When you hire Becker & Frondorf, you hire strong leaders and fair collaborators.

We purposefully seek staff from a diverse array of professional backgrounds including architecture, construction, urban planning, environmental consulting, engineering, contract furniture, and other related fields.  Becker & Frondorf believes that successful projects are the result of rigorous collaboration.  We promote this methodology within the project team as well within our own office, as we often draw upon the collective experience of our office.

All clients benefit from the synergy between our Project Management and Cost Estimating practices. Our Project Management staff informs our Cost Estimators of real-time trends in the construction marketplace. When developing an initial project budget, reviewing design phase cost estimates, evaluating contractor bids or Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) proposals, or responding to contractor change order requests, our Project Managers regularly consult with our Cost Estimating staff to benefit from their comprehensive knowledge of construction costs.

Charles Moleski

Principal

Charles Moleski

Principal Tel: 267-908-9523

Charlie Moleski joined the firm in 2005, and has overseen many of the firm’s most significant institutional projects.  His background in non-profit management gives him an insider’s view of how clients’ building aspirations can be reconciled with the realities of development and construction constraints.  His broad range of abilities serves his clients beyond project management; by guiding them in the best use of resources, he helps institutions to build their futures.

Selected Projects

Education

  • Drexel University, Architecture and Construction Management coursework completed 2007
  • Hamilton College, BA 1993

Prior Experience

Fairmount Park Art Association, Phila, PA
Project Manager

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, Rockland, ME

Yu-Hu Arts Education Program, Phila, PA
Founder / Director

John Frondorf, RA

Principal

John Frondorf, RA

Principal

John Frondorf founded the firm with Bill Becker and oversees Cost Estimating services.  He has nearly 40 years’ experience in design and construction and his knowledge of design and construction save his clients’ resources every day. He has devoted his career to rigorous assessment and built a practice on integrity and trust.

Clients

  • Statue of Liberty, $27 mil
  • Family Courthouse, $101 mil
  • National Gallery of Art, $22 mil
  • Smithsonian Institution, $100 mil
  • Penn State Henderson Hall, $35 mil

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania, MArch 1975
  • Dartmouth College, AB 1969
  • The Hill School, 1965

Prior Experience

Arena Consulting, Wallingford, PA
President

Heery Program Management, Baltimore, MD
Project Manager/Estimator

Kling Partnership, Phila, PA
Architect

U.S. Naval Reserve – Retired Captain

U.S. Navy, Destroyer/Riverboats – Line Officer

William Becker

Consulting Principal

William Becker

Consulting Principal

Bill Becker founded the firm with John Frondorf and now serves as a consulting principal. His professional experience in architecture, commercial real estate, construction and project management provides him with comprehensive insight into client issues. Bill’s exacting methods of project management and client representation are the standards to which the staff of Becker & Frondorf is dedicated.

Selected Projects

  • The Franklin Institute
  • National Museum of American Jewish History
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
  • Loews Philadelphia Hotel
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania, MArch 1969
  • Yale University, BA 1966

Prior Experience

Arena & Co, Phila, PA
  President, Arena Project Management

Reading Company, Phila, PA
  President, Reading Real Estate

Architectural Practice, Phila, PA and New York, NY
  Senior Staff Architect for various firms including Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Cope Linder, Wallace McHarg Roberts & Todd, Louis I. Kahn

Oliver Carley

Oliver Carley

Associate Project Manager Tel: 267-908-9529

Trained as an urban planner, Oliver Carley joined the firm in 2012.  He has applied his years of prior professional experience to undertake successfully a leadership role in large, complex projects.  His ability to understand and adapt to the varied process and quality requirements of different brands enhances the firm’s services to each unique client.

Selected Projects 

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania, MCP 2000
  • College of the Atlantic, BA 1996

Prior Experience

CHPlanning, Phila, PA
Senior Associate

Simone Collins Landscape Architecture, Berwyn, PA
Project Manager

Stantec Consulting Services, Phila, PA
Project Manager

Waetzman Planning Group, Bryn Mawr, PA
Project Planner

10,000 Friends of Penna, Phila, PA
Policy Analyst

Frank Francisco

Frank Francisco

Associate

Frank Francisco’s business background and construction acumen are apparent in his approach to large commercial as well as small institutional projects.  Meticulous, knowledgeable and consistent, Frank’s construction experience of more than 25 years informs every project he directs.

Clients 

  • Fifty-five Story High Rise, $200 mil
  • University of Wisconsin, $150 mil
  • Trenton High School, $125 mil
  • Dartmouth College, $95 mil
  • Smeal School of Business, PSU, $85 mil

Education

  • Strayer University, MBA 2009
  • Drexel University, BS 2005

Prior Experience

THG, Inc, Las Vegas, NV
Estimator / Project Manager

Diamond Industrial Services, West Chester, PA
Estimator / Project Manager

Diversified Contracting Company, Moorestown, NJ
Estimator / Project Manager

John Howard, RA

John Howard, RA

Senior Associate Tel: 267-908-9525

John Howard has been with the firm since its founding in 1998, following years in architectural practice and non-profit management.  He applies his broad and deep experience serving a wide variety of institutional and commercial clients to lead project teams through all phases of planning, design and implementation.  His long history of success in obtaining permits and approvals from local, state and federal authorities is an important asset to the firm and its clients.

Selected Projects

Education

  • Drexel University, BArch 1992
  • University of Pennsylvania, BS, Structural Engineering / Design of the Environment 1985

Prior Experience

The Foundation for Architecture, Phila, PA
Director of Special Projects

Cecil Baker & Associates, Phila, PA
Project Architect

Larimore Design Studio, Phila, PA
Furniture Maker

Joseph Malinowski

Joseph Malinowski

Associate Project Manager Tel: 267-908-9532

Joe Malinowski joined the firm in 2008.  His architectural training combined with his prior experience in real estate development provide him with a solid understanding of the interdependence among design, cost and schedule project factors.  His natural leadership skills enable him to apply this knowledge to guide project teams in both hospitality and institutional settings.

Selected Projects

Education

  • Philadelphia University, BS Architectural Studies 2001

Prior Experience

Beazer Homes, Trenton, NJ
Building and Customer Care Representative

Ryan Homes, Lambertville, NJ
Project Manager / Supervisor

Mike Zaidel

Mike Zaidel

Associate Tel: 267-908-9527

Trained as a structural engineer in Israel, Mike Zaidel’s approach to estimating is systematic and disciplined.  His work for Becker & Frondorf is focused on cultural and higher education projects, a field he has come to know well over 30 years in the building industry.

Clients 

  • Cornell University, $42 mil
  • Statue of Liberty, $28 mil
  • Wilkes University, $27 mil
  • Ocean County Community College, $26 mil
  • University of Pennsylvania, $18 mil

Education

  • Drexel University, Construction Management Certificate Program 2007
  • Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, BS Civil Engineering 1984

Prior Experience

Sprinturf, Wayne, PA
Estimator

Candles & Keepsakes, Lawrenceville, NJ
Business Owner

Parsons Construction, Phila, PA
Estimator

Structural Engineer, Tel Aviv, Israel

Carlo Arjona

Carlo Arjona

Project Manager Tel: 267-908-9528

Carlo Arjona joined the firm in 2011.  His previous experience in real estate and construction gives him a deep understanding of the challenges that are intrinsic to the project development process.  His diligent and detail-oriented approach to project management enable him to guide even the most complex projects to successful completion.

Selected Projects

Education

  • University of Richmond, BA 1997

Prior Experience

AIMCO, Yardley, PA
Director of Construction

The Community Builders, Coatesville, PA
Assistant Project Manager

Michaels Development Co, Marlton, NJ
Construction Project Manager

The Community Builders, Philadelphia, PA
Construction Administrator

Joe Cintron

Joe Cintron

Project Manager Tel: 267-908-9533

Joe’s prior experience, education, and enthusiasm enable him to guide project teams in both hospitality and institutional settings.  He joined the firm in 2016 and continues to impress us with his random bits of knowledge, unique accessories and contagious smile.

Selected Projects

  • Yards Brewing Company
  • American Realty Capital (ARC) – Hampton Inn Albany Wolf Road
  • ARC – Hampton Inn Detroit Northville, Detroit, MI
  • ARC – Hampton Inn East Lansing, Lansing, MI
  • ARC – Hampton Inn Memphis-Poplar, Memphis, TN
  • ARC – Hampton Inn Milford, Milford, CT
  • ARC – Hampton Inn State College, State College, PA
  • Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT) – Sonesta Portfolio, Various Locations

Education

  • Philadelphia University, College of Architecture and the Built Environment, B.S. Architectural Studies, Minor: Construction Management, 2011
  • Philadelphia University, College of Architecture and the Built Environment, M.S. – Sustainable Design, Emphasis:  LEED based design and principals, 2013

Prior Experience

Prestige Building Company, Philadelphia, PA
Project Coordinator

Brennans Office Interiors, West Chester, PA
Project Manager, Supervisor

New England Foundation Company, Boston, MA
Estimator & Assistant Project Manager

 

Stephen Frondorf

Stephen Frondorf

Cost Estimator Tel: 267-908-9530

Steve Frondorf has an international perspective with substantial knowledge of the local construction industry developed over more than 40 years’ experience.

Clients

  • Royersford Catholic High School, $45 mil
  • Centenary College, $26 mil
  • Apt Building Rehab / Adaptive Reuse, $16 mil
  • Phila Housing Authority, $10 mil
  • Artesian Water Headquarters, $10 mil

Education

  • Columbia University, MBA 1973
  • Dartmouth College, BA 1971
  • St Andrew’s School 1967

Prior Experience

Marsh & McLennan
London – Special Projects
Saudi Arabia – Country Manager
Malaysia – Country Manager
New York – Vice President

American International Group
New York – Account Representative
Melbourne – Underwriter
Singapore – Account Executive
Houston – Underwriting Manager

Timothy Kenny, RA

Timothy Kenny, RA

Cost Estimator Tel: 267-908-9540

Tim Kenny trained as an architect which makes him well-suited to represent the client’s interests in estimating new construction, expansion and renovation projects.

Clients

  • Rutgers School of Pharmacy, $34 mil
  • Pennsylvania State University, $12 mil
  • Greek Orthodox Church, $9 mil
  • LG&E Energy Center, $8 mil
  • Thomas Edison Nursing School, $4 mil

Education

  • Drexel University, BArch 2003

Prior Experience

Building Inspection Underwriters, Feasterville, PA
Building Inspector / Plans Examiner

Meyer Design, Ardmore, PA
Project Architect / Project Manager

Drexel University, Phila, PA
Project Manager / Designer

Paul Knepley

Paul Knepley

Project Manager Tel: 267-908-9537

 

Paul joined the firm in 2016 and uses his mix of experiences in architecture, design, planning, and project management to serve as a PM for Becker & Frondorf’s institutional projects. His clear focus and attention to detail are a value to clients and team members alike.

Selected Projects

Education

  • Syracuse University, School of Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture, 2012

Prior Experience

John Toates Architecture & Design, Devon, PA
Architectural Designer

JKRP Architects, Philadelphia, PA
Architectural Designer

Shraga Studios Architecture, Philadelphia, PA
Project Coordinator

PARA-Project Architects, Syracuse, NY
Project Manager/Architectural Intern

Civic Activities

Urban Land Institute – Philadelphia Young Leaders Group
ACE Mentor Program – Team Leader
NCARB – Pursuing Architectural License

USGBC – LEED AP BD+C

S. Andrew McCulley

S. Andrew McCulley

Project Manager Tel: 267-908-9533

Andy McCulley joined the firm in 2003.  His four decades of professional experience in the construction industry provide him with a great depth of knowledge that is of particular value during project implementation.  His singular expertise in critical path method scheduling is an asset to all the firm’s staff and clients.

Selected Projects

Education

  • Spring Garden College, Building Construction AAS 1970

Prior Experience

Domus Inc., Phila, PA
Project Manager

MPA Inc., Boston, MA
Project Manager

Arena & Co, Wallingford, PA
Construction Manager / Owner’s Representative

American Application Assoc, Middletown, NY
Project Manager

Construction Project Manager for various firms including HMS Interiors, Calvanese Corp, Historic Landmarks for Living and Shaffer-Gordon Assoc.

Kari Whalen

Kari Whalen

Office Manager Tel: 267-908-9536

Ms. Whalen joined the firm in 2007.  In her role as the Office Manager, her responsibilities include:  accounting and financial over-site, management reporting, human resources, employee benefits, payroll, website maintenance, IT consulting coordination, and the general over-site of daily office activities.

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh, B.S. Accounting, Minor:  Economics, 1992
  • Notary Public – State of Pennsylvania

Prior Experience

Fishman & Tobin, Conshohocken, PA
Senior Cost Accountant

RIG Packaging, Carnegie, PA
Office Manager/Accountant

Credit-Facts of America, Pittsburgh, PA
Title Abstractor

Pittsburgh Family Practice, Pittsburgh, PA
Office Administrator

Mellon Bank, Pittsburgh, PA
Trust Services Specialist

Anne Putnam

Anne Putnam

Marketing for Project Management Tel: 267-908-9535

Anne joined the firm in early 2016 and brings writing, editing and graphics skills to support the Project Management and BD teams.

Her background in marketing and design, building-science, education and writing ensures fewer typos in marketing materials and other daily tiny wins.

Education

  • The University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts in History 2004
  • The Episcopal Academy, Merion, PA

Prior Work Experience

Spring Garden Community Development Corporation – After-school Program Coordinator

Buell Kratzer Powell – Communications

Omicron Consulting