Michael Tester

Michael Tester

Owner / President

Michael Tester has over fifteen years of experience in the building industry including architectural design, construction cost estimating, procurement, and project management. During this time, he has overseen the construction of over 1,500 apartment units, 500,000 SF of office space, and large scale demolition and site work developments in Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston. These projects include Chestnut Square at Drexel University, The Royal Worthington in Malvern, and 2116 Chestnut in Philadelphia.


Prior to starting Tester Construction Group, Mike served as a Senior Estimator and Project Manager for Hunter Roberts Construction Group for over 5 years in both New York City and Philadelphia. Hunter Roberts is the 3rd largest Construction Manager/General Contractor in Philadelphia. During this time, he estimated, purchased, and managed some of the largest projects in Philadelphia at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania. After working at Hunter Roberts, Mike became the Vice President of Operations for MLP PA Builders (a subsidiary of O’Neill Properties Group). At MLP, Mike was responsible for the entire construction operation for the company including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Massachusetts. At any given time, he managed over $500 million of construction volume in both preconstruction and construction phases of these projects. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master’s Degree from New York University in Construction Management. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional and OSHA 30 Certified.

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