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Major General (Retired) Roger R. Blunt

Essex Construction, LLC

Contact Information:
9440 Pennsylvania Avenue
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Telephone: (240) 492-2001
Fax: (240) 492-2016
Web site:

Primary Contact/Owner: Roger R. Blunt, CEO

Primary Contact/Owner Brief Bio
Essex's CEO, Roger R. Blunt, is a Civil Engineer and Nuclear Engineer, registered professionally in New York State and the District of Columbia. A West Point Graduate, he holds two Masters Degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Doctor of Public Service Degree from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. After an active career in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, he continued his service in the Active Army Reserves, and in his final assignment, Major General Blunt commanded the 97th Army Reserve Command. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. He also is a 2001 laureate of the Washington Business Hall of Fame. For over 30 years, he has exercised technical supervision and executive oversight in the successful completion of more than $500 million in construction value.

NAICS Codes Served: 233310, 233220, 235510, 235710, 235990, 233320, 236220, 236210, 236116

Certifications: City of Baltimore MBE; Maryland Department of Transportation MBE/DBE; Prince George's County Public Schools MBE; Prince George's County Minority Business Opportunities Commission; New Jersey Transit MBE/DBE; Metropolitan Transit Authority State of New York DBE; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of General Services MBE; Commonwealth of Virginia MBE

About Essex Construction, LLC

Essex Construction, LLC, founded in 1982, provides general contracting, construction management and design/build services for commercial and institutional clients in the Greater Metropolitan Washington, DC region and the Baltimore Metropolitan area. Essex specializes in complex interior renovation projects for hospitals, universities and office buildings. Additionally, Essex's construction services include religious, educational and multi-unit housing. Essex has received awards of excellence and craftsmanship awards from Baltimore and Washington contractor and building associations, and a Preservation Project Award by the Maryland Historical Trust. Essex's services include:

Comprehensive Construction Management services from concept to project completion.

  1. Predesign Phase:
    • Master Program Schedule
    • Conceptual Estimates
    • Program Budget Development
    • Construction Phasing Schedules

  2. Design Phase:
    • Master Construction Schedules
    • Schematic Estimates
    • Design Development Estimates
    • Value Engineering Analysis
    • Constructability Review and Analysis
    • Long-Lead Equipment Purchasing
    • Bid Packaging Strategy
    • Bid Receipts & Analysis

  3. Construction Phase:
    • Establish On-site Project Organization
    • Coordinate Trade Contractors
    • Control & Monitor Schedules
    • Implement Cost Control Procedures
    • Permit Assistance
    • Inspection of Work
    • Institute & Monitor Safety Program
    • Change Order Control & Procedures
    • Monthly Progress Reporting
    • Schedule Updates

  4. Occupancy Phase:
    • Occupancy Scheduling
    • Equipment Procurement
    • Prepare & Schedule Completion of Punch List
    • Submit Operation, Maintenance & Warranty Manuals
    • Perform Pre-Move Surveys
    • Coordinate Move Contractors
    • Oversee Owner Move-in
    • Equipment Start-Up

Essex's team of experienced and responsive construction professionals takes great pride in achieving the highest standard of quality in its products and services. We assure superior management and timely, cost-effective completion in each engagement. We approach every project as a new privilege to demonstrate excellence in performance and pride in our work. Additionally, Essex personnel bring demonstrated strength in working effectively in team relationships to deliver complex projects.