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“With the experience and knowledge of the Funk Construction Team and the sterling reputation they enjoy, we had a very successful project and more than that, a beautiful building.”                                                                                       Ken Mellinger, Living Hope Church

The staff at Arthur Funk and Sons prides itself on its knowledge and experience in commercial construction. Let us introduce ourselves to you!

Robert J. Funk, P.E., LEED AP – President

The third generation of the family that bears his name, Bob has been president since 1998. Bob began his career in the United States Air Force in 1975, where he specialized as a computer technician. After serving in the Air Force, Bob attended Pennsylvania State University, grad­uating with a structural engineering degree.  Bob remains close to the team, managing and advising estimating and project management departments, monitoring the status of projects for bid and budget as well as staying privy to the ongoing status of current projects. Bob is a people-person and is responsible for maintaining existing customer relationships and seeking new clients. His goal is to help all clients achieve their vision for the project. He accomplishes this by assisting with early cost analysis and budgeting and contributing to the architect selection and design process.  Safety is his #1 priority. During your project, you will find him consistently monitoring job site safety.  Active in his community, Bob has been a member and officer of many boards of directors and service organizations both in his industry and for many non-profits.

ASSOCIATIONS PAST & PRESENT

PA Registered Professional Engineer •LEED AP, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Associate Professional •American Society of Civil Engineers •Green Building Association of Central Pennsylvania •Associate Member of AIA •Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital Board of Trustees •Wellspan Health Planning Committee Member •Albright Care Services, Board of Trustees Fulton Bank, Lebanon Division, Advisory Board Member •Lebanon Valley Economic Development Corporation, Board Member •Londonderry Village, Development Committee Member Lebanon County Health Authority, Secretary •Lions Club of Lebanon, Member and past President •Associated Builders and Contractors, Past Board Member •Vision Corps, Board Member •Gretna Theatre, Board Member •CLA (Community of Lebanon Association), Image and Beautification Committee Member •Evangelical School of Theology, Board Member •Music in the Park, Board Member Operation Cataract Mission Trips Participant. Dominican Republic •Dixon Foundation, Strategic Advisory Board Member •Friends of Rexmont Dams, Founder and Past President  Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce

David H. Funk, P.E. – Project Manager

David received his BS in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University in 1986.  Shortly after graduating, he began his career at Fay, Spoffard and Thorndike in Boston as a civil design engineer.  Called to serve, David enlisted with the Peace Corps, where he designed and built rural roads and bridges in Africa. Upon returning to the states, David worked as a structural design engineer, designing low rise commercial buildings. In 1991, David became a project manager with Arthur Funk & Sons Inc. As project manager, David is responsible for contract review, shop drawing preparation, reviews and analysis, and scheduling.  He also works closely with his project superintendents to coordinate project flow from inception to completion. Throughout a project David also works closely with the architect and owner to form a unified team, ensuring best delivery for the project. In addition to Project Management, David is in charge of Talent Acquisition, interviewing future associates and coordinating the review process.

ASSOCIATIONS PAST & PRESENT

Pennsylvania Registered Professional Engineer •American Society for Healthcare Engineering Lebanon County Christian Ministries •HOPES Resource Center and Homeless Shelter, Lebanon,Volunteer •Boy Scouts of America, Volunteer •USA Triathlon Association •Lebanon County Career and Tech Center Advisory Committee

Ken Funk- Vice President – Project Manager

Ken Funk is the Vice President of Arthur Funk and Sons.  He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University in 1987 and his MS in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1991.  Ken began his career in 1987 in Syracuse working for the Syracuse Research Corporation. There he designed, engineered, and tested radar systems. His role also included the design and construction of RF Receiver Systems and the scheduling and reporting of information to Military Customers. During this time, Ken received his professional engineer’s license in Electrical Engineering. In 1996, Ken returned to Lebanon to be project manager for Arthur Funk & Sons Inc.  As project manager, he is responsible for the monitoring of job progress through shop drawing analysis, scheduling, quality control, site safety, and cost control. He works closely with the field staff, the architect, and the owner to form a unified team ensuring the best delivery for the project.

ASSOCIATIONS PAST & PRESENT

Pennsylvania Registered Professional Engineer •Evangelical Theological Seminary, Board of Trustees • Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers, Member

Scott R. Yiengst – Project Manager

Scotti Yiengst has been a part of the Arthur Funk & Sons team since 1978.  He was an ABC Apprentice from 1979-1983 and a Journeyman Carpenter from 1983-1985.  Although he started his career as a laborer, Scott quickly ascended to carpenter and, in 1986, advanced to superintendent, a position he held for 12 years. Having a strong field background resulted in Scott’s smooth transition into the office, where he was an estimator from 1999 to 2006. Since 2006, Scott has been a project manager for the firm. As project manager, Scott is responsible for the smooth delivery of a project through scheduling, coordination, and cost control. Having a background in both field work and estimating gives Scott a strong understanding of project delivery. Scott’s daily communication with his superintendent, thorough shop drawing reviews, and subcontractor coordination make him a very effective project manager

Jessica E. Kosoff, E.I.T. – Project Manager

Jessica Kosoff received her BS in Architectural Engineering in 1997 from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  She began her professional career in 1996 as a project engineer for CRSS, a Jacobs Engineering Company, at the construction of the NOAA Laboratory and Office Facility in Boulder, Colorado. After a few years in the estimating department at Alexander Constructors, Jessica joined Barclay White Skanska as Project Engineer where she later teamed with Arthur Funk & Sons Inc, for the construction of the Good Samaritan Hospital Masterplan project. Since then, Jessica has been involved in a variety of projects including medical, CCRC, commercial, industrial, educational, and religious. Jessica Kosoff has been a project manager for Arthur Funk & Sons since 2004. In addition to her PM duties, Jessica prepares estimates and writes contracts utilizing her background in estimating. Other duties include submittal preparation, review and analysis, scheduling, and overall job coordination. She works closely with the owner and the AE Team to ensure that all expected design elements are included in the design and are captured in the project budget.

ASSOCIATIONS PAST & PRESENT

National Association of Realtors, Member •American Society for Healthcare Engineering •Mt. Gretna Playhouse Operating Committee, Secretary •Pennsylvania Chautauqua Board of Managers, Building Committee Chair •Mt. Gretna Water and Sewer Authority, Board Member • Rotary

Stephen E. Reed – Senior Estimator and IT Support

Steve Reed received his education from R.S. Means Continuing Ed in Estimating and ICE Estimating and Administration. Steve began his professional career in the family business, Ira R. Stickler & Son Construction, as an apprentice. He later became project manager. After 3 years, he decided to change gears and joined Klick Lewis car dealership as finance manager. He went on to become the General Manager. After serving as Sales Manager at Frederick Chevrolet, Steve returned to his roots in the construction industry when he joined Arthur Funk & Sons Inc. in 1988. His many years of diverse experience in the construction and finance industries make him a valuable asset to our company. Steve Reed is senior estimator for Arthur Funk & Sons Inc. His responsibilities include soliciting subcontractor pricing, preparing hard dollar and negotiated bids, and writing contracts. Steve is often involved in a project at its inception, helping the owner to understand the cost as it relates to design. Often, he produces multiple budgets prepared throughout the course of a project to refine costs and designs that best suit the owner. In addition to estimating responsibilities, Steve is the company’s IT administrator.

ASSOCIATIONS PAST & PRESENT

Reed Property Management •CSD8 Computer Consulting

Nathan J. Fry – Project Planning and Estimating

Nathan Fry started his career in 1987 as a consultant to the sales team with Swartz Supply, designing and drawing kitchens and bathrooms. He was also involved in a variety of home designs. After his time at Swartz Supply and receiving a diploma in Architectural Design from Thompson Institute, Nathan taught at Thompson Institute for three years. This position transitioned him to working for Crabtree Rohrbaugh Architects in Mechanicsburg and, later, Kaylor Architects in Lebanon. He worked at Kaylor Architects for 13 years before joining Arthur Funk & Sons. Nathan Fry has been project planner and estimator for Arthur Funk & Sons since 2006. Nathan’s design background provides our customers with the additional benefit of a fully code-compliant project design. Nathan’s thorough understanding of code requirements and his related ability to address unforeseen design components allow us to more accurately derive a cost impact at the forefront of a project. His CADD operation expertise further enhances the abilities of our estimating department.

ASSOCIATIONS PAST & PRESENT

Lebanon Sertoma Club •Good Shepherd Methodist Church •International Code Council •Construction Specifications Institute •Green Advantage Certified

Jon Belleman – Project Estimator

Jon began his career working in his family’s residential remodeling business, Belleman and Son. Jon Belleman received his Construction Management degree from the Pennsylvania College of Technology.   During college, he was an intern with Rigidply Rafters before becoming an installer/estimator for Solar Innovations.  His most recent position was estimator/drafter for Conestoga Building, a division of C. B. Structures, Inc. Jon joined Arthur Funk and Sons in August 2016 and is one of our Project Estimators.

ASSOCIATIONS PAST & PRESENT

Scouts of America Den Leader

Travis Freed- Senior Estimator

Travis  began his career in 2001 as an assistant project manager at Granary Associates in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania working on construction projects including the building of the Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York; Robert Wood Johnson Cancer Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey and the Woman’s Facility at the Delaware County PA Correctional Facility in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. In May 2004, Travis become a project manager at A.C. Shultes Inc. where he both budgeted and oversaw projects for Township and Municipality water supply wells. In addition, Travis designed and oversaw the installation of turbine pumps. A few years later 2006, he joined L.C. Costa Contractors in Warminster, Pennsylvania as their estimator/project manager. At L.C. Costa Contractors, Travis managed construction projects with a company focus in concrete material projects from conception to completion. He worked closely with PennDOT, sub-contractors and lawyers writing contracts for the completion of the projects. In November 2017, Travis switched his focus back to estimating at J.A. Myers Homes in Hanover, Pennsylvania working in their land development division.

ASSOCIATIONS PAST & PRESENT

Free Masons  •  Scottish Rites of Philadlephia   •  PennDOT Concrete Field Certified

Cobie Arnold- Project Engineer

Cobie has completed internships with Pennsy Supply in Annville, PA and HIGH Construction in Lancaster, PA during his breaks at Penn State. In these positions, he has gained experience in highway construction and subgrade design as well as project management and construction procedures.  He has been a project engineer for Arthur Funk & Sons Inc. since June 2019. His duties include field support, submittal and RFI preparation, submittal review, and analysis, and overall job coordination. Cobie can work closely with the owner, AE Team, and project managers to ensure that the job remains on schedule and is completed in an accurate and timely manner.

ASSOCIATIONS PAST & PRESENT

American Society of Professional Engineers   •  Penn State Alumni Association

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