Our Team

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Jim Eck

President

QUADRATUS ROLE: Company President with extensive knowledge and practical experience of the construction industry including Pre-Construction services, budgeting, cost control, cost estimating, and value engineering. He excels at maintaining a keen attention to every client’s budget model for maximum efficiency and value. With his background in business development, community relations, networking and negotiation combined with his strong customer relation skills he is instrumental in initiating and nurturing successful partnerships for overall project success. 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Prior to founding QCM with his partners, Jim was honored to be part of a national Design/Build firm based in Florida where his project portfolio included Food Service, Distribution, Manufacturing, Microelectronics and Aerospace. Returning home to the Lehigh Valley, his most recent project portfolio encompasses several Hotels, an Office Park, Medical Offices, a Ski Lodge and Cigar Distribution center. Quadratus Construction Management is pleased to have added several shining stars of the Lehigh Valley to their portfolio, including Maxim’s 22 restaurant in Easton and St. Luke’s Neurology facility in Bethlehem.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • LEED Accredited Professional
  • Earned OSHA 30-hour Safety Certificate, multiple refresher

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Engineering from Penn State University

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Ed Chase

Vice President

QUADRATUS ROLE: Vice President of Field Operations and Safety Director. Detail oriented and quality driven on-site manager focused on excellence while achieving project goals and exceeding client expectations. We specialize in value engineering and delivering effective solutions for each client’s unique requirements.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Prior to founding QCM with his partners, Ed was a Project Superintendent and Safety Director with a variety of distinguished commercial construction management firms enabling him intimate knowledge in many industries; corporate headquarters, hotels/hospitality, medical facilities, light industrial/distribution, auto dealerships, retail and most notably restaurants, from conception to occupancy.

His lifelong immersion in the construction industry permitted him to gain unparalleled knowledge in all aspects of a successful management project, from laborer to owner. He is a hands-on manager who can and will do everything necessary to keep the project positively moving forward for the client.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Designs, implements and sustains corporate safety programs
  • Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer
  • Green Advantage Certified
  • Certified 40 hour Hazwhopper
  • Earned OSHA 30-hour Safety Certificate, multiple refresher

 EDUCATION: A graduate of SUNY Stony Brook with a Bachelor of Arts degree

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David Policelli

Project Manager

QUADRATUS ROLE: Project Manager with comprehensive knowledge and practical experience of the construction industry budgeting, cost control, cost estimating, and value engineering.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Prior to joining QCM, David began in Civil Engineering and also residential construction prior to and during his time at Penn State. His experience in surveying, road design, stormwater management, and Structural Engineering was utilized as a project manager/superintendent in the residential market. David then joined a local construction management firm where he was able to build a portfolio including Health Care, University, Office, Light Industrial, Site, and Manufacturing facility projects. After that he joined an adventure race firm based in NYC and started their course construction department and grew it through 4 countries on 3 continents. This position then transformed into full time R&D as well as specialty projects for live TV and commercial shoots.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Green Advantage Certified
  • Earned OSHA 30-hour Safety Certificate

 EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University

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Bill Menalis

Project Superintendent

QUADRATUS ROLE: Project Site Superintendent

Detail oriented and quality driven on-site manager focused on excellence while achieving project goals and exceeding client expectations.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: With over 30 years of experience prior to joining QCM, Bill was a Project Superintendent and Safety Director with a variety of distinguished commercial construction management firms enabling him intimate knowledge in many industries; corporate headquarters, hotels/hospitality, medical facilities, light industrial/distribution, among others from conception to occupancy.

His lifelong immersion in the construction industry permitted him to gain unparalleled knowledge in all aspects of a successful management project, from carpenter helper to Superintendent. He is a hands-on manager who can and will do everything necessary to keep the project positively moving forward for the client.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Designs, implements and sustains corporate safety programs
  • 2012 American subcontractors Association nominee
  • Green Advantage Certified
  • 2002 ABC excellence in construction award winner
  • Earned OSHA 30-hour Safety Certificate, multiple refresher
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Vince Calantoni

Project Superintendent

QUADRATUS ROLE: Project Site Superintendent

Detail oriented and quality driven on-site manager focused on excellence while achieving project goals and exceeding client expectations.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: With over 20 years of experience prior to joining QCM, Vince was a concrete and waterproofing contractor specializing in high end residential housing and commercial projects. His lifelong immersion in the concrete aspects of the construction industry from footings, foundations, slabs on grade, sidewalks, retaining walls, and any other item concrete related along with his waterproofing expertise gives him a unique perspective on the building blocks of a successful project.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • 2007 ABC excellence in construction award winner
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Chuck O’Donnell

Project Superintendent

QUADRATUS ROLE: Project Site Superintendent

Detail oriented and quality driven on-site manager focused on excellence while achieving project goals and exceeding client expectations.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: With over 40 years of experience prior to joining QCM, Chuck was a Project Superintendent with a local commercial construction management firms enabling him intimate knowledge in many industries; Data centers, corporate headquarters, hotels/hospitality, medical facilities, light industrial/distribution, and warehouses among others from conception to occupancy.

His lifelong immersion in the construction industry permitted him to gain unparalleled knowledge in all aspects of a successful management project, from carpenter helper to Superintendent. He is a hands-on manager who can and will do everything necessary to keep the project positively moving forward for the client.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University
  • Green Advantage Certified
  • 2008 ABC excellence in construction award winner
  • Earned OSHA 30-hour Safety Certificate, multiple refresher