NETCO Construction Project Managers, Inc. was established in 1991 as a construction project management firm. Since then we have worked for many clients with a wide variety of project management requirements. In 1998, we introduced our Specialty Construction division which focuses on coastal erosion control and wetland restoration work.


Coastal Construction

Our Coastal Construction division focuses on shoreline and inland marine projects. NETCO pioneered the use of biodegradable coir and jute fabrics for White Cliffs shoreline and coastal bank stabilization where traditional “hard” engineering solutions cannot be used. We also install stone revetments, groins, gabions, and sandrift fencing. In addition to erosion control activities, NETCO’s Coastal Construction projects include the construction of coastal bank stairways, boardwalks and pedestrian bridges, and non-marine work, such as the installation of livestock and deer fencing, and wetland restoration/replication.

Project Management

Our Project Management division focuses on the management of public and private building projects and includes new construction of all types, restoration and rehabilitation of historic structures, and adaptive re-use of both conventional and historic buildings. We have worked on projects as small as $2,500 to those exceeding $200 million, with our primary assignments generally in the $1 million to $20 million range. Our project management assignments have included town halls, libraries, schools, public safety facilities, condominiums, and shopping malls.

The NETCO Team



Dave Lager, the founder of NETCO, has 32 years of relevant construction experience. He has worked in theDave Lager pic heavy civil, public works, environmental, commercial and real estate development industry in North America, Europe and the Middle East. Dave has directly managed or overseen the construction of more than 100 projects with an approximate value exceeding $350 million, and has managed construction teams exceeding 50 contractors working on one site. With expertise in estimating, project cost management systems, contractor and subcontractor selection, and field operations, Dave focuses on project management for historic buildings and coastal construction projects.*

Organization Memberships:


Senior Project Manager, Project Management Division

Tom Kondel has more than 25 years of relevant experience in the design, construction and supervision of construction of buildings of all types. He holds a Construction Supervisor’s license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and has been a construction project manager for the last 20 years. Tom is experienced in estimating, bidding, scheduling, subcontractor negotiation and change order management, weekly meeting management between architect, owner and contractors as well as project closeout. He has been responsible for securing local, state and federal permits for new project development, as well as managing site work contracting to develop the land parcels into commercially viable sites. His project management experience involves extensive public sector construction work including libraries, schools, public safety facilities, and town halls.*


Superintendents, Coastal Construction Division

NETCO’s Coastal Construction Division Superintendents have been with NETCO for 13 and 15 years, respectively. Together they have completed over 200 projects in New England and beyond. Douglas and Hugo are highly experienced in coastal erosion control and coastal stair, bridge, revetment and walkway construction. Their expertise involves estimating, on-site project management, design, fabrication of specialty erosion control products, customer liaison, and equipment/crew management. Douglas manages NETCO projects primarily on Nantucket and Hugo manages projects on the mainland.


All of NETCO’s Project Representatives/Clerks of the Works are licensed construction supervisors with extensive experience in the field.

*Dave and Tom have completed the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Public Purchasing Training Program for School Construction including the seminar for the new Construction Management at Risk procurement process.