Serving NY, NJ, MD, VA, DC & DE

Corporate Office - Rochester

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Greg J. Vangellow
Chief Executive Officer

Greg Vangellow is unique to the construction industry, having converted from banker to contractor. Greg purchased RW Dake Construction in January 2002 at the age of 31 and currently serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to purchasing RW Dake Construction, Greg served as the company’s commercial banker with M&T Bank for seven years as a vice president in the Rochester Middle Market Lending Division. Greg currently is the Treasurer on the board of the Construction Industry Association of Rochester and on the executive committee for Evolution Insurance Company, Ltd.  Previously, Greg served as a board member and Vice President for the Small Business Council and as President of the Board for the Mental Health Association.

Greg has an MBA from the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester and a BA in economics from the University of New Hampshire. Greg and his wife, Deb, have three children and live in Fairport, NY.

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Todd Thomson 
President

Todd Thomson was promoted to President in 2018 and is responsible for the daily operation of the organization and oversees the company’s management team. Todd’s previous position was Vice President, and Manager of the Western New York office.

Todd has worked for RW Dake Construction since graduating from high school, and has gone through the apprenticeship program, worked as a journeyman, a foreman, and was one of the company’s superintendents for five years. In 2004 Todd transitioned to project manager and started our Western New York office.

For over 32 years, Todd has developed an in-depth understanding of the needs of the financial sector in all aspects ranging from branches to corporate offices to data centers.

Todd and his wife, Lisa, have two grown children and reside in Perry, NY.

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Adam Stanard 
Chief Financial Officer

Adam Stanard is a Certified Public Accountant who joined RW Dake Construction in October 2018 as the Chief Financial Officer after 18 years with a Syracuse based public accounting firm.

Adam is responsible for overseeing the company’s finance department, administrative personnel, and information technology. He collaborates with the General Counsel on legal, risk and human resource matters, and assists the CEO and President with the company’s strategic plan and overall operations.

Adam is a graduate of Le Moyne College with a degree in Accounting and a minor in Economics. He resides in Pittsford with his wife Sheena and their two children, Olivia and Hunter.

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Marc Brown 
General Counsel

Marc joined RW Dake Construction as General Counsel in 2019. In his role, Marc is responsible for all RW Dake Construction’s legal affairs as well as oversight for the company’s Human Resources and Risk Management programs.

Prior to working at RW Dake Construction, Marc was in private practice for over 20 years, focusing primarily on construction law, and has extensive experience handling construction contracts, lien law, trust fund, construction defect, and surety claims. An experienced litigator, Marc has successfully tried cases to verdict and has handled numerous mediations, arbitrations and appeals in courts across New York State.

Marc is “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubble, was named an Am Law Top Rated Lawyer in Construction Law in 2013 and has been named to Super Lawyers list of top upstate New York attorneys for Construction Litigation each year since 2012.

Marc earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Michigan State University (Detroit College of Law) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the State University of New York at Oswego. Marc currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Charles Finney School in Penfield New York, where he is also an adjunct faculty member.

 

Western New York

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Tim Thomson
Regional Manager – Western New York Office

Tim Thomson has been in the field of construction since 1992.  Since joining RW Dake Construction in 1998, he has completed a carpenter’s apprenticeship program, worked as a journeyman and a foreman.  In 2004 Tim transitioned from the Rochester Office to the Western New York Office.  In 2013/2014 Tim was elevated to the position of Project Manager and is currently the Regional Manager of the Western New York Office.

Tim has managed many large projects for RW Dake Construction.  Those projects include the construction and remodeling of bank branches, additions and complete renovations to large corporate office buildings, and remodeling of data centers.

Tim and his wife Kari have two sons and live in Perry, NY.

 

Southern Tier New York

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Mike Walker
Vice President/Regional Manager – Corning/Rochester Offices

Promoted in 2018, Mike currently serves as Vice President of RW Dake Construction. He is responsible for facilitating the daily operations, assisting in managing the warehouse, maintaining quality and safety standards and continuing the professional relationships that RW Dake Construction is known for and proud of.

Mike started with RW Dake Construction in 1997 as an apprentice in the Carpenters Union. Mike quickly rose to the rank of foreman and became the manager/estimator of the Ithaca office before successfully relocating it to Corning, NY.

Mike has an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Finger Lakes Community College. Mike and his wife Aimee have two daughters and reside in Wayland, NY.

  

Albany

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James Carpenter 
Project Manager/Regional Manager - Albany Office

Bio coming soon...

 

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New Jersey

Ryan Barber

Vice President/Regional Manager - New Jersey Office

Ryan Barber joined RW Dake Construction in 2016 and has over 13 years of experience in the construction industry. He oversees the construction management services of the New Jersey office. Ryan develops new business for RW Dake Construction and maintains quality relationships with existing clients. His focus is on client satisfaction and open communication to ensure all projects are executed with efficiency and professionalism.

Ryan brings a vast understanding from multiple perspectives having earned a degree in architecture from Norwich University and working both as an owner’s rep and contractor. Ryan monitors every phase of the construction process and works hands on with project managers and field operations to ensure that all projects are delivered on time and on budget.

 

Baltimore/Washington DC

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Justin Dwight 
Regional Manager – Baltimore/Washington DC Office

In September of 2017, Justin became the Regional Manager of the Baltimore/Washington DC office.

Justin has been employed with RW Dake Construction since 2010 and has a strong combination of estimating and field experience having been both an apprentice and journeyman before joining the Project Management Team in the Western New York Office in August of 2015.

Justin has a degree in Building Trades/Building Construction from Alfred State College with honors. Justin and his wife Mandi have two sons and a daughter and live in Sykesville, MD.

 

Philadelphia

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Clint Weldon 
Regional Manager – Philadelphia Office

Clint joined the RW Dake Construction team in 2018 and has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. He has completed projects from residential construction to commercial to healthcare. Clint is the Regional Manager of the Philadelphia office. He has vast experience on both the owner and GC sides of construction and has worked as an owner’s rep for multiple nationwide clients.

With a strong knowledge base from estimating to project management, Clint enjoys being involved in all phases of each construction project from pre-construction to completion.

Clint graduated from Williamson Trade school with a Construction Management degree. Clint and his wife, Angie, have 4 kids and reside in Glenmoore, PA where they are restoring a 225 year old farmhouse.