Our Team

JASON A. KONEK, CPM.

FOUNDING MEMBER

Jason Konek has over a 20 years of experience and specializes in Real Estate Development, Facility Management, and General Contracting Services. With a background in Engineering and Construction Management he has been involved in the development and construction of over 1300 units of specialized housing, assisted living, skilled nursing, and medical based projects throughout the state of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He has worked on both the for-profit and non-profit realm of development and has been involved in all areas of development and construction which include site acquisition, entitlement, funding, and has performed services as an owner’s representative during construction. In addition to his experience on the real estate and construction side of business Jason also holds a CPM (Certified Property Manager) designation through IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management). He has also served as the Vice President of Project Development & Construction for a large Non Profit Group in New Jersey where he was in charge of all new Construction Related Projects, Plant Operations and Facilities for over 2000 units of a mix of residential and commercial properties throughout the state.

BRIAN VERNON, CPA.

FOUNDING MEMBER
Brian comes from an accounting/construction background. He has lead accounting teams in multiple industries for nearly 20 years and has gained an incredible insight for construction and construction planning. He is involved daily with scheduling crews, managing material orders, estimating, and providing general accounting for the company. Brian also holds a CPM (Certified Property Manger) designation through IREM.

BRIANNE APPLEGATE

DESIGNER

Originally, an emerging artist from New Hope, PA. Brianne draws artistic inspiration from nature. Her ability to recognize the costumer’s needs ensures that she can create any design to fit any asthetic. She enjoys working with both builders and homeowners finding the junction between functionality and design. Briannes knowledge, creativity and attention to detail bring tremendous value to our team at red steel construction.

CHRISTOPHER T. CACACE

PROJECT MANAGER
Chris Cacace has over 35 years experience in construction and business administration. He specializes in all phases of construction activities, facility decommissioning, emergency response, and remedial actions. He has worked in the residential, commercial and industrial environments. After graduating high school, Chris went to work in the construction field. He has taken projects from breaking ground to completion. He worked for a firm in Texas for several years as a construction superintendent and project manager.

Special Training Courses:
OSHA 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Activities Training
OSHA 8-Hour Refresher for Hazardous Waste Activities (annual)
BOCA Course

EDWARD J. CACACE III

PROJECT MANAGER

Ed Cacace III has a diverse background and over 30 years of experience in construction, engineering, and business administration. His education includes a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He specializes in process design and installation, remedial actions, emergency response, facility start-ups, facility decommissioning, and all phases of residential, commercial, and industrial work.

While going to school, he worked for various construction firms where he participated in building layout and all construction activities. When graduating college, he went to work for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in the Bureau of Construction. Here he managed all aspects of publicly-funded clean-up projects, administered and monitored contracts for compliance with provisions and specifications, and supervised the actual clean-up process. He then worked for CP Chemicals, Inc. where he was Assistant Plant Manager. He oversaw all environmental operations, including permitting, clean-up process and emergency response coordination. He implemented and engineered all new plant processes, including all phases of design and monitored all construction activities.

Special Training Courses:
OSHA 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Activities Training
OSHA 8-Hour Refresher for Hazardous Waste Activities (annual)
OSHA 8-Hour Supervisory Training
OSHA Confined Space Entry Training
Rutgers/NJDEP Health and Safety Training