoys the entire development platform—establishing enjoyable and trustworthy relationships; fervently listening to gain precise understanding of personal goals, ideas, needs and priorities; executing a thorough property study and evaluation of all unique site aspects; addressing special considerations for equine comfort, health and safety; procuring and managing site surveys, civil engineering, architectural and mechanical design, plumbing and electrical design, grading, fencing and landscaping—he understands each part of the process is crucial for a successful outcome.


A Civil Engineer, Don Bergwall’s career includes more than 30 years working for a Fortune 100 Corporation in various engineering, marketing, technical sales, planning, and management positions. He also served for five years on a City Planning Commission and special committee for a long-term strategic plan for City development and currently serves as the President for Savior of All Lutheran Church, Cartersville, GA. Don and his wife enjoy spending time with their two sons and family, traveling, and volunteer work through the church.



Bill Kappel is originally from the Hicksville Long Island, New York area. In 1972 he started as a technician in the highend woven carpet industry. He installed specialty carpets throughout the United States and Europe for leaders in the corporate, political, and celebrity fields. He mastered the ability to deal with people from laborers to royalty in his career and became a true expert in the industry. Bill is also a member of the Special Building Committee at the church. He enjoys spending time with his wife, two adult children and one grandchild. Bill is “officially” retired but manages logistics and helps monitor on-site field-work and material coordination for Stein Equestrian in a part-time capacity.