Buck Team

Michael Cornwellmike

Michael formed Buck Construction in April 1999 after nearly 10 years as Vice President and co-owner of BDM Contracting Corporation. He has operated his own business specializing in commercial carpentry construction for over 25 years. Under his direction, Buck has grown to be one of the most recognized and respected subcontractors in Southern New Jersey. He has extensive experience in project management and estimating. Michael earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Law in 1986 from Rowan University and certificate in Real Estate Law from the Philadelphia Institute in 1988.


John Rudderow
Lead Estimator/Project Manager

John joined Buck Construction in November 2007 bringing with him over 34 years of experience in the construction trade. John is the company’s Lead Estimator and Project Manager. Prior to Buck, John worked for general contracting firms estimating and managing projects ranging from $10 thousand to $350 million. The depth of his experience in the construction industry makes him a valuable resource to Buck.


Chris Elser
Estimator/Project Manager

Chris joined Buck Construction in March 2014. Chris has over 9 years of commercial construction experience between the field and office. He participated in a Co-op internship with a general contracting firm while attending Drexel University. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management in 2011, Chris worked as a full time estimator. His responsibilities at Buck include cost estimating, material purchasing and project management.



DeAna Pessagnodeana
Office Manager/Accounting

DeAna joined Buck Construction in August 2004 as an administrative assistant and has continued to add to her list of responsibilities quickly moving up to her current position as Office Manager. She is responsible for payroll, accounts receivable/payable as well as assisting the estimators and project managers with coordinating bids, preparing submittals/MSDS and completing change order requests. DeAna received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management in 2009 from Rowan University.