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 lives its values and 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.
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.
Director of Operations
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.
Director, Business Development & Marketing
An award-winning professional services marketer, and designer with more than 20 years of industry experience, Amy blends design expertise with a deep understanding of business development, communications, and brand strategy. As Director of Business Development & Marketing for Babbidge Construction Company, Amy’s leads market positioning, develops client relationship experiences, and builds brand development and communications efforts—a role that is influenced by her background in fine arts, her experience as a creative director, and a lifelong love of the AEC industry.
Amy believes in community outreach and volunteers for several professional organizations. In addition to serving as the Vice President for Professional Women in Construction Connecticut (PWC CT,) she serves on the Programs and Communications committees. Amy is also an active member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS CT) and Women in Bio Connecticut (WiB CT). Amy earned her BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Hartford. In her free time, Amy enjoys spending time at the beach and attending sporting events with her family.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Melissa Saint brings her unique expertise in project management, gained from her extensive background as an Owner’s Representative and Project Manager. With over 10 years of industry experience, she has a proven track record of successfully leading and delivering complex projects, and demonstrating her leadership and problem-solving abilities. Melissa is currently managing projects for BexOrg, Cure Rare Disease and a development on Water Street in New Haven.
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.
Aurora is a highly skilled, accomplished and results-driven professional with expertise in project management, sales, marketing, event planning, and office management. As a Property Manager, she handled all sales, leases, contracts, maintenance, repairs, and capital improvement projects. She managed office administrative functions including correspondence, meeting planning, calendar management, travel arrangements, bookkeeping, supplier relationships, and more.
Aurora is a highly skilled Event Planner with experience in sales, facilities layout, menu and beverage planning, event themes, sales, and solutions selling. Her ability to multi-task and wear many hats adds incredible value to employers, because she can contribute to a lean and efficient operation. Aurora combines office automation with process and workflow improvements, office efficiencies, productivity and complete ownership and accountability for assigned goals.
She is also bi-lingual and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and holds a Real Estate License.