Flatley Read, LLC began providing design and oversight of federally funded programs in 1998. In 2001 the company expanded to compliance management services to private sector, municipal and non-profit clients throughout northeastern New York.
We specialize in helping clients achieve milestones, solve problems, and complete projects on time.
Management & Capacity
First and foremost, we make sure our workload is reasonable and manageable. Although fully licensed and insured to operate in the private sector, Flatley Read LLC is focused on provision of compliance management services for municipal and non-profit recipients of state and federal community development funds. We keep our service area small so that each client receives personalized attention. With over forty years combined experience working with state and federal community development funding, Flatley Read, LLC is uniquely qualified to meet the changing needs of our clients.
Part of what makes Flatley Read, LLC stand out from other firms is our expertise in compliance management for state and federally funded programs. The company was founded in response to a significant time delay in coordinating services, funding, and stakeholders for projects. This delay can have a profoundly negative effect on the progress of each phase of work, as well as the overall efficiency of the entire project or program. Coordinating multiple people and funding sources can add months or years to the pre-construction phase of a project. Flatley Read, LLC streamlines milestone achievement throughout every phase of the project, utilizing the Critical Path Method of project management whenever applicable. This allows us to keep everyone involved at their comfort level while ensuring regulatory compliance with all funding sources, thereby expediting the project.
Every member of the Flatley Read, LLC team has a strong background in managing state and federal regulatory requirements. We are a small enough group to be able to work interchangeably – nothing is ever put on hold due to illness or vacation – and everyone is familiar with each project. We continually monitor the creation of new laws and regulations to ensure compliance with constantly changing federal and state requirements. Our office staff, professional partners, and subcontractors are carefully selected for their expertise in project management, and therefore uniquely qualified to navigate regulatory issues.
All of these points establish cost controls in your project. We attend all trainings, webinars, conferences, etc. relevant to our fields, so there is never a learning curve and no time lost in training new employees. Our staff is able to continuously expand their knowledge of changing costs, trends and industry standards, thereby ensuring your grant funds are allocated both responsibly and with maximum impact.
Flatley Read, LLC currently carries the following insurance coverage:
- General Comprehensive Liability: $1,000,000.00
- Professional Liability: $1,000,000.00
- Workers Compensation & Disability: $ 500,000.00
Our Compliance Management Team
Flatley Read, LLC’s team of project management professional have over 40 years combined experience. We are a diversified corporation with an outstanding reputation for providing high quality services to private industry, public agencies, non-profit organizations, and municipalities. Flatley Read, LLC is large enough to maintain consistency and flexibility to handle our clients’ changing needs, while being small enough to provide individualized service. Our key personnel are as follows:
Michelle Read DeGarmo, President & CEO
Michelle has worked as a HUD Program Administrator, environmental specialist, and project manager throughout the NYS Capital Region. With over 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors, she offers expertise in all aspects of environmental analysis and compliance management for projects of all sizes, a diverse client base, and numerous local, state, and federal funding sources. Michelle is an EPA Certified Lead Based Paint Risk Assessor, Environmental Professional per ASTM 1527, BPI Certified Building Analyst / Envelope Professional, and LEED Green Associate.
Brian has extensive experience performing site inspections for NYS Homes & Community Renewal. His background includes small projects, moderate rehabilitation and community development grant programs, as well as large multi-phase and mixed-use construction. With over 20 years construction management experience, Brian is a key part of the compliance team.
Brennon has worked as a project manager, cost estimator, and crew supervisor. He has experience with electrical engineering, solar technology, and OSHA & EPA compliance in residential, commercial, and light industrial projects. Brennon is an EPA Certified Lead Based Paint Risk Assessor and EPA Accredited Principal Instructor.
In addition to our core management team, Flatley Read, LLC regularly partners with other firms in order to offer our clients the professional expertise necessary for successful project completion.