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.
Bruce Endries: Information Technology and Safety Manager
Bruce has managed Eastman's computer technology for over 20 years, since they began using computers, and has recently taken on duties managing safety and compliance issues. He now also does worksite safety inspections, safety training and government compliance research. Bruce attended SUNY Oneonta, and has extensive experience managing IT systems both in consulting and in-house capacities. During his 20-year career in technology consulting he has experience in office situations, and the manufacturing, government, construction, Internet infrastructure, publishing and railroad industries. He holds Microsoft MCP, MCSA and MCSE certifications.
Richard Kolvik: Assistant Project Manager
Rich has an A.A.S. degree in construction management from SUNY Canton and a 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 maintains good communication with the construction team. He develops RFIs, submittals, updates schedules, writes purchase orders and tracks change requests.
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.
Thomas Ehrhart: Project Superintendent
Organizes labor force, orders materials, schedules deliveries, communicates and schedules with the owners, architects and subcontractors and supervises field personnel. Tom has 22 years of experience in the commercial and industrial construction and is a member of the Jefferson Fire Department.