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John Sury is a senior consultant with over 35 years of experience in general contracting, construction management, and surety consulting. After graduation from Villanova University and serving three years as a Special Agent in US Army Intelligence, John entered the construction industry as a ground level on-site billing clerk for a mid-sized general contractor/construction management firm in New York City. During his 22 year career at that firm, John worked his way from that position up to Vice President of Special Projects, a title he held when he left the firm to relocate to Florida.
As a senior construction consultant, John has performed a variety of roles on a number of wide-ranging projects. These projects have included new construction; utility work; interior fit-outs; retro-fits; elementary, middle and high schools; universities; public parks; utility facilities; public parking buildings; high rise hotel; theme park; resort condominiums; roofing projects and prison facilities.
John’s responsibilities with J.S. Held include project default and/or distressed project analyses; project takeover to include administrative and financial management and oversight of completion work; preparation of re-let packages; ratification of subcontractors and vendors; detailed cost to complete analyses and estimates; inspection of defective work; project reserve and exposure analyses; and payment and performance payment bond claim analyses.
Prior to joining J.S. Held, John performed a variety of duties and developed a wide range of skills in his 22 years with the New York general contracting/construction management firm that have served him well in his time with J.S. Held. John’s duties during this period grew from field level administrative and billing clerk to field level management, project management, estimating, scheduling and purchasing, and senior executive project management on a variety of commercial interior projects located mainly in the New York metropolitan area. During this time, John developed expertise in value engineering and overall project team management on construction management projects. His ability to work with and coordinate multiple design and construction team disciplines has been a valuable asset that John brings to any assignment.