J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. (JC&A), a leading construction management firm in the Northeast specializing in world-class preconstruction services and challenging construction projects, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeffrey Cameron, Daniel Charest, David Conner and John Noone to Partner.
“At JC&A, we pride ourselves on hiring extremely talented people who are both good at what they do and incredibly likable. Jeff, Dan, Dave, and John truly exemplify what that means,” said Jay Calnan, JC&A CEO | Partner. “Promoting these key leaders to Partner recognizes how their leadership, knowledge, and experience have helped our firm grow significantly. They are well-respected internally and externally, dedicating their talents to nurturing lasting connections with key clients and partners. The expertise that Jeff, Dan, Dave, and John demonstrate in their respective fields has had a profound impact on JC&A’s success.”
Jeffrey Cameron, Project Executive, has been a leader at JC&A for 15 years, gaining experience that includes over a decade of project management overseeing some of JC&A’s largest and most complex projects. Marlborough Hills, Kayak.com, Ultimate Kronos Group, Skating Club of Boston, Boston Properties, Quest Diagnostics and TripAdvisor are just a few of his past clients, allowing him to amass a diverse portfolio across our firm’s many markets. Jeff has managed well over $200 million in projects across Life Sciences, Corporate TI, New Construction, Robotics, Infrastructure, Industrial/Manufacturing, Institutional, Recreational, Not-for-profit, and Repositioning projects. From clients to consultants and subcontractors to vendors, Jeff has an appreciation for strong relationships. Those relationships are key for JC&A’s navigation of the complex landscape that our industry has been experiencing the past few years and into our future.
Internally, Jeff enjoys mentoring as much as he enjoys building. Working with the next generation of industry professionals, he ensures that staff receives the same operational experience and guidance that he credits receiving from the mentors in his own career. From his early years with the company, he has been involved in developing and adapting many of the company’s standard operating procedures. He continues to work with his fellow Senior Management team members on many internal technology and operational initiatives to increase efficiency and continuously drive JC&A forward as a cutting-edge industry leader.
Daniel Charest, Project Executive, began as an Assistant Project Manager nearly 17 years ago and has consistently demonstrated his ability to meet and overcome the challenges that accompany some of the firm’s most intricate projects. He has been involved with numerous complex construction projects, including NESN, Cognex, PTC Inc., Schneider Electric’s North American Headquarters, Olympus SSA, the Hilton Garden Inn, 50 Otis Street redevelopment, and Boston Dynamics Headquarters. These project experiences have allowed Dan to repeatedly demonstrate his high degree of competency with risk management, scheduling, financial tracking, and client development.
Dan has also been instrumental in advancing JC&A’s technology goals. His leadership and passion for construction technology have transformed JC&A through years of leadership with the technology committee and many technology-specific focus groups. Specifically, Dan has led many successful software adoptions across the company. Among the most notable are the implementation of Viewpoint (Vista) in 2010, PlanGrid in 2012, Cosential CRM (now Unanet CRM) in 2019 and today with various focus groups including robotics, construction drone photogrammetry and an ongoing focus group evolution from PlanGrid to Autodesk Build Software. These efforts and many more continue to allow the firm to provide their clients and colleagues with the most cutting-edge solutions and valuable information about their projects. He has also played a vital role in relaying JC&A’s Standard Operating Procedures company-wide since early in his career.
David Conner, Director of Project Management, has been with JC&A since 2010 and has worked on a wide range of projects. These include multiple projects for Boston Properties, Pegasystems, Dynatrace, ZoomInfo and Fresenius Medical Care, among others.
As Director of Project Management, Dave serves as the operational point person for our project management staff which includes Project Executives, Project Managers, Assistant Project Managers and Interns. As a complement to JC&A’s longstanding culture of ongoing training and development, Dave is responsible for standardizing our Operations processes, including sharing lessons learned, contract negotiations, team member reviews and reporting methods. A critical member of our Senior Management team, Dave also serves as a Project Executive working to ensure the overall success of projects.
John Noone, Vice President of Field Operations, started at JC&A in 2002 as a Superintendent and has continuously demonstrated a high level of excellence and understanding of JC&A’s policies, mission and processes. This dedication and commitment significantly contributed to his rapid growth within JC&A, most recently advancing from Director of Field Operations to Vice President of Field Operations.
As Superintendent, he has completed projects for NESN, GE, Biogen, Wyeth (now Pfizer) and Sasaki. His commitment to clients and dedication to the successful outcome of every project has directly contributed to JC&A’s ability to cultivate long-term relationships with these clients.
As Vice President of Operations and a member of the Senior Management team, John successfully transitioned his field experience to a leadership role, allowing JC&A’s entire Field Operations team to become much more structured, skilled, organized and streamlined.
Mr. Cameron, Mr. Charest, Mr. Conner and Mr. Noone join Partners Jay Calnan, CEO; Jim Cahill, President; Mike Crowther, COO; Tim Kelly, CFO; Steve Robak, EVP; Scott Trull, Senior Vice President; Mike Garrity, VP of Preconstruction; Maureen Rystrom, VP of Marketing and Mike Wilson, VP of Client Development.