Meet The Team

The average tenure of our leadership team is 18 years.
I don’t know of a construction company in Rochester NY that can say that!
I’m so proud to be associated with them all.

35+ YEARS EXPERIENCE

Nichols Construction Team is a full-service construction company serving the Greater Rochester, NY area. We bring 35+ years of experience and deliver comprehensive construction services.

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John Nichols
John NicholsFounding Partner
John founded the construction company Nichols Construction Team in 1983 with his father Jim and his brother Brad. John has…
Clay Carpenter
Clay CarpenterPartner CEO/CFO
Clay joined the Team in 1998. He earned his B.S. in Accounting from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and is…
Ric Carley
Ric CarleyPartner CEO/CFO
Ric joined Nichols Construction Team in 1991. He brings over 35 years of strategic planning and operational leadership experience to…
Jim Burm
Jim BurmPartner Chief Operating Officer
Jim joined the Team in 1997. Jim has had a prolific 28+ year career in the construction industry highlighted by…
Bert Lieberman
Bert Lieberman Project Manager
Bert joined the Team in 1995. Bert’s core area of expertise is in interior renovations. Bert has a keen eye…
Mark Chester
Mark Chester Chief Estimator
Mark joined us in March 2013. He attended Alfred State College and Rochester Institute of Technology…
Brad Benton
Brad BentonProject Manager
“Brad Benton joined us in 2018. He hit the ground running and has merged seamlessly into our Team Culture. In…
Michael O’Connor
Michael O’ConnorProject Manager
Michael joined the Nichols Team in 1999. Michael began his career as a carpenter’s helper and through…
Jennie Smith
Jennie Smith Construction Administration Manager
Jennie joined the Team in 2009. Here at the Team, she manage all aspects of Project Administration including insurances, contracts,…
Chip Ayres
Chip Ayres Project Superintendent
Chip joined our construction company in 1995, bringing tremendous trade artistry to the team. A hands-on superintendent, Chip possesses…
Adam Fayko
Adam Fayko Project Superintendent
Adam joined the Team in 2005. Adam led our construction efforts at the Seneca Park Zoo Elephant Exhibit, Jefferson Veterinary…
Ray Hillabush
Ray Hillabush Project Superintendent
Ray joined the Team in 1990. He has earned an industry-wide reputation for his depth of construction knowledge, fairness and…
David Wickman
David Wickman Sitework Superintendent
David joined our construction company in 1991 and supervises all aspects of project site improvements. Grading, paving, and utility installations…

Dan Sheldon
Dan Sheldon Project Superintendent
Dan joined the Team in 2005 as an interior renovation specialist. One of his greatest strengths is his ability to…

Kristy Gilchrist
Kristy Gilchrist Construction Administration Manager
“Kristy joined the team in September 2018. As office administrator, she handles the day to day functions of the office.…
Leslie Zinck Ward
Leslie Zinck Ward Sales Associate
“Leslie is the newest member of the Team. In her role, Leslie will apply her extraordinary networking and communication skills…

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