As a distinguished veteran of Sweetwater, Mr. Metz brings 41 years of construction experience to the firm. Mr. Metz is responsible for all field operations, specifically managing project labor, scheduling, quality and cost control, and safety. Additionally, Luke developed and coordinates the Sweetwater Project Execution Consistency (SPEC) training for operations and field personnel. He attended Kean College in New Jersey, and is certified in Quality Management, OSHA, First Aid & CPR. Boating and fishing are Luke’s favorite pastimes but on terra firma he enjoys golf, a fine steak, and a great glass of cabernet.
Ron Witt, Jr. is responsible for overall management of this dynamic construction management and general construction firm. A graduate of Drexel University, he has 27 years of experience with clients in the hospitality, multi-family, senior care, science & technology industries, and corporate interior industries. Ron has supervised various-sized projects for corporations and not-for-profit institutions and brings the highly developed partnering skills, integrity and honesty which are the hallmarks of Sweetwater. Ron’s spare time is joyfully spent visiting his daughter at college and watching his children participate in wrestling and travel softball. At home he watches The Big Bang Theory on TV – there is little success when there is little laughter!
Gary Coopersmith brings 30 years of experience in laboratory, process, and infrastructure projects to his position as head of all business development activities for Sweetwater. As Vice President, he manages the Marketing department. In addition, Gary is responsible for overseeing select projects from pre-construction through completion. Previously working from the owner’s perspective, he was employed at two of New Jersey’s largest Pharmaceutical-Life Sciences operating companies. Mr. Coopersmith holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Lafayette College and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Once a year Gary hikes and rock-climbs the trails of northern and southern Arizona to chill out and spend time with his family. We’re still waiting for photos to prove it…
Bob Chemi is a 30-year veteran of the construction industry and is extremely successful in all aspects of interior construction. In his 21 years with Sweetwater, Mr. Chemi has become an expert in multi-phase renovations and relocations. Bob is responsible for all preconstruction and construction activities in the execution of value engineering efforts, including estimating, constructability analyses, and scheduling. As Director of Interior Construction, Bob oversees each assignment and is responsible for maintaining the project schedule, cost control, quality and safety, to ensure milestones are met. Bob attended Seton Hall University in New Jersey and Catawba College in Greensboro, North Carolina and is active in the Northern New Jersey Associated Builders & Contractors Association. When Bob is not saving the world from bad interiors construction, he hangs out with family, works out and dreams of having time to play golf someday.
Dave Johnson has returned to Sweetwater as Chief Estimator. His responsibilities include overseeing all estimating and procurement activities. With 23 years experience in estimating and construction, he has a thorough knowledge of building types, methods and materials, subcontractor capabilities and labor issues. Dave is a graduate of Concordia University in Michigan and has a Construction Management Diploma from NYU. He is a husband and father of two who coaches basketball for kids and is the CYO treasurer for his church.
With Sweetwater since 1983, Andy works tirelessly for the financial good of the company, clients, subcontractors and vendors. He is a St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Nancy Witt is involved in business development activities, as well as managing the marketing of the company. She has been with the firm since 1989 and is largely credited with taking the firm from its $500,000 yearly sales to $100 million. Prior to joining Sweetwater’s team, her passion was nursing and teaching. Her spare time includes running with her three dogs, golf, travel, and piano.
Dave brings 17 years of construction experience to the Sweetwater Team and assists with the management of Sweetwater’s Safety Program. Dave works together with our insurance company to monitor Risk Management for active jobs. He helps to ensure that Sweetwater’s documentation and EHS Manual are in compliance with local, state, and federal requirements. Overseeing project safety for all construction personnel at jobsites, he strategizes with the Team and helps with the overall safety training of Sweetwater personnel and our subcontractors when needed. Prior experience for Dave includes Safety, Health, and Risk Management oversight and trainer positions for construction, insurance, and consulting firms. He is a Certified Safety Professionl (CSP), Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST), and Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS).