Jan Cohen
CFO, LLC Manager

Jan was working as an accountant at Bridgeport Lumber back in 1988 when he co-founded Northeast Building Supply. Jan loves the challenges and achievements that have been a part of building the business for the last 33 years.

Jan insists he has a great sense of humor (we’re taking a poll of our employees to confirm that statement) and has a soft spot in his heart for his granddaughter. He also enjoys skiing with his family.

Arnie Foster
LLC Manager

Arnie co-founded Northeast Building Supply in 1988 by purchasing Bridgeport Lumber Co. and the rest is history. What started with 6 employees, now features 6 locations in the tri-state area. Arnie is quick to credit the amazing teams at Northeast with the success the company has experienced.

Northeast isn’t Arnie’s entire life. He loves to hang out at the beach, ski, and follow sports of all kinds. Arnie swears he also had hair at one point in his life!

Jason Cohen
President & CEO

Jason is responsible for the team at Northeast Architectural, in addition to his duties in upper management. Seeing a finished installation of custom wood windows at a beautiful home in the tri-state area is one of the joys of the job, Jason says.

Prior to joining Northeast in 2017, Jason worked in Walmart’s Corporate Strategy division in Bentonville, Arkansas, and in the financial industry in New York City. Jason received his BS in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas.

Rachel Foster
Director of Marketing

Handling the marketing duties for Northeast’s 6 divisions is a big job, but Rachel also enjoys interacting with customers. Nothing makes her feel better about what the team at Northeast is doing than when a customer returns to a store talking about their new kitchen or loving their new home.

In her spare time, Rachel is a sports enthusiast. She plays softball and golf, and was a member of a Division II national championship team at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL.

Jeff Bickel
Director of Sales

Helping a client turn an idea into something real provides Jeff with a sense of satisfaction. Every project starts with an idea, and taking that idea and creating a new kitchen or bathroom, new windows, or a sensational entryway featuring new wood doors is what makes Jeff feel good about his role at Northeast.

Jeff has another passion too. He’s a youth basketball coach, and with the help of his father, operates the Ray Greenberg basketball league for children with special needs in Fairfield, CT.

Rick Kearns
Cornwall Bridge Branch Manager

Talk about experience! Rick started working as a load builder in the lumberyard at our Cornwall Bridge location 34 years ago. At that time, trees were still being cleared so the yard could be completed. Rick says there’s a common theme at Northeast, “don’t just do the job, but strive to be the best at it.”

Like many of his colleagues, Rick has a rich background in sports. He coaches baseball and basketball and is a certified basketball referee and baseball umpire. He’s also ambidextrous, which means he can write with both hands. 

Dave Klein
Bridgeport Branch Manager

The construction industry has been a big part of Dave’s life (32 years), first as a contractor and now as a branch manager for Northeast Bridgeport. Dave’s knowledge of building materials and supplies makes him an invaluable resource for building professionals and homeowners alike.

He enjoys helping customers with estimates, budgeting, material selection, and final installation. No project is without hurdles, but Dave’s knowledge can assist every customer through the most challenging projects. Dave also has a softer side. When he’s not thinking about construction projects, he writes poetry and sews.

Jessica Mandujano
Director of Accounting & Finance

Managing Northeast’s daily accounting means every day presents a new challenge for Jessica. Her job requires critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are integral to maintaining Northeast’s financial health.

Jessica has risen through the ranks at Northeast, where she has worked for more than 19 years. When she’s not balancing the books, Jessica enjoys spending time at home with her family.

Barry Miller
Kitchen Division Manager

The newest member of Northeast’s management team, Barry has worked for more than 30 years in kitchen and bathroom design, construction, and sales. He enjoys taking a client’s concept and turning it into a finished product.

Barry loves to cook, which he says makes him a superior kitchen designer. His top trend in kitchens right now is the galley sink because it makes food preparation more efficient. When he’s not working, you’re likely to find Barry at a nearby softball field watching his two daughters play.

Isabel Santos
Architectural Operations Manager

Isabel enjoys a challenge, which may explain why she enjoys selling windows and doors so much. Helping customers navigate the sometimes daunting task of choosing the right windows and doors for a project takes patience and a thorough knowledge of every product Northeast sells.

At home, Isabel loves to spend time with her family. She enjoys being outside; some of her favorite activities are walking her dogs and kayaking.

Jason Sellman
Weed & Duryea Branch Manager

After more than 20 years of previous work experience in retail and sales management, Jason has found a home at Northeast Weed & Duryea, where he says the family-owned environment means he knows employees by name and is able to get quick answers to any questions he may have.

Jason identifies the Weber grill as his favorite product because it means families and friends can enjoy cooking and good times together. When he’s not working at Weed & Duryea, the former college soccer player enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.

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