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
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.
Faith Dickinson, CBCP
Regional Business Development Director
Prior to joining DT Mistick & Co and Church Restoration Group, Faith served as the Safety, Security and Disaster Recovery Director for an international financial firm based in Los Angeles, CA where she was instrumental in developing a business continuity plan for the company's eight locations. She implemented the plan in three locations and built an office safety team of over 150 people to respond to emergencies including trauma, earthquake preparedness, safety and security to respond to over1500 employees. On 9/11 she assisted in the evacuation of a 57-story building and commanded the response team by implementing emergency procedures including launching the emergency operations center for communication and response purposes.
She is responsible for marketing commercial properties, apartment communities, churches and hotels in the Western PA region. Faith has developed a building assessment process that assists these properties in meeting local and state regulations for evacuation procedures, business continuity and fire/life/safety issues. As a CBCP (Certified Business Continuity Professional), she has the expertise to assist clients with their Business Continuity planning for their buildings and tenants.
Faith also works closely with insurance industry professionals assisting them with their clients and providing excellent services to them when disaster strikes.
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.
Property Loss Consultant/Church Insurance Loss Specialist
Dan Silvers joined the team in June of 2013. He is a Graduate of Woodland Hills High School and holds a bachelors degree from The University of Pittsburgh. The first fifteen years of Dan's career were spent working as an insurance claims adjuster, specializing in advocacy for the insured. This experience gives him a unique set of knowledge and skills, which translate well in the construction and restoration field. His expertise in the insurance field is a bonus for our clients and insurance adjusters alike. He can help the insured navigate the claims process and reassure them that they are being treated as they should. Insurance company adjusters also benefit from his experience...knowing the claims process and how to ensure the adjusters get information and documentation they need when they need it. Along with his experience as an adjuster Dan is also an experienced contractor, having been trained in fire and water restoration techniques as well as general construction.
Boris Brindar joined Church Restoration Group as the lead artisan for a team that creates and restores murals, statues and other liturgical furnishings. His education and experience is showcased in his knowledge and talents in restoring and conserving all types of artifacts including metals, fabrics, ceramics, cut glass, furniture as well as other materials. Boris has been immersed in conservation and restoration since an early age. As a child, he literally grew up on the St Petersburg Museum grounds as his father was the Head of Conservation Labs for over 34 years. His father also founded the Art Conservation Department at the Academy of Fine Arts where Boris received his degree in conservation and art history. Prior to coming to America, Boris served as an apprentice for his father in the department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Russia. He also branched out and worked with other art galleries, museums and private collectors in the St Petersburg area. His success allowed him to open his own conservation studio until moving to America in the early 1990's. Prior to joining Church Restoration Group, Boris worked for the Antiochian Heritage Center Museum in Ligonier, PA and then later for the "A.R.T.S." Partnership in Pittsburgh. Boris has also been featured on several restoration articles and programs. His work in a local historic home in Pittsburgh periodically runs on WQED.
Laura Schwartz MHP, LEED Green Assoc.
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.