Our Leadership

Rich Chudzik - President & Owner

From the time he spent as a child in the former Bethlehem Steel Plant to supporting plant shutdowns and walking job sites with his Father, Rich gained an appreciation early in his life for the Construction Industry and the work ethic of those who convert blueprints into a reality. In his role as the President of Trophy Point, Rich is able to combine his passion for supporting our Veterans with his construction community heritage.

The proud son of an Ironworker, Rich took the work ethic instilled in him from his parents and pursued a career as a military officer. Rich brings almost 20 years of leadership experience across organizations and teams of varying functions, sizes, and industries to Trophy Point. Prior to starting the company, he gained invaluable experience as a Construction Cost Estimator as a member of New York State's most reputable Cost Consulting firm, Baer & Associates. Prior to that, he spent his post-military career supporting Warfighters in different capacities as a member of the Aerospace and Defense Industry. He has held roles in Supply Chain, Business Development, Operations, and General Management with Moog and General Dynamics Land Systems at varying levels. Through his academic training and work experience, Rich has gained extensive experience in Strategy Development and Business Development.

As a Veteran Infantry Officer who served in Iraq and Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne Division as a Line Platoon Leader and Scout / Sniper Platoon Leader, respectively, Rich has a passion for supporting our Veterans and their Spouses. He is the recipient of a Bronze Star, Purple Heart, multiple ARCOMs, and the Army Achievement Medal. He has also graduated from several military schools, including Ranger, Airborne, Air Assault, Marine Corps Mountain Warfare, Infantry Officer Basic Course (IOBC), and Combatives Level 2. He holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree from West Point, a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) from Duke University, and a Master's of Engineering from Cornell University.

 

Joseph Dommer - Executive Vice President

Joseph Dommer brings almost 30 years of industry experience to Trophy Point. Joe's career path has given him the opportunity to serve in several different roles in the Construction Industry and grow his talents and reputation as an expert estimator. Joe started with Baer & Associates in June 1991 as a Summer intern and became a full-time employee in May 1992. Through his time at Baer & Associates, Joe served in several different capacities, including Quantity Estimator, Project Manager, Vice President, and President in 2004.

Upon co-founding Trophy Point in 2017, Joe took on a new challenge of leveraging the skills he had developed through his career to both grow the estimating line of business for Trophy Point while also establishing a presence in the Construction Management arena for the newly founded organization.

With a degree in Construction Management Technology, Mr. Dommer's experience includes many public, university, K-12, healthcare, and complex industrial projects where he has served as the partner-in-charge or directly as the Chief Cost Estimator. He is also a core program graduate of the University at Buffalo Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Mr. Dommer is a member of the Erie Community College Civil Engineering / Construction Management Advisory Council and an affiliate member of the Buffalo-Western New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Previously, he has held positions on the Board of Governors for the Construction Exchange of Buffalo and Western New York, the Hilbert Board of Trustees, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northtowns.

 

Josh Telenko - Senior Vice President of Operations

With over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, Josh brings a great deal of depth and breadth to the team. Through his career, Josh has maintained a balance of field and office roles that have enabled him to gain a unique perspective across all phases of construction and the relative impacts of decisions on each stakeholder of a project.

Josh began his career as a Laborer where he worked on several projects across Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Upon being accepted to Indiana University of Pennsylvania, he pursued his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Business Management. Upon completion, Josh spent time at FedEx, but quickly transitioned back to the construction industry where he learned the art of construction cost estimating from one of the nation's most reputable firms, Baer & Associates.

As a member of the Trophy Point team, Josh's role has evolved in a manner that has built on his experience in the office and field to establish a strong presence for Trophy Point as an Owner's Representative, Construction Manager, and Construction Consultant.

 

Mark LaDuca - Senior Vice President / Chief Estimator

With over 30 years of experience, Mark LaDuca leads our team's most complex estimating projects. Mark has gained a diverse background across multiple disciplines in the Construction Industry throughout his career. He has held positions with Construction firms as a Foreman, Project Manager, and Superintendent.

Furthermore, Mark has worked as a Construction Cost Estimator on some of the most notable projects across the country. In addition to his day-to-day roles, Mark spearheads the efforts associated with the training of new estimators at Trophy Point.

Mark has supported projects across multiple markets and applications, including nuclear facilities, hydroelectric power plants, airports, higher education institutions, K-12 schools, and several others.

In his role, Mark manages resource planning, project cost control, and client engagement.