Senior Management

John Nichols

John Nichols

President

Current President and Partner in Unitex, with 35 years of consecutive service to the corporation. John currently holds 2 degrees from Penn State University; B.S. in 1975 and M.S. in 1980.

Starting in 1982 with Unitex as an Administrative Assistant to the President., John quickly progressed through head of scheduling, operations manager, salesman, marketing manager, sales manager, Vice-President and currently President.

John continues to remain thoroughly steeped and current in all aspects of the business and the services offered to private commercial clientele; concrete, asphalt paving, sealcoating, linestriping and waterproofing.

Harvey Norris

Harvey Norris

VP of Operations, Principal

Harvey Norris presently holds the position of General Superintendent.  He has been employed with Unitex since May 2007.

His experience consists of 20 years in the Heavy and Highway field.  A graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology in 1989, Harvey has been engaged in the site and roadway construction field in a managerial capacity.

At Unitex, his duties include managing personnel in the performance of the work in concert with the project manager.  His duties include reviewing of cost estimates, schedules, and coordination of the work with the owners, crews, suppliers and required subcontractors.

Steve DePedro

Steve DePedro

Vice President

With over 30 years in the construction industry, Steve co-owns Unitex, . Steve’s qualifications range from supervising field crews to managing day to day operations.

Before Unitex, Steve served as a Senior Manager of Transportation for a large heavy/highway contractor in charge of all transportation for 6 operating divisions including repair shops.  Prior to that, Steve served as Owner/President of a rental dump truck fleet that operated 30 triaxle dump trucks in the tri-state area.

Branden Downing

Branden Downing

Operations Manager

Branden joined the Unitex team March 2013.  Branden has over 12 years experience in the construction industry.  He currently schedules and manages personnel/jobsites to ensure customer satisfaction along with maintaining company success. He carries an OSHA certification, State of DE Sediment and Storm Water Mgmt Certification, State of MD Erosion and Sediment Control Certification, Competent Rigger Level 1 Certification, Qualified Operator of Powder Actuated Tools, Flagger Certified in accordance with PennDot Guidelines, CPR Certification and Confined Space Certification.  Branden has invested much of his time into advancing his knowledge in construction and property maintenance.
Dan Gross

Dan Gross

Controller

Sharon Napier-Alba

Sharon Napier-Alba

Job Costing

Rob Long

Rob Long

Human Resources

Rhiannon O’Neill

Rhiannon O’Neill

Marketing/AP

Project Managers

Chris Klebe

Chris Klebe

Estimator/Project Manager

Chris Klebe has been employed with Unitex since April 2014. He has worked in the asphalt maintenance and construction industry for the last 20 years. His areas of expertise include asphalt and concrete construction, parking lot and roadway repair & replacement, storm water management, and preventative maintenance programs for asphalt pavements.

Prior to that Chris worked in engineering and construction in the utility industry. From 1983 to 1995 he was involved in power plant construction, startup and operations. Today at Unitex, he works with commercial clients assisting them with all phases of their asphalt and concrete construction projects. He specializes in providing a high level of service to ensure individual needs of different clients are effectively met. This usually begins with site visits and meetings to assess project requirements, and is followed by developing a proposal which recommends cost effective solutions. It continues with working together with Unitex planning and field teams to ensure successful project completion and client satisfaction. Chris’s years of experience in our industry enable him to be an effective partner with you on all of the services we offer.

Eric Reynolds

Eric Reynolds

Estimator/Project Manager

Eric has over 30 years experience in a wide variety of both the residential and commercial fields. During the early 80’s, he worked as an apprentice carpenter with the PA Home Builders Association.  Eric desired new challenges and subsequently continued his career doing drafting and hydraulic flow studies/analysis for a Pennsylvania Engineering firm.

In 1988, Eric began performing his duties as a field superintendent for a Highway & Heavy Construction contractor.  He has directly supervised site improvement and utility work for many multi-million dollar projects.

In addition to his extensive hands-on field experience, Eric has served as Dispatch Manager for a large excavating contractor.  He coordinated the scheduling and movement of over 300 employees, support equipment and associated trucking.  He later went on to manage the Concrete Department where he was engaged in the estimating and oversight of all aspects of concrete work including flatwork, walls, slip-form curbing and bridge piers.

Eric’s responsibilities with Unitex include estimating and project management.  His primary focus is on scheduling, contract review, servicing accounts and field coordination in order to provide the best customer service.

 

Donald Doan

Donald Doan

Estimator/Project Manager

Donny has worked in the asphalt industry for 16 years. He began working in residential paving as a laborer. His hard work ethic quickly led him to a position as a machine operator for crews completing both residential and commercial work. Donny continued to gain expertise working in the field before joining Unitex in 2014 as a screed operator. Always looking for a new challenge, Donny began to look for additional opportunities to grow within the company. He worked closely assisting the sales team and became a Project Manager in 2017. Donny is able to use his strong knowledge of the field to provide customers with prompt and courteous service.

 

Chance Norris

Chance Norris

Project Managing/Estimating

Chance has spent most of his life around the construction industry, as a teen he spent time working around equipment and labor-intensive projects with his father Harvey. Concurrent with the time spent around construction, he was also an extremely competitive wrestler. After high school, Chance accepted a Division 1 scholarship to wrestle at Bucknell University, where he was studying to become a Chemical Engineer. Following a career ending injury in wrestling, he decided to take a semester off and work construction with Unitex in the spring of 2017.

After the 2017 paving season, Chance found he wanted to stay with Unitex and the construction industry. He began applying himself on the paving crew to garner the knowledge and experience necessary to create opportunities for himself within the company. In the four years Chance spent in the field, he operated the paver, screed, and skid-steers as well as other heavy equipment. He mastered the electronic systems on the paver and took a role in teaching co-workers about their proper usage. In the winter months he would spend time working with our Project Managers/Estimators so he could better apply his experience in the field and education to that department. In January 2021 Chance was brought in to work in the Project Managing/Estimating department full time.

He is excited to bring his work ethic and experience from the field to his new position and provide customers with accurate and timely service.

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