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Mila CooperAssistant ControllerRead Bio
Mila Cooper is an Assistant Controller for OC Construction Management. She has more than 13 years of project accounting and cost control experience within the real estate and construction industries. She utilizes this knowledge to facilitate process improvements that lead to faster and more efficient processing of payables and receivables. In her current role, she is responsible for oversight of the Accounting Team and all aspects of company’s financials. In addition to performing quality control checks across projects, she also completes corporate operational tasks, including but not limited to serving as Sage 300 and TimberScan administrator, allocating payroll, submitting monthly reports, and leading the budget and reforecast process.
Prior to joining OC, Ms. Cooper was a Senior Accounting Manager at Colliers PM Northeast, were she was responsible for managing more than $2.1 billion in revenue across the project portfolio, including work on luxury residential condominiums, as well as commercial and mixed-use assets. She also oversaw the NYC project accounting division and ensured the timely issuance of month-end deliverables. Prior to Colliers, she held a Project Accounting position at Gilbane Building Co, where she gained extensive knowledge of WIP reporting and project cost control.Patrice CharlesProject AccountantRead Bio
Patrice Charles is currently a Project Accountant for OC Construction Management.
Her responsibilities include but are not limited to the follow: processing monthly billing based on project completion, reviewing and processing all invoices, auditing project financials, and maintaining accurate records. Patrice supports multiply construction management teams from project inception through final close out.
Patrice has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Howard University.
Chris KlebanSenior SuperintendentRead Bio
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 McCloskeySenior SuperintendentRead Bio
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 StrelkoSenior SuperintendentRead Bio
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 BenwareSuperintendentRead Bio
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.John McGrathVice President of ConstructionRead Bio
Vice President of Construction
Mr. John McGrath is a Vice President of Construction for OC Construction Management. In his role, he is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of his projects, including developing purchasing strategies and priorities, managing the project financials, developing logistics and safety plans, coordinating with city agencies, directing project staff, and managing the subcontractors chosen for the project. Recently, he successfully completed the Shiseido Lobby, BTIG, and JPMC projects listed in the experience below.
Prior to joining OC Construction Management, Mr. McGrath worked for Hunter Roberts Construction Group as a Project Manager. Before joining Hunter Roberts, he spent 5 years with Ideal Interiors. Mr. McGrath has completed over $200 million of construction work in the New York City market. 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.
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.Joseph EspositoSenior SuperintendentRead Bio
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.Justin PolizziProject ManagerRead Bio
Mr. Justin Polizzi is a Project Manager for OC Construction Management and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of multiple projects. These responsibilities include but are not limited to: developing purchasing strategies and priorities, managing project financials, directing project staff, and managing project-specific subcontractors. With nearly a decade of experience in the construction industry, Mr. Polizzi has become a vital asset at OC, due in part to his attention to detail, commitment to excellence, deep and broad knowledge base, and collaboration skills.
Prior to joining OC Construction Management, Mr. Polizzi worked at Phase Construction as a Project Manager / Estimator. In this role he was notably tasked with the renovation of Nu Hotel located in Brooklyn among other projects. In addition, he worked for Albano Tile Setters as a Chief Estimator / Lead Project Manager, where he managed all operations as well as client relations that propelled company growth and prosperity.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from St. Francis College.Justin ZuckermanSenior Project ManagerRead Bio
Senior Project Manager
Mr. Zuckerman is a Senior Project Manager for OC Construction Management. In his role, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of his projects, including developing purchasing strategies and priorities, managing the project financials, developing logistics and safety plans, coordinating with city agencies, directing project staff, and managing the subcontractors chosen for the project.
Prior to joining OC Construction Management, Mr. Zuckerman worked for Sordoni Construction Co as a project manager and Verticon Ltd. as both a site super and a project manager. He has more than 11 years of experience in the construction field. He has worked on projects in both the public and private sector with experience that includes commercial, residential, industrial, medical, and educational.Katie PierceSenior Project ManagerRead Bio
Senior Project Manager
Ms. Katie Pierce is a Senior Project Manager for OC Construction Management. In her role, Ms. Pierce is responsible for the day-to-day operations of her projects, including developing purchasing strategies and priorities, managing the project financials, developing logistics and safety plans, coordinating with city agencies, directing project staff, and managing the subcontractors chosen for the project.
Ms. Pierce has more than 14 years of experience in the construction field, specializing in project management. She has worked on projects in the private sector with experience that includes commercial, residential, art/cultural, data storage, and educational buildings. Prior to joining OC Construction Management, Ms. Pierce worked for Hollister Construction, Pizzarotti-USA, Consigli Construction, and StructureTone.
She holds a BS in Physics from Seton Hall University, and is OSHA 30 certified.Kenny ChanSenior Project ManagerRead Bio
Senior Project Manager
Mr. Chan is a Senior Project Manager for OC Construction Management. In his role, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of his projects, including developing purchasing strategies and priorities, managing the project financials, developing logistics and safety plans, coordinating with city agencies, directing project staff, and managing the subcontractors chosen for the project.
Prior to joining OC Construction Management, Mr. Chan worked for Group PMX, Triton Construction and Broadtrade Group as a MEP Project Manager. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) with 11+ years of construction experience. His specialties include MEPs and Solar PV energy. Mr. Chan has completed more than 20 projects with values up to $200+ million that range from mid/high-rise residential and major renovation commercial projects to 35+ story ground-up hotel and LaGuardia Airport replacement projects.
Mr. Chan received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture in Construction Management from the New York Institute of TechnologyLadd McGuffeyVice President of ConstructionRead Bio
Vice President of Construction
With more than 25 years in the industry, Mr. McGuffey has worked on large scale projects throughout his career including corporate interior, fit out, private, institutional and healthcare projects. He brings a multifaceted background to the firm; his experience in different roles on a job, such as Architect, Designer and Senior Project Manager, have allowed him to see projects from many perspectives and adapt accordingly.
As a Vice President of Construction, Mr. McGuffey is responsible for the success of day-to-day operations of his projects, including managing the project financials, developing logistics and safety plans, coordinating with city agencies, directing project staff, and managing the subcontractors selected for the project. Since joining OC Construction Management earlier this year, he has made an immediate impact on the team’s performance.
Previously, he has worked for Hollister Construction, Ryder Construction, Shawmut Design and Construction, RCDolner, and others, working on projects that include Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New‐York Historical Society and St. Francis College of Brooklyn. Mr. McGuffey holds a Bachelor of Architecture in Architecture degree with a minor in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and is a Licensed Architect in the State of New York.Marcus GregoryAssociate Project ManagerRead Bio
Associate 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 Associate 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.Mark GreenfieldSenior SuperintendentRead Bio
Thirty years after beginning in the industry as a union carpenter, Mark Greenfield is a truly seasoned and knowledgeable construction professional who has worked in superintendent roles throughout his career. Skilled in creative thinking and day-to-day problem solving that construction project management requires, he recognizes the importance of making effective use of a team’s expertise. The asset that most assists him in his current position is the rapport he has with subcontractors, clients, and engineers.
Prior to working at OC, he was a Construction Superintendent at Talisen Construction Corporation, a construction services provider located in New York City. Skilled in construction management, construction, project management, value engineering, renovation, contract negotiation, contact management and facilities management, he also excels in project estimation, schedules and team leadership.Michael MerckAssociate Project ManagerRead Bio
Associate Project Manager
As an Associate 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.Thomas WalterSuperintendentRead Bio
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 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.
Barbara BrunsAdvisorRead Bio
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AdvisorTim DobbinsCultural ArchitectRead Bio
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.
Allyson CarterExecutive AssistantRead Bio
Ms. Allyson Carter serves as an Executive Assistant to the Principals of OC Construction Management. She brings 15 years of administrative experience to the table with expertise in C-level executive support with a background in commercial real estate. As Executive Assistant, she develops and maintains comprehensive administrative processes that improve the efficiency of day-to-day operations with her robust knowledge of office management, while supporting the operations team and assisting with client relations & business development.
Ms. Carter has held various positions in the real estate industry. She was a Property Assistant at Rockefeller Development Corp., directly reporting to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer as an Executive Assistant/Office Manager at The Bromley Companies, and was a Leasing Associate at Trinity Church Wall Street, where she was promoted to Executive Assistant to the President of the Real Estate Division.
Ms. Carter holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Adelphi University. She is currently an active member of Ellevate New York, Office Ninjas, International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) and American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP).Elizabeth FlynnVice President of OperationsRead Bio
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 EdieAssociate Operations ManagerRead Bio
Associate Operations Manager
Ms. Hadley Edie serves as an Associate Operations Manager for OC Construction Management. In her role, she supports 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 works closely with the different lines of business to support business processes companywide.
Prior to joining OC, Ms. Edie 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, Ms. Edie attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she double majored in Biology and Environmental Studies.
Joseph BucciVice President of Business DevelopmentRead Bio
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.
Diego FrangiamoneAssociate EstimatorRead Bio
Mr. Diego Frangiamone serves as an Associate Estimator for OC Construction Management. As an Estimator, Mr. Frangiamone is responsible for providing bidding, budgeting, and procurement of all subcontractors, vendor services, and project general condition. Mr. Frangiamone assists with the organization of estimates and proposals for GMP, Cost-Plus, Stipulated Price, Design-Build and Construction/Project Management formatted projects.
Prior to joining OC, Mr. Frangiamone held a position as an estimating intern at RKB Sheet Metal. His responsibilities included completing full mechanical takeoffs and assisting the head estimator in putting together budgets and proposals. He also has experience as an intern with Long Island Concrete, assisting in the field with project management and labor.
He holds a BS in Construction Management from East Carolina University.Justin LeDouxAssociate EstimatorRead Bio
Mr. LeDoux serves as an Associate Estimator of OC Construction Management. As an Estimator, Justin is responsible for providing bidding, budgeting, and procurement of all subcontractors, vendor services, and project general condition. Justin assists with the organization of estimates and proposals for GMP, Cost-Plus, Stipulated Price, Design-Build and Construction/Project Management formatted projects.
Prior to joining OC, Mr. LeDoux held a position as an Analyst Aide in Con Edison’s Public Improvement Department. Justin’s responsibilities included, but were not limited to, budgeting Operating Cost and Accounts Payable. He projected final invoice prices and total operating cost for ongoing projects, processed and submitted invoices, and kept traceable records of project progress.Reed ThomasVice President of Procurement & EstimatingRead Bio
Vice President of Procurement & Estimating
Reed Thomas is extremely knowledgeable in preparing cost estimates for all types of building construction. For the past 27 years he has provided estimating and preconstruction services for a wide range of complex projects for a diverse mix of sectors, including extensive experience in conceptual budgeting, hard bid, and negotiated contract work for construction projects throughout New York and the Tri-State area.
As Vice President of Procurement & Estimating, Mr. Thomas is responsible for the administration of budgeting and preconstruction pricing services. His additional responsibilities include estimating, bidding, drawing review, scope of work review, the administration of subcontracts, and determination of sub-contractor participation.
Prior to his experience at OC, Mr. Thomas was Senior Estimator for Pizzarotti, where he was dedicated to the preconstruction work on the 45 Broad Street project, a new eighty-story mixed use tower located across from the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan. Additionally, he was the Director of Estimating and Purchasing for Pavarini North East Construction, a division of StructureTone. These and other positions held by Mr. Thomas have given him a diverse foundation in all types estimating of commercial construction projects.Sean LoweSenior EstimatorRead Bio
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.
John HuntGeneral CounselRead Bio
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.
Jeff MelofchikCorporate Safety OfficerRead Bio
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.