WHO WE ARE
BDFS Group is a minority-owned construction management firm serving the Greater Philadelphia region. Our company has 15 years of experience in delivering best-in-class services to clients across various industries. Our dedicated team combines their expertise and industry knowledge to simplify residential and commercial developments of all sizes.
BDFS offers a full range of construction management solutions, from project planning to quality control. We work with our clients to customize a package that aligns with their timeline, budget, and objectives. Once work begins on-site, we continue treating our clients as valuable collaborators, maintaining constant communication until the project comes to fruition.
Founded in 2008 by Calvin Snowden Jr. and Deidre Downes, BDFS's philosophy is based on "Building the Best." We approach every project by building strong relationships with our clients, assembling capable teams to produce quality work, and contributing daily to making Philadelphia the best city it can be.
CALVIN R. SNOWDEN JR.
PRINCIPAL & PRESIDENT
Calvin R. Snowden Jr. is a Philadelphia-based entrepreneur, engineer, and the Founder + Managing Partner of BDFS Group. With more than two decades of professional experience, Calvin’s storied career encompasses biotech, real estate, and construction management. He started his career in pharmaceuticals in 1998, overseeing global manufacturing initiatives for Centocor and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson. Calvin worked in various capacities throughout his 16 years in the field, including project management, global partnership support, and new product planning. The experience would lead him to launch his own biotech project, CBS BioPharma, in 2019. The startup specializes in contract bio pharmaceutical manufacturing and advocacy for diversity in the life sciences.
Tracy Lopez is a seasoned Office Manager with over 10 years of extensive experience. With a focus in human resources, Tracy’s attention to detail was honed as an event logistics and program coordinator for one of the largest investment companies in the country where she coordinated planning for multiple managers simultaneously along with recruiting and program specific events. Tracy is an enthusiastic and innovative professional who thrives on bringing organization and structure to all of her endeavors.
Karissa Nanni is BDFS’s dedicated residential designer and project manager. After 15 years in the corporate world, Karissa dove headfirst into her passion- reimagining a space, putting that vision onto paper, and helping clients and construction crews execute that vision to perfection. Karissa provides one-on-one consultations to understand and plan for even the tiniest details from the onset. Whether a small hall bath, the grandest great-room, and everything in-between, helping clients feel comfortable and confident throughout the remodeling process is her highest priority. Each project is seen to completion with empathetic support and room for client input throughout. No job is complete until the final lightbulbs are in and all parties are smiling!
CURTIS L. JENKINS
Curtis L. Jenkins, Author, Award winning Project Management Professional, Keynote Speaker, Forbes contributor and Philanthropist, is an innovative business advisor who focuses on servicing small to midsize companies. He specializes in enabling his clients’ strategic growth by concentrating on the company vision, business strategy alignment, culture, operations, and key projects.
Curtis’ approach is based on his trademarked – REALIZATION FRAMEWORK EXPERIENCE® His new book "Vision to Reality, Stop Working, Start Living" details this approach and serves as a guide to business leaders who want to grow their companies to 7 and 8 figures.
Curtis’ career spans 20+ years as a Project Management Executive in Mergers & Acquisitions, Global Information Technology Projects, Lean, Six Sigma, and Management Consulting in many industries.