Sign in

Construction Superintendent with 15+ years of experience in the area

Purcellville, VA
June 18, 2022

Contact this candidate


Joseph A. Ratke

*** *. ******* ****** **., Purcellville, VA 20132

Phone:571-***-**** Email:


The Catholic University of America Washington, DC

Construction Management May 2005

Architecture May 2003

Areas of Knowledge

An accomplished and scheduled driven Superintendent with experience in governmental, historic, educational, biopharmaceutical, commercial, residential, retail, healthcare, and food service construction. Excellent work history of completing projects within nearly impossible timelines, has demonstrated the ability to form excellent relationships with customers, subcontractors, and staff, ensures all parties are provided with current status and possible problem areas, successful completion of punch-lists in a timely manner thereby ensuring quick delivery of final project to owner.

Efficient in P6 Primavera, Prolog, Excel, BIM 360, ProCore, and Microsoft Teams. Experience

PWC Companies McLean, VA

Superintendent July 2021–June 2022

Australian Ambassador’s Residence

Excavated and installed a new pedestrian entrance at the main entrance of the house complete with an ADA lift, new stairs, and a walking path to the front door of the residence. The project included excavation of the site for the new work, bracing of the existing walls during construction, and boring of new power lines down to the new gate from the main house. The project is currently on schedule and is scheduled to complete in July of 2022.

Total construction cost $3.1 Million.

Kinsley Construction Company Herndon, VA

Superintendent July 2019–July 2021

912 U street NW, Washington DC (Base Building) December 2020–July 2021 Assigned to replace the supervision at a multi-tenant mid-rise stick framed building in the Shaw area of DC. Project consisted of fixing the structure that was out of square in the first two weeks on site and ensuring that the structure topped out and was waterproofed and dried in before the start of the winter season. During the rest of the project issues consisted of material procurement due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuring arrival to meet the schedule. Project is currently behind schedule due to changes from the owner and a new completion date is currently not scheduled at this time. Total construction cost estimated at $7.5 Million. 1220 Pennsylvania Ave SE., Washington DC (Base Building) July 2019 – December 2020 Construction of a multi-tenant mid-rise building consisting of 110 efficiency units and 14 two-bedroom units as well as site upgrades for the neighbors as well as upgrades to the public space as well. Challenges included tight site for deliveries, access for cranes, and equipment, staging of materials around the site, new infrastructure installation, and trying to bring a project back that was behind schedule. The project was 6 months behind schedule upon arrival to the site in July and by the time of completion in December of 2020 the project finished behind schedule but with documented time delays allowing the job to complete without incurring any liquidated damages. Total construction cost $22 Million.

Eichberg Construction Company Washington, DC

Superintendent February 2019–July 2019

444 K street NW February 2019–July 2019

Construction of a new addition consisting of a 6-story addition on a site that was only accessible from an alley adjacent to the site for a 6-hour window per day. The addition was to be connected to an existing historic building that needed to be braced and secured to ensure that it would not collapse during the connection process. Overall size of the project was only 16,000 sqft. Challenges included an extremely tight site and no lot line, the new addition was constructed on the property line of the neighboring buildings, delivery of materials and staging for the duration of the project. Total construction cost $5 Million.

Consigli Construction Company Washington, DC

Superintendent May 2017–February 2019

Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building (Roof Replacement) Installed a new historic copper roof, catwalk, and skylight as well as the addition of six new roof drains to mitigate the amount of water draining from the west pavilion roof. Initially the project only consisted of the removal and re-installation of the copper roof, catwalk, and skylight per the historic details. Later encompassed installing additional drains which entailed exploratory demolition into a structure that had not been touched since 1897. Thermal imaging technology as well as the use of X- ray technology was widely used to determine the best possible route for the new piping without damaging the historic nature of the building.

Total construction cost $5 million.

Grunley Construction, Inc. Rockville, MD

Superintendent September 2014–April 2017

Weaver Building Fire Alarm Replacement December 2016–April 2017 Currently managing the installation of a new fire alarm system at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Washington, DC. Challenges of the project include installation of new fire alarm equipment while the old system remains in place and operational, historic ceilings that need to remain undamaged, patchwork of historical concrete walls in elevator lobbies and core areas, protection of historical finishes in the Director’s Suite.

Total construction cost $12 Million.

Lafayette Building Renovation September 2015–December 2016 Assigned to assist with the completion of the interior renovation of the federal office building that houses the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Export Import Bank in downtown Washington, DC. Scope of the project included the historical renovation of the elevator lobbies and core bathroom areas, restoration of the exterior façade and all new sidewalks. Challenges of the project included structural renovation to add a new green roof terrace on the interior courtyard of the building, structural modifications to support new blast walls on the first floor, installation of new blast windows throughout, and leaving a warm lit shell for the interior contractor. Total construction cost was $120 Million.

National Museum of American History September 2014–September 2015 Assigned to assist with the managing and eventually assumed role of lead superintendent for the complete renovation of west wing of the American History Museum and Calder Fountain. Project challenges included working in proximity to historical artifacts while installing new finishes. Overall scope of the project included new conference rooms and office spaces, exhibit spaces, functional demonstration kitchen area with prep kitchen, an acoustically isolated performance hall for small concerts, and limited roofing and paver work around the outside terrace and fountain.

Total construction cost was $52 Million.

Skanska USA Building, INC Rockville, MD

Superintendent February 2010– June 2014

University Maryland Medical Center, MRI January 2014–June 2014 Managed and completed the installation of a state of the art 3 Tesla MRI unit and 7 Tesla hyperpolarizer six weeks after initial work had begun. Challenges of the project included the location of several high voltage pieces of equipment, major changes to the hospital building structure, and maintaining Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA), and hospital safety protocols. Even with several customer scope changes the project was completed on schedule.

Total construction cost was $4 million.

Verizon Slab Settlement September 2013-January 2014 Assigned as the lead Superintendent for a project with Verizon to remove and reinstall a 1,600sqft section of the buildings lab that had settled 6inches. This project was within an operational data/information center and could not (and did not) go off- line during any portion of the project there by requiring careful planning and execution of the relocation of permanent equipment and installation of temporary equipment while ensuring dust would not harm Verizon’s equipment. After gaining the confidence of Verizon management, two additional projects were added to the scope of the contract. All three projects finished on time and under budget. As a result of my performance, Verizon has since requested that I be assigned to all future Verizon contracts. Skanska Office Expansion January 2013-May 2013

Managed as the lead Superintendent to design, develop, and complete a 3,600 sqft office renovation for Skanska’s office in Rockville, Maryland. The project included the retro fit of an existing office into a new video conference room, the addition of 38 systems furniture units and three new telephone privacy rooms.

Renovation achieved LEED Gold status.

1776 Wilson Blvd (Base Building) February 2012–January 2013 Assisted the lead Superintendent on five story above ground Class A Commercial Office Building in Arlington, Virginia, with four levels of parking below ground. My responsibilities were to oversee the construction of the core of the building as well as safety management, daily reporting, and site logistics.

Total project cost was $40 million. Building was completed with LEED Platinum status. 733 10th St. NE (Base Building) August 2011–February 2012 Serve as the lead Superintendent after the initial project had been started on base building and substantial completion was scheduled for September (approximately 45days) and was approximately 60 days behind schedule. The project was substantial completed by the scheduled date. The project was a10 story commercial building with four levels of parking below ground in NE Washington, DC. The project included the construction of a church on the first and second floors of the building.

Total construction cost was $80 million. The project finished with a LEED Gold status. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Base Building) June 2011–August 2011 Served as a temporary Assistant Superintendent on a GSA building that was the future headquarters for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Duties included QA/QC, safety management, and daily reporting. Medimmune Fitness Center (Renovation) January 2011–June 2011 Served as lead Superintendent, managed the demolition of a laboratory space in an existing office building and built new fitness center facility. Construction included the sound proofing of the entire 10,000 sqft, the installation of two new locker rooms with multiple showers and saunas, and renovation of the 3,000 sqft main lobby of the office building. The project was completed on time, budget, and with LEED Silver status. Total construction cost was $4 million.

Medimmune Biopharmaceutical (Renovation) February 2010–January 2011 Served as Assistant Superintendent for the renovation of 25,000sqft office space, new main entrance and landscaping, and the addition of a new clinic facility for the campus staff. Difficulties of the project included removal of existing in use mechanical systems with the replacement of new mechanical systems with finite hours availability and coronation of deliveries and access to the site, and post jurisdiction inspection installation of hospital grade wiring and finishes in the new clinic. The project was completed on time and budget.

Total construction cost was $15 million.

Opus East, LLC. Rockville, MD

Assistant Superintendent September 2007-June 2009

Forrester, LLC Rockville, MD

Field Engineer September 2005-August 2007

Edmund Burke School Washington Sports Club

Areas of Expertise

Business Relations

Problem Solving

Safety Management

OSHA Compliance

QA/QC Control

Material Procurement

Site Logistics

Daily Reporting

Punch-list Completion

RFI Submittals


• OSHA 10-hour certification

• OSHA 30-hour certification

• OSHA Mold Certification

• Equipment Operation License for Forklifts

• Equipment Operation License for 10 ton and under vehicles

• First Aid and CPR certification

Contact this candidate