Management Team

Max Wernert


Max has been working with Wernert since 2002.  He  started working summers during his education and has since worked at every level of the business.  Through this experience, Max has developed proven expertise constructing high visibility projects and knowledge in all aspects of the construction process.  He is a “hands on” leader who prides himself on being readily accessible to each and every project

Completing jobs with near impossible deadlines, performing work that is custom and unique to each project, and trouble shooting on-site problems are some of Max’s finest skills. He strives to deliver clients a quality product that will last. He graduated from Plymouth State University and received his bachelors degree in Business Management. He has also completed several cost estimating classes at NYU.

Evan Burchell

Vice President

Evan joined Wernert Construction in 2005. His responsibilities as Vice President include managing and coordinating all Estimating, Trade Contract Awards, Marketing and New Business Development strategies. Maintaining existing relationships as well as building new ones is the key to his success. Prior to Wernert, Evan worked on the south shore of Long Island for a boutique real estate firm specializing in selling high end waterfront homes and commercial buildings. Prior to that he was a golf teaching professional at Wheatley Hills Golf Club and then The Creek Club.

He received his BS from Roanoke College. He is also an active member of REFA-CT(Real Estate Finance Association of Connecticut), and NAIOP(Connecticut and Suburban NY Chapter).

Tim Murphy


Tim is a seasoned financial expert who brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role as the Controller at Wernert Construction Company. He joined the Wernert team in the spring of 2023, and in just a short time, he has made significant contributions to the company’s financial management.

Tim boasts 20+ years of finance and accounting expertise. He’s driven financial growth in real estate development and construction over the past three years. An Iona Prep and LaSalle University graduate with a BS in Business Management, Tim’s meticulous attention to detail ensures financial efficiency and alignment with company goals.

Outside of work, he’s a dedicated family man who resides in Mahopac, NY with his wife and two daughters. Tim enjoys coaching youth softball and finding time for golf. Tim’s balanced, community-focused life enriches both his work at Wernert Construction and his local impact. We appreciate Tim’s passion for his work, his family, and his community. 

Marc Gessner

Chief Estimator & IT Specialist

On March 15, 1999, Marc brought his considerable skills to Wernert.  Today Marc is our head estimator. This task requires him to be fluent in all areas of construction; the residential as well as the commercial.  In his position he also manages any of the in house company IT needs.  Responsibility for preparing and receiving any CAD drawings, a skill that he acquired over the 15 years prior to joining the company and one that he continues to expand is also part of Marc’s role.

Mike Lampel

Senior Project Executive

Joining the Wernert team in the year 2000, Mike’s responsibilities have include the management of all commercial projects from the bidding/estimating phase through construction to completion and turnover. Also responsible for oversight of the estimating department working on bids for residential projects and commercial projects in both the public and private sectors.

Over 25 years total experience serving as Project Manager on commercial construction projects of varied types including, but not limited to, ground-up new construction, interior renovations, historic restorations, tenant interior fit-outs, schools, libraries, offices, country clubs, senior/multi-unit housing, retail stores, marinas and prisons.

Reynold Ready

Project Manager

Reynold brings over four decades of construction industry experience to the table. Joining Wernert in 2000, he serves as a dedicated project manager, specializing in residential and new home projects.

In his role, Reynold collaborates closely with clients, architects, engineers, subcontractors, and our in-house trades, ensuring seamless project execution. He’s a key player in the development of Design-Build projects, adding valuable insight and expertise to the process.

Moreover, Reynold’s skills extend at times to to commercial projects, which he adeptly manages as the project manager. His extensive experience and hands-on approach make him an invaluable asset in delivering successful construction endeavors.

Randy Feda

General Manager

Randy is a seasoned Construction Manager, whose professional experience includes a vast number of residential and commercial projects. His unique ability to drive projects to be on time is a key asset to our company. Keeping the lines of communication flowing among the Client, Architect, trades and our office is one of his many skills.

Randy’s energy and perseverance gets the job done!


Matt Abele

Assistant Project Manager

Matt is an Assistant Project Manager, who has risen to his job success through a variety of positions in the field of construction. His background in trim carpentry and millwork has given him a sharp eye for managing the details in building.

We think Matt is a star and we all enjoy working with him.


Joanie Brown

Office Manager

Joanie became a Wernert Team member in 2014 and has become the friendly face when you walk in the door.  Her uplifting personality boosts everyone on the team.  Further,  Joanie handles office management, Trade Insurance and Payables for the company.

Tricia Birdsall

Project Coordinator

Tricia, a construction industry veteran since 1995, previously devoted six years to Wernert Construction, returning in 2022 with enhanced expertise. She excels in various construction functions, including contracts, job cost, accounts receivables and insurance. We are excited and pleased to have Tricia back.

Anne P. Wernert

Residential Consultant

Anne came to Wernert after nearly 20 years of service in the healthcare industry. As a registered nurse, she was the Head Nurse of Labor and Delivery at White Plains Hospital and then moved on to working as an assistant to a local Internist here in Greenwich while raising her family.

In 1995, Anne came to Wernert and applied her organizational skills combined with her practical experience of raising three children to her interest in home renovation and design. Quickly she became the head of Wernert’s Residential business. She has successfully completed several addition/renovation projects each year and over twenty new homes.

Bruce Wernert


Bruce began his career working for an established Site and Utilities construction company. Eventually, he switched to the commercial construction industry working for a developer in the Fairfield county area. During that time he was responsible for building and developing commercial buildings all around the State of Connecticut.

As part of his business philosophy Bruce is flexible to adapt to changing markets. In response to economics of the early 1990’s he decided to include the construction of Custom Homes to the company’s portfolio. In the late 2000’s, he again had to adapt to the economy which prompted him to enter the municipal marketplace.  Over the past few years more consulting services are being offered by the company and the future is to continue to be flexible.

We encourage each member of the company to provide our clients with the best experience, utilizing the most efficient and cost effective methods to build; employing the most up to date technology, sourcing the most environmentally friendly long lasting products, constantly working on being more competitive to pass along those savings to our clients.  Our state of the art systems allow us to keep our costs down while operating smoothly and swiftly through projects with the goal of optimizing the construction process for our clients.