Driven to Learn & Solve Problems

PMA Consultants is an integrated team of skilled professionals who deliver solutions to your project challenges by providing innovative, construction-focused program and project management services. As a pure project management firm, we tailor teams, resources, and systems to your individual projects with consistent positive results.

We pride ourselves on building teams made up of accomplished professionals with extensive real-world construction management experience. PMA people are driven to continuously learn, lead, and problem-solve to achieve personal and professional growth. We are intent on fully understanding project issues before leveraging multiple perspectives and knowledge sources to arrive at a solution that best fits a project or program.

Whether you’re an owner, contractor, attorney, surety, or other construction professional, we can assist you in achieving project success from the start to finish.

Our Story

PMA was founded in 1971 by our CEO, Dr. Gui Ponce de Leon. Dr. Gui arrived in the United States from Peru on a Fulbright Scholarship. He earned his PhD in construction management from the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. His doctoral thesis on schedule network simulation led to PMA’s early innovation in scheduling software that includes the Graphical Path Method™ (GPM®), an original network-based planning and scheduling algorithm.

PMA is a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) with 15 offices across the United States and more than 200 employees. We provide a wide range of program and project management services and a full range of on-site construction management and consulting services to numerous market sectors.


2010s

ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE

PMA publishes multiple papers and books; receives patents for our intellectual property in planning and scheduling.

2000s

INNOVATION FOCUS

PMA begins to develop innovative project management tools and processes.

1990s

FORMING RELATIONSHIPS

PMA wins work on several mega projects and hires important leaders.

1980s

BUILDING FOUNDATIONS

PMA becomes independent and opens offices in Orlando, Detroit, and Boston.

1970s

COMPANY FOUNDED

Dr. Gui Ponce de Leon, CEO and Managing Principal, opens PMA in Ann Arbor, MI.

Mission & Values

Our mission is to transform how projects are managed toward improving project outcomes, ourselves, and the profession.

Core Values

1 Ethics and Integrity

We are direct, open, and honest in everything we do. We avoid conflicts of interest. We operate within the highest standards of ethics. We rely on a strong moral compass as our guide. We challenge actions that are inconsistent with our values. We follow through on our commitments, every time. We rectify any mistake or disappointment with our work.

2 People First

We value and respect diverse backgrounds and opinions because we believe they contribute to the best solutions. We put in the necessary hard work to sustain relationships. We build relationships by focusing on mutual trust, respect, and appreciation for the client as a person. We consider employee welfare to be a daily priority. We willingly make short-term sacrifices in the interest of long-term relationships. We value staff who develop rewarding, long-term PMA careers. We respect peer firms.

3 Shared Success

We openly share knowledge, as we believe collaboration with peers improves our work product. We believe two heads are better than one. We bring zero drama or politics to a situation. We align ourselves with our clients’ needs as this enables us to do our best work and create the best outcomes for everyone. Everyone, at all levels, contributes to the goal as we believe there is no such thing as “that’s-not-my-job.” The success or failure of one reflects on the entire team. We share in and learn collectively from our mistakes.

4 Passion for Learning

We seek first to understand by asking questions. We value spirited debate that challenges issues, not people. We embrace new challenges as an opportunity to learn and improve. We develop deep technical knowledge in what we do. We invest ourselves in developing emotional intelligence as a skill. We continuously cultivate knowledge as a means of satisfying our Mission. We view mastery of our knowledges as a lifelong pursuit.

5 Aiming High

We challenge ourselves every day to live to our full potential. We go the extra mile to exceed client expectations. We challenge the status quo to raise the industry’s standards. We are passionate, self-motivated, and enterprising. We strive for excellence in everything we do. We firmly believe good enough is not good enough. We promptly acknowledge and address client concerns.

ENR Rankings

Top 100 Professional Services Firms

#49

Top 100 Construction Mgmt. for Fee

#42

Top 50 Project Mgmt.

Awards

Since 2010

  • 8 Awards from Boston Society of Architects
  • 8 Awards from CMAA New England
  • 5 Awards from Engineering News Record
  • 6 Awards from American Institute of Architects
  • 6 Awards from other industry recognized organizations

Environment

With a diverse group of LEED- and ENV SP-accredited sustainability professionals, PMA advocates for the design and construction of high-performance buildings and sustainable developments, as well as for integrated project delivery philosophies. We understand the importance of choosing environmentally responsible construction practices. We facilitate broad collaboration among design and construction specialists to implement the most suitable “green” technology that help owners meet sustainability goals and create healthy environments for occupants.

Safety

PMA is committed to providing a safe workplace for all employees. We comply with federal, state, and local regulations; apply safe practices on all jobs; and exercise good judgment in safety-related issues. We believe that no job or task is more important than an employee’s health and safety. If an employee observes an unprotected work area that poses a potential threat to an employee and/or to a coworker’s health or safety, he/she informs the supervising leader and the PMA Safety Coordinator. PMA employees working on or visiting a jobsite are required to attend safety training or safety orientation and are required to adhere to the safety program in place at a jobsite. We ensure employee safety and health by requiring that employees abide by the following:

  • Using qualified personnel
  • Making jobsite inspections
  • Enforcing the use of safety equipment
  • Following safety procedures and rules
  • Providing ongoing safety training
  • Enforcing safety rules and using appropriate corrective action
  • Knowing when and what personnel protective equipment may be required for a specific task