VASE Construction

VASE MANAGEMENT MISSION

To drive continuous improvement, maintain high ethical standards and make a difference in the lives of our people, our customers and the communities we service.

 


 

EXECUTIVE STAFF

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Vincencia Adusei
President/CEO

Vincencia delivers strategic leadership and tactical direction for VASE Management. She has a unique blend of leadership, vision and knowledge. She brings over 15 years of experience in her assigned role. Her diverse construction background includes managing projects, representing owners, and consulting. She has worked on residential and commercial projects for public and private agencies. Her wide range of experience has provided her with a deep knowledge of the construction work process. Vincencia also has a deep and personal commitment to the region. She is on the Board of Fairfield County Community Foundation, Housatonic Community College Foundation and CT Against Violence. Vincencia attended University of Bridgeport and earned her Bachelors of Science (B.S.) degree and her Masters of Business Administration (MBA). Fluent in two languages, Vincencia is a Ghanaian-American Entrepreneur and a transformative leader. She is using business skills and sense of integrity she learned while watching her family construction business in Ghana. Her father was head of Road and Civil Engineering for Ghana Highways Authority and key in planning and development of strategic projects in Kumasi and Accra (two largest cities in Ghana). Vincencia watched her mother and father built a successful construction business and has followed thier footsteps. Read CT Post Article.

 

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Robert Sickeler
Construction Manager/ Designer

Robert manages VASE’s construction projects and oversees the work of our project staff. Robert earned his bachelor of Architecture at Pratt Institute and is a registered Architect in New York and Connecticut. Robert brings over 37 years of experience in his assigned role. He has experience with large and small corporate and residential projects. Through a wide range of project types, he has developed the ability to successfully interface with clients, contractors, and consultant teams. He brings effective communication and project management skills. Robert has overseen various projects for Hurricane Sandy Rehabilitation, City of Milford, Town of Fairfield, Astoria Federal Saving, Chase Branches, AT&T, Fort Dix Elementary School Renovation, McDonald's Restaurants and more.

 

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Nicole Eaddy
Office Manager/Accounts Payable

Nicole supports the executive and construction management team. She manages payroll, accounts payable and receivables for the Company. Nicole brings over 24 years of experience in financial and administrative operations, including Office and Construction Management, Accounts Payable, Banking and Customer Service. Nicole enjoys bakery, performance arts and photograpy. Nicole attended University of New Haven in West Haven, CT. She completed core courses in Management, Accounting and Human Resources.

 

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Nawar Najjar
Construction Project Manager

Nawar is a Project Manager for VASE. His responsibilities include project scheduling, management, coordination, quality control and ensuring subcontractors enforces their safety program. He brings over 15 years of experience in his assigned role. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Science in Technology Management with project management concentration. Nawar pays good attention to details and is a great team player. His accomplishments include published journal articles in the project management institute and engineering and technology journals and designing of HVAC and hydraulic systems.

 

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James Dunn
Construction Project Manager

James is a Project Manager for VASE. He is responsible for construction project operations, financial management for development projects and he oversees our safety programs. James has over 26 years of experience in community development and program management. He has assisted multiple towns and cities throughout Connecticut in municipal planning, economic development, and redevelopment programs. James has been responsible for the administration of a CDBG funded hurricane recovery program and has developed procedures to implement a new program, providing over $8.5 million in recovery aid to more than 200 households along the shoreline for Department of Housing. James earned his Bachelors of Associates for Urban Studies at University of Connecticut and Master's Degree for Community Planning at University of Rhode Island. He’s taking training for Efficient Development and 4% Tax Credit.

 

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James Bartley
Business Development/Communications Manager (Inside Sales)

James manages communications and business development for VASE. He is a seasoned Inside Sales Professional experienced in Business Development, Marketing, Writing, Relationship building, Needs Analysis, Sales Liaison, Telesales, CRM, and Consultative Selling. James holds a Bachelor of Science for Corporate Video/Communication at S.C.S.U., New Haven, CT and Master of Arts for Mass Communication at Emerson College, Boston, MA. He also holds a Certificate in Radio & Television Broadcasting from Connecticut School of Broadcasting, Farmington, CT.

 

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Eric Kigathi
IT Director

Eric manages VASE technologies. He brings over over 15 years of online applications planning & development experience. He has led web projects for a variety Fortune 500 clients.

 

 

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Javed Bagwan
IT Support (Bids/RFPs)

Javed provides assistance with members and users of VASE Bids/RFPs portal. Javed has extensive experience in Data Entry, Email Marketing, Tele-Marketing and Social Media Marketing.

 

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Vanessa Olaes Goopio
Marketing (Design/Business Promotion)

Vanessa handles marketing and promotions for VASE and our business clients. She brings over 15 years of marketing and copywriting experience.

 

 

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Melse Dagohoy
Web Graphic Designer

Melse handles design and website updates for the VASE website and portal. She brings along 6 years of experience in graphic design.

 


 

ABOUT VASE MANAGEMENT

Vincencia Adusei founded VASE Management (VASE) in 2002 as a college project. She has transformed the Company into what it is today based on the core values of teamwork, integrity and commitment and has led the Company to its success in a competitive industry. VASE’s ability to address changing conditions and demands and serve diverse markets has resulted in the company's success.


Services:
General Construction and Construction Management
Development (Design+Build)
Consulting and Business Services
Bids/RFPs Technology
IT Consulting



 

HISTORY

First, Business Services

VASE Management (VASE) was chosen by Connecticut Minority Supplier Development Council and Elm City Communities/Housing Authority of the City of New Haven (ECC/HANH), CT to connect contractors and agencies and to provide Technical Assistance Consultation to Small, Minority, Women and Section 3 Business concerns. VASE was tasked to support these firms, ensuring they comply with government regulations and contract requirements. VASE provided access to a vast group of pre-screened, qualified minority and women-owned contractors, and these contractors were able to access needed back office support that will assist in competitive bidding and ongoing project compliance. As a result, over 500 small businesses achieved over $100 million in contract awards both through a procurement and alternative procurement method of competitive bids. VASE has developed over 30 Section 3 Resident-Owned Businesses (ROB).


Second, Bids/RFPs Technology

Once VASE was tasked to source qualified and certified contactors for projects, the Company developed a state-of-the-art technology for general contractors and government agencies to advertise and connect with subcontractors and minority/women-owned business enterprises. With the new technology, buyers of construction and related services are assured that their project will receive maximum visibility at the appropriate time. This resulted to more competitive bids and access to local contractors and HUB Zoned businesses. VASE bids/RFPs technology delivers 50% or more savings over conventional sourcing and vetting methods.


Third, Construction Management Services

The VASE president, given her background, saw a void in the construction industry. She formed VASE general construction and construction management division to work on both residential and commercial developments throughout Connecticut. VASE works with Public/Housing Agencies, Private Owners, Institutions and Developers. VASE subcontracts 100% of our trades to experience small, medium and large contractors whilst managing the entire project independently. The VASE in-house project management staff are experienced architects, engineers and construction managers. The Company takes on projects under $100,000 and projects over $100,000. VASE is one of the most known general contracting and construction management firms in Connecticut today. Under Vincencia's leadership, VASE prides itself in developing long-term relationships with clients including Elm City Communities/Housing Authority of the City of New Haven, Yale University, Department of Housing, Ansonia Housing Authority, Town of Fairfield, City of Milford, Andron Construction, Envoy Mortgage, Ajajar and more. VASE is fully licensed, insured, bonded and is 100% certified Small-, Minority-, Women-, and Section 3 firm.

 


 

COMMUNITY

VASE is recognized for its commitment to small and diverse businesses, local residents, state agencies and her community development approach.


Awards & Certificates
Home Builders Association
National Association of Women in Construction
Senator Richard Blumenthal
The Honorable Jim Himes
City of Bridgeport
Fairfield County Business Journal (40 Under 40)
Minority Inclusion Project
Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council
The WorkPlaceSouthern Connecticut’s Regional Workforce Development
Connecticut Against Violence
Smart CEO — New York Chapter
Girls Scouts of America
and more.


Board of Director

Fairfield County Community Foundation
Greater Bridgeport Community Enterprises/The Green Team
Connecticut Against Violence
Housatonic Community College




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