D. Thomas Mistick
Tom Mistick has completed more than $1 billion in construction and restoration during his 30+ years running the Mistick family of companies. He has directed the activities of two general contracting companies, a disaster recovery firm, a real estate management office and a millwork company. Tom received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, where he graduated Cum Laude. He received his graduate degree in Systems Analysis and Finance from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh-School of Law.
Vice President of Construction/General Manager
Paul Worthington brings over 20 years of experience in construction and restoration. He has managed over $150 million worth of projects including single and multiphase projects over $10 million. On many projects, Paul is an intricate part of the architectural and engineering design team providing oversight in valuing the project, site work, phasing and identifying safety related issues during construction. His progressive leadership style encourages all employees to make the best use of technology, education and training in today’s planning and construction environment. Paul holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Economics and Finance as well as Business Management from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.
Matthew G. Beahm CBCP
Facilities Consultant & Business Continuity
Matt Beahm, certified business continuity planner, works with property owners and managers on comprehensive emergency procedures planning. Bringing over 20 years of experience consulting in master planning and feasibility studies including fire protection and life safety code issues, Matt has helped develop emergency procedure plans for various occupancies including universities, high-rise residential structures, and religious communities. Most recently, Matt has been in the forefront of response and recovery from the devastating effects of hurricane damage and severe storm related events. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design in Architecture from Miami University of Ohio.
Senior Estimator/Project Manager
Tony has more than 25 years in construction and today serves as the Senior Estimator and Project Manager for the Church Restoration Group and its affiliated companies. Tony brings a strong attention to project management details regarding specifications, schedule and contracts. His project management and estimating skills assures all parties of a well- executed project; scheduling, estimating, issue identification and resolution in a timely manner are hallmarks of his work. His accessibility and communication with all parties assures the development of “a team effort”. To date Tony’s projects range from the restoration of the oldest and smallest historic building in Pittsburgh (Ft. Pitt Block House) to the 3.1 million dollar design and building restoration of Sisters of Divine Providence. AIA and The Interfaith Forum on Religious Art and Architecture chose the Sisters of Divine Providence project for the 2001 Design Award for Religious Architecture in Renovations.
Jerome serves as Project Manager for Church Restoration Group, LLC. He brings over 13 years of experience working for a major national supplier of building products and was responsible for site and building development at new locations. As a Project Manager for Church Restoration Group, Jerome is responsible for coordinating the restoration efforts of properties that have suffered from severe storm damage along the Gulf Coast states. Jerome worked hand in hand with the New Orleans Archdiocese and helping them with their rebuilding efforts after Katrina. Jerome was also part of the Church Restoration Group’s team that conducted over $1 million dollars worth of repairs to St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church in New Orleans. Church Restoration Group recently received the Award of Merit from the Association of Builders and Contractors for their work on this historic structure. Currently, Jerome’s main concentration is the multimillion dollar renovation and addition at First Presbyterian Church in Manasquan, New Jersey.
Michael J. Kardell
Michael is responsible for supervising a variety of work including decorative mural restoration, water damage restoration and more. Prior to joining CRG, Michael was president of Kardell Construction, Inc. for over 28 years. He brings over 35 years of hands-on experience in all facets of commercial and residential construction trades. He has a thorough understanding of estimating, bid submission, contract negotiations and site management.
Chief Art Conservator
Boris Brindar joined Church Restoration Group as the Chief Art Conservator for professional fine art conservation and restoration. His responsibilities include overseeing the conservation or restoration of most categories of fine art including: paintings, murals, religious icons, art on paper, frames, furniture, fabrics, sculpture and objects. Most of the restoration work can be performed either on-site or in Church Restoration Group’s conservation Lab. Since his early age Boris acquired most of his knowledge from his father, who headed conservation labs at The Russian State Museum in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg – Russia) for 34 years. His father was also assigned by the Government in 1978 to establish a Department of Art Restoration at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leningrad, which provided for formal education in this field – to replace hands-on apprenticeship. At the Academy of Fine Arts Boris received his degree in Conservation and Art history. While in Russia, Boris worked for The City Center of Conservation, The Hermitage Museum, various art galleries and private collectors. After moving to the US in 1991, Boris established a partnership for art conservation and then continued his career as a fine art conservator in private practice. He has worked for many organizations such as the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, Richard Scaife Foundation, Senator John Heinz History Center, and Antiochian Village Museum in Ligonier PA. Boris has also been featured in several restoration articles and programs. His work in a local historic home in Pittsburgh periodically runs on TV station WQED. Boris also assists clients in developing decorative painting schemes for interior restoration projects and by providing loss valuation consulting services for insurance purposes. He is also frequently called upon to conduct informative seminars many of which qualify for Continuing Education credits.
Laura Schwartz MHP, LEED Green Assoc.
Historic Preservation Consultant
Laura is a graduate of the University of Kentucky where she received her master’s degree in historic preservation. Having interned with Pittsburgh architect Rob Pfaffmann, Laura was inspired by his work in Pittsburgh’s Hill District area to research and write her thesis on Urban Renewal in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Laura received her undergraduate degree in interior design from West Virginia University. Laura primarily works with architects and other preservation organizations and serves as a lead in working on historically significant projects. She is also experienced in grant writing and design.