Our Leadership

Rich Chudzik - President & Owner

From the time he spent as a child in the former Bethlehem Steel Plant to the summer months he spent 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 over 15 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 26 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 Cost Estimating business. Joe started with Baer & Associates in June 1991 as a Summer intern and became a full-time employee in May 1992. Since that time, Joe has served in several different capacities with Baer & Associates, including Quantity Estimator, Project Manager, Vice President, and President in 2004.

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, the Hilbert Board of Trustees, 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 and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northtowns.