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Paul Hirsch
President

Paul has dedicated 30 years to the quality constructions trades, 25 of them as President of P&H.

Soon after graduating high school, Paul hooked up with a condominium developer where he learned every phase of construction. In three short years he worked his way up to project superintendent for a 190-unit development. His very next project would consist of 2,000 units.

Formally educated in Construction Management and Architecture, today Paul oversees all operations at P&H: client development, marketing and company growth, annual budgets, and business development.

Paul is licensed in both Connecticut and New York as a Major Contractor, New Home Builder, Remodeling Contractor, Septic Installer and Demolition Expert.

He’s also worked directly in a number of the trades, leading crews and is also an experienced heavy equipment operator. This hands-on experience gives Paul Hirsch an intuitive understanding of the trades that provides vital insight into the many intricacies of the construction process.

Today Paul stays actively involved with each client. As Senior Project Executive he works closely with his staff and the owner, architect and consulting engineers to ensure that all construction assignments are successfully completed.

The projects continue to grow larger and more complex, but Paul’s business philosophy has remained quite simple – give every client their money’s worth and then some.

 

Michael Avallone
Vice President

The Number Two position at P&H may be the toughest job of all. It requires extreme flexibility. After all, Michael wears a number of hats, often at the same time. And he’s got the experience to back it all up.

Joining P&H in 1984, Michael devoted the next 12 years to honing his skills as a trim carpenter. He learned the business from the trenches and was steeled in the value of quality and dedication to one's craft. Michael moved up through the ranks at P&H, holding many different management level positions as the company grew in complexity and size.

By 2004 Michael had earned a business management degree from Pace University and moved into the office of Vice President. His knowledge of the art of luxury construction as well as his degree in Business Management from Pace University leave him well suited to perform his duties.

Today Michael works alongside President Paul Hirsch creating growth strategies, implementing business plans, company policy development and budgetary analysis.

Michael also oversees the estimating department, making final adjustments to an estimate based on the business climate fluctuations for the company’s objectives. Michael negotiates prime client contracts, as well as creating contract documents for sub – contractors, vendors and suppliers. Michael and Paul are the driving force in P&H’s sales effort, meeting with perspective clients, quantifying their vision and outlining the ways that P&H can meet their needs.

Michael also oversees the estimating department, making final adjustments to an estimate based on the business climate fluctuations for the company’s objectives. Michael negotiates prime client contracts, as well as creating contract documents for sub – contractors, vendors and suppliers. Michael and Paul are the driving force in P&H’s sales effort, meeting with perspective clients, quantifying their vision and outlining the ways that P&H can meet their needs.

Michael is responsible for the development of a strong Information Technology structure for P&H. Utilizing a rack of servers and high speed internet connections, all data from the project field offices is housed at P&H’s main office where it is backed up and protected. This system streamlining cuts down on costs and improves the reliability of the IT system. Michael has also implemented top of the line Accounting and Project Management software systems that increase efficiency. These systems help P&H employees to focus on what matters most: Our Clients.

 

Joe Evan
Controller and Risk Manager

We snagged Joe back in 2003. His 30-year track record successfully controlling multi-million dollar inventories and distribution operations was too good to pass up. His most recent prior experience was as Vice President of Operations for an $80 million b2b office products distribution center with five direct reports and 80 hourly employees.

Joe’s experience and education bring a unique perspective to his position here at P&H. He is truly an asset uncommon to general contractors and custom home builders in this marketplace.

As our Controller, Joe is responsible for setup, management and oversight of all accounting and finance functions. These include Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Banking relationships, Contract Accounting, Financial Statements, General Ledger, Government compliance, Insurance programs, Job Cost, Payroll, and Subcontractor cost controls.

As our Risk Manager Joe has taken charge of the company’s safety program including regular insurance risk analysis, OSHA compliance, on-site safety inspections for all projects and safety training.

Joe is also a former two-term President, National Management Association, Chapter 102, an 800-member not-for-profit charitable organization that was recognized with the national “Outstanding Chapter Award” for community service.

 

Manny Lopes
Senior Estimator

As senior estimator, Mr. Lopes brings 23 years of established expertise to the estimating process. His responsibilities include review of all bids and proposals, drawings and specifications; quantity take off and pricing; solicitation, negotiation and confirmation of qualified subcontractor bids.  Manny performs value engineering when required on projects along with purchasing and preliminary budget development.


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The P&H family has been hard at work since 1984 providing both luxury residential and commercial construction and management services. Because residential and commercial each present unique challenges and sometimes require different approaches, P&H founder Paul Hirsch decided early on the tasks should be managed by two separate groups.

P&H Construction Associates, Inc.

Here we focus our attention on providing extraordinary living environments for families. That's included new custom single-family homes, multi-family projects as well as site development and renovation work. Our commitment has always been to build a place you can call "home", reflecting the individual tastes and desires of the owners.

P&H Construction Group, Inc.

We understand that in the commercial world, form and function play a far greater role. Our work reflects on the reputation of our business clients. And whatever the project – luxury automobile showroom and offices to a county club pro shop, P&H provides the foundation for increased profits.

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