Meet Our Team


Since 1990, our team has been devoted to successfully delivering your vision for projects.

Sri Kumar, PE

President and CEO

Bryan Hafertepe, PE

Associate Principal

David Hunley

David Hunley, PE

Vice President and CDO

Charl Neser, MRICS

Director of Estimating

Lisa Heckendorn-Blake, PMP

Director of Scheduling

Christy Shadowens, MBA

Administrative Director

Charles Cleary

Subject Matter Expert

Jeffrey Jones, PE, CCP

Senior Cost Specialist

Jeff Bowman, CPE

Senior Cost Specialist

Karl David

Senior Cost Specialist

Michael Feeney, PE

Civil Cost Specialist

Andrew Skidmore

Cost Specialist

Mihail Risteski, PMP

Senior Project Specialist

Tere Ayers, RICS, CEP

Specialist

Kelly McFadzean

Specialist

Usman Akram, PE (PAK), LEED® GA

Project Specialist

Winsome Jackson

Project Specialist

J. Caleb Claxton, EIT

Analyst II

Suraj Gaikwad, CMIT

Analyst II

David Yi

David Yi

Analyst II

Dhaval Gohil

Dhaval Gohil

Analyst II

Ramon Valdez

Analyst II

Fabian Guevara

Analyst I

Caleb Ponting

Analyst I

Elie Germain

Analyst I

Veronica Takacs, EIT

Analyst I

Faroq Al-Rjoub

Analyst I

Deane Gardner

Experience Specialist

Tucker Thomas

Accounting Assistant

Janet Terry

Senior Marketing Specialist

Grant Lapham

Intern

Jonathan Gembka

Intern

Connie Gowder, CCP

Former President/CEO (1990-2021)

  • Sri Kumar, PE

    President and CEO

    Cincinnati

    As President and CEO, Sri focuses his efforts on continuing to build strong relationships with Connico’s partners, investing in Connico’s people, and bringing the diverse knowledge base of Connico’s exceptional team to the forefront of delivering client solutions.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    Charity:water

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    Opportunity to grow as a person and grow my career the way I want!

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Reading. Alone. In silence.

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Venturer – are always exploring and moving past boundaries. They’re strong-willed, goal-oriented, and focused on making an impact at work.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    “The reward for being kind is not that people will be kind in return. The reward for being loving is not that people will be loving in return. The reward for being honest is not that people will be honest in return. The reward for being kind is that it makes you a kind person, the reward for being loving is that it makes you a loving person, and the reward for being honest is that it makes you an honest person.”

  • Bryan Hafertepe, PE

    Associate Principal

    Cincinnati

    Bryan is a licensed professional engineer focused on cost estimating, value integration, project management, and construction observation. As the Associate Principal, he leads Connico’s retention and recruitment efforts, including training and mentoring.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    Cincinnati Boychoir

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    The opportunity to make a difference on many different projects all over the country is why I continue to love working at Connico.

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Singing

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Altruist – driven to achieve operational efficiencies.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you’re right. — Henry Ford

  • David Hunley

    David Hunley, PE

    Vice President and CDO

    Cincinnati

    As Vice President and CDO, David assists in leading the major infrastructure projects for Connico. He also focuses on the development and growth of the business and the staff.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    My wife and I spend a lot of time and resources helping a local recovery mission at a local church.

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    This is a unique place with a unique experience for the right fit. This is perfect for me!

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Disc golf

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Promoter – accommodating; most comfortable working with others, he often puts team/company goals before his own personal goals.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    Always treat others the way you want to be treated.

  • Charl Neser, MRICS

    Director of Estimating

    Atlanta

    Charl’s experience in the construction industry includes specializing in cost estimating, cost management, litigation support, quantity surveying, contractor reconciliation, value engineering, and project management services.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    Feed the Children.

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    Teamwork within Connico – everyone has different personalities but within Connico we all work together as one team to make Connico great.

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Woodworking.

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Craftsman – formal, reserved, detail-oriented, and operationally focused.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    Are you done yet?

  • Lisa Heckendorn-Blake, PMP

    Director of Scheduling

    Cincinnati

    Lisa is experienced in planning, scheduling, budget development, cost/change management, construction management, and team coordination. She excels in performing under complicated and tight schedules requiring completion by a fixed deadline.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    Society of Saint Vincent DePaul.

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    I love the work and my fellow employees are a joy to work with.

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Kayaking.

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Specialist – detail-oriented and precise, and follow-through is deep and literal to ensure tasks are completed in accordance with quality standards.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country. — John F. Kennedy

  • Christy Shadowens, MBA

    Administrative Director

    Nashville

    Christy has extensive accounting and management experience for various industries. She excels in process management and development as well as vendor/client relations.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    Rescue One Global

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    Connico invests in their employees professional growth and personal well-being.

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Canoeing.

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Guardian – detail-oriented and precise, and follow-through is deep and literal to ensure tasks were completed in accordance with quality standards.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. ― Rumi

  • Charles Cleary

    Subject Matter Expert

    Atlanta

    Charles has 33 years of experience in transportation, industrial, residential, and commercial construction cost estimating. He also has field and project management, contract administration, and project scheduling expertise.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    My Possibilities.

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    Each person at Connico is awesome at what they do and all of us working together, makes us exceptional.

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Restoration of old houses and woodworking.

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Specialist – detail-oriented and thorough; works to ensure things don’t fall through the cracks, and follows up to ensure they’re done properly and on time.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    The best way to predict your future is to create it. — Abraham Lincoln

  • Jeffrey Jones, PE, CCP

    Senior Cost Specialist

    Atlanta

    Jeffrey has mechanical, plumbing and fire protection cost estimating and project management experience. He quantifies and prices materials and labor for systems, value engineering, and life-cycle cost analysis.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    Covenant House Georgia.

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    To be part of a dynamic interactive team of professionals working toward common goals.

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Boating.

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Promoter – extraverted, harmonious, supportive, and encouraging.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    Not all those who wander are lost.

  • Jeff Bowman, CPE

    Senior Cost Specialist

    Nashville

    Jeff has experience in construction management and consulting with expertise on large construction projects. His cost estimating expertise includes projects in various market segments.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    The Voice of the Martyrs.

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    Because of the people. The people are committed, detail oriented, quality driven, team minded with strong expertise in the construction industry. There is also an atmosphere that reflects sincere care and concern for each other.

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Woodworking, gardening, history, science, and reading.

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Specialist – detail-oriented and precise.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  • Karl David

    Senior Cost Specialist

    Nashville

    Karl has numerous years of experience in consulting and construction management in various industries. At Connico, he assists with cost estimating.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    Ocean Conservancy

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    Because of the talented people, the dedication to doing it right, the attention to detail, and the quality above all else, this team is phenomenal.

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Gardening and historical findings

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Specialist – detail-oriented and thorough; works to ensure things don’t fall through the cracks, and follows up to ensure they’re done properly and on time.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    Check the tides, chart the course, set your sails – head for the unknown.

  • Michael Feeney, PE

    Civil Cost Specialist

    Nashville

    Michael joined Connico after receiving his degree in civil engineering from University of Tennessee. He is a certified professional engineer and is focused on assisting in developing cost estimates, value integration, systems analyses and field observation.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    Healing House.

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    The Culture – In my experience everyone, at Connico wants to succeed individually and as a team. Having the trust that your coworkers are going to try their very best on every project helps build a trustworthy and healthy culture

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Playing pickup sports like hockey, lacrosse, and basketball.

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Collaborative – is a friendly, understanding, willing and patient team player.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax. — Mark Black

  • Andrew Skidmore

    Cost Specialist

    Nashville

    Andrew is an experienced estimator with more than 10 years of industry experience. He assists in cost estimating, value engineering, and life-cycle cost analysis while at Connico.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    National Motorcycle Safety Fund, Fire Prevention and Safety

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    Connico has a great culture. You can grow and develop into the best version of yourself, and you’re working amongst a group of exceptional individuals who will support you all the way.

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Woodworking, motorcycle riding, gardening

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Collaborative – is a friendly, understanding, willing and patient team player.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    There is great value in the act of just trying. What’s the worst thing that can happen? Someone says “no”? If you never try, you’ve already said no to yourself before anyone else did. And who knows? Maybe they’ll say “yes”.

  • Mihail Risteski, PMP

    Senior Project Specialist

    Nashville

    Mihail has numerous years of experience in the construction industry specializing in scheduling and cost/change management. He has expertise in software programs such as Primavera 6, Bluebeam, and Microsoft Project.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    Association Of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA)

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    The Connico team is inspiring, understanding and empowering in both personal and professional development. This approach makes the journey through life enjoyable.

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Travel and food

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Altruist – congenial and cooperative with an efficient, precise work ethic.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man, but soon or late the man who wins, is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN! ― Walter D. Wintle

  • Tere Ayers, RICS, CEP

    Specialist

    Atlanta

    Tere is experienced in quantity surveying and cost estimating. She excels at analyzing the costs involved in a project by providing cost observation and direction.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    The opportunity to work for a company passionate about delivering a quality product to its clients.

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Singing, planning road trips, and reading.

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Scholar – is accurate, reserved, imaginative and seeks a high level of technical expertise.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see whether he has enough to complete it? — Luke 14:28 (New Revised Standard)

  • Kelly McFadzean

    Specialist

    Cincinnati

    Kelly has numerous years of experience in the industrial, residential, and commercial construction industries. He also has electrical maintenance and reporting expertise and uses his electrical expertise to aid in Connico’s cost estimates.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    Hart County Scholarship Alliance, Red Cross, and Southeastern Grasslands Initiative

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    Working at Connico allows me to work with an experienced, skilled, and diverse team on complex projects in a collaborative environment

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Hiking, boating, reading, travelling, and renovating old homes

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Guardian – unselfish and approachable, with a focus on work that requires skill and great attention to detail.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. – Thomas Edison

  • Usman Akram, PE (PAK), LEED® GA

    Project Specialist

    Cincinnati

    Usman has 15 years’ experience in the transportation industry. He has project management, cost estimating, civil engineering, contract administration, scheduling, quality assurance, asset management, and project control and closeout expertise.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    Educating underprivileged children

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    At Connico, we take pride in what we do and strive for excellence keeping innovation and integrity at the heart of our operations.

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Writing

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Controller – analytical, detail-oriented, precise, thorough

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts. — Winston S. Churchill

  • Winsome Jackson

    Project Specialist

    Cincinnati

    Winsome is a project specialist with nearly 10 years of construction industry experience. She is currently pursuing Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and while at Connico she assists with estimating, value engineering, and life-cycle cost analysis.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    STEM for Kids; Girls Who Code; Black Girls Code

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    To continue to make a difference in my communities near and far and be a legacy of excellence and resilience in the lives of those who know me.

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Gardening, traveling, reading

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Captain – problem solver who likes changes and innovation while controlling the big picture.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it and make it the life you want to live. – Mae Jemison

  • J. Caleb Claxton, EIT

    Analyst II

    Cincinnati

    Caleb joined Connico after receiving his degree in civil engineering from the University of Louisville. He is a certified civil engineer-in-training and is focused on assisting in developing cost estimates, value integration, systems analyses, and field observation.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    Grace Fellowship Church

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    Everyone is fun to work with and Connico offers great ways to help you learn and grow professionally. Connico is flexible and everyone has a voice in the company.

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Hiking/exploring

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Persuader – a risk-taking, socially poised and motivating team builder.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.

  • Suraj Gaikwad, CMIT

    Analyst II

    Cincinnati

    Suraj is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder with a degree in civil engineering. He has industry experience and is a certified Construction Manager in Training focused on assisting in developing cost estimates, on-site construction administration, and systems analyses.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    Giving music lessons to children in need.

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    Flexibility to choose and change your career path.

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Exploring music.

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Guardian – unselfish and approachable with a preference for detailed, skill-based work.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    Humans are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise, both will wither and die.

  • David Yi

    David Yi

    Analyst II

    Nashville

    David is a recent graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in Construction Management as well as construction industry experience. He assists with cost estimating as well as on-site construction administration.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    Seattle Union Gospel Mission

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    The opportunity to learn and be a part of a company that invests into their employees.

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    I enjoy playing basketball, hiking, and traveling.

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Guardian – unselfish and approachable, with a focus on work that requires skill and great attention to detail.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. — C.S. Lewis

  • Dhaval Gohil

    Dhaval Gohil

    Analyst II

    Nashville

    Dhaval is a recent graduate of Texas A&M University with a masters degree in construction management. He has two years of experience in the industry and will be assisting with cost estimating while at Connico.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    charity: water

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    Flexibility to work on different aspects of complex projects, mentoring and guidance from experienced professionals that helps you grow as an individual.

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Travelling, hiking

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Artisan – accommodating and analytical while producing precise and accurate work.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    Dream. Believe. Achieve.

  • Ramon Valdez

    Analyst II

    Nashville

    Ramon is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University with a degree in civil engineering focused on structural engineering. He has industry experience and is currently pursuing his Engineering Intern (EIT) certification. While at Connico, he is assisting in developing cost estimates and on-site construction administration.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    Action Against Hunger

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    It’s a great environment and everyone treats you like family. It’s a company where you can grow and learn throughout your professional career.

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Playing futbol, analyzing sports, building/renovating items

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Guardian – unselfish and approachable with a preference for detailed, skill-based work.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about. ―Winston Churchill

  • Fabian Guevara

    Analyst I

    Nashville

    Fabian is a recent graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in industrial engineering and engineering project management. While at Connico, he will be assisting with cost estimating, value integration, and systems analyses.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    Hunger & Poverty

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    Be part of an amazing goal-oriented team that will help me develop both in a professional and personal way.

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Playing and watching sports, traveling

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Maverick – innovative “outside the box” thinker, undaunted by failure.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    Most of us have two lives: the life we live, and the life we’re capable of living.

  • Caleb Ponting

    Analyst I

    Cincinnati

    Caleb is a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in civil engineering. He previously worked as an intern at Connico and brings more than four years of experience in civil engineering. While at Connico, he is focused on assisting in developing cost estimates, scheduling, value integration, and systems analyses.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    Special Olympics

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    I work at Connico because there is a constant opportunity for learning, and the entire team is committed to helping each individual progress in their professional and personal lives.

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Watching / playing sports and fishing

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Adapter – a bridge-builder, comfortable with changing situations.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.

  • Elie Germain

    Analyst I

    Cincinnati

    Eli is a recent graduate of Lamar University with a degree in construction management. He previously worked as an intern at Connico and brings more than two years of experience. While at Connico, he is focused on assisting in developing cost estimates, value integration, and systems analyses.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    The Chauncy Glover Project

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    Working at Connico provides many learning opportunities as I’m surrounded by intelligent individuals with different backgrounds and various experiences.

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Working out

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Guardian – unselfish and approachable, with a focus on work that requires skill and great attention to detail.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.

  • Veronica Takacs, EIT

    Analyst I

    Cincinnati

    Veronica is a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in civil engineering and is a certified civil engineer-in-training. She previously worked as an intern at Connico and brings three years of experience in the industry. While at Connico, Veronica is focused on assisting in developing cost estimates, value integration, and systems analyses.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    DreamGirls Initiative

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    I get to see the fruit of my work in the built environment, and work alongside others who feel like family.

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Crafty things, traveling and foreign languages

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Guardian – unselfish and approachable, with a focus on work that requires skill and great attention to detail.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    To feel comfortable is to get comfortable with the uncomfortable.

  • Faroq Al-Rjoub

    Analyst I

    Cincinnati

    Faroq has more than eight years of industry experience with a degree in civil engineering. While at Connico, he is focused on assisting in developing cost estimates, value integration, and systems analyses.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    Save the Children

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    There are many opportunities to grow professionally and personally, and the entire team is committed to helping you grow and learn. Additionally, at Connico you are valued as a person, and everyone has a voice in the company.

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Playing soccer

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Collaborative – is a friendly, understanding, willing and patient team player.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    You have something in this world, so stand for it. — Ghassan Kanafani

  • Deane Gardner

    Experience Specialist

    Nashville

    As Connico’s first Experience Specialist, Deane brings more than 20 years of administrative experience to the team in this role. She is focused on growing Connico’s corporate team, ensuring the positive integration of new team members, human resources management, insurance and benefits administration, internal corporate events, and communication and building company culture.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    Nashville LaunchPad

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    I get to work with people I admire and respect.

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Gardening

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Guardian – unselfish and approachable, with a focus on work that requires skill and great attention to detail.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    The time has come to turn your heart into a temple of fire. — Rumi

  • Tucker Thomas

    Accounting Assistant

    Nashville

    Tucker has more than 5 years of administrative experience and assists in vendor/client relations here at Connico.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    Nashville Humane Society

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    I work at Connico because It gives me the opportunity to do something I love while interacting with a fun and diverse team!

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Analyzing Movies

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Operator – patient, conscientious, relaxed and cooperative team worker.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity. – Cassandra Peterson

  • Janet Terry

    Senior Marketing Specialist

    Nashville

    Janet is an established marketing professional with numerous years of experience providing marketing-related services in the professional services industry.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    A21.

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    The camaraderie is exceptional, everyone working together to get the job done!

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Swimming, golfing, hiking, and reading.

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Guardian – usually unselfish and approachable, with a focus on work that requires skill and great attention to detail.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    I can do anything through Him who gives me strength. — Philippines 4:13

  • Grant Lapham

    Intern

    Cincinnati

    Grant is finishing up his construction management degree from the University of Cincinnati this year. He is currently an intern with Connico assisting with cost estimates, on-screen take-offs and interpreting drawings, and upon graduation, he will be an Analyst I with Connico.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    Appalachia Service Project

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    I have the chance to contribute to the entire team. The dynamic nature of the work exposes me to various facets of the industry, promoting continuous learning and professional growth.

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Snow Skiing

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Specialist – detail-oriented and thorough; works to ensure things don’t fall through the cracks and follows up to ensure they’re done properly and on time.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.

  • Jonathan Gembka

    Intern

    Cincinnati

    Jonathan is a civil engineering student at the University of Cincinnati. While at Connico, he is assisting with cost estimates, on-screen take-offs, and interpreting drawings.

    FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY:

    Make-A-Wish

    WHY I WORK AT CONNICO:

    The culture – everyone is very welcoming, helpful, and respectful!

    FAVORITE HOBBY:

    Golfing

    PREDICTIVE INDEX PROFILE:

    Individualist – Highly independent and persistent, while remaining results-oriented.

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    Love the life you live. Live the life you love.

  • Connie Gowder, CCP

    Former President/CEO (1990-2021)

    Nashville

    As the founder and President of Connico, Connie provided construction consulting services for a number of years. Her expertise included cost estimating, project management, scheduling, construction oversight, claims preparation, and dispute resolution.

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