NDA Announces First Class of Certified Demolition Supervisors

Published: 28/12, 2023

The National Demolition Association today announced the first 27 individuals to earn the new Certified Demolition Supervisor (CDS) certification. The new certifications will allow these individuals to demonstrate their expertise in demolition and provide them and their companies with a competitive edge in the job market. NDA had 47 individuals participate in the beta test pass/fail exam. 

“We are proud to recognize these individuals for their commitment to professional development,” said James Milburn, the 2023 president of the NDA. “Earning a certification from NDA demonstrates that these individuals have the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in today’s demanding workplace.”

“The CDS certification allows demolition professionals to elevate themselves, their employers, and the demolition industry as a whole by formalizing our minimum requirements to be considered a competent and professional demolition supervisor.”

“Congratulations to our first class of Certified Demolition Supervisors. You have earned the respect of your peers in the industry,” said Peter Banks, Chair, Certification Board of the NDA, TRM Demolition.

NDA congratulates the following individuals on obtaining the certification:


•     Nicholas D. McGarel, Brandenburg 

    Industrial Service Company

•     Jay A. Jasinowski, Brandenburg 

    Industrial Service Company

•     Brad Adkins, D. H. Griffin Wrecking 

    Company, Inc.

•     Ryan Kornder, D. H. Griffin 

    Wrecking Company, Inc.

•     Spencer Clark, D. H. Griffin 

    Wrecking Company, Inc.

•     Alex Adams, Dickson Company

•     Austin Deleon, Dickson Company

•     Chris Drea, Dickson Company

•     Corey Watson, Dickson Company

•     Jess Denatale, Dickson Company

•     Andrew M. Collova, Frattalone Companies

•    Robert D. Robbs, Hayden Wrecking

•     Austin E. Straub, Homrich

•     Cody J. Manor, Homrich

•     Joseph C. Hopewell, JR Ramon Demolition

•     Joseph Ramon, JR Ramon Demolition

•     Ryan Medlin, JR Ramon Demolition

•     Daniel R. Skinner, Sessler Wrecking

•     Kevin C. Sessler, Sessler Wrecking,

•     Howard Carpenter, Sessler Wrecking

•     Nicholas Sessler, Sessler Wrecking

•     Juan Gradilla, Milburn Demolition

•     Rogelio Tapia, Milburn Demolition

•     Michael A. Rutt, Remedial 

    Construction Services L.P.

•     Anthony Hiel, Terra Technical 

    Services, LLC,

•     Gerald Thompson, Terra Technical 

    Services, LLC


NDA’s CDS certification recognizes individuals who have demonstrated competence in all aspects of demolition, including safety, environmental, operations, and people management. This designation promotes safe and quality practice through its ongoing requirements for professional growth in the demolition industry. Testing and application window open now through December 8. NDA encourages demolition contractors to consider employee applications to take an upcoming exam. 


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