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Michael Bushardt

Michael Bushardt

Chief Estimator

As a Dean's List student in Construction Management, Mr. Bushardt joined Gaetano Construction Corporation in 1999. Upon graduation, Mr. Bushardt has continued his growth with the Corporation as an Estimator and Project Manager.

Mr. Bushardt's responsibilities as an Estimator included quantity take-offs, pricing, compiling and reviewing subcontractor and material proposals on projects up to $22 million. He also has the ability to provide budgets on construction documents that are in the schematic and design development stages. His participation on the Cayuga Medical Center began 1 year prior to the start of construction.

In October 2005, Mr. Bushardt was assigned to a Project Manager position. His responsibilities now include assisting in or negotiating the buyout, writing subcontracts and purchase orders. Establish and continue to maintain the project schedule requirements, coordinating overall activities based on individual project goals and milestones. Conferring daily with the superintendent and project team to overcome obstacles and keep the project moving, while reviewing project operations to ensure safety and productivity. Negotiate cost and schedule impact for all scope changes with the project team and continues to track this process through issuance of change orders. Maintain a cooperative working relationship between the Owner, Architect, Superintendent and Subcontractors.

In March, 2010 Mr. Bushardt became the Chief Estimator for the Company. As the leader of the Estimating Department, he manages and directs the estimating staff, reviews all negotiated and competitive bids and budget quotations. Mr. Bushardt also manages the projects through the Pre-Construction phase, where the scope and the schedule are determined, subcontractors are selected and the final price is established. He has the experience and ability to prepare estimates from conceptual drawings as well as fully designed documents.

Key Projects

New York State Department of Corrections Residential Mental Health Facility - $11.1 M

Marcy Correctional Facility, Marcy, NY - A 60,000 square-foot 1-story Building with masonry exterior & interior wall. A Fast Track LEED Project completed within the 293 day bonus period.

Lewis County Courthouse - $8.3 M

Addition & Renovations, Lowville, NY - New 40,000 square-foot 3-story addition for the County Court System providing multiple courtrooms, law libraries and state-of-the-art security. Renovation to the former 35,000 SF Courthouse and County Office Building into Board of Legislators Chamber and other offices serving Lewis county.

Price Chopper - Renovation $3.8M

60,000 square-foot renovation/expansion to existing store in North Utica, New York

St. Luke's Healthcare - Centrex Lab $2.3M

12,000 square-foot addition/renovation to Centrex Labs at St. Luke's Hospital, New Hartford, New York

Fazio Clubhouse - $445,000

15,000 square-foot building shell for new golf clubhouse at Turning Stone Casino, Verona, New York

Continuing Education / Training

  • B.S. Construction Management - Utica College of Syracuse University, Utica, New York
  • U.S. Army Combat Engineer School
  • N.Y.S. (GBC) General Building Contractors , Future Construciton Leaders Course
  • OSHA 10 Hour Course

Affiliations & Awards

  • Prior Army Reservist - Drill Sergeant
  • Awarded Brigade Soldier of the Year, 1998
  • Combat Veteran, Bronze Star
  • Accredited LEED Green Associate
  • Lean Construction Institute
  • AGC of America Member
  • Utica College, Adjunct Professor / CM Program 2014-2020
  • 1st Vice Chair and Small Business Council Chair - Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce