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HISTORY

Founded in 2009, by Blane F. Stoddart and Fred Werner,  BFW provides construction administration, construction project management, and owners representation in the Mid-Atlantic Region, and along the East Coast.   In December 2011, Mr. Stoddart became the sole owner.

Our vision is to create long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with our clients and construction management partners by building sustainable physical spaces that lower costs, increase productivity, or create a sense of home. We manage our client’s interests by anticipating and reducing adverse financial exposure through value engineering and cost estimating, managing the workflow and schedules, managing construction risks, and successfully closing out projects on-time and on-budget. Over 1/3 of our staff are accredited LEED, registered architects (RA/AIA), QA/QC certified, or Professional Engineers (PE).  Our staff has grown from two (2) to over 21 professionals and project managers.

The Principal and Staff have over 150 years of experience in real estate construction and development. Blane Fitzgerald Stoddart, President and CEO, LEED Green Associate,  has 28-years of experience in real estate and construction. His experience spans office, commercial, multifamily, affordable housing, institutional, mixed-use and health care. Julia Blackett, Senior Vice President, LEEDGreen Associate, has over 20 years of development consulting experience.   Ms. Blackett has closed over $200 million dollars in housing and economic development projects utilizing Low Income Housing Tax Credits, State Capital Assistance, Housing Trust Funds and a myriad of HUD and Bank  Financing.   Arthur SanFilippo AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, serves as Vice President and Project  Management Director. Mr. SanFilippo has extensive experience in managing institutional,  healthcare, education, commercial and mixed-use construction.

BFW is certified MBE, DBE, and SBE in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, DC, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida.

LEADERSHIP

Blane Fitzgerald Stoddart

President / CEO | LEED Green Associate

Blane Stoddart serves as President and CEO of BFW Construction Project Managers. Mr. Stoddart formerly served as Vice President of Business Development for Innova Services Company.  Innova provided construction project management and green building services to a $4.0 billion-dollar family of companies in the Mid-Atlantic region. Prior to that, Mr. Stoddart served as CEO of a major economic development agency in Philadelphia.  Under his leadership, the organization created over 114 new jobs, built over 300 units of affordable housing, tenanted several new businesses, and invested close to $100 million dollars in West Philadelphia.  Mr. Stoddart has worked on projects ranging from the Comcast Technology Center ($1.5 billion) to the Warrington Garden Project ($150,000.00).  Mr. Stoddart serves on several Boards including the Anti-Defamation League and Young Caribbean Professional Network. He is an Economic Advisor to Econsult, a leading research and economic development consultancy, and a regional advocate for small, Black and minority business inclusion. Mr. Stoddart received his Bachelors in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Julia J. Blackett

Partner & Senior Vice President | LEED Green Associate

Ms. Blackett is charged with development consulting, large capital project management and project compliance for BFW.  Ms. Blackett has raised over $250 million in tax credit equity and debt for multiple projects.  She has also acted as Senior Project Manager managing all aspects of planning, design development and construction for several projects over the past 20 years.  Ms. Blackett has expertise in P-3 Financings, CDBG, HOME, LIHTC, NMTC, Disaster Relief, State Capital Assistance Grants, budgeting, and government grant compliance.  Ms. Blackett has experience as a PM/Project Compliance Officer for large commercial projects such as the Comcast Technology Innovation Center.  Miss Blackett received her Bachelor’s in Biology from Barnard College at Columbia University, and her Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania.

Arthur SanFilippo

Vice President & Director of Projects | AIA, LEED AP, NCARB

Mr. SanFilippo serves as Vice President and Director of Projects for BFW. Prior to joining BFW, Mr. SanFilippo served as Vice President of CannonDesign in New York City, and worked as a Senior Project Manager at Stantec for over ten years.  He has extensive experience in multifamily, K-12 schools, healthcare and large medical centers, higher education, scientific research buildings, leadership, and public speaking.   At BFW, he is responsible for ensuring customer care, and for establishing the standard of care for all BFW Projects.  Mr. SanFilippo received his Bachelors in Architecture from the Pratt Institute, NY, NY.

Kat Carpio

Katherine Caprio

Compliance Manager | LEED Green Associate

Kat is responsible for managing our in-house compliance team and recruitment of new business opportunities. Kat has extensive experience leading projects encompassing certified payroll reporting and OEO Compliance. She is an expert in LCPtracker and Procore software, database management, and Microsoft Office suite. Kat holds a Bachelor’s in Biology from Temple University.

Darshit “Danny” Shah

Vice President & Director of Cost Estimating| M.Sc.

Mr. Shah serves as our Vice President and Director of Cost Estimating, where he coordinates project schedules, performs cost estimating and take-offs, reviews submittals and RFIs, drafts daily reports, reviews construction budgets, reviews construction documents, and tracks percentage completed.  Mr. Shah has worked on the cost control and cost estimating teams for LF Driscoll at PennFirst a new state of the art 500-room, high tech medical center, a $1.5 billion dollar project; and was formerly the Lead Budget/Cost Control Manager for LF Driscoll on the Comcast Innovation Center, a $1.5 billion, 60-story tower for Comcast.  Mr. Shah holds a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering and a Master’s in Construction Management from Jefferson University (formerly Philadelphia University).

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ADVISORY BOARD

William (Bill) Sasso, Esq.

Chairman Emeritus 
Stradley Ronon, Attorneys at Law
Chairman of Adv Board

Blane F. Stoddart

Board Secretary
President and CEO
BFW Group, LLC

Trish Harrington

Vice President of Business Development
LF Driscoll

Kevin Johnson, RA, LEED GA

Principal
Johnson and Company LLC

Damon Gamble, CPA 

Advisory Board Treasurer
Principal
Damon Gamble & Associates

Ernest Jones, Esq

Principal
EJones Consulting

Matt Marshall 

Principal
Avison Young

Carl Primavera, Esq.

Klehr Harrison

Randy Cherkas

Investor