We pride ourselves on having a highly educated staff, many of whom have achieved college degrees such as a Bachelors of Architecture or Engineering from NJIT, NYIT, Philadelphia University, and Stony Brook. We also have those with a BS in Business Management from Saint Francis College and a MS in Design from UMass. These degrees are in addition to the rigorous and continual training each associate participates in - whether it may be within the office or in outside seminars.
Between the two of them, partners Brian Gillen & Sertac Konuk have many years of architecture experience to lead Code, LLC. After graduating New Jersey Institute of Technology, Brian joined an architecture firm and eventually got his architecture license in 1995. Meanwhile in Turkey, Sertac graduated from Dokuz Eylül University in 1995 with his BA in Architecture, and shortly after earned his architect license in 1996. After seven years of architecture experience in Turkey, Sertac moved half-way across the globe to New York in 2003. And in early 2000s, Brian bought the company that would be Code, LLC with a former partner, bringing Sertac on as a Project Supervisor in 2004 and ascending to partner in 2012. During that time period, Sertac and Brian have collaborated and developed CODE LLC into one of the best boutique code consulting firms of the city.
Project Management Dept. Manager
In 2010, Rufus came to Code as a Project Supervisor after getting his degree in Architecture from NJIT in 2007. Rufus has worked on hundreds of large and complex projects, and most recently became Manager of the Project Managers. Prior to starting here, he was an experienced manager in various construction businesses, of which, he relies on those experiences to be a successful manager today with his knowledgeable team.
Project Completion Department Manager
Katrina joined Code in 2004 -- she’s seen the company grow all the while working her way from Permits Coordinator to Supervisor of COs to Project Completion Manager. Her more than decade long residency at Code has made her a valuable and indispensable source of Sign Off/CO information. She along with her skilled Project Completion Team work hard to make sure our clients’ projects are completed as seamless and efficiently as possible.
Field/Business Operations Department Manager
Fernando has worked as a manager in some capacity since he was 19 and was brought on to Code in 2011 as Field Department Manager. From the beginning, Fernando was tasked to build up the department and lead his team of Expeditors. A few years later, Field and Business Operations merged into one department under Fernando’s direction, taking more responsibility for the day-to-day of the office. Currently, he manages his Field & BizOps team, working closely with them to ensure smooth operations both in and outside of the office.