Bob SmithPresident & Chief Satisfaction Officer
Bob Smith is the founder and CEO of The Allied Group and prefers to be known as the firm’s Chief Satisfaction Officer. He has an undergraduate degree in business from Fairleigh Dickinson University and over 30 years of experience in the construction industry.
Bob’s exceptional focus and dedication to customer satisfaction are the driving force behind The Allied Group’s repeat business from some of the leading, and most demanding hoteliers in the United States. The firm has completed projects for some of the most prestigious hospitality companies in the world. Internationally recognized brands and hospitality owners such as Hilton Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotels, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Felcor Lodging Trust, Archon Hospitality, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and Hyatt Hotels are a few of the most prominent clients that regularly utilize Allied to handle their renovation, conversion, and brand upgrade programs.
Pedro LescaillePresident, Chief Operating Officer
Pedro Lescaille is an industry veteran with over 30 years experience in the construction industry. Pedro’s diverse background and entrepreneurial spirit serve him well in the role that he has with The Allied Group. Pedro brings a reputation of being a hands-on leader with sharp attention to detail with a laser focus on bottom-line results. As our President and Chief Operating Officer, Pedro guides the business in day to day operations with direct involvement on all projects and the inner workings of The Allied Group. His responsibility spans company home office operations, Regional office operations, field operations, project management as well as working closely with Allied’s pre-construction team and our accounting department to ensure all projects run in the most efficient manner and delivering the best possible value to our clients. He is a strong team builder inside and outside of the organization and leads the company in propagating The Allied Groups Core Values and company culture.
Pedro lives on a farm in Ocean County NJ, where he enjoys horse training and tending to his other farm chores. He is active in his hometown community supporting the Police and first responders as well as other local charities. Pedro has been married to his wife Norma since 1995 and has 3 adult children.
David WinklerDirector, Western Regional Operations
David Winkler began his career in the hotel industry as a National Director of Engineering for Marriott and Hilton Franchised Hotels. He applied his MEP knowledge to implement preventative maintenance, energy savings, and sustainable material programs for commercial assets. He then turned his focus to construction and development services where he was responsible for overseeing the delivery of guest rooms, condominium units, and public space. Through the years, David has worked as an owner’s representative and general contractor for hospitality groups, development groups and professional firms such as Woodfin Suites, Sunstone Hotels, Western National Group and Jonathan Nehmer & Associates among others. His recent accomplishments include a $42 million dollar renovation of the St Regis Resort in Aspen Colorado, the $5 million completion of The Chefs Club restaurant in Aspen Colorado, and many guest room and public space renovations.
David Winkler joined The Allied Group in January 2013 as Vice President and Director of the Western Regional office. He serves as the primary point of contact for customer relations and is also responsible for generating new business in the western region.
Chuck BlundaVice President of Pre-Construction Services
After receiving his BS in Mechanical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, Chuck joined The Allied Group in 2003 as an Estimator. Chuck has served as The Allied Group’s Chief Estimator since 2005. Chuck and his team are responsible for all aspects of the pre-construction process, from site visits to bid packages, to the preparation of preliminary schedules. In addition, Chuck works closely with owners and management teams to develop preliminary and conceptual budgeting. Chuck has extensive experience in the hotel and restaurant renovation industry.
Bill CrosbyDirector of Business Development
Bill Crosby joined the Allied Group in 2000 as the Director of Business Development and runs our Tennessee office. Bill serves as the primary point of contact for all customer relations and is also responsible for generating new business, as well as maintaining current business relationships. Prior to joining Allied, Bill worked directly with hotel developers and owners including Holiday Inns, Inc. (now IHG), Davidson Hotel Co. and finally with RFS Hotel Investors. Bill’s experience with general contracting and hotel owners makes him truly an asset at The Allied Group. Bill has over 36 years of construction experience and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Millsaps College.
Ken PhillipsDirector of Marketing & Business Development
In his role as Director of Marketing & Business Development, Ken will be supporting key initiatives that The Allied Group has been building for over 30 years in business. The Allied Group has a track record of success in the Hospitality Industry working with Select Services, Full Services and Luxury Hotels dealing with the most famous Brand name hotels in the industry.
In his early years, Ken built a real estate publication called “The Area Guide”, shortly after became a marketing specialist to many small to mid-sized businesses. Specializing in direct mail and branding, he then adapted his business model to lead his clients into the digital age of website and online branding. Ken has a long history with The Allied Group and recently has joined the team in a marketing and business development role.
He has 2 children Jacob and Madison and married to his wife Jenn since 2000.