Construction Firm Adds Four

(Clockwise from top left) Antonio DeMelo, Lawrence Glynn, Joseph Lucas, and Jeff Gutsfeld

New Britain, CT –  Downes Construction Company announced the addition of  Antonio “Tony” DeMelo as project executive, Lawrence Glynn as chief estimator, Jeff Gutsfeld as vice president of business development, and Joseph “J” Lucas as project manager.

DeMelo brings over 30 years of experience in the construction industry to Downes. He has OPM experience in the R.I. market working with the Rhode Island Department of Education and medium to large CM projects. He has joined our RI OPM group helping manage the Providence Public schools contracts as well as other R.I. projects.

Glynn brings over 26 years of experience in the industry and spent most of his career in N.Y., working on high profile projects including estimating, CM and GC proposals, value engineering, bidding and subcontractor selections, pricing change orders and management of estimating staff.

Gutsfeld is a marketing and business development professional who has been in the A/E/C industry for more than 25 years. He has a network of clients and industry professionals throughout New England that will help future opportunities for Downes.

Lucas has been in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry for nine years and comes to the firm from JCJ Architecture. He has experience working in a variety of markets, specializing in higher education and K-12 facilities, recently completing the new Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Campus in Hartford.