Universal fosters a collaborative, goal-oriented and professionally environment in which you'll work with talented peers from construction-related fields. We also know that our firm's success as well as its staff depends on hiring the best talent. Universal is dedicated to attracting, cultivating and retaining team members devoted to their fields and rewarding them with a supportive, edifying and entrepreneurial environment in which they can grow. A company is only as successful as its staff!


Larry Mercardante - Founder

Larry A. Mercardante - President | COO

Management Team

Fabio Scaldaferri, ACI, NICET - Vice President of Operations

Eshwar Kosuri, PE, BCEE, NREP - Vice President of Engineering

Kathleen M. Hand, PE, ACI - Technical Director- Laboratory & Field

Bill Zeman, PE, LEED AP - Technical Director- MEP

Thomas A. Kispert, AIA, NCARB - Technical Director- Architecture & Curtain wall

Boris Bluvshteyn, MSME, ACI II, AWS, ICC - Project Manager- Welding & Fire Code

Fred Behrmann - Service Coordinator & Scheduling

Krish Prasad, PE, CEM - Lead Engineer- MEP& Fire Code

Rabin Pandey, AWS-CWI, ICC- MSI - Lead Special Inspector

Dan Karayeanes, ACI, ICC, NICET, NETTCP - Service Coordinator & Laboratory Supervisor

Fariborz Haghighatjou, AWS-CWI, ICC -Lead Welding Inspector

Frank Marchese, ACI, ICC - Project Manager

Sunanda Patheriage, PE, AWS-CWI -Lead Special Inspector | Vibration Monitoring

Nelson Lopez, E.I.T, AWS-CWI, ICC- MSI - Lead Special Inspector

Gary Hungerford -Sr. Laboratory Technician