• LEADERSHIP

Meet the Leaders of Our Organization

We believe that the foundation of any successful company should come from its leadership, which is why we take pride in having responsible, qualified, ethical, hands-on management.

Jim Urner

President

Jim’s extensive knowledge of building construction and renovation, scheduling, estimating, and staff management are crucial to the role her serves as Vice President of Construction Services. Jim supervises the entire Project Management staff, assisting with general management, problem solving, scheduling, and budgetary considerations while working closely with AOW’s Vice President of Field Services to insure timely and efficient progression of projects. Jim is also responsible for all of AOW’s bidding and estimating activities and takes a leadership role in maintaining and expanding Owner relationships.

Jim has managed many of AOW’s most successful projects to include the Albany Memorial Hospital Emergency Department, the Albany Medical Center A Building Addition, SUNY Whitman Hall, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. The variety of projects Jim has worked on and managed throughout his career serves as a cornerstone of AOW’s success.

Qualifications | Education

  • 23 Years Construction Experience
  • 7 Years as Senior Project Manager
  • 6 Years as Vice President of AOW
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Licenses & Certifications

  • 1993 Licensed Architect, State of New York
  • OSHA 10
  • Lead Awareness
  • ASHE Healthcare Construction Certification

Craig Kennedy

Vice President

With 24 years of construction experience, and 15 serving as a Project Superintendent, Craig’s in depth knowledge of all facets of construction are invaluable to the role he serves as Vice President of Field Services. Craig provides direct management to AOW’s field supervision staff, monitors job scheduling and progression, and facilitates the implementation of AOW’s safety program. Craig is exceptionally proficient in estimating and scheduling and has a proven track record for delivering results often exceeding owner expectations. Craig has also served as Project Manager on a variety of Projects for AOW.

Craig has led a number of key projects for AOW to include the Saratoga Hospital Emergency Department, The Saratoga Ambulatory Surgery Center, Realty USA Headquarters, and the Albany Medical Center Emergency Department Addition and Renovation. Craig’s level of commitment to each job, his ability to provide creative, cost-effective solutions, and his ability to foster a team environment with AOW employees and subcontractors are vital to AOW’s continued growth.

Qualifications | Education

  • 24 Years Construction Experience
  • 15 Years as Project Manager
  • 4 Years as Vice President of AOW
  • Hudson Valley Community College

Licenses & Certifications

  • OSHA 10
  • Lead Awareness
  • ASHE Healthcare Construction Certification

Nicki Armsby

CFO

Brian Baker

Executive Project Manager

With over 35 years of construction experience, 22 serving in an executive management or ownership role, Brian Baker is a highly qualified and well-respected professional in the Capital Region. Brian began in the industry by working as a masons’ tender, a laborer, and a carpenter. He became a foreman in the field and for 10 years, successfully ran his own high-end residential remodeling firm. Brian has also served as a site supervisor and Vice President of Operations for 15 years for another local construction firm. Brian’s experience in estimating and project management is nearly unsurpassed in the local market. He has effectively estimated and managed projects across multiple industries, including healthcare. At AOW, Brian currently serves dual role as both Project Executive and Senior Estimator.