Originally from a small western Pennsylvania town called Twin Rocks, Adam is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where he earned a degree in civil engineering. He bleeds black and gold, and watches the Pirates, Steelers, and Penguins any time he can.
In addition to being a strong supporter of all Pittsburgh professional sports teams, Adam Ostinowsky, a construction manager working out of Urban’s Mechanicsburg, PA office, is always striving to be a strong advocate on behalf of the firm’s clients. Having worked for more than six years on the contracting side of the industry, Adam is well suited to find common ground between a client and local stakeholders to ensure everyone’s needs are achieved. In turn, joining the Urban family has allowed his personal needs to be met. "Urban has allowed me to have the work-life balance I wanted," Adam said. After traveling a lot in his previous position, the stability of commuting to one office most days was appealing to him. "I am able to have a wife and two kids who I get to see and spend time with everyday."
Adam enjoys the opportunity to interact with a variety of people on a daily basis. Having been a part of Urban’s Open-End Construction Management Agreement with PennDOT, District 8-0, for the past four years, no day for him is typical. Assignments vary and he may find himself chairing a stakeholder meeting one day and writing letters and reviewing project schedules the next. He finds it rewarding to be able to make a difference on numerous projects of varying scopes. For instance, in addition to his work on the PennDOT contract, Adam is conducting schedule update reviews on the American Parkway Project, which will connect the east side of Allentown with the downtown area across the Lehigh River. He also recently finished helping oversee the demolition of the old terminal building at Harrisburg International Airport, which has created room for new businesses.
Adam is proud of the number of connections he has made and maintained during his career, including the full range of industry professionals, from the laborers, carpenters, and operators, to the designer/contractor firm presidents and project owners. "I have learned it’s important to respect each role and individual involved in a project and have learned many lessons from those who perform at each level," Adam said. "Respecting everyone involved in a project has earned me respect and has opened opportunities up to me."