Doing the Right Things the Right Way
Our people take real pride in their work and derive great satisfaction from being part of a company that is committed to helping our clients achieve their goals by doing the right things the right way.
Alex Babbidge brings a lifetime of construction management experience to his leadership of Babbidge Construction Company. Starting as a laborer after high school and holding just about every position in the industry throughout his career, Alex founded Babbidge Construction Company in 1992 and remains actively involved with projects in addition to his responsibilities as principal of the firm.
Alex received a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University, an M.B.A. from University of Connecticut and studied Construction Management at New York University—all culminating into the unique toolkit of knowledge and expertise that he uses to successfully lead the firm.
In addition to his involvement with numerous local charities and boards, Alex is a Certified Healthcare Constructor and has served several terms on the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Associated Builders and Contractors. When he is not busy at the helm of Babbidge, Alex enjoys spending time with his family, sailing, reading and visiting their vacation home in Maine.
As Project Executive, Kevin Levesque leads day-to-day operations for all construction, project management and administrative initiatives. Kevin studied civil engineering at UConn, attained an Executive Leadership Certificate from Cornell University and a Construction Management Certificate from University of Hartford. With 15 years of construction management experience, he contributes to the development and implementation of Babbidge Construction Company’s policies and procedures. Kevin combines oversight, accountability and teamwork to ensure success and quality on all of the projects that Babbidge takes on. Prior to joining the Babbidge team, he gained experience managing projects ranging from Tanger Outlet Mall at Foxwoods, ER room and behavioral health fit-outs, and laboratory upgrades. Kevin quotes Orrin Woodward for leadership inspiration: “Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.”
With 16 years of experience in the construction industry—and as a former Babbidge Construction Company client—Kate Bowman brings valuable insight to Babbidge’s project management team. She keeps projects moving forward on time and on budget, seamlessly handling many details—large and small—that can easily derail a construction project. Kate’s goal is to make Babbidge’s clients look like a ‘star’ to their team, knowing that they made a sound hiring choice; she does this through her customer service, expertise and organization skills. Prior to the construction industry, Kate spent two decades in banking, including commercial lending. Outside of Babbidge she enjoys spending time with her family.
As a Project Manager, Kanu Maheshwari runs the pre-construction, design development, construction execution, and close-out phases of her projects. Kanu graduated with a master’s degree in Construction Management from Arizona State University. Before moving into the field of construction, she explored the world of design while completing her bachelor’s degree in Architecture. Her knowledge of numerous softwares and professional certifications adds value to the team. Her responsibilities at Babbidge includes budgeting, scheduling, building information modeling, risk management, and procurement amongst others. Kanu likes to push her boundaries by grabbing every chance to learn new things. She has always been an active participant and leader of different professional organizations. Personally, Kanu loves to bake, travel & explore places. She never misses a chance to pack her bags and set out for an adventure.
Assistant Project Manager
Connor Vickerman applies his degree in strategic communication to every aspect of his job. The work he provides for Babbidge includes assisting project management, pre-construction services, on-site project supervision and ensuring the satisfaction of clients, architects and contractors. He treats every touchpoint as an opportunity to build upon his experience in the construction industry, and keep projects on a successful track forward. After graduating from St. Bonaventure University, Connor taught English in the Czech Republic, apprenticed in the restoration of the Mayflower II, and later transitioned into the corporate design field. Connor’s passion for architectural design is expressed through his hobbies of street photography, mid-century furniture restoration, and art collecting.
Assistant Project Manager
Matt began his career in the construction industry 7 years ago attending Platt Technical Highschool and graduating at the top of the electrical program. He entered the workforce with a reputable electrical contractor at the age of 16, and quickly moved up to become the youngest foreman at the company after only a few years. Through his journey, Matt has developed a deep understanding of what it takes to successfully execute a job under dynamic conditions. He brings this knowledge to the project management team at Babbidge to give them a unique prospective on ways to implement problem solving and job cost saving techniques in real time. When not at work, Matt is an avid snowboarder and enjoys hiking, golfing and spending time outdoors.
Director of Marketing & Business Development
Vicki Imperato joined Babbidge Construction Company in 2000 and has over 35 years experience in the construction industry. Her background ranges from real estate to development and construction management, which lead her to her current role with Babbidge. For the past two decades, Vicki has aided in the financial success of Babbidge’s projects, including creating efficient accounting schedules, distributing subcontractor invoices and tracking payments. Her responsibilities also include being the main point-of-contact for billing communications, managing human resource-related protocol and monthly processing of all overhead company expenses. Vicki is a member of numerous industry organizations and has a passion for living for today—making every moment count.
Terry brings 40 plus years of accounting and financing experience to Babbidge Construction, with over 20 of those years in construction. With a B.A. in business management from Albertus Magnus College, Terry’s enthusiasm for perfection is focused on implementing stronger internal controls, with regards to banking, billing, payroll and financial reporting. As the Controller she works closely with the Babbidge project management team, developing strong team relationships and ensuring that projects stay on track and on budget.
Cherele Suggs joined Babbidge Construction in 2009 and works closely with the team to ensure the success of projects from start and finish. Her primary duties include tracking subcontractor insurance, agreements, change orders and closeout documentation, as well as submitting Closeout Packages and maintaining all project documentation. Cherele also provides support on proposal submissions and implements new procedures to better utilize time and resources. Cherele—a New Haven native—began her career in the construction industry in 2007 with Turner Construction Company, where she provided administrative support on a large project for Yale University’s Kroon Hall.
Fritz Kelly brings 40+ years of experience in the construction industry to the Babbidge Construction team. Over the past 16 years, he has overseen hundreds of Babbidge projects from inception to completion, including initial plan reviews that build the foundation for successful projects. From demolition to the final fit and finishes, Fritz takes great pride in transforming unsavory spaces into new and exciting spaces. When he is not managing various construction projects at Babbidge, he enjoys golfing and boating on the Connecticut Shoreline.
Mike Micowski brings a wealth of 50 years experience in the construction industry to Babbidge Construction Company. A University of Connecticut graduate, he got his start as a carpenter’s assistant in the 1970s. For the past 24 years, Mike has provided project management, job site superintendence, estimating, safety coordination and mentorship to Babbidge Construction. His skills provide a controlled, conscientious and ethical approach to challenging construction projects, whether renovations of historic buildings or new construction. Mike appreciates collaboration among designers, managers and suppliers to create functional and beautiful spaces. When he is not performing his various duties at Babbidge, Mike enjoys reading, carpentry, sketching, fly fishing and kayaking.
Steve Saunders has nearly 40 years of experience in the construction industry. Combining his skills in project management and supervision, he facilitates complex construction projects from start to finish with a strong emphasis on schedule development, site logistics and team development. His ability to troubleshoot helps guide the team through scheduling and logistical hiccups, and helps find solutions to keep clients happy. Steve has a B.F.A. from University of Connecticut, and is a well-rounded carpenter with a focus on concrete placement. When he is not leading projects with Babbidge, Steve keeps busy coaching basketball; he is a CIAC-certified high school coach—currently coaching JV girls basketball at North Branford High School—as well as coaching / recruiting fifth grade girls basketball for Connecticut Cobras AAU.
Perry Fanelli, Superintendent, brings vast experience in the construction industry. Entering the profession as a carpenter, Perry has worked his way up to become a topflight Superintendent who is widely known as a constructability expert. In more than 30 years, he has completed numerous complex projects for Yale University, Yale School of Medicine, the University of New Haven, and other private institutional and commercial clients.
A long-time member of the team, Malik Muhammad has been a Field Associate with Babbidge Construction Company for the past 11 years. His primary responsibility is to maintain clean and up-to-code work environments of active job sites, ensuring the safety of all parties involved. Malik takes pride in guaranteeing that workers make it home safe, and goes the extra mile to make sure that clients are satisfied with every project completed by Babbidge. When he is not performing his safety duties with Babbidge, Malik is involved with making a difference in social injustice on the local level, and has a passion for reading.
As a Field Associate with Babbidge Construction Company, Iam Parris ensures the safety of workers involved with active construction sites. Iam’s responsibility of maintaining clean and safe work environments helps to successfully avoid risk of injury to all parties involved with the project. During his time with Babbidge, Iam has discovered his growing passion for the construction industry. Prior to joining the Babbidge team, Iam gained valuable experience in facilities maintenance at New Haven Job Corp.