Success Stories

Profiles 

Alex Bradley
Alex Bradley

Major: Construction Management
Minor: Business
Core Concentration: Economics

Andrew Miller
Andrew Miller

Major: Construction Management
Minor: Business
Core Concentration: Economics

Chris Kavanaugh
Chris Kavanaugh

Major: Construction Management
Minor: Architecture, Business Management
Core Concentration: Art/ Architectural History

Michael Orlando
Michael Orlando

Major: Construction Management
Minor:  Business
Working towards a Masters in Architecture

Rachel Rokicki
Rachel Rokicki

Major: Construction Management
Minors: Business and Sustainability

Elsch Maisoh
Elsch Maisoh

As an assistant superintendent at Gilbane BuildingCompany, one of the nation’s largest building contractors, Elsch Maisoh is no stranger to managing big projects.

Travis Lescarbeau
Travis Lescarbeau

A project manager for Abcore Restoration in Narragansett, R.I., Lescarbeau started in the trenches, paying his dues as a carpenter’s apprentice since the age of 12. Today, at just 24 years old, he’s a seasoned veteran of one of the state’s premier preservation contractors.

CM Team Captains
CM Team Captains

Each year, the Roger Williams University Construction Management (CM) program puts together three teams to compete in national and regional student competitions.

 

 

Testimonials

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Bill Gilbane, Vice Chairman, Gilbane Building CompanyGilbane Building Company has benefitted from the continuous inclusion of Roger Williams graduates into leadership positions at Gilbane.  I’ve personally come to appreciate the highly qualified faculty and staff that are so personally invested in the students.  Construction site tours, internships, mentorships, project-based national competitions and guest speakers from the industry ensure that RWU's graduates hit the ground running.

-- Bill Gilbane, Vice Chairman, Gilbane Building Company

 


William Thumm, Operations Manager, Hensel Phelps“The RWU CM students repeatedly out perform other industry graduates from other similar programs.  Currently, out of the 17 hired RWU graduates, (only) 1 has moved onto other companies.  All students have met or exceeded their peers in performance and leadership.” 

-- William Thumm, Operations Manager, Hensel Phelps

 


Ron Simoneau –  Vice President, Shawmut “Shawmut seeks out and hires the best and brightest college graduates from select universities throughout New England. Over the past 8 years, we have hired 40 RWU graduates which is an incredible testimony to the quality and strength of their CM program. I have found RWU graduates to be among the best as they are extremely knowledgeable and well prepared in all aspects of construction, both from a technical and business perspective and we look forward to continuing our mutually beneficial partnership."

-- Ron Simoneau –  Vice President, Shawmut

 


Alondra DeLeon, Project Engineer, Gilbane Building CompanyMany will agree that a key element to success is having good coaches.  At RWU I found that and much more.  My professors were attentive to my needs, continued to challenge me and were always available for consultation.  Smaller classes allowed for one-on-one interaction with the professors and their dedication ensured that I got the best job post-graduation was invaluable.

I can truly say that I got one of the best educations in Construction Management.

-- Alondra DeLeon, Project Engineer, Gilbane Building Company (Class 2008)

 


Elsch Maisoh, Project Engineer, Gilbane Building CompanyMy college experience at Roger Williams University, served as my pathway to ensuring the lifestyle I envision for my family.  At RWU I gained the necessary skills and knowledge to obtain a well-paying job at one of the nation's premier construction management firms, Gilbane Building Company.

My time in the construction industry at Gilbane has been truly rewarding: I take great pride in driving by a facility that I helped to build and seeing it being used by people.

-- Elsch Maisoh, Project Engineer, Gilbane Building Company (Class 2013)

 


Danielle Crafford, Superintendent, Gilbane Building CompanyClass sizes were small, yet very interactive. I was always able to approach a professor to ask questions about a project or to just discuss the next big thing in the construction industry.

While at RWU, I was able to begin my construction career with a large industry-leading construction company because of the relationships my professors had with industry professionals. I am still with that same company today because of the opportunity I was offered at RWU. I have worked as a superintendent on a variety of projects, from tenant fit-outs to airport terminals, from $8M to $150M

-- Danielle Crafford, Superintendent, Gilbane Building Company (Class 2008)

 


Mike McNally, President & CEO, Skanska USAWe’ve recruited some of our best talent from Roger Williams and we keep coming back for more! The program and hands-on experience they get at RWU really have them ready to step right into a position with us.

-- Mike McNally, President & CEO, Skanska USA

 

 


 Greg Garvin- Manager of Preconstruction - Gilbane Building Company“Not only has the RWU CM program provided me with a solid education that is directly attributable to my capacity as a Gilbane employee, but the relationships I’ve established at RWU are also directly attributable to my employment at Gilbane. Skills and networking are everything in this business; RWU has given me foundations in both.”

- Greg Garvin, (Class of 2006) -- Manager of Preconstruction - Gilbane Building Company.

 


Angela Tafone, Assistant Project Manager, Suffolk ConstructionThe Roger William’s Construction Management program has been instrumental in my career success. The classes provided me with the necessary tools to feel confident in the early days of my career. One of the most helpful experiences was being part of the commercial team in the building competitions. The amount of hours and practice that went into preparing for the competition gave me a realistic idea of what to expect when bidding a project in the industry. Additionally, between the CM career fair and the alumni dinner I had many opportunities to meet current industry professionals. Forming these connections opened up internship opportunities for me as well as full-time job positions. Roger Williams truly sets students up for success through their CM program. I know I will continue to be a part of this program as alumni because I believe in the growth of the RWU CM community.
 
-Angela Tafone, Assistant Project Manager, Suffolk Construction (Class 2012)
 

 


"Just like every building needs a foundation, a successful career, no matter what industry, also needs to start with a solid foundation.  My time at Roger Williams gave me just that and has allowed me to succeed in the construction industry.  I always remember one of my professor's telling me, "the first rule of business is to stay in business", and knowing I would be working for my family's company full time once I graduated, this quote stuck with me because I wanted to make sure we did just that.  Here I am almost eight years after I graduated, and not only do I remember that rule but I follow it every day.”

-- Nicholas Michienzi, (Class of 2008) Vice President, Michienzi Construction and Development, Inc.

 


“We expect a faster than “industry normal” advancement… Our RWU grads consistently demonstrate a higher level of proficiency with software and a solid grasp of the assigned tasks and operations.”      

-- William Wahl, Whiting-Turner

 


“RWU CM graduates have a positive attitude and inherent ability to work closely with individuals and colleagues.  They have a high moral character and are dedicated in their responsibilities. They are also easily cross trained to perform different roles within our company.”

-- Jason Iacovelli,  Project Executive, Gilbane

Employers

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RWU Construction Management graduates find employment with a variety of companies in commercial, civil, and residential construction industry. Below is a list of some of the companies that employ our students and graduates. Click here to see the statistics of our most recent class and visit the Student Achievements tab under our Public Information page to access more information.

AECOM
A/E/C Solutions
Autiello Construction Company
Arden Engineering
Arris Contracting Company Inc.
Bartlett Brainard Eacott, Inc.
Barletta Heavy Division
Bechtel Corporation
Burns & McDonnell
C.E. Floyd Company, Inc.
Centerplan Companies, LLC
Commodore Builders
Consigli Construction
Bond Brothers
D.J. Oneill, Inc.
Dacon Corporation
D.F. Pray General Constractors
Dimeo Construction
Disney Imagineering
E.J. Jaxtimer Building
Erland Construction
ET&L Construction Group
Fred DeRoma and Sons, Inc.
Gilbane Building Company
Gordon L.Seaman, Inc.
Grinnell Cabinet Makers
Hill International, Inc.
HNTB Corporation
Hunter Roberts Construction Group
J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.
J. Fletcher Creamer and Sons
J. H. Maximillian Inc.
Jones Long LaSalle
Kast Construction
KBE Building Corporation
Lee Kennedy Co., Inc.
Lend Lease
Lincoln Property Company
Mass Electric Construction Co.
Michels Corporation
Michienzi Construction
Mortenson Construction
NBC Universal
New England Construction
Northstar Project and Real Estate
O&G Industries
Permasteelisa North America
PAC Group, LLC.
Pellicano Construction
PMA Consultants
Providence Worcester Rail Road Co.
Rider Levitt Bucknall
Savanna Real Estate Fund
Schimenti Construction Company
Shawmut Design & Construction
Siena Construction Corporation
Skanska USA
Suffolk Construction
Tishman Construction
The Damon Company
The Walsh Group
TRAC Builders
Turino Group, Inc.
Turner Construction
Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc.
Weeks Marine
Whiting-Turner Construction

Are you an RWU Construction Management graduate and would like to see your company name on this list? Simply send an email to Dr. Celik - bgcelik@rwu.edu with your name, year of graduation, your title and the name of your company to add your company on this page.