Experience and longevity insures an exceptional workforce. The Munger team is comprised of a strong and competent work force including highly qualified construction and financial management individuals, efficient administrative assistants, detail oriented estimators, experienced project supervisors, skilled carpenters and masons, laborers, concrete workers, equipment maintenance and repair specialist, a professionally trained Safety Coordinator, and trusted external partners.
President / Treasurer, LEED AP
David started his career with Munger Construction in 1983 when he was first hired by Phillip (Pat) Munger as a carpenter. David assumed the position of owner and president in 1992. Under his direction, the company expanded its’ full service general contracting, created a new solar division, SOLAR by mungergreen, and added the Building Renewal Program to the company’s portfolio of services. David graduated from Eli Whitney Vocational Technical School in Hamden, CT, and Keene State College in New Hampshire with a BS Degree in Technical/Vocational Education. David has served on the Regional Advisory Board for Varco Pruden pre-engineered steel buildings company and currently serves on Varco Pruden President’s Advisory Council. He is a member of the Chief Executive Peer Group of New Haven County and serves on the Board of Directors of The Connecticut Business and Industry Association. David’s LinkedIn profile.
Vice President / Secretary
Pam has been Vice President of Munger Construction since 1993 and working in the corporate office since 2001. Currently she is the office manager coordinating marketing, and handling human resources, payroll reporting and various other office management responsibilities. Prior to working in the office Pam worked as a special education teacher and consultant from 1981 to 2001. Pam’s education includes a BS Degree in Education from Keene State College in New Hampshire, and a Masters Degree in Learning Disabilities from Southern Connecticut State University.
Jackie has been with Munger Construction since 1996. Previously she was employed by one of New Haven counties’ largest CPA firms, and worked in a wide variety of accounting settings including two printing companies, a steel company and the public school system. Jackie’s responsibilities include financial management, management of inquiries, job costing, and business analysis. Her expertise and meticulous financial management skills ensure that all financial matters are handled competently and professionally.
Konstantinos (Kostas) joined the Munger Construction Finance Department in 2014 as a Finance Manager Assistant, before being promoted to Financial Manager in 2016. Kostas is charged with overseeing accounts payable, accounts receivable, job costing, business analysis and various other financial tasks in coordination with Financial Manager Jackie Cacace. Kostas came to Munger with three years of prior accounting experience and holds an MBA with a concentration in Accounting and Finance from Quinninpiac University. He is currently completing the necessary coursework to become a Certified Management Accountant.
VP Estimating / Construction Management, LEED AP
Stephen has been with Munger Construction since 1992. He was previously employed by several commercial and residential development companies. Steve’s extensive experience in the field of estimating and design are a great asset to Munger Construction. His responsibilities include cost estimating, proposal development and construction sales, overseer and manager of the estimating department and field construction projects, systems manager, purchasing and scheduling of metal buildings, and existing customer liaison. Steve is a graduate of Wentworth University, Boston, MA, with a BS Degree in Construction Management.
Operations Manager / Project Manager
Michael came to Munger Construction in 1993. Michael brought extensive construction experience with him including running his own framing business and working in the field of residential construction with Neighborhood Builders in Guilford, CT. Michael runs an exceptional construction project, handling all details smoothly and efficiently. His responsibilities include managing construction projects, training new project supervisors and managers, estimating and job costing, acting as an existing customer liaison, and implementing our company safety program. Michael works directly with David DeMaio to implement, execute, and enforce all company policies and practices.
Senior Project Manager
Joe started as an experienced project superintendent with Munger Construction 1998. In 2010 Joe was promoted to the position of Project Manager. His responsibilities include managing construction projects, estimating and job costing, coordinating all manpower, acting as an existing customer liaison, and implementing our company safety program. Prior to coming to Munger, Joe worked for two other construction companies and ran his own residential construction business for 9 years.
Manpower Manager / Project Manager
Roy came to Munger Construction in March of 2004, bringing with him a strong background in the field of construction as well as experience in running his own construction business. Roy worked in the field as a master carpenter and project superintendent until November of 2011 when he was promoted to the position of Project Manager. His responsibilities include managing construction projects, organizing and coordinating all manpower, acting as an existing customer liaison and implementing our company safety program.
Dan began working part- time for Munger in June of 2007, during summer and winter breaks from college. Following graduation in 2012, Dan became a full-time employee working as a carpenter’s helper and shortly advancing to project superintendent. In July 2016 Dan was promoted to the position of Project Manager. In addition to working full time, Dan completed the necessary coursework to graduate in the fall of 2016, with a Master’s degree in Construction Management from Central Connecticut State University. His responsibilities consist of managing construction projects, acting as an existing customer liaison and implementing our company safety program.
Domenic came to Munger Construction in October 1999. He has worked in the field performing a variety of construction tasks, and in the office as a project estimator. In the Spring of 2008 Domenic also became Munger Construction’s Safety Coordinator. His duties and responsibilities include maintaining our Corporate Health and Safety Program and developing supplemental safety plans to ensure all employees and sub-contractors follow proper safety procedures at all times, to maintain job site safety. Domenic also conducts employee safety training and is an authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer. He is qualified to certify employees on safe operation of machinery and equipment.
Estimators / Professional Engineers
Mario began working at Munger Construction in November 2015. He brought with him 30 years of experience in both the commercial and residential construction industry. His background includes working with sub-contractor trades relating to Construction Divisions 5-10, primarily with framing and finishes. He is experienced in bid work, estimating, project management, contracts, and materials purchasing. Mario holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University and is a member of the American Society of Professional Estimators.
Jeff began working at Munger Construction in September 2013. Jeff has a BA in Psychology from University of Connecticut and a MA in Counseling from Southern Connecticut State University. He came to Munger with 39+ years of experience in the construction industry working for Red Rooster Construction Company, Inc. until the company dissolution. Jeff has both field and estimating experience including bidding, contract awards, scheduling, material procurement, client/architect/contractor consultation and problem solving.
Mike has been with Munger since October of 2016. Working as an estimator, Mike utilizes his extensive experience to estimate project costs, design building plans, and create project specification documents. Prior to joining the Munger Construction estimating team, he spent four years as an estimator for Associated Construction, 13 years as a project manager and estimator with Standard Builders, and 3 years as a Project Manager for Banton Construction Co. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University, State of Massachusetts Engineer in Training Certificate, and an Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Hartford State Technical College.
Professional Engineer / Estimator
Gary is a Professional Engineer who joined Munger Construction in January 2016. He graduated with honors from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1981 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. Gary has previously worked for several design/construction companies. His experience includes site and building design, estimating and construction management.
Richard (Dick) is a licensed Professional Engineer. He began his time at Munger Construction in September of 2014. Dick came to us with 40 years of prior experience in design- build companies and has been responsible for overseeing more than $100 million dollars of commercial and industrial building projects throughout New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. In addition to his extensive Engineering experience, Dick’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Law degree from Fordham University.
Marketing & Business Development
Business Development Manager
Jeff Lendroth is our Business Development Manager. His primary focus is to build awareness about Munger’s unique capabilities amongst prospective clients. As an advocate for the company’s vision, Jeff works to generate new business, and maintain relationships with current and past customers and business associates. Prior to becoming a Munger employee, Jeff provided Sustainable Energy consultation services for Munger through his successful renewable energy consulting company. Jeff’s in-depth Business / Marketing acumen is derived from his career with IBM Global Services. Throughout his 30 years with IBM, Jeff held various technical, consulting, sales and complex deal development positions.
Administrative Assistant, Estimating & Design
Nicole joined Munger Construction in the summer of 2015. She assists our Estimators and Project Managers with all aspects of pre-construction including client proposals, contract and subcontract development, categorizing and documenting historical project data, assisting with project submittals and close-out documents, preparing project alerts and assisting with technology upgrades and implementation. Prior to working at Munger, Nicole spent 12 years as a Central Office Attendant in Network Services for a large telecommunications company. Nicole also earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Office Technology from Gateway Community College.
Donna began her employment at Munger Construction in 2008. As one of our valuable Administrative Assistants, Donna’s responsibilities include a wide variety of clerical and customer service related tasks including typing proposals, answering phones, sending out subcontractor agreements and lien waivers, providing administrative assistance to the President, and making sure the office staff are well stocked with necessary supplies. Prior to her time at Munger Construction, Donna spent 30 years as a legal and administrative assistant at a major New Haven law firm.
Donna joined Munger’s Accounts Payable department in the fall of 2016. Her job responsibilities include coordinating with the financial managers and vice president to process invoices, compile data from employee time sheets for payroll and job costing purposes, and assist with all aspects of accounts payable related activities. Prior to coming to Munger, Donna held a long career in customer service management. Her varied experience in the field of customer service management ranged from working for a small manufacturer of fasteners for the automotive industry, to a large, global, consumer products company.
Competent project supervisors coordinate all aspects of work on each individual jobsite. They follow the highest standard of safety practices at all times on every project, no exceptions!
Hardworking field personnel include skilled carpenters and masons, concrete workers and laborers. All Munger project managers, supervisors and field personnel are OSHA-10 and/or OSHA-30 certified and update their certifications every 5 years.
ARCHITECTS & DESIGNERS
Working in cooperation with architects designers and end users, Munger is involved in the value engineering process, recommending the best in technology from leading suppliers and integrating it into well-designed construction projects. Munger recruits architects to work for clients who appreciate the value of design. Munger provides detailed, accurate information and coordinates with the design team to create cost estimates for Munger proposals. This partnership insures confidence that what is designed can be constructed within the budget provided.
Much of a general contractor’s success is relative to the quality of sub-contractors working with them. Specialty trades including sitework, steel erection, glass, roofing, drywall, painting, fire protection, security, controls, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC are performed by a core of our loyal sub-contractors. These skilled and knowledgeable sub-contractors are extremely competent in the design-build process as well as being experts in their field. Many have worked with Munger for more than 20 years. They understand the design/build process and have the ability to think through a task and put it down in estimate format, with or without blueprints. Munger is confident that our sub-contractors are providing us with the best possible prices without compromising value and quality.
“When the Bishops selected Munger to implement the design, I was very pleased because of the prior work we had done together on another project.”
Del Simmons, John A. Matthews Architects project manager
Munger was easy to do business with, caring, responsive and passionate about what they were doing. My client, Star Supply, was very responsive to their suggestions. They had a very nice working relationship and mutual understanding. A fair exchange on both sides, when negotiating change orders, puts people at ease. Munger’s project manager did a superb job of staying on top of everything and was always available for us. Munger completed a number of punch list finishing touches without interrupting business operations. I am delighted with their responsiveness when we need them to return for a particular issue that we discover after-the-fact.
Art Ratner, Ratner Architects Principle
“We continue to be impressed by Munger’s devotion to the value engineering process. It is satisfying for us as architects when the builder advises the customer regarding risk/reward and provides value engineering by bouncing ideas back and forth to optimize ROI”
Gary Tierney, DesignTwo Architects