Long before milestones were diamond shapes on a project manager’s Gantt chart, they were actual stones marking real miles toward a particular place.
But are they really so different? Either way, the journey is dusty, the destination shines and it’s the quality of the steps along the way that matter most.
Milestone is a full-service construction management & general contracting company established in 2010 to bring an owner’s perspective to the business of building. We adapt our services to suit your needs and want nothing more than to earn your trust through our commitment to realizing an outstanding process and project. Our secret is no secret: it’s a combination of close collaboration, open communication, deep field knowledge and a project-first mentality that makes Milestone your go-to partner.
Problem-solving lies at the heart of every construction project, and like all good optimists, we like to see problems as possibilities. What can we accomplish in a single week construction window? Which method is ideal for restoring historic features? What will it take to achieve zero-waste? What are the best opportunities for saving time or money? These are the kinds of challenges our seasoned experts love to untangle and align to deliver the highest quality buildings and building experiences. We’re your eyes and ears on site, in the office and everywhere in between.
Our mission is to provide the highest quality program, project and construction management services to both public and private sector clients to help them achieve the goals of their construction program in an ethical, creative and cost-effective manner.
Milestone staff presents a perfect blend of professionalism and dependability that the end users and Yale Facilities Project Management have come to expect and deserve. Milestone is a true partner to our team.
Sheri M. Miller, PE, LEED AP Yale University
Associate Director of Project Management and Construction
Frank is a hands-on leader with more than 30 years of experience in construction and operations – His expertise encompasses all facets of construction including cost estimating and management, design analysis and recommendations, material purchasing, coordination of trades, and building code/regulatory compliance. Prior to founding Milestone, Frank worked with Yale University’s Office of Facilities for 15 years overseeing a wide range of new construction and renovation work. The “owner’s perspective” he gained during that time has come to define Milestone’s approach that keeps the client’s best interest at the forefront and prioritizes exceptional service, communication, accountability and integrity. Frank’s leadership has established successful on-going relationships for Milestone, along with an ever-growing and diverse portfolio of projects.
Justin M. Shanley, CHC
As chief estimator, Justin is responsible for projecting and controlling costs for Milestone’s projects. He provides in-depth reviews of drawings and specifications to determine scope of work, pricing and bidding as well as providing value engineering and constructability reviews to control project costs. Justin previously served as a senior project manager/project manager for more than 20 years at prior construction firms where he acquired extensive experience and expertise managing projects in mission critical (hospital & laboratory) environments. Justin is a Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) through the American Society of Healthcare Engineering.
Jeffrey J. Luzzi, LEED GA
Senior Project Manager
Jeff brings more than 20 years of project management skills to the Milestone team and is responsible for running multiple university and private developer projects at any given time. A proven leader and innovative manager, prior to joining Milestone Jeff was responsible for the oversight and management of several successful and high-profile public school projects. These included a $100 million new school project that earned LEED Gold Certification and several complex renovate-as-new projects that were built to the State of Connecticut High Performance Building Construction Standards for their energy efficiency. Jeff is a Certified LEED Green Associate through the US Green Building Council.
As a Project Superintendent, Jim is responsible for the everyday flow of progression on any given project. While ensuring Milestone’s strong work ethic towards quality and a safe working environment, he also maintains focus on key schedule dates and makes sure clients are getting a first class project per plans and specifications. Jim brings more than 40 years of construction management skills to the Milestone team and has successfully overseen medical, educational and industrial projects ranging in construction value from $25 million to over $100 million.
Joann manages and is responsible for the overall direction of accounting, payroll, human resources and the financial activities of Milestone’s projects. With a wealth of business operations experience and acumen, she has established a successful record of increasing productivity and reducing operating costs at prior organizations. Joann has been instrumental in doing the same for Milestone by implementing processes that have created efficiencies, streamlined operations and set the stage for the company’s strategic development.
Lou oversees and is responsible for all facets of Milestone’s self-performing project work. He is highly experienced in both commercial and institutional environments, and his expertise covers all aspects of carpentry. Lou brings clear decision making and problem solving to Milestone’s projects in the field while maintaining the highest order of quality control and quality assurance on the jobsite.
Milestone Construction Services is seeking a Project Manager with 7+ years of commercial construction experience. Candidates will have a proven track record of success with measurable achievements. The ideal candidate is an experienced manager with the proven ability to lead personnel while overseeing multiple projects simultaneously. The Project Manager’s responsibilities span a broad spectrum, covering all the areas of project management, i.e., – Project Planning, Cost Management, Time Management, Quality Management, Contract Administration, and Safety Management Candidates with qualified experience in the Higher Education and Retail markets are preferred.
Development and maintenance of client/customer relationships
Management of projects from initial client/customer contact and proposal phases, through construction and accounting close.
Preconstruction process to include site surveys/site walks and subcontractor selection and preparation of client proposals
Developing/tracking project budgets to include all costs for labor, materials, and subcontractors
Management of master schedules, project timelines and milestones
Providing updates/formal weekly schedules for all current and prospective projects to owners/executive management
Acquisition of all required permits
Verification of inspection schedules and reports
Submittal and approval of all subcontracts and change orders
On-site relations with client/customer, design consultants, facility representatives, subcontractors, and city officials
Desired Skills & Experience
We are looking for a flexible detailed-oriented enthusiastic self-starter that is a team player with excellent communication, managerial and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to manage multiple tasks. Project Manager Candidate will possess:
The ability to interpret architectural plans and specifications.
Positions will require scheduling, purchasing, estimating, as well as management of personnel, vendors, and subcontractors.
Candidates will be proficient with computers and must be familiar with Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Microsoft Project. Sage Project Management Software experience is a plus.
Bachelor’s degree in an accredited construction related curriculum preferred.
Minimum 7 years’ experience in Commercial Construction.
Experience with the construction of site and building systems, and a thorough understanding of the construction process and practice.
A demonstrated success in managing multiple construction projects.
Effective written and verbal communications skills.
Familiarity with the practice of typical design and construction codes, standards, and guidelines.
The ideal candidate must have a positive attitude towards change. Can identify the need, remove the barriers and has the know how to make things happen. Values diversity of ideas, opinions, and people and shows good common sense and applied logic.
The position requires an enthusiastic self-starter that is a team player with excellent communication, managerial and interpersonal skills. The position requires conformance with all corporate and client confidentiality requirements, strict adherence to business ethics and practices, and a continual demonstration of professionalism throughout the delivery of services.
Compensation & Benefits
This position offers a competitive compensation structure; medical insurance benefits; paid time off (vacation, holiday, sick); 401(k) and company vehicle.
Milestone Construction Services is an equal opportunity employer.