OUR VALUES

The standards upon which The Aerial Companies, Inc. was founded are non-negotiable. These standards have grounded The Aerial Companies, Inc. for over 40 years and will continue to do so long into its future.

Integrity


Do what you say and say what you mean. We build relationships based upon trust. We always act responsibly, ethically, and professionally.

Quality


Doing it right the first time. We strive to satisfy all reasonable customer goals and provide value that includes providing consistent quality and services others cannot.

Accountability


Doing the right thing when no one is looking. We hold every member of our team to the highest standards to ensure that we continually provide exceptional service and accountability to our clients.

New Home Construction - Custom Luxury Homes

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MEET THE TEAM

Craig M Kobza

President & CEO

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President & CEO

Craig M Kobza

P: (239) 643-7625

Craig is owner, founder, and qualifier of The Aerial Companies, Inc. which he established in 1981. With over 40 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.

Ed Clark

Vice President

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Vice President

Ed Clark

P: (239) 643-7625

E: eclark@aerialcompanies.com

Ed joined Aerial in 1982. He’s 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.

Daniel Kobza

Vice President of Operations

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Vice President of Operations

Daniel Kobza

P: (239) 643-7625

After serving 11 years with the Department of Defense in various locations around the world, Daniel Kobza comes to The Aerial Companies with a wealth of experience leading diverse teams of personnel in complex, high-pressure environments and ensuring complicated, time-sensitive projects are completed in a timely manner. Daniel also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the United States Naval Academy.

The skills he brings from his previous education and employment enable him to be highly effective managing our operations, both from the field and internally, to execute our projects on time and on budget while also ensuring continuous client communication.

As a Naples native with many local connections and relationships, Daniel is able to efficiently and effectively manage construction job sites while providing opportunities for dependable local subcontractors and vendors.

Zach Kubernat

Vice President of Estimating

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Vice President of Estimating

Zach Kubernat

P: (239) 643-7625

E: zkubernat@aerialcompanies.com

 

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.

William Gutierrez

Vice President

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Vice President

William Gutierrez

P: (239) 829-9515

William was born and raised locally in Naples, FL and has been working in the construction industry since he was a teenager. After obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance at Florida Gulf Coast University, William developed his skills at several local construction industry companies before joining Aerial, gaining further proficiency in the trade skills, Project Management, and job cost accounting.

Since joining our team, he has continued to hone his craft and consistently delivers the highest level of service and product for our clients. William has remarkably quickly developed an uncommon breadth of knowledge, skill and relationships across the SWFL building industry that, combined with a relentless attention to detail, make him an invaluable member of our company’s team and an invaluable asset for our clients. He is a Florida State Certified General Contractor, Roofing Contractor, and licensed Community Association Manager.

Miles Jordan

Project Manager

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Project Manager

Miles Jordan

P: (239) 829-9515

Miles came to The Aerial Companies after many years of experience working with a local engineering firm.  He has vast experience in building construction with a focus on ensuring proper compliance with structural plans, investigating structural deficiencies, and overseeing new construction and structural repairs.  Miles’ trained eye and experience in dealing with a multitude of subcontractors across all different types of construction allows him to quickly resolve issues and move the project forward to completion. Miles also provides valuable insight and consulting services to Aerial’s affiliated consulting company – Forensic Construction Consulting.

Kyle Gregory

Project Manager

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Project Manager

Kyle Gregory

Born and raised locally in Naples, FL Kyle went on to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology and Construction Design before entering the construction industry with Pulte Homes. After cutting his teeth there, Kyle managed a local roofing company before coming to The Aerial Companies to manage our Roofing Division as well as Project Manage remediation and remodel projects. Kyle’s breadth of experience, attention to detail and deep local connections with vendors and subcontractors make him a valuable asset and member of the Aerial team.

John Burdette

Project Manager

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Project Manager

John Burdette

John brings over 38 years of experience in building luxury custom homes to our team here at The Aerial Companies. After leaving the United States Marine Corps, the bulk of that experience comes from his 30 years at A. Vernon Allen Builders, where he completed dozens of projects in Port Royal and the Olde Naples area. John has directly supervised and managed projects at the highest and most complex levels in the industry, building direct working relationships with clients, architects, engineers, building officials and subcontractors to allow for a seamless completion of projects. John’s vast experience and personal relationships with skilled tradesmen across all facets of the building industry are what distinguish John’s contribution to the Aerial Companies team and are a great asset for our clients while we are working to build or fix one of their larger assets.

Jamy Hillaker

Controller

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Controller

Jamy Hillaker

P: (239) 643-7625

Jamy assumed the role of Controller at The Aerial Companies after over 10 years of accounting experience across varied industries. Jamy’s extensive experience allowed her to quickly take reins of the accounting department to oversee billing, payables, and receivables all the while budgeting and forecasting across the many different aspects of the construction industry in which Aerial performs work. Jamy also generates valuable reporting to assist Aerial’s management in daily accountability.

Sue Kubernat

Billing/Payables Administrator

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Billing/Payables Administrator

Sue Kubernat

P:  (239) 643-7625

E: skubernat@aerialcompanies.com

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.

Teresa Pierce

Permitting / Administrator

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Permitting / Administrator

Teresa Pierce

P: (239) 643-7625

Teresa handles all aspects of permitting for the various construction jobs at The Aerial Companies, including new construction, reconstruction, demolition, remediation, restoration, water damage repair, and structural damage repair. Teresa also works hand in hand with our Project Managers and Superintendents to ensure our thorough and timely documentation process is followed to facilitate detailed and accurate customer billing.

40+ YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERTISE

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Craig M. Kobza, Qualifier – State of Florida Certified General Contractor – CGC151656
  • Craig M. Kobza – State of Florida Licensed Mold Remediator – MRSR544
  • Craig M. Kobza – State of Florida Licensed Home Inspector – HI7047
  • William V. Gutierrez - State of Florida Certified General Contractor - CGC1527015
  • William V. Gutierrez, Qualifier - State of Florida Certified Roofing Contractor-CCC1332595
  • William V. Gutierrez  - State of Florida Community Association Manager – CAM50661
 
  • University of South Florida OSHA Training Institute Education Center Course
  • Certificate of Completion and an OSHA Construction Industry 30-hour course completion, card #600265527
  • Designated Site Safety Officer – Craig M. Kobza
    • 11 Staff Members completed 30 hour certification course
    • 28 Staff Members completed 10 hour certification course
  • OSHA #500 “Train the Trainer” Certification Awarded to VP Claudia Brooks
  • Tremco Certified Applicator (Waterproofing Systems)
  • SIKA Certified Repair Contractor Certification (Waterproofing, Concrete Repair, CFRP)
  • MasterBuilder Concrete Protection and Repair System Certification
  • Spec Seal Fire Stopping Systems Installation Techniques Certification
  • DOW Corning Sealant Certified Applicator (Waterproofing Sealant Systems)
  • Sonneborn Waterproof Coating Certified Applicator
  • GE Silicon Sealant Certified Applicator (Waterproofing Systems)
  • Xpex Crystalline Waterproofing System Certified Applicator
  • SSPC – The Society for Protective Coatings Certification #422735
  • Anderson Window Certified Remodeler
  • ArcuStone Artisan Plaster Applicator Certification
 
  • Professional Member of the Building Envelope Science Institute (BESI)
  • Member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE)
  • Member of the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA)
  • Member of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI)
 
  • Professional Liability Insurance coverage by Lloyd’s of London
  • General Liability Insurance Coverage by FCCI
  • Additional Umbrella Liability coverage by Scottsdale Insurance Company® (subsidiary of Nationwide®). Best Rating of A+XV (superior) and a Standard & Poor’s “A” rating.

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