Bill Becker & John Frondorf, both trained as architects, founded the firm in 1998 with the ultimate goal of protecting Owner's interests. Dedicated to advocating on their clients' behalf, they worked for many prominent companies and institutions in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Over $1B in projects managed and 5,500+ cost estimates later, B&F has worked for clients across the country and the world. We are a team of industry veterans, and our collective experience and team mentality help us deliver extraordinary experiences for our clients’ transformative projects.
Becker & Frondorf is neither a large corporation nor a sole proprietor. We work with our clients using a team-based approach, understanding that groups of people are smarter than one genius, and we customize our approach to suit each unique project. Every project has Principal-level involvement.
We manage design and construction projects as the Owner's Representative. Our job is to advocate for your interests while you focus on your day-to-day responsibilities. We focus particularly on budgets and contracts and help you make informed, strategic decisions to keep the project moving forward.
Third party cost estimates are valuable early in the design process when detailed drawings are not fully developed. Our estimates are part science and part art: first a take-off, then pricing, and finally the project review, accounting for intangibles that can greatly impact the final project cost.
Led by Partners Charlie Moleski, Joe Malinowski, and Mike Zaidel, B&F is a group of first-class problem solvers. We are recovering architects, former engineers and subcontractors, with backgrounds in urban planning, non-profit finance, and beyond.
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