As founder (2000) and Managing Member, Morris (“Mo”) Lewis has more than 25 years of construction experience, encompassing institutional, federal, commercial and residential construction. Mo manages day to day business activity, and business development for Severn and its associated joint ventures. Mo is the company’s liaison with Federal clients, such as, Smithsonian Institution, the General Services Administration (GSA), Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Department of Homeland Security.
Over the years, Mo’s companies have provided turnkey construction services solutions for federal government, commercial, industrial, institutional, retail, and residential clients. His companies have performed new construction (ground up), tenant improvements, deferred maintenance, repairs, and replacements, for a host of clients in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Florida. His expertise is in process improvement, providing design build solutions, project management, supervision, safety, quality control, and scheduling of construction related projects. He holds a B.A. degree in British Literature from the University of Maryland. Mo’s continued marketing efforts contribute greatly to the on-going expansion of the company.
As a Partner and CFO, Todd Hirsch has more than 25 years of Operations Management, Telecommunications and Construction experience. Todd handles accounting, forecasting, purchasing and general oversight of financial operations for Severn and its associated joint ventures. He directly oversees the performance of personnel in the administrative group; participates in the weekly group project management meetings for construction projects; attends progress meetings of group projects. Todd approves all budget expenditures; reviews and approves all subcontractor and vendor payments for the company; and monitors the performance, quality, and financial requirements of all projects.
Todd is responsible for all back-office operations, which includes accounting, forecasting, purchasing and general oversight of financial operations, as well as being responsible for primary due diligence, technical assessment and financial valuation of potential investments and acquisitions.
As head of operations at the Texas location, Todd has been expanding Severn into new arenas, including NAVFAC at NAS JRB Ft. Worth and Joint Base San Antonio. Todd holds a M.S. degree in Business Administration and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Tulsa. His business operations experience and financial management has been a tremendous asset to Severn and its continued growth.
As Partner and VP of Operations, Robert (“Bob”) Sudol has more than 30 years of construction management experience. Bob manages the daily operations for Severn construction and directly oversees project management and field personnel. Bob conducts the weekly group project management meetings; attends on-site progress meetings of group projects and assists with client liaison. Bob’s responsibilities include approval of divisional project related budget expenditures, review and approval of subcontractor and vendor contracts and providing corrective action for company operational issues.
Bob’s areas of expertise include: Strategic Planning, Operations & Project Management; Financial Analysis; Business Development; Budget Forecasting & Planning; Cost/Benefit Analysis; Cost Reduction; Expense Control; QA/QC; Strategic Sourcing; Contract Negotiations; Vendor & Client Relations; Alliance Building & Issue Resolution; Logistics Outsourcing & Procurement; Change & Risk Management; Process Improvement; Reporting & Scheduling; Recruiting; and Team Leadership & Motivation.
With a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Youngstown State University, Bob’s operation’s expertise, partnered with his engineering background has provided a solid foundation for managing our broad scope of federal and commercial construction projects.