Our Team and Culture
In 2017, Ned Rothberg helped launch The Joe Namath Charitable Foundation, a private 501c3 that supports children’s charities, neurological research, educational efforts, and special-need based cause. The foundation has supported over 60 charitable foundations to date.
CDS Mestel provides internship opportunities to local high school seniors who have an interest in general construction. These talented students may also focus on studying business, finance, engineering, and architecture when they attend college.
The CDS Mestel Mentors Program provides real world career experience, time management skills needed for success in college and beyond, as well as developing teamwork skills while working collaboratively with various members of the CDS Mestel organization.
Construction Administrative Assistant
Alda assists in general administration, coordination of project documents, drawings, specifications, processing submittals, receiving and managing the distribution of requests for information (RFIs), and acts as a subcontractor/client liaison for CDS Mestel.
In her free time, Alda enjoys sipping on a glass of red wine either on the dance floor or in front of her big screen tv playing her favorite video game.
Assistant Project Manager
Prior to joining CDS Mestel, Cory started his career as a carpenter over a decade ago with multiple general contractors in the tristate area.
In his free time Cory loves to ride his motorcycle.
Director of Business Development
David collaborates with CDS Mestel’s leadership team and operations to maintain key accounts, create new opportunities, and maximize CDS Mestel’s growth and development.
David got his start in the construction industry helping to build one of the country’s biggest specialty window companies.
In his free time David enjoys fishing, playing ice hockey, writing screenplays and anything his family wants to do.
Joe collaborates with Ned and Justin Rothberg to develop and implement plans for the company’s financial growth. Joe has proven to be an invaluable asset since his arrival. Joe enjoys traveling, golfing, and spending lots of fun time with his family.
Justin has successfully performed in the roles of APM and PM, and holds strong communication skills, strategic and creative analytical skills, strong leadership skills, and is an all-around great team player. Justin focuses on the strategic growth of the company in new market sectors, retaining and building client relationships as well as managing the marketing for the company.
Justin attended the University at Buffalo, earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in finance.
Justin enjoys working out, playing guitar, and spending time with his fiancé, Nicole.
Assistant Project Manager
Matthew’s exceptional hard work ethic, always with a smile, make him a very valuable member of CDS Mestel’s award winning construction team.
In his free time Matt loves snowboarding and playing paintball.
Director of Construction
Richie started at CDS Mestel Construction in 1990 as a very proficient Union carpenter. After running multiple jobs, he quickly evolved into a job foreman. His honest and logistical approach to daily problems has made him a leading force in the industry.
Richie is well versed at keeping clients satisfied and well-informed throughout the course of a project, making him the perfect leader for our award-winning construction team. With over 30 years of experience in the field, he takes pride in being responsive to clients’ needs and has a proven reputation to get jobs done on time and on budget.
Richie loves spending time fishing, traveling, and spending lots of time with his family.
Growing up in the construction industry, Ned has over three decades of professional construction experience, which has been instrumental to the company’s growth and success.
Ned attended Boston University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Ned enjoys jet skiing, doing charity work and spending time with his family and friends.
In her free time, you can find Shelly by the pool perfecting her freestyle or grounding herself under a tree.
Senior Project Manager
Jenna coordinates project execution in conformity with drawings and specifications, processing submittals, expediting materials, project scheduling, purchasing materials, general administration, and owner/architect liaison.
Jenna started her career at CDS Mestel as a Project Coordinator in 2016 and quickly rose to Project Manager because of her tremendous dedication to detail and hard work. Jenna is also the Head of CDS Mestel’s ‘Women in Construction’ team.
Jenna loves photography and is proud to have taken many of the photos for our