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Bob Saunders

LEED AP BD+C / Executive Vice President and Cofounder

Bob trained as a civil engineer and holds multiple professional contractor’s licenses in the regions that Momentum serves. He also is a LEED AP, which is the green building industry’s designation of professional accreditation. A frequent speaker in industry circles on the topics of sustainable design, project management, and workplace design, Bob has been involved with the planning, design, and construction management of hundreds of facilities throughout the country.

A lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, Bob started his career in the steel industry, first as a summer laborer and later as a project engineer overseeing the implementation of large capital projects. After several years in the steel industry, he was drawn to the world of commercial and institutional design and construction, and he has focused his career on managing and delivering complex and challenging programs.

Bob particularly enjoys the opportunity to work with intelligent, focused, and passionate clients, the majority of whom return to Momentum for multiple projects. The opportunity to bring their visions to life ranks among his highest satisfactions:

“Our clients count on us to deliver building programs that meet their highest aspirations and help them grow their organizations. When I tour the buildings with our clients, I smile as I envision the story behind each building and the specific goals that helped shape it. I appreciate the fact that our team has been able to make such a difference in people’s lives by listening to their needs, translating their visions, and simply delivering on our promises.”

Since 1995, Bob has served as the chairman of the Fox Chapel Area School Authority, where he has overseen over $100MM worth of capital improvement and construction projects. He also coached youth soccer for 22 seasons.

Biggest non-work obsession: Road cycling.

I will ride regardless of the weather and terrain, as cycling is an outlet that requires mental and physical focus. I appreciate the fact that a bicycle has essentially remained the unchanged in its function for several hundred years, and I have a thing for lugged steel frames and Italian components.”

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