The Aerial Companies


Staff Members

Craig M. Kobza – President, CEO

Craig is owner, founder and qualifier of The Aerial Companies, Inc. which he established in 1981. With over 30 years of experience in specialty construction and remediation, Craig actively participates in both sales and operations, and enjoys helping customers resolve complex problems efficiently and permanently. He is a State Certified General Contractor and licensed Mold Remediator. He also provides litigation support for construction defects cases and insurance claims and serves as an expert witness during the litigation process.

Claudia Brooks – Vice President
Claudia is Vice President of The Aerial Companies, Inc. where she manages all Administrative departments. Originally from Forest Park, Georgia, she received her BBA degree in Information Systems from Georgia State University in 1984. Prior to joining Aerial, Claudia was a Certified Consultant with Timberline Software.

Ed Clark – Vice President
Ed joined Aerial in 1982. He’s from from Port Huron, Michigan and attended Central Michigan University. Ed interacts with our customer base, develops job scopes and coordinates the project managers, foreman and field crews. He also documents work performed and maintains the quality of work as well as the time scheduled to perform the work. He is a waterproofing specialist which allows him to interact with our customers in solving their problems with water intrusion.

Zach Kubernat, Estimator / Builder Sales - The Aerial Companies, Inc.Zach Kubernat – Estimator / Builder Sales
Zach has attended Florida Gulf Coast University, Valencia Community College in Orlando, and Edison College in Naples. Zach has been employed in various positions at The Aerial Companies since 2006. As Chief Estimator, Zach manages the estimating department along with analyzing costs and budgets with operations and project managers. He utilizes advanced estimating software to increase efficiency and accountability.

Carlita Brady – Project Manager
Carlita has been with The Aerial Companies since 1990 and has worked diligently up the ranks to Project Manager. She specializes in coatings, waterproofing systems and structural concrete repairs. Carlita is a certified rappeller and you may see her rappelling many of Florida’s residential and commercial high rise buildings. She’s been highlighted by the National Association of Women in Construction and is an excellent example for women in our industry.

Andres Ariza – Logistics Manager
Andres joined The Aerial Companies in 2005 and is from Bogota, Colombia. After many years in school, Andres earned his Masters Degree in Business Administration from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2010. Andres is responsible for providing safety and logistics support to operations. He manages purchasing, warehouse inventory and continuously expands the company’s logistics capabilities for faster emergency response times.

Susan Brehm – Contract Administrator
Susan graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY in 1985. She is involved in all aspects of every contract – from proposal to change order management to project closeout. She interfaces with sales, estimating, accounting, project management, insurance, legal, and the customer during the construction process Susan is an allied member of The American Institute of Architects.

Sue Kubernat - Billing / Payables Administrator
Sue oversees the billing and payables departments and is responsible for assembling all documents together for customer invoicing and vendor payables. This includes matching time and material vouchers to our “real time” custom computer system, vendors invoices, and any equipment rentals for our jobs. Sue works hand in hand with our Project Managers and Superintendents in gathering intelligence from the field. She has been with Aerial since 2007 and prior to that she has over 17 years experience in hospital billing.

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