MBP was founded in 1989 by Frank McDonough, Charlie Bolyard and Blake Peck, three engineers who shared the vision of building a professional construction management consulting company based on six core values.
Since 1989, the MBP Team, its client base and resources have all steadily grown. Today it is well established, with multiple offices serving clients throughout the United States and overseas.
About the Founders
Frank McDonough, PE
Mr. McDonough has more than 35 years of construction and engineering experience in heavy construction (power, transportation, utilities, and marine facilities) and buildings (hotel, office, and military facilities) to include 17 years working directly for contractors as field engineer/superintendent, project engineer/manager, and chief engineer. His work for contractors included bidding preparation of subcontracts, temporary works engineering, CPM scheduling, project management and disputes resolution. As a co-founder of MBP, the majority of his time was spent providing expert testimony, performing detailed claim analyses, and preparing reports. More recently, Frank refocused his efforts and alternative approaches to resolution of construction disputes, both domestically and internationally, as member or chair of disputes adjudication or review boards, and serving as arbitrator, mediator on third-party neutral.
Charles Bolyard, Jr., CCM, PSP, CFCC
Mr. Bolyard has more than 42 years construction management experience for owners and contractors. He has served as inspector, estimator, scheduler, senior field engineer, project engineer, and project manager. His project experience includes tunnel cut and cover, at-grade and aerial mass transit; drainage, utilities, grading, paving, bridge and highways; water and wastewater treatment plants; process plants; hydro, fossil fuel and nuclear power plants; manufacturing facilities; detention facilities; and commercial, high rise, educational, hospital, healthcare and special use buildings. Heavy civil engineering applications include electrical/mechanical/instrumentation systems in buildings, plants, and facilities. Extensive experience for owners and contractors in CPM scheduling, cost estimating, management, constructibility review, delay analysis, damages analysis and construction claims analysis, and has provided expert testimony, litigation support services, and has served as mediator and third-party-neutral in resolution of construction disputes. Charlie is active in AACEI, is a past Regional Director, serves as a Director for the National Capital Section, and is a member of AACEI's Certification Board. As MBP's Chairman and CEO, Charlie is actively involved in MBP's strategic initiatives and planning for continuing growth. Charles is active in many industry associations and was named a Fellow in 2010 by the AACEI, and was also inducted into the College of Fellows for the Construction Management Association of America in 2011.
Blake Peck, PE, CCM
Mr. Peck has more than 39 years experience on CPM scheduling, inspection, management, cost estimating, and contract administration on bridge, road, building, civil, and military projects. Experience includes seven years design and construction management for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as well as more than 20 years as construction management/consultant on a variety of large construction projects. He has managed a diverse range of claims analysis assignments for owners and contractors and has provided extensive cost estimating services on behalf of governmental and private agencies on highways, buildings, plants, flood control, dams and toxic removal projects. He has also performed CPM scheduling services on more than $15 billion in projects and has provided instruction in the basics of schedule preparation and its use in construction projects to monitor progress and perform claims/delay analysis on behalf of municipal, state and federal agencies. Blake served as the National President of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) from 2001 to 2002, was inducted into CMAA's College of Fellows in 2004, and served on the Construction Manager Certification Institute's Board of Governors from 2004 to 2006. As President and COO for MBP's operations, Blake is a major participant in the firm's in-house quality management program, business development, and strategic initiatives.