Since 2007, TCT’s three long-time partners have been supported by a professional staff that includes Certified Cost Professionals, Quantity Surveyors, and specialists in the architectural, civil, structural, mechanical and electrical disciplines. The firm’s 30 staff members are strategically located in New York and Washington, DC, and our estimating teams take great pride in their in-depth knowledge of the markets we serve locally, nationally and internationally.
Since co-founding Toscano Clements Taylor in 2007, Ian Taylor has honed his approach to cost consulting by leveraging his 50-plus year career in construction and cost management. He spent a bulk of his early career as a quantity surveyor, where he worked on behalf of project owners across the globe to provide guidance and manage project costs through the construction lifecycle. His expertise in the field of cost management has since earned him a Fellowship with the London-based Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Ian recently retired from his role as Principal of TCT, and now provides Senior Cost Estimator consulting services.
With nearly 30 years of experience in the global construction industry, Martin Miller has gained the insight necessary to consistently deliver cost estimates on time and within budget. Martin began his career in South Africa as a qualified quantity surveyor, providing guidance through all phases of numerous construction projects and protecting the owners’ best interests. In this role, he developed invaluable expertise in controlling the financial side of projects from inception through completion.
Martin made the transition to cost estimating shortly after moving stateside and, in 2010, joined TCT as the firm’s Managing Director for its Washington, DC office. He is the primary contact for the firm’s Mid-Atlantic clients, and also ensures that his team’s time is properly allocated and made available to keep projects on schedule. His other responsibilities include the preparation of estimates for new construction and renovation projects, participation in design charrettes, formal and informal value engineering, and QA/QC processes. Martin’s background as a quantity surveyor enables him to take a “big picture” approach to every project. He couples his recognition of client needs with proactive communication to provide estimates that are clear, concise and practical.
Nick Maiorana has spent nearly three decades as an estimator within the A/E/C industry working with project owners, contractors and consultants. Throughout his experience, he has become proficient in developing estimates from the conceptual phase through construction documents for all design disciplines. His responsibilities have included bidding, contracting and subcontracting management, budgeting and financial management, quality assurance, and site planning.
As TCT’s Director of MEP, Nick manages the firm’s in-house MEP department and allocates staff to ensure resources remain readily available. He understands that nearly all estimates contain an aspect of MEP design and continually researches the ever-changing MEP systems and technology to better inform his estimates. Nick views each estimate as an opportunity to leverage his diverse experience to positively affect each project. He attributes his track record of successful estimates to his ability to remain flexible and responsive to client needs while maintaining consistent communication.
Linda Lee’s approach to cost estimating has remained steadfast through nearly three decades: remain detail-oriented and methodical while working at a pace that puts projects on or ahead of schedule. She pairs this approach with an array of experience, which allows her to gain an in-depth understanding of each project and has resulted in a track record of delivering successful estimates.
Linda’s technical expertise and leadership has made her one of the firm’s key estimators, and she is currently the project manager for on-call cost estimating contracts with NYU Langone Medical Center and the NYC School Construction Authority (SCA). In addition, Linda is responsible for managing a team of estimators and utilizes her knowledge of the estimating process and software to increase her project team’s proficiency.
Solomon Asomaning is a qualified quantity surveyor with over four decades of cost management experience throughout the United States, Canada and West Africa. His tenure as a quantity surveyor, during which he managed construction costs and contracts on behalf of owners throughout a project’s lifecycle, provides him with the insight necessary to scrupulously develop detailed and well informed cost estimates.
In his role as a cost estimator with TCT, Solomon has been responsible for preparing estimates through each phase of design; completing estimate change orders; and providing reconciliation and value engineering services. He has estimated an array of projects for various municipal, state and federal agencies, and utilizes his proficiency in various computer-based estimating programs to produce estimates in a timely manner.
Jeannine joins TCT with 28 years’ experience in leadership, business development, and marketing roles for nationally recognized A/E firms and general contractors along the East and West Coasts. Her experience has resulted in an expansive network of client and colleague relationships, as well as technical knowledge in all facets of building systems. Jeannine will aid the firm’s growth in the Washington, DC area, where she will be working on market analysis; business opportunity forecasting; capture and win strategies; and bid and proposal strategic development, including competitive analysis.
We are pleased to welcome Michael Cuccia to our New York, NY office as TCT’s Business Development Manager. In his role, Michael will collaborate with project management staff and our Sales & Marketing team to develop and maintain client relationships, pursue leads, qualify and manage opportunities, and support the firm’s strategic business development initiatives.
Michael joins TCT with 15 years of experience in customer service, sales and management. Most recently, he worked as the Sales Operations Manager for the Arcadia Group, a supplier of high-end aluminum fenestration products for the construction industry, where he led the firm’s sales operations and served as the primary contact for architects, contractors and national sales representatives.
Necol is an Associate Cost Estimator for Toscano Clements Taylor, LLC. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Applied Mathematics from Hofstra University. During her studies, she specialized in Operations Analysis. At TCT, her duties include preparing takeoffs and estimates for the architectural and general construction trades. She has worked on various projects in the higher education, healthcare, and commercial markets.
From analysis of building deficiency and inspection, to coordinating construction renovation projects, Ali brings a diverse background in the construction industry to TCT as a Cost Estimator. He continuously supports Senior Estimators on complex projects across markets including: higher education, K-12, commercial and government projects throughout the Washington, D.C. and New York metropolitan areas. He has worked on higher education and K-12 projects in the past for DC DGS, NYC School Construction Authority, and SUNY while also doing work on municipal buildings and recreational facilities. His recent project experience includes work for the NYC Build It Back Program on commercial and residential properties damaged by Super Storm Sandy.
Tema manages the daily office operations and assists with all aspects of TCT’s human resources activities. Recently, she seamlessly transitioned the internal payroll to ADP Total Source and she continuously utilizes her extensive experience in small business financial management to evolve personnel services as the company grows.
We are pleased to welcome Alex Pamboris back to TCT as an MEP Estimator. Alex is rejoining our firm with 11 years of experience and will be supporting the MEP team out of our New York City office. He most recently worked for Currie & Brown, a multinational asset management and construction consultancy firm, where he was primarily responsible for the delivery of project controls services.
Alex holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technologies from SUNY Farmingdale and a certificate in construction cost estimating from the New York City School of Continuing Education. Despite a self-professed disdain for cold weather, he enjoys spending much of his free time snowboarding.
Marina is a Commercial, Industrial, and Residential Cost Estimator with estimation and engineering expertise in building renovation and construction projects. In her career, Marina has been responsible for takeoffs for interior and exterior trades, site development, and value engineering activities. Additional duties include providing cost estimating services for New York City’s Office of Management & Budget Hurricane Sandy Recovery Projects, as part of an on-call contract. Under this contract there were a wide variety of repair projects for municipal, commercial, and recreational buildings, which included work on parks, waterfront buildings, offices, fire and police stations, plazas, museums, and aquariums that were damaged by the storm. Scopes of work have included total building replacement, flood walls, coastal remediation and mitigation, emergency communication equipment, and foundation construction for the elevation of buildings.
As our Administrative Assistant, Leslie supports all of TCT’s staff members with day-to-day office operations. She is a highly qualified professional with strong previous administrative experience in healthcare, management consulting, and commercial real estate.
Allison White joined TCT’s Huntington office as a Marketing/Proposal Coordinator in 2016. Allison has more than ten years’ experience as a marketing professional in the A/E/C industry. In her role, Allison assists the sales & marketing department with proposal preparation, teaming opportunities, and market research.
Sara has recently joined TCT as a Marketing/Proposal Coordinator, bringing a range of marketing skills in RFP/RFQ preparation; marketing win strategies; event and conference planning and social media campaigns. During her time in the AEC industry she has learned the ins and outs of marketing within the professional services environment, as well as the importance of client responsiveness, quality and creativity. Before her adventure into the A/E/C industry, Sara led marketing activities for a commercial real estate firm. She attended York College of Pennsylvania, majoring in Public Relations and Sociology, and completed an internship with Suffolk County Police Department’s Public Information Bureau.
TCT welcomes William (Billy) Marra, Senior Cost Estimator, who brings 25 years of experience in the construction industry and a quality-driven work ethic to our DC and NYC operations. Billy’s construction and cost experience has been gained from the ground up, starting in the contractor trades in 1985, on a carpentry crew. He advanced upward through the construction profession in lead, supervision and manager roles for owners, general contractors and construction managers. In addition, Billy owned and operated his own construction company, and then started his first third party, cost consulting/estimating job with a local DC firm in October 2000. In his spare time, Billy serves as a mountain operations volunteer for the National Ski Patrol and a volunteer coach for a youth ski team.
Rahul is a Junior Mechanical Cost Estimator for Toscano Clements Taylor, LLC. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics from the City College of New York. During his studies, Rahul specialized in HVAC system design and Nuclear Power Plant system design. At TCT, his duties include preparing takeoffs and estimates for HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection. He also assists with general construction takeoffs and estimates. He has worked on various projects in the higher education, residential, and municipal markets.
Aria has over fifteen years of experience as a project manager and estimator. He has managed a broad range of construction projects from conception to completion in markets such as healthcare, commercial, transportation and education. In addition to being focused on efficiency and his project management responsibilities, Aria has also developed and updated processes for the Critical Path Method (CPM) Construction Schedules. He is currently responsible for project management, quality control, scheduling, negotiations and managing on-time delivery for TCT’s projects. His skills include AutoCAD 2000, P6 & P3 Primavera, and Microsoft Project. Aria’s past projects in the higher education, K-12, and municipal markets include working with DASNY, FDNY, SUNY, and the NYC School Construction Authority. He has also worked on medical centers, chiller replacement, feasibility studies, libraries, and transportation.
Alex is a Mechanical Estimator with TCT. In his role, he is responsible for providing estimation and pricing for HVAC and MEP systems. He holds an M.S. in Engineering and Industrial Management and applies his past experience as a project engineer to his work as an estimator.
We are also pleased to welcome Ash Kondapali to our New York City office as an Associate Cost Estimator. Ash has joined TCT part-time as she completes her MS in Construction Administration at Columbia University. Prior to joining the firm, she was an assistant manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Construction Dispute Resolution and Claim Management, Risk Advisory Services in Mumbai, India.
Ash is a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and holds a Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering from Jawaharla Nehru Technological University in Hybderabad, India. She also holds a Post-Graduate certificate in Advanced Construction Management from the National Institute of Construction Management and Research in Pune, India. New York City marks the sixth city in which Ash has resided over the last ten years, which she believes has refined her personality to make her very adaptable and flexible.
TCT is pleased to welcome Tianyang Yu to our New York City office as an Associate Cost Estimator. Tianyang most recently worked as a cost consultant with Dharam Consulting; he also has experience working as a commercial real estate analyst.
George manages TCT’s information technology and computer systems, ensuring the smooth operation of all of our software and equipment.
Stroodle is a founding member of Toscano Clements Taylor and currently works part-time in our Long Island office as a greeter. Her responsibilities include keeping track of visitors, The UPS Guy, and lunch deliveries; employee engagement; and making announcements.
In her free time, she enjoys long naps in the sun, short walks in her stylish jacket, and scavenger hunts.