The forge name says what we are all about: forging relationships that will stand the test of time with our clients as well as our designers and our contractors.
The 39 comes from one of our principle’s grandfather’s football jersey number. Al Delucia (39) was a stellar college athlete for Duquesne University and captain of his football team. In the 1940s following his college career, he served in the military as a Lieutenant Colonel. After completing his military service, Delucia went on to coaching football and to becoming an educator as Superintendent of a high school in the Pittsburgh area. The remembrance of his core values as a team player, a teacher, and a humble motivator is why we strive to achieve excellence in our commitments, maintain awareness and support those around us while always doing the right thing for our clients.
David Simms serves as President at Forge39. In his role, he is responsible for maintaining a relentless focus on meeting and exceeding customer needs and expectations by actively participating throughout the entire construction process.
He has over 30-years of experience in all levels of construction including; general construction, construction management, architecture, estimating, and design/build development. David’s innate talent for translating conceptual drawings to working budgets and construction techniques is vital in establishing and maintaining early pricing for clients.
David’s architectural degree, with a major in computer graphics and architectural design. This unique background enables him to analyze alternative innovative solutions and construction methods that result in significant cost control for our clients.
He was honored three times with 2002, 2003, and 2004 Project Manager of the Year and three concurrent times with 2005, 2006, and 2007 Estimator of the Year Awards by the American Subcontractor Association of Central Pennsylvania.
While David has experience in several types of construction from Industrial, Apartments, Healthcare, Food Process, Medical, manufacturing, etc.