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Paul Cunningham
President / CEO
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Paul began his career in 1976 in the residential construction industry. He relocated to Houston, Texas, in 1978 where he enrolled in the Carpenter Apprenticeship School. During his fourth year as an apprentice, Paul was promoted to foreman while working on high-rise commercial projects.

With the experience he gained in Texas, Paul came back to Ohio in 1988 with visions of starting his own company. In March of 1989, Paul and his wife, Nancy, established Competitive Interiors, Inc. Today, Paul oversees all operations of the company.

Nancy Cunningham
Vice-President / CFO
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Nancy began her career in 1982 as secretary of estimating for a large commercial construction firm in Houston, Texas, where she met Paul. She was quickly promoted to the payroll department, where she was accountable for 1200 union employees.

Nancy returned to Ohio with Paul in 1988. When Nancy co-founded Competitive Interiors with Paul, she had the experience necessary to control the payroll and accounting for the company. As vice president / treasurer, she continues to manage payroll and accounting for Competitive.

Office Staff

Alexis Pinney
Accounting Assistant
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Jay Polenske
President of Operations
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Jay began his career in 1987 as a carpenter apprentice and joined Competitive Interiors in 1992. His experience in commercial construction is very diverse.

Throughout his career, Jay has ascended through every facet of the industry up to his current position. As President of Operations, he is responsible for the execution of the pre-construction process and customer relations.

Kevin Street
Chief Estimator
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Kevin began his career in construction as a truck driver / warehouse manager. He became a part-time estimator in 1996. He escalated quickly to a full-time estimator and has been estimating interiors projects ever since. With experience estimating projects large and small, he brings a vast amount of knowledge to our estimating staff.

Kevin joined Competitive Interiors as Chief Estimator in January 2017.

Darrell Snyder
Senior Estimator
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Darrell began his career in commercial construction as a carpenter in 1980. He was able to elevate himself to Project Superintendent and was later promoted to General Field Superintendent. Darrell joined Competitive Interiors in 2004 and retired from the carpenters union in 2005.

He began his second career as an Estimator / Project Manager that same year with Competitive. In 2015, Darrell was promoted to Senior Estimator.

Doug Jackson
Lead Estimator
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Doug began his construction career as a residential carpenter in 1988 and joined the Carpenters Union in 1990. He ascended through the ranks of the field becoming a Foreman and eventually a General Superintendent. In 1998 he was promoted from the field and became an Estimator and Project Manager.

Doug joined the Competitive Interiors team in 2016 as a Lead Estimator.

Erik Cunningham
Estimator / Project Manager
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Erik began his career in 2005 as a helper in a lumber yard. Erik joined Competitive Interiors in 2007 as a carpenter helper. He was later promoted to Project Manager in 2010, where he was in charge of ordering materials and equipment for jobsites.

Erik was promoted to his current position, Estimator, in 2012.

Brad Ward
Estimator / Project Manager
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Brad earned his bachelor's degree in 2011 from Youngstown State University, majoring in Civil Engineering. During his education, he worked in the manufacturing industry.

Brad joined Competitive Interiors in April of 2011 as a Project Manager and was promoted to his current position as an Estimator in 2014.

Jeremy Cramer
Project Manager
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Kevin McConnell
Project Manager
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Kevin earned his bachelor's degree in 2013 from the University of Akron, majoring in Construction Engineering Technology. During his education, he worked for a materials testing company.

Kevin joined Competitive Interiors in December of 2016 as a Project Manager.

Tim Ricketson
Director of Construction
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Timmy began as a carpenter working in residential construction at a young age and joined the carpenters union in 1985 right after high school.  In 1993, he joined Competitive Interiors, Inc. as a carpenter and worked his way up as to a foreman before elevating himself to his current position. As director of construction, Tim now oversees the operations of all projects and manpower.

Shane Page
Project Manager
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Jennifer Tresler
Administrative Assistant / Receptionist
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Jennifer has worked in office administration since 1992. Her experience in payroll and accounts payable makes her a key player in our office operations.

In her current position as administrative assistant, Jennifer handles the flow of all incoming calls, execution of payroll, assisting the accounting department, and all other general office duties.

Mike Ricketson
Warehouse Manager
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Mike joined the carpenters union in 1978 and began working in residential construction. He made his way into commercial construction where he became a foreman. Mike joined Competitive Interiors in 2002 in that capacity and retired in 2012. He currently is the warehouse manager where he is in charge of purchasing, distributing, maintaining, and tracking our tools.

Field Staff

Jeff Goodrich
Project Superintendent

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Don Denbow
Project Superintendent

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Ernie Meyers
Project Superintendent

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Travis Nicholson
Project Superintendent

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Chad Ank
Project Superintendent

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Brian Macik
Project Superintendent

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Dave Dort
Project Superintendent

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