Leadership
Passionate Experts
of the Industry.

Jonathan
Ninnis, RA

Principal and CEO

Jonathan Ninnis, RA

Principal and CEO

Jonathan serves as Principal and CEO of OC Construction Management. OC is a Construction Management Services firm specializing in commercial repositioning, corporate interiors and base building redevelopments across all real state sectors. As the firm’s CEO, Mr. Ninnis remains actively involved in the daily execution of OC’s projects while also setting the strategic direction of the company. Mr. Ninnis brings to the table more than 20 years of experience and unlike many others in the field, a foundation in architecture with a highly technical background and knowledge in both design and construction. This expertise by nature creates a pro-active rather than reactive management style and allows a strategic approach to the many facets of completing a complex project. Prior to founding OC Construction Management, Mr. Ninnis has held positions throughout the Real Estate Industry including Vice President of Development at L&L Holding Company, Senior Associate at VVA Project Managers, and Managing Agent at Citi for Cushman and Wakefield. These positions have allowed Jonathan to complete prestigious projects for many well-known clients such as Citi, JP Morgan, NYU Langone Medical Center, City University of New York, the Union Club of the City of New York, Beacon Capital and many others. Over the course of his career, Jonathan has completed over $800 million in projects spanning across 4.5 million square feet of real estate throughout the greater NYC, NJ, and Boston areas. Mr. Ninnis is a registered architect and holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Jonathan also serves on NJIT’s Dean’s Executive Counsel.

Michael
Sci

Principal and Chief
Operating Officer

Michael Sci

Principal and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Sci serves as a Principal and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of OC Construction Management. As COO, Michael is responsible for creating a platform for the efficient and transparent implementation of all business units within OC. These units are inclusive of but not limited to Project Management, Construction Management and Asset Reinvestment Strategy. OC is dedicated to providing turnkey development services while communicating openly, honestly and clearly to our clients. As COO, Mr. Sci’s responsibilities are primarily focused on building an internal infrastructure to ensure employees and clients are on the same page with respect to schedule, cost, risk and opportunity. Mr. Sci also brings a very hands-on coaching and mentoring background established in his 25 years of building and developing large teams within major corporations. Prior to joining OC, Mr. Sci has held positions throughout the Real Estate Industry including SVP at JLL within their Corporate Solutions Division. In this role, Michael was responsible for 12 million square feet throughout 13 states in the Northeast, Midwest, and Southeast Regions on the JPMC account. He oversaw a team of 170+ employees who managed New Store, Relocation, Renovation, Signage, and Improvement projects. Prior to JLL, Mr. Sci was the Northeast Regional Lead at TD Bank; he and his team managed the NE new build capital plan and were responsible for TD’s most aggressive “Take NY” organic growth initiative. However, it was Mr. Sci’s work as the North American (NAM) Head for Retail PM at Citigroup where he was first recognized for his outstanding leadership skills. In his role at Citigroup, Michael’s team delivered over 2000 projects within the US. In addition, he has worked on retail bank projects in APAC and LATAM. Michael has been a LEED AP since 2007 with vast experience in the LEED volume build program and piloted the first volume prototype for Citi with the USGBC. Mr. Sci holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics from Queens College in Queens, NY. He is also a LEED AP O+M, CoreNet Member, ICSC Member, and USGBC Member. He has been a presenter at the Sustainable Operations Summit.

James
Robinson

Principal and Director
of Construction

James Robinson

Principal and Director of Construction

Mr. Robinson serves as Principal and Director of Construction at OC Development Management. With more than 25 years of extensive experience, Mr. Robinson is responsible for the oversight of a team of internal project managers and superintendents with accountability for all projects managed by that team. His focus includes the safety protocols and quality controls for the company and its projects while developing and training a diverse team of leaders. Through unique and strong complementary skills in project management, development and civil engineering, he has consistently led successful teams on large public and private sector projects through critical elements of all development and construction phases. Mr. Robinson coordinates among clients, public agencies, designers, consultants and subcontractors while providing insight into risks, requirements and opportunities for effective project and personnel leadership. Mr. Robinson’s work on both coasts include JFKIAT Terminal 4, WTC Recovery, New York Times Building, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Kaiser Permanente Hospital and Medical Office Facilities and 150 5th Avenue. The proud alumnus of the University of Virginia served as Secretary for the Contractors Association of Greater New York, is an avid supporter of the NYC ACE mentoring program and currently enjoys his time volunteering as an AYSO soccer coach and Mites hockey coach for his children.

John
McGrath

Principal and Senior Vice
President of Construction

John McGrath

Principal and Senior Vice President of Construction

Mr. John McGrath is Principal and Senior Vice President of Construction for OC Construction Management.  In his role, John is instrumental in guiding OC’s future as a member of the senior leadership team. To foster the company’s growth throughout the tri-state area, he also continues to partner with existing clients to ensure successful project completions. His experience encompasses all aspects of construction, including new buildings, residential, commercial, interiors, retail, hospitality, white box, foundations, structural steel, facades, curtainwall, vertical transportation, and MEPs. Prior to joining OC Construction Management, Mr. McGrath worked for Hunter Roberts Construction Group and Ideal Interiors.  Mr. McGrath has completed over $500 million of construction work throughout New York. Mr. McGrath has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Construction Management from Columbia University. He is also LEED AP BD+C Accredited.

Team by Department.

  • Accounting
    Jennifer Balgobin Nedrick
    Project Accountant
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    Jennifer Balgobin Nedrick

    Project Accountant

    Ms. Jennifer Balgobin Nedrick is a Project Accountant at OC Construction Management. Her responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: processing monthly billing based on project completion, reviewing and processing all invoices, auditing project financials, and maintaining accurate records. Jennifer supports multiple construction management teams from project inception through final close out.

    Michele Ludena
    Associate Compliance Manager
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    Michele Ludena

    Associate Compliance Manager

    Michele Ludena is an Associate Compliance Manager for OC Construction Management. She has more than 10 years of administrative experience within the construction industry. In her current role, she is responsible for reviewing internal and external documents across disciplines for accuracy and compliance. In addition to examining Certificates of Insurance for the accuracy of limits, expiration dates, and contractual requirements, she follows up with subcontractors and agents regarding new, expired, and non-compliant insurance certificates.

    Prior to joining OC, Ms. Ludena was an Insurance Coordinator for Americon Construction d/b/a/ Americon HITT, where she was responsible for managing and keeping track of all the insurances that were submitted from Vendors for their NY offices. Originally from NYC, Michele attended Berkeley College where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

     

    Mila Cooper
    Controller
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    Mila Cooper

    Controller

    Mila Cooper is Controller for OC Construction Management. She has nearly 15 years of project accounting and cost control experience within the real estate and construction industries, overseeing billions of dollars in revenue.

    In addition to facilitating company growth, Mila oversees the Accounting Team and all aspects of company’s financials that range from ensuring quality control and reporting is in place across projects to ensuring that the team’s technological platforms for financials are running optimally. She also facilitates process improvements that lead to faster and more efficient processing of payables and receivables.

    Prior to joining OC in March 2019, Mila was a Senior Accounting Manager at Colliers PM Northeast, responsible for supervising the NYC project accounting division and managing more than $2 billion in revenue across the project portfolio, including work on luxury residential condominiums, as well as commercial and mixed-use assets.  Prior to Colliers, she worked at Gilbane Building Co. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Hunter College.

  • Construction Operations
    Ned Eiseman
    Superintendent
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    Ned Eiseman

    Superintendent

    Mr. Ned Eiseman is a Superintendent at OC Construction Management. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the project site. This includes scheduling of the trades, meeting milestones, quality control, site safety and all field related issues from start to completion.

    Prior to OC, Ned worked at L&M Development Partners, where he directed and oversaw all facets of construction from foundational groundwork to interior finishes.

    Daniel Merkl
    Project Manager
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    Daniel Merkl

    Project Manager

    Mr. Daniel Merkl is a Project Manager at OC Construction Management. In his role, Daniel’s main responsibilities include, but are not limited to, overall schedule and budget monitoring, document maintenance, design coordination, meeting management, and cultivation of client relationships. He identifies and mitigates potential coordination and implementation deficiencies and quickly finds resolutions to challenges that arise on projects.

    Prior to OC, Daniel worked as a Project Officer at AECOM, where he worked on multi-million-dollar school construction projects.

    Adam Fowler
    Associate Superintendent
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    Adam Fowler

    Associate Superintendent

    Mr. Adam Fowler is an Associate Superintendent at OC Construction Management. In his role, he assists with overseeing all phases of construction projects from initial planning to completion. He also provides oversight on the day-to-day operations of each project site, which includes the scheduling of trades, meeting milestones, quality control, site safety and resolution of all field-related issues.

    With two years of experience as a labor foreman on multi-million-dollar jobs and four years of experience in residential carpentry, Adam is knowledgeable on site and relies on his strong work ethic. Punctual and persistent, he is adept at problem solving and skilled in client relations.

    Anthony Sandoval
    Superintendent
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    Anthony Sandoval

    Superintendent

    Anthony Sandoval is a construction superintendent with in-depth experience in multimillion-dollar construction developments through various phases of construction. Having worked in high-end renovation projects, ground-up commercial and mixed-use projects, Anthony has acquired the experience and a valuable hands-on approach to the challenges of building in New York City.

    His attention to detail and commitment to quality assurance was cultivated during his work with high-end projects. He has worked on fast-track schedules productively, utilizing his problem-solving abilities to ensure that field operations on the project ran smoothly from start to finish.

    Prior to working at OC, Anthony gained significant knowledge from his time at companies such as The Vorea Group, Triton Construction, and PCL Construction. At The Vorea Group, he spearheaded the intricate façade and roof scopes of a 33-million-dollar luxury condominium building. At Triton Construction, he collaborated on multiple projects including the turn-over of Queens Plaza Tower B2. Lastly, at PCL Construction, he worked as a Field Engineer in the American Dream Mega-Mall Project in East Rutherford, NJ.

    Bryant Toledo
    Associate Project Manager
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    Bryant Toledo

    Associate Project Manager

    As Associate Project Manager, Bryant Toledo’s primary responsibilities are to facilitate productive communication and implement strategic thinking across all avenues of construction.  Working alongside project managers, superintendents, trade partners, and clients, he ensures the smooth and efficient progress of project deliverables.

    Mr. Toledo brings with him years of diverse project management experience, as well as a variety of industry skills and knowledge. Previously, Mr. Toledo worked with Albano Tile Setters as Chief Estimator/Senior Project Manager. In this role, he managed the office team and client relations to ensure successful project completion. There, he partnered with clients such as SL Green and The Fiel Organization, and worked on numerous projects, including high-end residential buildings.

    Mr. Toledo holds an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from NYC College of Technology and a Construction Project Management Certificate from Fordham University.

    Chris Kleban
    Senior Superintendent
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    Chris Kleban

    Senior Superintendent

    An experienced construction leader, Mr. Kleban serves as a Senior Superintendent of OC Construction Management and plays a critical role in the 150 Fifth Avenue project, a 186,000 sf commercial office redevelopment. In this role, Chris is responsible for the complete field oversight of a construction project. OC is dedicated to providing turnkey development services while communicating openly, honestly and clearly to clients. As a Superintendent, Chris’s responsibilities are primarily focused on managing the day-to-day activities of a construction project. Chris’s focus areas on each construction project are assisting with purchasing to ensure no scope gaps exist, forecasting and identifying construction, engineering, and architectural related issues well before construction begins, and optimizing schedule, logistics, manpower, and materials to ensure the project and his team is always set up to succeed.

    Mr. Kleban brings 10+ years of construction experience in New York City and New Jersey, including tenant fit outs, interior renovations, infrastructure upgrades in critical facilities, and ground up structure buildings.  Chris has experience in the commercial, power, mission critical, healthcare, higher education, and residential industries. Chris has experience working with such clients as: New York University, NYU Langone Medical Center, Forest City Ratner, Prudential Financial, SJP Properties, Madison Equities, Silverman Building, and most recently, Fields Development Group.

    Edward McCloskey
    Senior Superintendent
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    Edward McCloskey

    Senior Superintendent

    A general and mechanical Field Supervisor, Master Carpenter, and Foreman with 33 years of hands-on experience, Mr. McCloskey is knowledgeable in carpentry, steel, concrete, masonry and mechanical construction. He has experience in all areas of construction, including high-end residential, commercial (retail) and industrial work. He has completed multi-floor interior fit outs, including suites and regional offices, across thousands of square feet and has built out spaces for Louis Vuitton, Sharper Image, and Sephora.

    Mr. McCloskey has completed various projects along the East Coast by coordinating trades and building strong rapport with architects, inspectors, engineers, local officials, vendors and clients. He has also been involved in contract negotiations, project estimating, design review, document preparation, building code and regulations, material purchasing and site management, including project and site scheduling.

    He has a strong background in retail construction (both in-line and stand-alone stores), as well as numerous administrative and trade talents, especially relating to mechanical construction.

    Edward Strelko
    Senior Superintendent
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    Edward Strelko

    Senior Superintendent

    Mr. Edward Strelko is a Senior Superintendent for OC Construction Management. With over 33 years in the construction industry as a tradesman and superintendent, Mr. Strelko brings vast residential and commercial construction experience to OC. In his current role, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of his sites which includes scheduling of the trades, meeting milestones, quality control, site safety and resolution of all field-related issues.

    Prior to joining OC Construction Management, Mr. Strelko worked for Plaza Construction and Alcon Builders. Honest, responsible, competent, and hardworking, Mr. Strelko is skilled at completing jobs on time and within budget. His people skills allow him to create and maintain working relationships with clients, subcontractors, and team members to solve problems and create solutions.

    He is a NYC DOB Licensed Construction Superintendent and, after completing 60+ hours of training, he also received his NYC DOB Site Safety Training Supervisor Card.

    Gary Benware
    Superintendent
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    Gary Benware

    Superintendent

    Mr. Gary Benware is a Superintendent for OC Construction Management. Gary is a current member of the team at the 150 Fifth Avenue project, a 186,000-sf commercial office redevelopment. In his role, Gary is responsible for the field oversight of day-to-day activities of construction. Mr. Benware is instrumental at establishing site logistics plan prior to start of work, advising of any issues, and directing day-to-day on-site supervision of field labor force. Mr. Benware is also committed to safety, helping to perform pre-task safety meetings and job hazard analysis prior to start of shift in alignment with company culture, practices and procedures.

    An expert in the industry for over 22 years who has his NYC DOB Site Safety Training Supervisor Card, Mr. Benware has an extensive knowledge of out-of-ground construction, with 7 years of experience with mechanical installation and 15 years of carpentry experience. He has also been a project supervisor for crane logistics on various sites. Prior to starting with OC, Mr. Benware worked with multiple agencies including the School Construction Authority, the DDC, and NY Parks Department. He held positions at AALCO Rigging & Transport, ACS System Associates, Stonewall Contracting, and Pavarini McGovern.

    Hannah Regele
    Associate Project Manager
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    Hannah Regele

    Associate Project Manager

    Hannah serves as an Associate Project Manager for OC Construction Management. In her role, she supports the day-to-day operations of OC projects. This includes refining purchasing strategies and priorities, managing the project financials, developing logistics and safety plans, coordinating with city agencies, directing project staff, and managing the subcontractors selected for a project alongside Senior Project Managers.

    Prior to joining OC, Hannah worked at a Manhattan-based residential contracting firm in project management and operations.

    Originally from New York, Hannah attended Barnard College at Columbia University where she double majored in Philosophy and American Studies with concentrations in ethics and political theory.

    Jacob Miller
    Superintendent
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    Jacob Miller

    Superintendent

    Mr. Jacob Miller serves as a Superintendent for OC Construction Management. He has nearly 10 years years of experience in the construction industry, including three years in New York City high-rise and multi-family construction. In his current role, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of his sites which includes scheduling trades, meeting milestones, conducting quality control protocols, overseeing site safety and resolving all field-related issues.

    Prior to joining OC Construction Management, Mr. Miller worked for Five Horsemen Construction and Hunter Roberts Construction Group.

    Jason Polizzi
    Superintendent
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    Jason Polizzi

    Superintendent

    A detail-oriented and target-driven leader with a facilities management and construction background, Mr. Polizzi maintains the position of Superintendent at OC Construction Management. From project inception through closeout, he is continually committed to ensuring that OC’s clients are provided with a move-in-ready space that  equipped to meet all client business needs. Mr. Polizzi focuses on coordinating with his project managers to communicate with on-site contractors, analyze architectural plans, review schedules, coordinate with onsite building engineers, purchase materials, identify construction concerns, maintain schedules, and lead his team by example.

    Mr. Polizzi worked in facilities management for over 10 years at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (“ASCAP”). There, he rose through the ranks to become the Director of Operations, which involved ensuring company security and emergency preparedness. He interacted with third-party construction vendors, inspected equipment, maintained office supply inventory, and implemented COVID-19 related policies and procedures.

    Joseph Esposito
    Senior Superintendent
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    Joseph Esposito

    Senior Superintendent

    A construction professional with more than 30 years of experience in the industry supervising construction projects throughout the Tri-State area, Mr. Esposito achieves team goals while working with owners, subcontractors, architects and engineers. As a Senior Superintendent for OC Construction Management, he is responsible for the overall supervision and management of the building throughout the project lifecycle. Joe’s true value to the team, however, lies in his diverse experience in the industry, including roles in project management and estimating. He has leveraged these additional skillsets to develop a 360-degree view of the project lifecycle: he understands drivers of cost and schedule, stakeholder requirements, and the various inputs needed to strategize and implement successful projects.

    While Chief Estimator at Ryder Construction, he was responsible for the estimating and purchasing department which produced estimates for new construction, retail, commercial and rehabilitation projects ranging in value from $300,000 to $20,000,000. He developed expertise in conceptual estimating, purchasing, and contracts. In this role, he also produced and negotiated client change orders.

    While holding Senior Project Manager, Director of Construction, and VP of Construction roles at different organizations throughout his career, including MBI Group, he was responsible for budgeting, scheduling, and purchasing contracts, as well as the review, negotiation and approval of subcontractor change orders. He also worked with ownership to create and roll out construction procedures and reporting methods that were used on all projects. He managed construction operations while maintaining a “boots on the ground” presence.

    Joe excels in facilitating communication among teams, understanding the cost impact of site conditions, and focusing his efforts on both planning and execution to ensure that subcontractor scope of work is progressing in accordance with schedule. Committed to safety, he supervises day-to-day activities on site, leads meetings with trade foreman, and works to proactively identify and resolve issues that surface throughout the build. Previously, he has also worked with Hollister Construction, Rubin Construction & Development, and SNL Construction.

    Julian Giraldo
    Associate Project Manager
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    Julian Giraldo

    Associate Project Manager

    Mr. Julian Giraldo is an Associate Project Manager at OC Construction Management. In his role, Julian works with both clients and trade partners to establish scopes of work, budgets, schedules, as well as execute project plans. He facilitates productive communication and implements strategic thinking across all avenues of construction.

    Julian has 10+ years of international experience managing all aspects of design and construction, including residential, commercial, and institutional projects. His expertise lies in architectural design, building restoration, rehabilitation, and preservation.

    Kenny Chan
    Assistant Vice President of Construction
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    Kenny Chan

    Assistant Vice President of Construction

    Mr. Kenny Chan is Assistant Vice President for OC Construction Management. In his role, he leads OC staff to execute projects swiftly and successfully. He and his team develop purchasing strategies and priorities, manage project financials, develop logistics and safety plans, coordinate with city agencies, oversee the trade partners selected for the project, and document lessons learned.

    With more than a decade in the industry where he completed more than 30 projects with values up to $200 million, Kenny has experience ranging from corporate interiors, high-rise residential and major renovation commercial work to 35-story ground-up hotel and airport replacement projects.

    Prior to joining OC Construction Management, Mr. Chan worked for Group PMX, Triton Construction and Broadtrade Group.  PMP certified, he is also a CMAA Certified Construction Manager and an NABCEP Board Certified PV Installation Professional. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Construction Management from the New York Institute of Technology.

    Louis Gonzalez
    Superintendent
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    Louis Gonzalez

    Superintendent

    Mr. Louis Gonzalez is a Superintendent at OC Construction Management. In his role, he is an effective communicator who promotes open dialogue with the project team regarding changes in work, job conditions, and trade partner collaboration. Solutions-oriented, he also ensures any punch-list items are promptly addressed.

    Louis has more than 30 years of experience in both commercial and residential building sectors. He is highly effective and comfortable working with people at all levels in an organization. He has demonstrated success in operations management, competitive analysis, and financial management. Always striving for growth and innovation, Louis embraces new technologies to boost business initiatives and reach company objectives. His experience as a business owner has allowed him to develop an excellent eye for detail, customer service skills, and the ability to problem solve.

    Marcus Gregory
    Project Manager
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    Marcus Gregory

    Project Manager

    A professional with proven skills in the construction / real estate industries, Mr. Marcus Gregory is experienced in managing short- and long-term renovation and building improvement projects in both the Philadelphia & New York City markets. He is an adept problem solver capable of identifying potential coordination and implementation deficiencies to mitigate risk prior to project start. He also quickly finds resolutions to challenges that arise during the project and uses his strategic planning abilities to streamline process efficiencies and remain on or ahead of schedule.

    Since October 2018, he has served as an Project Manager for OC Construction Management and assists the team throughout the project lifecycle to ensure success. Before joining the company, he worked at Vanguard in the Corporate Real Estate department, where he managed multiple low- and mid-tier design and construction projects from bid to closeout, including financial and scheduling oversight. He was engaged daily with both internal and external partners to establish scope of work, budget, and schedule, as well as execution of the project plan. His involvement on (2) full building renovations where both footprints exceeded 150,000 sf and were fully occupied with tenants included daily coordination with trades and tenants to execute in line with the project schedule and ensuring business continuity.

    He holds a Bachelor of Science in Facility Management from Temple University.

    Marvin Stokes Beamon
    Project Manager
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    Marvin Stokes Beamon

    Project Manager

    Mr. Marvin Stokes Beamon is a Project Manager at OC Construction Management. In his role, Marvin has primary responsibilities that include, but are not limited to, overall schedule and budget monitoring, document maintenance, design coordination, meeting management, and the cultivation of client relationships.

    Prior to joining the company, Marvin worked at JRM Construction Management, where he created and managed RFPs for construction projects, prepared and negotiated agreements with subcontractors, value engineered cost solutions to reduce project costs, developed and maintained project schedules, and researched building construction guidelines and procedures for project planning. Some of his notable clientele included Bloomberg, Blackstone, and CBS.

    Michael Merck
    Project Manager
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    Michael Merck

    Project Manager

    As a Project Manager, Mr. Michael Merck’s primary responsibilities are to facilitate productive communication and implement uniform strategy between CM and PM teams.  Working alongside, project managers, superintendents, subcontractors, and ownership, he insures the smooth and efficient progress of project-wide administration.

    Mr. Merck brings with him a decade of high-level administrative experience, diverse project management experience, as well as industry-spanning skills and knowledge. As Founding Co-Director of Knockdown Center, a vertically integrated arts and culture destination in Queens, Mr. Merck assisted with an 8 million dollar renovation of a century year old factory, worked with city and state permitting agencies in the construction and F&B sectors, and designed and executed largescale interactive art installations and public events.

    He holds a BA in Humanities from the University of Iowa.

    Nick Mead
    Assistant Vice President of Construction
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    Nick Mead

    Assistant Vice President of Construction

    Mr. Nick Mead serves as an Assistant Vice President of Construction at OC Construction Management. Agile and detail-oriented with a proven record of developing, executing, and driving high production value plans with efficiency, Nick assesses and analyzes budgets to efficiently minimize expenses and optimize profits. He meets the needs of designers, consultants, and clients by identifying potential challenges and pain-points to find solutions and build consensus across key stakeholders.

    Robert Papeo
    Superintendent
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    Robert Papeo

    Superintendent

    A self-motivated, hands-on construction and development professional with 10+ years of experience, Mr. Robert Papeo serves as a Project Superintendent at OC Construction Management. He has a verifiable track record for the successful completion of multimillion-dollar projects through coordinating trades, developing partnerships, and building a positive rapport with architects, local officials, vendors, and clients while maintaining costs.

    Mr. Papeo streamlines procedures that improve productivity, safety levels, and control costs through his expertise with open shop and union projects, team building and leadership, quality control management, strategic planning/implementation, safety and compliance management, organization and time management, and blueprint analysis.

    Thomas Walter
    Senior Superintendent
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    Thomas Walter

    Senior Superintendent

    Across his nearly 30 years of hands-on experience in the commercial construction industry, Thomas Walter has made reliability and accountability his driving motivation. As a Senior Superintendent with OC Construction Management, he has responsibilities that include scheduling of the trades, meeting milestones, quality control, site safety and resolution of all field-related issues from start to completion. He focuses his efforts on day-to-day problem solving and partners well with clients, as well as trade and design partners.

    He got his start in the industry as a carpentry apprentice and built upon his knowledge base as a Union Carpenter for 25+ years. He has held a superintendent role since 2005. Specializing in projects ranging from $1 to $15 million dollars, he is adept at project schedule adherence, coordination of subcontractors, safety compliance, and exceptional recordkeeping of project documentation inclusion daily logs, submittals, RFI’s, and drawings. He previously worked on ground-up and interiors projects including lobbies, schools, banks, restaurants, dorms, and parking garages with Talisen Construction, Delric Construction, and MBI Group.

  • Culture
    Barbara Bruns
    Advisor
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    Barbara Bruns

    Advisor

    Chris Kuz
    Advisor
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    Chris Kuz

    Advisor

    Tim Dobbins
    Cultural Architect
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    Tim Dobbins

    Cultural Architect

    A trusted advisor to OC Construction Management, Tim Dobbins has had a successful career as a top Performance Coach, Senior Team-Builder, Workshop Leader and Motivational Speaker is based on 30 years of experience. By understanding culture and focusing on the professional development of key leaders, he has become a recognized expert in the field of leadership development.

    He advises and develops top decision makers of businesses, corporations, and government sections. He is a Wharton Fellow, guest lecturer and elected Fellow of The British-American Project – seeking to keep the US/UK alliance strong. As an ordained Episcopal clergyman, he strengthened and led three congregations (1981-1997) and taught and ministered throughout the world while serving as a Third-Party/Track Two Conflict Negotiator.

    He is the author of two leadership and communications books, published in multiple languages: “Stepping Up: Make Decisions That Matter” (Harper Collins), and “Business Companion” (Random House/Living Language), plus an original work for Audible.com: “Making the Most of Change”.

    He was a first responder at Ground Zero, following the terrorist attacks on New York City. His firm was retained for two years by The September 11th Fund and Safe Horizon to provide staff training in strengthening their efforts and service to over 20,000 people impacted by the tragedy.

    For a full client list, please visit TimothyDobbins.com.

  • Internal Operations
    Jessica Merkl
    CM Coordinator
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    Jessica Merkl

    CM Coordinator

    Ms. Jessica Merkl is a CM Coordinator at OC Construction Management. She serves as a liaison between internal lines of business and subcontractors. Jessica is responsible for maintaining accurate data on each project, which includes directory maintenance, logging project schedules, and coordinating timely document reviews.

    Prior to joining OC, Ms. Merkl worked for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, Capital Projects division. In her role at Parks, she was responsible for providing helpdesk assistance for the division’s construction contract creation program. This included working with the various design teams and the division’s application development team to resolve all issues that arose during the creation of the Park’s construction contracts. Additionally, she provided analysis and management of subcontractor payment data for Capital Projects construction projects to ensure accurate data keeping.

    Daphne Rong
    Operations Coordinator
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    Daphne Rong

    Operations Coordinator

    Daphne serves as an Operations Coordinator for OC Construction Management. She plays an integral role in supporting the Operations Team in the development and implementation of strategic plans to improve existing workplace systems and policies to increase efficiency and effectiveness within the company. She is a recent graduate of Cornell University.

    Elizabeth Flynn
    Vice President of Operations
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    Elizabeth Flynn

    Vice President of Operations

    Liz serves as Vice President of Operations for OC Construction Management. Leveraging her experience in the financial, construction and project management industries, she is committed to operational excellence, quality service, relationship management, and process efficiencies. Ms. Flynn evaluates and analyzes data offered by technology solutions to bridge gaps, aid in decision-making, and facilitate the optimization of operations across business lines. She relies on her strong leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills to implement the strategic vision of the company.

    Prior to OC, Ms. Flynn worked at JLL on the JPMC account, where she led a team of four to create and promote the standardization and adoption of all account processes nationally. Knowledgeable on policies ranging from budgeting, scheduling, and compliance to risk mitigation, reporting, project creation and closeout, she drove data integrity and consistency, championed Best Practice initiatives, and distilled complex topics easily. In addition, she was a key player in the rollout of technology enhancements that provided the Client with the ability to realize key business goals, including greater transparency to cost, project count, and schedules. Previously, she partnered with Moritt, Hock, and Hamroff on the TD Bank account and Cushman & Wakefield on the Citibank account after starting off her career in the publishing industry.

    Liz holds a Bachelor’s Degree, magna cum laude, in English and History from Providence College in Providence, RI.

    Hadley Edie
    Operations Manager
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    Hadley Edie

    Operations Manager

    Hadley serves as an Operations Manager for OC Construction Management. She plays an essential role in the development and implementation of strategic plans to improve existing workplace systems and policies to increase efficiency and effectiveness within the company. She also works closely with the different lines of business, including Accounting, Marketing, Estimating, and Construction Management, to support business processes companywide. She is committed to providing the highest level of support and quality to contribute to the growth of the company while working to meet annual goals and objectives set by the management team.

    Prior to joining OC, Hadley worked as the marketing and communications intern at Nature Net, an environmental non-profit dedicated to creating and promoting opportunities for urban children and families to experience nature. Originally from Boston, Hadley attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she double majored in Biology and Environmental Studies.

  • Marketing
    Joseph Bucci
    Vice President of Business Development
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    Joseph Bucci

    Vice President of Business Development

    As Vice President of Business Development for OC Construction Management, Joseph is responsible for leveraging past & present relationships he has built throughout his ten-plus years in the construction and real estate industry. His role is also essential in developing new relationships, all in an effort to build and establish lines of communication and new business opportunities for OC.

    Prior to joining OC, Mr. Bucci held positions throughout the Real Estate industry, including SPM at CBRE where he was responsible for the relocation, renovation and improvement projects for Santander Bank. Mr. Bucci also held the position of SPM at JLL within their Corporate Solutions Division. While at JLL, he managed a portfolio of relocation, renovation, signage, and improvement projects throughout the Northeast, Midwest and Southeast Regions for the JPMC account. Prior to his time at JLL, Mr. Bucci was a PM for Mace Group where he managed the TD Bank account and oversaw the rollout program of more than 50 ground-up and in-line retail stores from development, design and construction activities to completion. Mr. Bucci also managed a series of 16 capital improvements for Goldman Sachs which consisted of data center, hotel lobby, trading floor, theater, kitchen & facility renovations and upgrades. Joseph also led the construction of 60,000 sq. ft. multi office consolidation and design lab for Starwood Hotels and Resorts including 4 highly detailed, branded conference rooms.

  • Purchasing
    John P. Ruble
    Senior Estimator
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    John P. Ruble

    Senior Estimator

    As a Senior Estimator at OC Construction Management, Mr. John P. Ruble partners with the team throughout project lifecycles to ensure success. In his role, he is responsible for providing bidding, budgeting, and procurement of all subcontractors, vendor services, and project general conditions. John develops estimates and proposals for GMP, Cost-Plus, Stipulated Price, Design-Build and Construction Management projects.

    Prior to joining OC, John worked as a Senior Estimator at multiple companies including Benchmark Builders, LLC, RXR Realty Construction and Development, and more.

    Manuela Corcho
    Estimator
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    Manuela Corcho

    Estimator

    Manuela Corcho serves as an Estimator for OC Construction Management. As an Estimator, Ms. Corcho is responsible for providing bidding, budgeting, and procurement of all project costs, including subcontractors, vendor services, and general conditions. She prepares and organizes estimates and proposals across pricing options ranging from GMP and Cost-Plus to Stipulated Price and Design-Build contracts.

    Prior to joining OC, Ms. Corcho held a position as an estimator at Petretti & Associates. Her responsibilities included creating budgets, scope sheets, and bid proposals following careful analysis of project drawings. She aided her team in executing detailed contract documents such as purchase orders and change orders, and attended weekly meetings throughout the duration of her projects. Ms. Corcho was involved in various multi-million dollar projects throughout the tri-state area with notable clients including NBC, Empire State Realty Trust, and WWE. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Stony Brook University.

    Matthew Sci
    Estimating Coordinator
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    Matthew Sci

    Estimating Coordinator

    Sean Lowe
    Vice President of Procurement & Estimating
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    Sean Lowe

    Vice President of Procurement & Estimating

    Mr. Sean Lowe has nearly 15 years of experience in preparing cost estimates and managing projects. After 6 years in the field as a project superintendent, Mr. Lowe shifted and became dedicated to providing estimating and preconstruction services across a diverse mix of market sectors and projects. This experience has allowed him to become proficient in conceptual budgets, hard bids and negotiated work.

    Prior to his time at OC, Mr. Lowe was a Senior Estimator for Petretti & Associates, successfully budgeting, bidding and awarding work throughout NYC and lower CT. Prior to Petretti & Associates, he held the positions as Project Superintendent and Project Estimator at Pavarini North East Construction, a division of Structure Tone, where he managed bidding / awarding work in the Tri-state area. With an eagerness and enthusiasm for professional development, these positions held by Mr. Lowe have established his well-versed ability to estimate a wide variety of construction projects.

    In his personal life, Mr. Lowe attained the rank of Eagle Scout in March of 2004, is a recipient of 2019 Orange County Rising Stars, and is an active volunteer member of Harriman Eng. Co #1 – MJFD holding the positions of Secretary, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Lieutenant, Captain and 2nd Asst. Through over 15 years of service, he holds certificates of recognition for work with our active military through the non-profit organization Towns 4 Troops from the Air National Guard, 411th engineers brigade, West Point Military Police, 105th base defense squadron, US Military Academy/ US Army Garrison West Point – ACS, MALS 49 and VMGR.

  • Risk Management
    John Hunt
    General Counsel
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    John Hunt

    General Counsel

    A construction industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience handling design and construction transactions, litigation, insurance and risk management, Mr. John Hunt has held in-house positions at Brookfield Properties, where he was Senior Vice President and Counsel, and Forest City Ratner Companies, where he was Senior Vice President and Director of Construction Legal Services and Risk Management. In his nearly 15 years in these roles, Mr. Hunt facilitated more than three billion dollars in design and construction transactions as counsel on notable residential, office, retail, infrastructure, and sports and entertainment projects, including Barclays Center, the Tata Innovation Center at Cornell Tech, New York by Gehry, four Pacific Park residential buildings, the Vanderbilt Rail Yard reconstruction, and Yonkers Ridge Hill.

    Before joining Forest City in 2004, Mr. Hunt was in private practice for two years, and before that served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the New York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel.

    Mr. Hunt has been the General Counsel for OC Construction Management since 2019, where he provides all legal support for OC, while also providing guidance and counsel on the firm’s projects and transactions. With his extensive background in design and construction transactions, litigation, insurance, and risk management, Mr. Hunt plays a key role in the ongoing growth and successful delivery of large-scale projects.

    He holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School, along with a B.A. from Binghamton University.

  • Safety
    Jeff Melofchik
    Corporate Safety Officer
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    Jeff Melofchik

    Corporate Safety Officer

    Mr. Jeffrey Melofchik serves as Corporate Safety Officer for OC Construction Management, through outsourcing partnership with ProSafety LLC. In his role, he is responsible for planning, implementing, and overseeing the company’s employee safety, both in the office and on job sites. While ensuring workplace safety, he also runs safety audits on the sites and identifies potential hazards with recommendations and processes to resolve them.

    Prior to his work with ProSafety LLC, he worked for Bovis Lend Lease as the Environmental Health and Safety Manager. During his time there, he was a Site Safety Supervisor at various large construction sites, with his key responsibilities of leading site specific safety orientations, training personnel in the use of safety equipment, conducting daily safety inspection, and interacting daily with regulatory agencies, like DBO, EPA, and OSHA. In addition to this, he also developed and implemented various safety plans for projects.

    In addition to this, Mr. Melofchik has also worked at ENSR Environmental Corp., AMEC, IT Corp. During his time as Senior Program Manager for ENSR, he was responsible for developing site investigation plans, managing execution of plans, negotiating with regulatory agencies and training staff. At AMEC, he worked as Earth and Environmental Program Manager where he managed health and safety programs at the WTC rescue and recovery from 9/01-7/02. This included developing a site safety plan and evacuation procedure. He also conducted EHS audits at National Guard facilities throughout the U.S.

    Mr. Melofchik holds BS from Stockton State College as well as a J.D. from New York Law School. In addition to this, Mr. Melofchik has a number of certifications, which are: NJDEP UST Subsurface Investigation and Closure, AHERA Asbestos Inspector and Management Planner, 40-Hour Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response, OSHA Disaster Site Worker, OSHA 10-Hour – Construction, OSHA 510 – Construction Standards, OSHA 500 – Trainer Construction Standards, and NYC Local Law 52 – Scaffold, to name a few.