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CAVU Construction and Roncelli: Joining Forces

CAVU Construction and Roncelli: Joining Forces

CAVU-Roncelli JV LLC is not simply a joint venture of two successful companies, but the creation of a construction alliance bringing together the best of both companies, CAVU Consulting, LLC & Roncelli Inc.; each bring their strengths and experience to offer the highest quality construction services to the federal government. The collaboration began in 2018 and their success is evident: the JV is completing its 9th project to date with more scheduled for 2022 and beyond. Previous projects have spanned from Virginia through the Midwest, but that territory continues to grow as word of their top-notch performance and professionalism spreads. The list of satisfied clients includes Air National Guard Bases and the Department of Veteran Affairs.

“PTAC has been tremendously helpful in navigating the challenges, particularly in 2020 and since, identifying resources and contacts knowledgeable with identifying new opportunities and working with the Department of Veteran Affairs. The service provided went above and beyond, and their response times have been stellar.”

— Jessica Schulze, Director of Government Contracts, CAVU

The relationship actually started with a vision to take safety within the construction industry to the next level by combining CAVU’s military safety protocols into the construction arena. The result, as they say, is history.

CAVU Consulting, LLC was founded by David Burnham, a retired Naval Officer and service-disabled veteran (SDVOSB). The idea was to hire knowledgeable and experienced retired veterans to provide safety consulting, special risk assessment and risk mitigation services to construction projects. Having served nearly three decades in the navy, David Burnham is a passionate supporter of the military and its personnel.

“Veterans have a unique ability to use a standardized approach to any task, much like mission planning in the service, we don’t like to leave things to chance. The consequences of an error are too great. Veterans also carry their leadership training and skills to the workforce which is very valuable.”

— David Burnham, President, Responsible Venturer, CAVU-Roncelli JV LLC

Roncelli, Inc., established in 1966 with operations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, is a highly respected, privately owned Michigan based construction company providing industry-leading construction management solutions with a passion for excellence. The company’s devotion to excellence extends to their commitment to safety in the field as shown by their stellar record of 5,400,000 man-hours worked with zero lost time injuries.

“Roncelli is always looking for ways to stay sharp and push the envelope. With CAVU, we gain an outside perspective on our safety and efficiency programs as well as a strategic alliance partner for years to come.”

— Tom Wickersham, President & COO, Roncelli, Inc., Mentor Venturer, CAVU-Roncelli JV LLC

The synergy created from the alliance of the two companies has produced a strong, focused venture that is adept at dealing with issues and reacting quickly to clients’ needs. CAVU Roncelli understands that for a company to succeed it must continually exceed their client’s expectations. Precise planning, stellar performance, frequent communication, diligent follow up and continued support are all necessary. That cannot be accomplished without strong employees. Employee development is a priority at all levels.

Jobs are staffed with highly capable personnel, both military and non-military, to plan, process, execute and oversee the projects. Much of the focus of the CAVU Roncelli JV LLC focuses on training: an in-house mentorship program pairing seasoned professionals with newer hires produces the high-quality construction services the clients have come to expect. Roncelli’s employees provide decades of private sector “boots on the ground” construction knowledge, while the career military of CAVU advise on leadership, government protocols, safety, and critical path adherence.

The company is Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) registered with the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Center for Evaluation and Verification (CEV). CAVU Consulting LLC and Roncelli, Inc., formed CAVU-Roncelli a Joint Venture LLC, a Michigan LLC, in 2018, under the SBA’s All Small Mentor Protégé Program. CAVU Consulting has been recognized for its Veteran hiring practices, receiving the US Department of Labor’s 2021 HIRE VETS Platinum Medallion Award for Small Business. Roncelli, Inc. serves as Mentor company to Protégé company, CAVU Consulting LLC. The two companies began working together on private construction projects in 2017.

“PTAC has been tremendously helpful in navigating the challenges, particularly in 2020 and since, identifying resources and contacts knowledgeable with identifying new opportunities and working with the Department of Veteran Affairs. The service provided went above and beyond, and their response times have been stellar.”

— Jessica Schulze, Director of Government Contracts, CAVU

Information for this article provided by Jessica Schulze, Director of Government Contracts, CAVU Roncelli a Joint Venture LLC.

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