About Us

Our Story

IMG_5955Construction Management Systems, LLC has taken the lead in urban planning and development, as a self performing construction management and general contracting firm.  With over 30 years of industry experience specializing in all phases of carpentry, general-trades construction,  and construction project management, Construction Management Systems, LLC has surpassed industry standards in transforming both residential and commercial venues into flourishing modern-day classic communities. Our firms expertise and complete delivery of quality mixed-use development projects- from planning and design to meeting industry compliance standards for the ultimate completion of construction – is unmatched in the State of Connecticut.


Our Company

Construction Management System, LLC is committed to meeting the needs and surpassing the expectations of our clients. At our core, we strive to provide the highest quality products and services, while exceeding all standards of on-time performance through the continuous innovation in our results oriented in house and field operations.  

Communities We Serve

CMSA in Bridgeport, CT provides a wide variety of repair and improvement services such as bathroom renovations, wall repairs, electrical lighting, concrete flooring, wood restoration and finishing, kitchen cabinet refinishing or replacing, and tons more in cities like Bridgeport, Waterbury, New Haven, Hartford, Fairfield, Shelton, Stratford, and other surrounding towns in Connecticut.



Vernon J.D. Austin Jr.

Vernon J.D. Austin Jr. is the President and CEO of Construction Management Systems of America, LLC. Since the firm’s inception in 2009, Vernon has developed a keen interest in urban planning and community development. As a result, Construction Management Systems of America, LLC has become a pioneer for participating in these specific venues. With over 50 years of experience combined, Vernon's advisory team of managers plan and coordinate projects with a high level of quality, efficiency and integrity. His goal is to expand the second generation general contracting company to new levels by taking on the role of spearheading team involvement in innovation.


  • US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-OSHA 30 Construction Safety and Health Certification
  • US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-Lead Safety
  • State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection- Home Improvement Contractor
  • Building Analyst Professional
  • Renovator Refresher



Mercedz L. Austin

Mercedz L. Austin serves as Chief Financial Officer of Construction Management Systems of America, LLC’s finance and business services division. Ms. Austin believes that her role as chief financial officer gives her the opportunity to help “ensure that the firm remains profitable, while delivering quality service.”

As a member of the executive management team, Ms. Austin is responsible for the company's finances, operations, corporate policies and relationship management. The finance and business services division includes finance and accounting, risk management, and logistics. His goal is to expand the second generation general contracting company to new levels by challenging industry standards through innovation.

Prior to joining Construction Management Systems of America, LLC, Ms. Austin was a financial advisor with the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. Her comprehensive financial planning practice focused on leveraging tax efficient strategies for business owners, executives, and professionals.


Providence College

Providence, Rhode Island

B.A. Political Science

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Ralph Bunche Summer Institute


  • Liberal Arts Honors Program, 2015
  • Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society, 2015


  • FINRA-SERIES 7 General Securities Representative
  • U.S EPA-Lead R.R.P.
  • Life and Health Producer

Awards and Honors

  • Northwestern Mutual - Power of 10, Pacesetter First 40
  • Pi Sigma Alpha- Senator Benjamin B. Downing Award Recipient

Vernon J.D. Austin Sr.

Vernon J.D. Austin Sr. is the Business Development Consultant for Construction Management Systems of America, LLC concentrating primarily on sales and small business strategy for growth and development. Mr. Austin has experience in an array of areas, including: project management, business operations and development. In addition to his role as the Business Development Consultant, Vernon Austin Sr. is also the owner and operator of Construction Systems, LLC, a subcontractor of all trades, including, but not exclusive to roofing, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing. Al Coney, an electrician with over 10 years of experience and an electrical unlimited contractor’s license, manages the electrical division for Construction Systems. James C. Cucurello, has specialized in the H.V.A.C space for over 40 years; James manages the mechanical systems division for Construction Systems. Lastly, Ralph, a plumber with over 10 years of experience manages the plumbing division.

Prior to joining Construction Management Systems of America, LLC, Mr. Austin was the founder and President/CEO a general contracting firm, VA Construction, that was awarded the 25th spot in the top 100 fastest-growing, privately held inner-city companies in the United States by “Inc.” magazine.

Awards and Honors

  • Inc. Magazine- No. 25 “100 Fastest Growing Inner-City Businesses”
  • Inc. Magazine- Inner-City 100 No. 42
  • The Housing Authority of Bridgeport Connecticut- Outstanding Contractor Award
  • NAHRO- 2001 National Award of Merit in Project Design
  • The Urban Bankers Association of Connecticut Inc.- 1999 Business Person of the Year