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About Iron Hill Construction Management

For nearly two decades Iron Hill Construction Management has built its reputation for excellence on a foundation of results, respect and complete customer satisfaction. At IHCM we understand the value of service excellence and client peace of mind.

IHCM has completed over 240 design/build projects totaling over 9.5 million square feet. As a result of our expertise in a wide variety of disciplines, our experienced team of professionals will handle every aspect of your project from conception and design through construction completion.

With our forward thinking mindset, we focus on your requirements as well as the requirements of your specific business. Our managers, designers, and expert tradesmen are always helpful, and work hard to cater to your requests throughout the project.

Open communication is at the heart of our efforts. We focus on client communication and education from the very beginning, so there are no surprises. We work to assist you with every detail of the project, so no detail is left unattended.

Iron Hill Construction and its sister company, J.G. Petrucci Co., Inc., works within a unique dynamic, which differentiates itself in the marketplace through a combination of the following areas of expertise:

  • A consultative approach to construction management that begins with a thorough understanding of the client’s ultimate goals and requirements.
  • Our guarantee of total client satisfaction from the project’s inception through completion. This includes all phases of development and construction, from design through occupancy.
  • We are your single point of contact accountability as a “one-stop-shop”
  • We collaborate on a broad vision with each client which includes the business objectives as well as the project’s impact on the community and the environment.
  • Open and proactive communication throughout the project to keep our clients well informed of schedule and cost effective processes.

Our Team

In addition to our dedicated in-house staff, IHCM works closely with hundreds of talented subcontractors allowing us to include them in the process because we know which ones deliver the project specific capabilities, staff and values that compliment the project best.

Design/Build subcontracting has proven itself time and again as a model that adds value and promotes cost avoidance.

David Poloni

David Poloni

President

Dave Poloni is President of Iron Hill Construction Management (IHCM) and maintains total accountability for all aspects of construction for the Company. Under his direction, IHCM has established itself as a construction management leader in both the Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey markets.

His thirty plus years’ experience in the Design/Build industry, along with his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Temple University, has helped Iron Hill successfully integrate two disciplines that are frequently in conflict – design and construction.

Dave attributes IHCM’s success to the company’s steadfast belief in the Team Approach:

“In today’s market, margins are tight and time is limited, therefore, a Team Approach is essential to eliminate waste, streamline designs, and expedite the approval process. All parties must work together to mutually achieve the Clients’ objectives. Our project managers and superintendents are well versed in our company philosophy – to achieve total Client satisfaction every time.”


David Simms

David Simms

Lead Estimator & Senior Project Manager

David Simms is Lead Estimator and a Senior Project Manager for the IHCM. His role is to effectively communicate with clients and assist them through the entire construction process from design concept through to occupancy. David has over twenty years’ experience in general construction, construction management and Design/Build projects.

His special expertise is estimating and he brings particular capabilities in translating conceptual drawings to working budgets.

David began his career in Pittsburgh, PA, as a project manager/estimator for a prestigious residential builder. He later joined a construction management firm in the Lehigh Valley and successfully transitioned into commercial real estate by assisting in the development of various projects/facilities including hotel, educational, medical, athletic, automotive dealerships, industrial and office buildings.

David holds an architectural degree in specialized technology, with a major in computer graphics and architectural design.

His awards and honors include:

  • VICA Pennsylvania state champion, Architectural Design
  • American Subcontractors Association of Central Pennsylvania
  • Estimator of the Year Awards: 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Project Manager of the Year Awards: 2003, 2004

Jacob Smith

Jacob Smith

Project Manager & Safety Officer

Jake Smith is a Project Manager and safety officer for the company and brings over fifteen years of experience to his position.

His background includes a project manager / estimator role with a local commercial general contractor. Jake has also worked as a contractor, foreman and a roofer/fork lift operator with a myriad of organizations ranging from construction to landscaping.

His diverse, ground-up experience and in-depth understanding of the design/build process provides clients with immeasurable value.

Jake served as a Corporal in The United States Marine Corp Reserves for eight years.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Historical Preservation from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.


Kevin Lilly

Kevin Lilly

Project Manager

Kevin Lilly is a Project Manager for the company. His role is to effectively manage, facilitate and monitor construction projects from initial stages through client occupancy.

His experience and knowledge in the areas of estimating, scheduling, and pre-construction services assures projects remain on task and within budget.

Responsibilities include; creating clear and attainable project objectives, building the project requirements, and managing the key issues of cost, time, quality and above all, client satisfaction.

Prior to joining IHCM, Kevin was a Team Leader-Project Manager for a Lehigh valley basedleader in electronics, working on lighting control systems and processes. He also worked several years for a large local General Contractor in their preconstruction and project management departments.

His project portfolio includes Capital Blue Cross, Curtiss Wright, CSTK, as well as numerous retail and warehouse facilities.

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree – Construction Management emphasis from the Pennsylvania State University. He is also a certified Engineer-In-Training and has fulfilled the requirements for 10-hour and 30-hour OSHA certifications.

He is married, has 3 children and is an Eagle Scout and Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America.


Mark Waddell

Mark Waddell

Project Manager

Mark Waddell is a Project Manager for IHCM. His role is to effectively manage, facilitate and monitor new construction projects from initial stages through client occupancy.

Mark’s extensive experience and knowledge in the areas of estimating, scheduling, and pre-construction services assures projects remain on task and within budget.

Prior to joining the Company, Mark was a project manager and estimator for a national contracting company headquartered in Maryland. His project portfolio includes apartments, a residence hall, and a student union for Muhlenberg College.

In addition, Mark oversaw extensive work at various naval engineering stations for the United States Navy and was active in the upgrading and renovation of various research facilities for International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).

Mark is both “Green Advantage Certified” and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) AP certified. His past experience also encompasses a 44,000 square foot Science Building addition for Muhlenberg College (Allentown, Pennsylvania) that obtained a Silver LEED rating.

Mark holds both a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from Muhlenberg College.


Steven Hull

Steven Hull

Project Manager

Steve Hull is a Project Manager for IHCM. His role is to effectively manage, facilitate and monitor new construction projects from initial stages through client occupancy. Steve’s extensive experience and knowledge in the areas of estimating, scheduling, pre-construction, and construction services assures projects remain on task and within budget.

Prior to joining the Company, Steve has worked in all facets and roles of the construction industry, including a laborer for a masonry contractor while in college, estimating, project management, and senior project management roles, to vice president of operations.  Steve has successfully managed and completed projects ranging in size from $5,000.00 to over $100 Million in the retail, multi-family, corporate office building, industrial and warehouse distribution sectors of the industry.  In addition, Steve served in the United States Navy as an Information Technology Specialists for four years.

Steve has received the 30-hour OSHA Safety Certification and is LEED “Green Advantage Certified” and has successfully completed 5 LEED Certified Projects in both New Construction and Commercial Interiors.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts, Business and Organizational Management with core curriculum credits in Architectural Engineering. He is a member of the Society of Architectural Engineers and is currently completing a Master of Science Degree in Construction Management.

Steve lives in the Lehigh Valley, PA with his wife and four children. He enjoys cycling, playing sports, reading and spending time with family and friends.


Eric Orth

Eric Orth

Project Manager & Estimator

Eric J. Orth serves as an Estimator and Project Manager for IHCM and is responsible for project estimating and business development.  He has an extensive background of more than fifteen years in the field of architecture and is a Licensed Architect in the state of Pennsylvania.  His experiences have reached several market types including educational, commercial, industrial and multi-family and single family residential.  Eric’s role with IHCM involves communication with clients and consultants, creating design concepts, developing budgets and implementing technology advancement.

Prior to joining IHCM, Eric’s professional experience has been with architectural firms in the Lehigh Valley and Greater Philadelphia region.  Early on he realized the value and potential of 3D computer modeling (what later become known as BIM) and was an early adopter years before it became the architectural industry standard.  Graduating Cum Laude from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Architecture, Eric is a Licensed Professional as an Architect in the state of Pennsylvania and is also NCARB Certified.  He has taught architecture as an adjunct professor and currently serves on the Uniform Construction Code Board of Appeals in two local townships.

Eric resides in Lehigh County and outside of work enjoys spending time with his wife and their four children and volunteering at church.


Adam Raker

Adam Raker

Project Manager

Adam Raker is a Project Manager for IHCM. He initially worked for a central PA general contracting firm focusing on steel fab and erection, carpentry, and cast-in-place concrete. While continuing work in the field he returned to school at The Pennsylvania State University to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Structural Design with a Construction Management focus.

He then relocated to work with a Lehigh Valley GC/CM firm before coming to IHCM. His role is to assist the estimating department developing initial budgets as needed and to effectively manage, facilitate and monitor construction projects from initial stages through client occupancy.

His experience and knowledge in the areas of estimating, scheduling, and pre-construction services assures projects remain on task and within budget.

Responsibilities include: creating clear and attainable project objectives, building the project requirements, and managing the key issues of cost, time, quality and above all, client satisfaction.

His project portfolio includes full renovations to two of Allentown’s most historic buildings downtown, over 250k SF of new Class A office space in the tri-state area, as well as numerous other projects for the retail, industrial, and warehouse sectors.

Adam lives in the Lehigh Valley with his wife and 3 children. He enjoys kayaking, running, mountain biking, and spending time with his family.


Joe Petrucci

Joe Petrucci

Project Manager

Joe Petrucci is a Project Manager for IHCM. His role is to effectively manage, facilitate and monitor new construction projects from inception to client occupancy, ensuring that they are delivered on time and within budget.

He began his career at Structure Tone, one of the largest GC/CM firms in the country. In his role as Project Engineer, Joe estimated and managed a number of corporate interior renovations. Prior to joining IHCM, Joe was an Investment Analyst at Paradigm Properties, a Boston-based real estate investor.

Joe graduated from Harvard College with a degree in History, where he also Co-Captained the Varsity Lacrosse Team. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family.


360+ Years - Combined Individual Years of Employee Experience

360+ Years

Combined Individual Years of Employee Experience

6,300+ - Jobs / Employees Within Buildings Constructed by IHCM

6,300+

Jobs / Employees Within Buildings Constructed by IHCM

3,570+ - Pre-cast Concrete Wall Panels Set

3,570+

Pre-cast Concrete Wall Panels Set

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