Firm Profile

About Our Firm

Becker & Frondorf provides comprehensive Project Management services as the Owners Representative and independent Cost Estimating for the design and construction industry. Our 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.

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.

Left to right: Charles Moleski, Mike Zaidel, John Frondorf, and Joseph Malinowski

Becker & Frondorf Leadership

Dedicated to making building better – Becker & Frondorf has served owners, architects, engineers, and contractors for more than 20 years.

John Frondorf, Founding Partner, has devoted his career to supporting design teams through rigorous cost assessments. He has worked collaboratively with hundreds of Architects and Owners to ensure their visions and budgets can align. Under John’s direction, Becker & Frondorf has provided over 5,000 estimates; his work includes many notable projects for Clients such as the Smithsonian Institute, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and The Statue of Liberty. Alongside William P. Becker, John has built a firm based on integrity and trust.

Charles Moleski serves as the firm’s Managing Partner. He brings broad project management experience, decades of construction knowledge, and an extensive professional network to each Becker & Frondorf project. He has led project teams for the National Museum of American Jewish History, The Shipley School, and Drexel University. Becker & Frondorf fosters collaboration to find creative solutions that fulfill the visions and meet the budget of each client. Charlie brings the same thoughtful and innovative approach to the firm as he does for his clients.

Mike Zaidel joins John Frondorf in leading our Cost Estimating department. He has worked on such projects as the Statue of Liberty, West Chester University’s new Commons, and Villanova University’s performing arts facility; has trained other Cost Estimators; and has a keen interest in the future of independent Cost Estimating, and will continue to assist Architects and Owners in achieving the most for their budgets.

Joseph Malinowski is Partner of Project Management alongside Charles Moleski, Managing Partner. He takes pride in the long-term relationships that have grown from helping clients achieve their visions, in such projects as the Franklin Institute’s Karabots Pavilion, the Hyatt Centric currently under construction in Center City Philadelphia, and the National Constitution Center’s Sidney Kimmel Theater. Joe is both a charismatic leader and practical manager for his clients and their projects, and he will bring this to Becker & Frondorf as well.