Christos Christakis, Chairman
Christakis Design and Construction's founder and managing principal, Christos Christakis, brings over 30 years of design and management skills to every project under his direction. A "hands-on" problem solver, Mr. Christakis assists his clients in receiving appropriate solutions that meet each project's functional, budget, and scheduling requirements. With professional degrees in both Engineering and Architecture and training in Project and Construction Management, he approaches each project with a unique sensitivity to "form, function, and value". He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil/Structural Engineering from Villanova University and a master's degree in Architecture from Kent State University. He is registered in Pennsylvania and several other states.
In 1987, Christos Christakis co-founded Christakis & Kachele inc. later named Christakis VanOcker Morrison (A.K.A. CVM Engineers and CVM Construction). Established in 2011, Christakis Design and Construction is guided by the same high standard of service expected by his former clients. Mr. Christakis is on the board of several regional charitable organizations and served as president of the Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers.
Ari Christakis, President of Christakis Design and Construction, is responsible for the Company's infrastructure systems and business management. An attorney by training, Ari holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Pittsburgh in Information Science ('02) and his J.D. from the Beasley School of Law at Temple University ('06) and is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining his father in launching their new company, Mr. Christakis was a Project Manager and General Counsel for CVM Construction from 2005-2009 In addition to being active in several professional organizations, Ari is actively involved in the sport of Rugby and sits on the Board of Directors of Rugby Pennsylvania, the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union, and the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union.