GREYHAWK News | August 2023
Millville High School Completion
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Millville High School Project Completed After Five Years
Millville High School
GREYHAWK provided design-build construction management, consulting, and commissioning services to the New Jersey Schools Development Authority (NJSDA) for a four-phase, five-year, $143 million renovation and addition project at Millville High School in Millville, N.J. The recently completed project enhanced the school for over 2,000 students in grades 9-12. Learn more about the Millville High School project.
Construction Management
GREYHAWK’s construction management scope included design review, submittal and shop drawing reviews, and confirming the design-builder’s documents complied with NJSDA standards. Construction phase services included daily on-site monitoring of all construction activities; tracking the design-builder’s daily manpower and monthly payment applications; chairing progress meetings; and coordinating the extensive permitting process. The construction management strategy involved constant collaboration with the school district and administration to keep everyone informed of construction phasing and to ensure construction sites would be vacant within the otherwise occupied building. Learn more about GREYHAWK's construction project management services.
Although primarily a construction management assignment, Millville High School also gained the benefit of GREYHAWK’s construction consulting expertise. Each month, the consulting team reviewed the design-builder’s baseline project schedule and schedule updates to proactively identify potential issues. Learn more about GREYHAWK's construction consulting services.
The NJSDA and Millville High School also benefited from GREYHAWK's commissioning services team. GREYHAWK’s commissioning team offered MEP commissioning oversight to the design-builder’s commissioning team, providing independent third-party reviews and periodic comments. Learn more about GREYHAWK's commissioning services.
Liz Banfich
Liz Banfich-Mirisola
Elizabeth Banfich-Mirisola has retired after 22 years of dedicated service to GREYHAWK. Since joining the firm in 2001, Liz served as Office Manager and Human Resource Manager, taking the lead with two major office relocations and guiding GREYHAWK and its employees through myriad HR issues. She handled every task with enthusiasm, served as a bridge between the New York and New Jersey offices, and took the lead as unofficial social coordinator. Liz advocated for the culture of ‘family’ within GREYHAWK and was always willing to extend a helping hand. Throughout her remarkable career, she was instrumental in growing the company and always held at heart the best interests of GREYHAWK and its employees. We wish her much happiness and relaxation in her well-deserved retirement.

New Hires
Join us in welcoming several new hires to Team GREYHAWK.
Niles T. Arner
Construction Manager
April 2023

Niles has nearly a decade of design engineering and construction project management experience, including several years managing projects for food manufacturing clients. He is contributing to ongoing work for Campbell Soup Company. Read Niles' biography.
Niles Arner
James E. Gifford
Commissioning Agent / Construction Manager
April 2023

Jim comes to GREYHAWK after a 30+ year career in the plumbing and HVAC industry. He served as foreman on many of South Jersey's most significant casino, hospital, and public-school projects. He is working on the Lower Township School project. Read Jim's biography.
Jim Gifford
Catherine H. Emma, PHR, SHRM-CP
Director of Human Resources
July 2023

Cathy brings 35+ years of HR and administrative leadership in the construction consulting industry to her role at GREYHAWK. She leads all of the firm's human resources, employee recruiting and retention, benefits, and ESOP coordination. Read Cathy's biography.
Cathy Emma
Joe Cutugno
Commissioning Agent / Construction Manager
July 2023

Joe joins GREYHAWK after a 30+ year career in the plumbing and mechanical industry. He served as foreman for significant projects ranging from high-rises to hospitals. He is currently working at multiple schools in Cape May County. Read Joe's biography.
Joe Cutugno

GREYHAWK congratulates Fritz Marth and Arianna Filipour who celebrated HAWKiversary milestones during the first half of 2023. Follow us on social media to see every HAWK's annual HAWKiversary details. Click photos to read more about our talented staff.
Fritz Marth
15 years in January
Arianna Filipour
5 years in April

GREYHAWK congratulates Jessica Haya and Matthew Kelly who earned their Construction Manager in Training® (CMIT) certifications from the Construction Management Association of America. The credential initiates the path to becoming a successful construction manager.
Jessica Haya
Assistant Project Engineer
Matthew Kelly
Construction Manager
HAWKs Out and About

We hope to see you during or share our experiences after one of these events.

Chelsea Piers, New York, NY
HAWK Charlie Boland will attend.

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel, Washington, DC
HAWKs Charlie Boland, Fritz Marth, and Ross Caldwell will attend.

Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, NJ
HAWKs Ron Kerins, Rob Dinan, Kathy Kostiuk, and Jeff Riggs will attend.

Orlando, FL
HAWK Charlie Boland will attend.
Consider This
Consider This ... Contract Documents

By Ronald C. Kerins, Jr., CCM, LEED AP

Contract documents are an essential communication tool for conveying owner and stakeholder needs and desires that define a project. Compiling a complete, coordinated, and accurate set of contract documents is critical to project success. From inception through completion, effective and efficient communication keeps the team focused on project goals.

When we contemplate construction contracts, we tend to rely less on the form of contract and more on the ancillary documents: drawings, project manual, specifications including bid requirements, general and supplementary conditions, and technical specifications. For contractors to be guided by a complete set of documents, a significant effort should be placed during the design phase on assembling these contract documents. Of particular importance is how the construction process is communicated through the general conditions of the contract, which are the ‘playbook’ for all team members to adhere.

All parties to the process must Know Their Contract Obligations. For example, submittals typically include a project schedule, product information such as cut sheets, and coordination drawings. Operations and maintenance manuals often include digital records or physical binders with equipment and systems information, outlining proper care and maintenance of installed system. A complete set of construction documents will identify each party’s documentation obligations.

GREYHAWK’s advice – and motto – Begin With An End In Mind. In other words, know what deliverable items are ahead to avoid spending countless hours on the back-end, chasing what needs to be provided, and eroding your project budget.

If you would like more information about construction contracts or components of a contract documents package, email us at
Come grow with us!

GREYHAWK continues to experience substantial growth in all three of our business units across multiple industries. We are expanding our Construction Consulting practice, specifically in the area of Claims and Dispute Resolution, and are seeking professionals to fill Executive Consultant and Managing Consultant roles. We also continue to seek quality, on-site Construction Managers and Project Executives.

We provide a great work environment, supportive culture, robust benefits - including an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) - and many rewarding and challenging project experiences. Click below to read specific job descriptions. Submit your qualifications to or visit for more information.

Open positions include:
GREYHAWK, an award-winning construction management and consulting firm, is a leading provider of program/construction management, construction claims and dispute resolution, scheduling, cost management, and commissioning services. GREYHAWK provides services to facility owners and stakeholders involved in major private and public construction projects. We are headquartered in Mount Laurel, NJ, with offices in New York and Florida. For more information, visit