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What makes Columbus Construction
uniquely qualified?

OUR TEAM!

We are built on the fabric of helping each other to achieve the goal of delivering a successful project, on time and within budget, to you the client.

When working with Columbus Construction you receive the undivided attention of not only the Director of Operations and Project Manager assigned to the project but also the attention of everyone in the office including James Campenella the Managing Member.


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Our History

Founded in 2009, Columbus Construction is an established company built on decades of experience.  Columbus Construction represents three generations in the construction industry. Both James' grandfather and father were professionals in the construction and project management fields.

As a general contractor and construction management company, Columbus Construction has extensive experience in commercial, industrial, residential, and institutional projects. James' grandfather was a master tradesman who personally worked on every project, establishing a solid foundation and reputation in the industry.  

In 1977, James' father took over the reins and expanded into larger commercial, industrial, and institutional construction while continuing to service the specialized residential market.  He worked at his father’s company as a construction laborer, foreman, and project manager while attending Saint Joseph's University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2009.

James draws on over 40 years of construction expertise that the former team of Campenella Construction has to offer and also gathers more experience from individuals recruited from various professional and governmental organizations. He established a strong foundation for Columbus Construction, LLC  by hiring these knowledgeable key individuals.

Mr. Campenella and his team bring wisdom and experience that will allow Columbus Construction to help their clients with designing, building, and managing all aspects of a project.

Our Team


james campenella

Managing Member

James represents the third generation of the Campenella family to enter the construction field. Not only has he acquired a solid foundation of knowledge from his father and grandfather, he has worked as a laborer, carpenter and tradesman while attending Saint Joseph’s University earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Additionally, he has acted as a Superintendent and Project Manager on various projects serving such clients as SEPTA, Greater Philadelphia Health Action and Western Union Locust Partners. As managing member of Columbus Construction, James works with the entire Columbus Team to deliver every project on time and within budget.

david stein

Director of Pre-construction

With over 20 years of experience in construction, Dave is a key member of our managing team. He comes with hands on experience in planning, design, and construction of diverse project renovations (major or minor) in healthcare, commercial, and institutional facilities. As a graduate of East Stroudsburg University, Dave is well versed in contract negotiations, project estimating, impending design problems, and much more. His long list of accomplishments prove he can carry out all management functions, which is why Dave has joined the Columbus managing team. As Director of Operations, he will continue developing and managing contractual and strategic relationships with key large suppliers.

JOHN P.

Chief Financial Officer

John is a 1978 Temple University graduate with a concentration in finance and accounting. He has worked with contractors since the beginning of his public accounting career. John is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a valued member of our financial and management team since starting with Columbus in June of 2017.

Cynthia thompson

Office Administrator

Cindy brings 30 years of professional administrative experience to Columbus Construction. Her organizational abilities, problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills are an immense asset to our team. As Office Administrator at Columbus Construction, Cindy monitors planning, scheduling, and project performance maintaining high standards of quality, professionalism, and service for the company.

Michelle Ramsaroop

Controller

Michelle brings 20 years of accounting and finance experience to Columbus Construction LLC. She has worked in various areas of Accounting & Finance and this knowledge enables her to provide relevant and timely advice. Michelle is an integral piece of the Accounting Department and will work together with the construction unit concentrating on all financial aspects.

Charles Shalet

Project Manager

Charles will be involved in the day-to-day operations on Columbus Construction projects. He will be responsible for all coordination between the Owners and Architects, as well as overseeing all sub and prime contractor performance on a daily basis. His performance in scheduling, maintaining critical events, and closeout procedures, ensures the project is completed per the project specifications and contract documentation. He managed various projects including new student housing apartment complexes, valued $38,000,000 and two 4-story buildings housing 488 rooms in a suite-style setting, valued at $33,000,000.

Paul oliver

Project Manager/ Superintendent

With over 40 years of experience in the construction, Paul has managed a wide scope of jobs from institutional to commercial fit-outs to high-rise buildings. He specializes in exteriors, curtain walls, and structural steel. Having a degree in engineering, Paul brings a wealth of experience and vast range of knowledge to each project.

Mrunalini Phadnis (M.P.)

Assistant Project Manager Team Leader

MP (as we call her) has a degree in Civil Engineering and more than twenty years experience with a Real Estate/ Construction firm in Mumbai City, the Metropolitan Hub of India. She moved to the United States in 2016 and before joining Columbus Construction, she worked as Quality Control Inspector on 30th Street Station exterior façade restoration project. Her role at Columbus consists of project planning, coordination, cost control, resolving issues on the site, as well as administrating contracts, change orders, requests for information and submittals.

Alyssa martin

Marketing Director

Alyssa’s role at Columbus Construction is to manage the website and branding of the company. She controls all social media aspects and keeps the public up to date with the company’s new and current projects. It is her administrative duty to increase the company’s visibility through the development and distribution of content and information. She utilizes her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Temple University as she organizes and delivers information on projects through the website and social media.