Wildwood Lodge Pewaukee - Heart Of America Group


Colt Davis

Colt Davis

Chief Operating Executive
Start Date: 4/21/2022
Personal Highlights

In my free time I enjoy spending time watching football also spending my time outdoors camping and fishing/hunting. I love to travel to new places and spending time with my wife and ten year old son Abel.

Cortez Benavides

Cortez Benavides

Assistant Chief Operating Executive
Start Date: 6/19/2017
Personal Highlights

Outside of work I am usually being lectured by my 4-year-old daughter Ava or getting attacked by my 1-year-old son Alex. I have a great passion for cooking and learning new things and am always trying to impart this onto my fiancée and kids.

About Heart Of America

Starting with one, 100-seat restaurant in 1978, Heart of America Group has grown to include a portfolio of award-winning owned and operated restaurants, hotels and commercial developments. Noteworthy brands developed and operated by Heart of America Group include the Machine Shed Restaurant, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, The Republic on Grand, Hotel Renovo, Wildwood Lodge, Thunder Bay Grille, and The J Bar. We pride ourselves in building long-lasting properties that bring value to the consumer and to the communities in which we build.


Operations Support Center - Moline
1501 River Drive
Moline, Illinois 61265
P: 309.797.9300
F: 309.797.8700

Operations Support Center - Des Moines
515 E Locust Street, Suite 100
Des Moines, IA 50309