Meet the team at Eastman Associates:
Team collaboration is the foundation of success and client satisfaction at Eastman Associates. The most important member of our team is the client. Many of our customers are returning clients because of our experienced staff and proven results. Partner with Eastman Associates on your next project.
Richard Eastman: President
Rick has more than 37 years of construction experience, including 30 years in New York State. He was educated in the State of Vermont and attended SUNY Delhi and SUNY Oneonta studying business management and administration. Rick is actively involved in all aspects of the construction projects, including marketing, preparing estimates, organizing labor force between all projects, buyout materials, communication with architects and owners, and job meetings and all public relations.
Rick is an active member in the following groups: The Associated Builders & Contractors of America, Member of The Associated General Contractors of New York State, The Associated General Contractors of America, member of the NFIB Otsego Council, Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, National Write Your Congressman,
Past Junior League Baseball Manager, Past Board member of the Building Industry Employers of New York State Past President of the Tri-County Builders Association, Past Board Member of the AO Fox Memorial Hospital, Past Little League Manager and Past Oneonta Soccer Club, Soccer Coach.
Michelle Eastman: Chief Financial Officer
Michelle prepares payroll, accounts payables, accounts receivables, costing cash flow projections, financing for equipment and all acquisitions. She is responsible for all financial activities for the current and future needs of the company. She also works closely with the bonding and insurance Companies. Michelle holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics from the State University at Oneonta.
Michelle is an Associate Member of the National Society of Public Accountants, active member of National Write Your Congressman, Past Board President of the Oneonta YMCA, Member of the City of Oneonta Steering Committee, Member of St. Mary’s Church, Past Board Member of Main Street Oneonta Committee, Past member of City of Oneonta Parks & Recreation Committee, Current member of the Oneonta City Planning Commission, Past PTO member Center Street School, Past Board member of SUCO Children Center, Past member Oneonta Middle School PTO, Past member Dollars for Scholars.
Gavin McMillan: Vice President
Gavin’s core duties are preparing estimates, budgets, buyout of materials, subcontract control, attending job meetings, project management, and coordination with onsite supervision. Gavin holds a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from Clarkson University. Gavin is a member of Sidney Community Foundation and is an active coach for the Sidney Little League Baseball, basketball, and soccer.
Dennis Duffy: Accountant
Dennis handles accounts payable, accounts receivable and daily accounting activities, as well as assisting the CFO in preparation of payroll, cash flow projections and other financial activities. He also is responsible for monitoring purchase orders, subcontracts and vendor compliance. Dennis holds a bachelor's degree from American International College in accounting and is a co-owner of the Sherrill Silversmiths of the New York Collegiate Baseball League.
Mike Sherlock: Safety Director
o Mike manages safety and compliance for Eastman Associates’ employees and subcontractors by conducting worksite safety inspections, safety training, and government compliance research. He also manages and tracks the distribution of vehicles, equipment, tools, and materials for the company. Mike is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz and the National Ranger Training Institute. He currently serves as an assistant baseball coach at SUNY Oneonta, and is a co-owner of the Sherrill Silversmiths of the New York Collegiate Baseball League.
Richard Kolvik: Project Manager
Rich has an A.A.S degree in construction management from SUNY Canton and B.S. Degree in sustainable construction management engineering from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. He has an Associate Constructor Certification from the American Institute of Constructors. Rich has 4 years’ experience in commercial, industrial, and environmental construction and is the lead project manager for Eastman wastewater treatment projects. Rich balances the roles of both Project Manager and on-site Superintendent.
James Komenda: Project Superintendent
Organizes labor force, orders materials, schedules deliveries, communicates and schedules with the owners, architects and subcontractors. He has 26 years of experience in commercial and industrial construction. Jamie is a current member of the Town of Franklin Planning Board and Unatego Touchdown Club, and a past coach of Pee Wee Football, Basketball and Baseball.
William Christiance: Project Superintendent
Organizes labor force, orders materials, schedules deliveries, communicates and schedules with the owners, architects and subcontractors, and supervises field personnel. Bill has 25years of experience in the commercial and industrial construction and is a member of the Fresh Air Program.
William Komenda: Project Superintendent
Organizes labor force, orders materials, schedules deliveries, communicates and schedules with the owners, architects and subcontractors, and supervises field personnel. Bill has 20 years of experience in the commercial and industrial construction, and is a graduate of Mohawk Community College. He is a member of the Otego Volunteer Fire Department, Unatego Touchdown Club, and Otego Little League.
Matthew Katz : Project Superintendent
Organizes labor force, orders materials, schedules deliveries, communicates and schedules with the owners, architects and subcontractors and supervises field personnel.