EDWARD M. GRUNWALD
Mr. Grunwald is a seasoned construction industry professional with more than 30 years of experience in projects along the U.S. eastern seaboard down to the Caribbean Islands. He has held senior positions as Construction Manager and General Contractor within a wide range of market sectors including governmental institutions, healthcare, residential, commercial retail, hospitality/entertainment, transportation, and technology. Mr. Grunwald has served in the capacity of Senior Vice President for Atria Builders, L.L.C. (Atria Builders) for more than 17 years and has managed more than $300,000,000 in construction projects during his tenure.
Mr. Grunwald was Atria Builders’ first employee and facilitated its growth over the years to include 22 in-house management and administrative employees as well as over 225 field assigned project managers, supervisors, and trade labor at its building peak.
Before joining Atria Builders, Mr. Grunwald was the Project Planning Director and a Project Manager for Morse Diesel International and was assigned to the $1.4 billion JFK Airport International Arrivals Building at Terminal #4. The replacement of the existing Terminal #4 was performed in phases while the existing terminal remained operational. Mr. Grunwald coordinated the many Project participants that included the New York/New Jersey Port Authority, the Terminal Operator, the Design Team, Airline Tenants, and the Contractors who at the peak of construction manned the site with more than 1,200 tradesmen per day.
Prior to the Airport work, Mr. Grunwald served as Vice President of Construction Management for the New York based Tri-Tech Group. In this capacity, Mr. Grunwald was responsible for marketing and the construction management of projects primarily along the East Coast that included the renovation of State Houses in Massachusetts and New Jersey, the New Research Building at Rockefeller University in Manhattan, the Mohegan Casino and Resort in Connecticut, the Peabody Hotel and Office Tower in Memphis Tennessee, the IL Villaggio at South Beach in Miami, Florida, and the second phase of the Atlantis Resort and Casino on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
Mr. Grunwald earned his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from New York Institute of Technology as well as a Construction Management Certification from Polytechnic University. Mr. Grunwald has served on the Career Advisor Board for New York Institute of Technology and continues to serve on the Board of Directors for the Long Island Ice Hockey Club. Mr. Grunwald also sets time aside to coach young ice hockey players and Little League baseball clubs.