Company Profile


 The Waterbourne Team


18446002 CarminatiJames B. Carminati
Principal/President – Waterbourne Real Estate Advisors, LLC
Principal – Waterbourne Construction Advisors, LLC
Principal – Waterbourne Group, Inc.

As a Licensed Real Estate Broker, experienced Real Property Administrator and Construction Project Manager, Mr. Carminati has a broad knowledge of the real estate and construction industry.

Specifically, he utilizes his extensive and wide-ranging expertise to assist clients with site selection, lease/purchase contract analysis and negotiation, construction advisory, construction site supervision, project and property management services.

Mr. Carminati started his career in banking before becoming a real estate agent and top-performing leasing executive for Uniland Development Company where he worked for 6 years. His vast expertise and special attention to meeting client needs have resulted in successful projects for high-level national and multinational companies such as Ashton-Potter USA, Kaleida Health, Laidlaw Transit, Inc., Monro Muffler and Brake, NationsBank, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Great Lakes Customs Brokerage, Quest Diagnostics and SmithKline Beecham.

In addition to his achievements in the real estate industry, Mr. Carminati is active in the community as the former president of the Aspire of WNY, Inc. Foundation (formerly United Cerebral Palsy) and is a member of Aspire’s Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Town of Porter Board of Assessment Review and the Liberty Home Care Board of Directors.  He is also a past member of the Board of Directors for the Youngstown Yacht Club and ran the Yacht Club’s Summer Youth Sailing Program.

Mr. Carminati is the father of two adult sons and resides in Youngstown, NY with his wife and youngest son.

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Anthony M. D’Auria
Principal/Executive Vice President – Waterbourne Real Estate Advisors, LLC
Principal – Waterbourne Construction Advisors, LLC
Principal – Waterbourne Group, Inc.

As a founder/partner in Waterbourne Construction Advisors, LLC, Anthony D’Auria is responsible for new business development. In addition, his extensive industry and market expertise allows him to serve as a key client contact for managing clients’ construction planning processes and formulating effective client solutions.

Prior to co-founding Waterbourne Group companies, Mr. D’Auria worked in higher education as an adjunct professor and administrator. He then spent 6 years as the Marketing Director at Uniland Development Company – one of Upstate New York’s largest real estate development firms. Active within the community, Mr. D’Auria has been an officer for the past 11 years of the Board of Directors of Summit Educational Resources, Inc. (now known as The Summit Center) – Western New York’s premier provider of evidence-based interventions for children and young adults with Autism. He recently completed a 2 – year term as president and, effective June 2016, has been reappointed to another 2 – year term. He has also been named Co-Chairman of the 2016-2018 Building Hope Capital Campaign.

Mr. D’Auria is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Irish Classical Theatre, and Director Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the Erie Community College Foundation. He served a two-year stint as president of that organization and in August 2004 was honored for his leadership by the Board of Trustees. In addition, he is past president of the Board of Directors of the Upstate New York Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP); a former board member and Vice President of Buffalo/Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives; past president of the Western New York College and University Admissions Consortium; a former member of the St. Mark’s (Buffalo) Church and School Board of Directors; a founding member of the Greater Niagara Eagle Scout Alumni Association; and former member of the Executive Board of the Greater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Mr. D’Auria has been an active fundraiser over many years for Aspire of WNY, The Summit Center, and Nardin Academy.

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Tom ZehlerTom Zehler
Operations Manager – Waterbourne Construction Advisors, LLC

Thomas Zehler brings to the Waterbourne Team nearly 25 years of experience in the construction industry. After completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University at Buffalo, Mr. Zehler joined Uniland Development Company as Project Manager. In this role, Mr. Zehler was involved in ground-up office building construction, as well as tenant fit-outs.

After several years with Uniland, he joined Lone Star Construction as a Project Manager. In this capacity, Mr. Zehler spent the next 13 years criss-crossing the United States managing construction projects for such internationally recognized companies as Darden Restaurants, General Electric, Boston Markets, KinderCare, and Sun TV, to name a just a few.

In 2008, Mr. Zehler accepted a Project Manager position with Clover Construction Management where he was responsible for the construction of several large multi- family, multi- million dollar projects in New York State and northern Pennsylvania.

As Waterbourne’s Operations Manager, Mr. Zehler is responsible for the day to day administrative duties and the management of all Project Managers and Site Superintendents.

Mr. Zehler resides in Newfane, New York and is the father of three adult sons.

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Scott PfohlScott Pfohl
Sr. Project Manager – Waterbourne Construction Advisors, LLC

Scott Pfohl comes to Waterbourne Construction Advisors by way of North Carolina where he most recently served as a Senior Project Manager on a wide range of construction projects located on US Military bases in Kentucky, North Carolina and Florida.

Originally from Western New York, Mr. Pfohl brings a total of 25 years of construction experience to the Waterbourne Team. He completed his Associates Degree in Applied Science Engineering Technology at Alfred State College and then started his professional career as a Designer/CAD Operator at Wendel Engineers. He spent the next 16 years working as an Estimator and Project Manager for various construction firms in Western New York. Before leaving for North Carolina, Mr. Pfohl completed an 8 – year stint as Vice President of Projects for Winter Construction.

Mr. Pfohl resides in Sanborn, NY with his wife and two children.


chrisvoChristopher Voyer
Project Manager/Estimator – Waterbourne Construction Advisors, LLC

Christopher Voyer comes to Waterbourne Construction Advisors with over 35 years in the construction industry, most recently serving as a Project Site Coordinator, where he was responsible for the $48 Million Black Rock Financial Data Center and an 87,000 SF renovation for Geico Insurance.

In 1982, Chris earned his A.S. in Electrical Technology at Erie Community College. Over the years, he has developed a reputation for his skills in cost estimating and project management.

Throughout his career, he has engaged in numerous safety training classes and holds a certification in Construction Safety through OSHA. He is also trained and certified by NYS Department of Transportation in affirmative action and minority hiring practices and standards.

Chris is currently working as Site Superintendent for the new Learning Commons at Niagara County Community College, a $30 Million, 100,000SF addition and renovation to the Sanborn, New York campus.

Chris is a lifetime resident of Western New York and currently resides in Tonawanda, NY.


Jeffrey Balcerzak

Jeffrey J. Balcerzak
Project Coordinator  - Waterbourne Construction Advisors, LLC

A former project superintendent with LeChase Construction Services, Jeffrey Balcerzak joined the Waterbourne team in January 2015, bringing nearly 30 years of construction experience to bear as a Project Coordinator.

Over the years, Mr. Balcerzak has compiled an impressive resume as a Project Superintendent for numerous school projects throughout Upstate New York, including:

Finger Lakes Community College / $30 Million Student Services Center
Wayne County Central School Facilities / $20 Million New Science Wing
Rochester Central School District / $15 Million Renovation
Genesee Valley BOCES / $20 Million Expansion and Renovation Project
Akron Central School District / $22 Million, 50,000 SF New Middle School
Newfane Central School District / $12.2 Million Renovation Project
Roy-Hart Central School District / $14 Million Addition and Renovation
Starpoint Central School District / $11 Million Addition and Renovation
Niagara – Orleans BOCES / $4.7 Million New Building Addition

Mr. Balcerzak is a 1976 graduate of Erie Community College with an Associates Degree in Civil Technology.


Santoro, Joseph 2Joseph D. Santoro
Estimator/Senior Project Manager – Waterbourne Construction Advisors, LLC

As Estimator/Senior Project Manager, Joseph Santoro oversees all cost estimating and frequently serves as a point person on Waterbourne’s large-scale construction management projects.

In his nearly 40 years in the construction industry, Mr. Santoro has built a reputation for his professionalism while completing over $400 million in construction work throughout Upstate New York and Florida.

Most notably, as an employee of ADF Construction Corporation of Buffalo, NY, Mr. Santoro served as the Senior Project Manager for the $25,000,000 renovation of the former Blue Cross Headquarters on Main Street in Buffalo.

In addition, Mr. Santoro has served as the Project Manager for the following:

Adams Mark Hotel/ renovation, Buffalo, NY – $5,500,000
Erie County Fire Training Center/ additions and renovations – $4,000,000
Bowmansville Fire Department/ additions and renovations – $2,750,000
East Amherst Fire Department/ renovations and new construction – $5,000,000
Harris Hill Fire Department/ new facility – $6,200,000
Hornell Area Family YMCA, Hornell NY – $6,500,000

Mr. Santoro has experience in all areas of commercial and residential construction. In addition, he has the requisite leadership skills and expertise to facilitate the critical advantage required in this industry.

Mr. Santoro resides in Amherst, NY with his wife and family.

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Brian Greaves
Scheduler/Site Superintendent – Waterbourne Construction Advisors, LLC

For over 23 years Brian Greaves has had the opportunity to experience all facets of the construction industry from project concept to project completion/turnover.

Mr. Greaves started his construction career in “the field” working on a carpentry and concrete crew. His ground up experience includes foreman, field coordinator, field supervisor, on-site project management. Mr. Greaves also held administrative positions where he was able to utilize his field experience to provide real estimating/bidding, project management and project scheduling services. He has been involved with the construction of new and renovated commercial office buildings, warehousing, manufacturing facilities,educational, medical and student housing. He currently provides full time estimating and scheduling services for Waterbourne’s projects.

Mr. Greaves completed multiple Construction Estimating courses at Erie Community College, has a Program Certificate from the Construction Institute of America, and CDT / CCCA Certifications from the Construction Specifications Institute.

Some of the more notable projects Mr. Greaves has been involved with include:

Jacobs Hall, University at Buffalo / Amherst, NY – $6,400,000
Paddock Chevrolet / Renovations/Addition, Buffalo, NY – $3,700,000
Windsong Place Apartments/ Williamsville, NY – $18,500,000
The Woods at Blairville/ Lewiston, NY – $9,500,000
Renaissance Place Apartments/ Amherst, NY – $11,000,000
Ketter Hall Earthquake Research Center/ University at Buffalo – $5,000,000
South Lake Village Apartments/ University at Buffalo – $11,000,000
Musical Fare Theatre/ Daeman College – $200,000

Mr. Greaves lives in Amherst, NY with his wife and two children.

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James B.Carminati, Jr.
Assistant Project Coordinator - Waterbourne Construction Advisors, LLC

James B. Carminati, Jr. joined the Waterbourne team in September 2015 after a successful four – year stint as the Waterfront director at the Rochester Yacht Club. As a Project Coordinator with Waterbourne, Mr. Carminati will be responsible for on – site scheduling and coordination of trades.

He is a 2010 graduate of SUNY College at Buffalo where he earned his B.S. in Social Studies Education and some credits towards his Master’s degree. In furthering his professional career in sailing, he obtained a US Coast Guard Master Captain’s License and US Sailing Level I Instructor Trainer Certification.

Mr. Carminati is a member and the Recording Secretary for Holimont Ski Resort’s Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Youngstown Yacht Club and is the Jr. Sailing Director as well.

Mr. Carminati resides in Youngstown, NY with his wife and son.


image003Rachel Bohn
Office Manager

Serving all of the companies under the Waterbourne Group of Companies umbrella, Rachel Bohn is an integral team member in her role as Office Manager, and is quite often the first person someone will speak to when calling Waterbourne.

Mrs. Bohn handles all of the accounting services;  and assists with the preparation of all marketing materials, correspondence, sales proposals and contracts.

Mrs. Bohn is a current student at SUNY Empire State College working towards a Masters Degree in Business Management and Economics, and is expected to graduate in May 2018.

Mrs. Bohn resides in Depew, New York with her husband and two children.

Mrs. Bohn can be contacted at




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