Our People

The Delphi approach to recruitment is to hire the best and empower them to become even better. Our full time staff consists of nearly 80 construction professionals who are among the most highly skilled and best trained in the Industry.  We utilize a mentoring framework for employee development which ensures that every member of our team is positioned for growth, fully equipped for each new position and always aligned with our core values of honesty and integrity.

Delphi Leadership

Delphi’s leadership group is comprised of seasoned construction industry professionals, each with many years experience managing highly complex projects. Our corporate organizational structure facilitates the highest degree of interaction, communication and accountability. Each member of the leadership team plays a vital role in ensuring that our clients needs come first and that their expectations are exceeded on every project.

Jake Simmons, Chief Executive Officer

Jake is the owner and CEO of Delphi Construction, Inc. and is responsible for overall strategy, business and market development.

Jake has over 25 years experience in the Construction Industry, first working in his family’s residential construction business prior to attaining a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture. Jake joined Delphi in 1994 taking on the Presidents role and assuming ownership of the company in 2001. At that time, Delphi was a relatively small firm focusing on the Healthcare Market. Under Jake’s direction, Delphi has grown to become a multi-market leader providing comprehensive construction management services to a long list of clients throughout New England.

In addition to heading the Executive Leadership team at Delphi, Jake sits on a number of Industry boards, including non-profit organizations and higher education.

Keith Shaw, President, Chief Operating Officer

In his role as COO, Keith is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of Delphi Construction and reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

Keith has over 30 years of experience in the Construction Industry beginning as an apprentice carpenter in the field and ultimately launched his own construction business prior to coming on board at Delphi.  Keith was recruited by Delphi as Construction Manager in 1999 and later joined the executive team in the role of Vice President, serving for 3 years prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer.

In addition to his executive leadership responsibilities, Keith works closely with Clients to ensure their goals are being met and with Delphi’s Senior Leadership to ensure project teams are staffed properly for the successful delivery of projects. He is also actively involved in Delphi’s internal training program for employee development.

Mark A. Paronich, Chief Financial Officer

Mark has been the Chief Financial Officer at Delphi Construction since 1995.

In his role as CFO, Mark is responsible for the financial operations of the company. Mark develops and maintains key relationships with Delphi’s surety and insurance providers, banking institutions and a variety of other vendors. He actively works with internal management, subcontractors and other parties to assess and minimize risk for the company and its clients. Mark also oversees and manages Delphi’s annual audits and financial reporting. In addition to his daily financial responsibilities, Mark also oversees our Human Resources department and takes an active role in many technological implementations within the company.

Mark received his Masters Degree in Leadership and his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Accounting from Northeastern University and remains active in our Senior Leadership Training Programs.

Chris Thompson, Director of Project Development

As Director of Project Development for Delphi Construction, Chris is responsible for assisting clients in taking projects from concept to the start of construction. With over 20 years of experience in construction estimating and pre-construction planning, Chris and his team of seasoned estimators work closely with clients, design professionals, and Delphi’s Project Executives and Managers  providing construction planning, project options, solutions, logistics, budget support, design recommendations and permitting assistance as necessary to help the entire team meet the project’s goals.

Chris’ broad experience in developing detailed scopes of work at all levels of design enables the team to understand the real costs at early stages of the project. This helps inform design development and ensures that the client is maximizing construction dollars to best meet their project’s and user’s requirements.

Tom Howes, Director of Business Development

As Director of Business Development, Tom is responsible for maintaining strong client relationships as well as developing new project opportunities.  In his role Tom coordinates new project development proposals in alignment with Delphi’s core mission statement.  Tom is responsible for the leadership and coordination of project opportunities with estimating, project management and executive leaders ensuring the highest level of project success and client satisfaction throughout project development and construction.  He manages outreach within the construction and design community to focus on Delphi’s strengths and experience in key sectors and markets.

Tom brings 30+ years experience in construction and real estate development and a strong background in project constructability and energy efficient and sustainable building practices that provides the team the experience to meet challenging project goals.

Donnarae Szaban, Director of Talent Acquisition and Development

As Director of Talent Acquisition and Development, Donnarae is an integral part of Delphi’s Human Resource Department.  Her focus is on continuing to maintain and strengthen Delphi’s company culture, implementing our education, training and mentorship programs. She is responsible for ensuring compliance with all state and federal employment/labor laws.  Donnarae also conducts market/ industry research to ensure that Delphi remains competitive within the industry and is able to recruit and hire the best the industry has to offer.

Prior to coming to Delphi, Donnarae spent 20 years working to stabilize businesses as a Staffing/ HR & Business Consultant for various placement firms.  Donnarae earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and her MBA in Entrepreneurship/ Leadership from Anna Maria College.

Larry Mchugh, Project Executive

As Project Executive, Larry is responsible for overseeing project teams in the delivery of construction projects, working closely with the client to meet project goals. Larry’s experience in all aspects of project delivery including budget management, subcontractor management, and field oversight ensures the project team’s success in meeting project budget, quality, and schedule goals.

Larry’s experience in managing large and complex projects on challenging sites helps provide the project team with the leadership and solutions required to overcome obstacles.

Corey Heaslip, Project Executive

Corey got started at Delphi as a Carpenter before moving up to APM, PM and Senior PM.  He is now a vital member of Delphi’s Leadership Team as Project Executive.  Corey manages teams on projects out of our Mashpee Office.  He is responsible for overseeing project teams in the delivery of construction projects, and working closely with the client to meet project goals.

Corey’s leadership experience allows him to manage multiple factors during project development through project delivery. His leadership skills ensure success of the project delivery, staying on budget, quality standards, and schedule goals.

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