Real estate and construction enterprise hires experienced project executives Mike Bowen and Raju Kaval to manage sophisticated transportation projects in Southeast market

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Suffolk, one of the largest and most innovative real estate and construction enterprises in the country, has expanded its team of aviation construction experts in the Southeast region by hiring operations executives Mike Bowen and Raju Kaval. The new hires bolster the firm’s capabilities and expertise in the aviation and transportation sector, allowing Suffolk to seamlessly deliver sophisticated, complex airport construction and renovation projects.

“Mike and Raju have decades of experience managing construction projects at airports so we are thrilled they have joined our team to bolster our experience in the growing aviation and transportation sectors,” said Pete Tuffo, President of Suffolk Southeast. “With the addition of Mike and Raju to our team, Suffolk is well positioned to lead in this sector and become a contractor of choice for airport and transportation clients in Florida and beyond.”

With nearly 30 years of industry experience, Mike Bowen has led major airport construction projects throughout the country, including the Baltimore International Airport Concourse C Widening; FLL Southwest Airlines Terminal 1 Modernization Program in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Los Angeles International Airport United Airlines East Aircraft Maintenance & GSE Complex; and the preconstruction effort on JFK T6 JetBlue International Terminal in New York.

Raju Kaval has three decades of global aviation experience. He helped oversee a $2 billion airport development program that consisted of a new terminal building, taxiways, runways, a multi-modal transportation hub and more at Bangalore International Airport in Bengaluru, India. Other projects in Mr. Kaval’s diverse portfolio include an airport redevelopment program at Los Angeles International Airport, renovation and modernization at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan and various maintenance and renovation projects for the U.S. Army Reserve Centers in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland.

Suffolk is experienced managing airport operations and terminal construction. The company has completed and is currently managing more than $2.5 billion in construction and renovation projects for airports across the country, including Tampa International Airport, Boston Logan International Airport and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

Suffolk project teams are curious, inventive, flexible and forward-thinking, and they leverage cutting-edge technologies and processes to deliver value. The Suffolk toolbox consists of a customized suite of technologies that leverages virtual models, an innovative design collaboration process known as Plan + Control, artificial intelligence and data to mitigate risk, minimize waste, lower costs and deliver a more seamless, transparent process for aviation clients.

About Suffolk

Suffolk is a national enterprise that invests, innovates, and builds. Suffolk is an end-to-end business that provides value throughout the entire project lifecycle by leveraging its core construction management services with vertical service lines that include real estate capital investment, design, self-perform construction services, technology start-up investment and innovation research/development.

Suffolk is a national company with $5.0 billion in annual revenue, 2,400 employees and main offices in Boston (headquarters), New York, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Estero, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. Suffolk serves clients in every major industry sector, including healthcare, science and technology, education, gaming, transportation/aviation, and commercial. Suffolk is privately held and is led by founder, chairman and CEO John Fish. Suffolk is ranked #23 on the Engineering News Record list of “Top 400 Contractors.” For more information, visit and follow Suffolk on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.


Dan Antonellis, 617-517-4232