ACES, a leader, and innovator in education serves to meet the needs of its member districts by providing customized, cost-effective solutions. ACES has been serving the twenty-five communities in New Haven County for close to fifty years. Since its inception, ACES has transformed former corporate offices, houses of worship, community-based spaces into vibrant, state-of-the-art learning communities. These sites include ACES Whitney High School East/ West, ACES Educational Center for the Arts, and the Little Theater on Lincoln Way.  Most recently, ACES has engaged in the acquisition and renovation of new  learning facilities. The John Slade Ely House at 51 Trumbull Street in New Haven, 130 Leeder Hill Drive, an $83 million renovation in Hamden, and the Little Theater on Lincoln Way in New Haven are but a few examples of ACES construction management projects. ACES comprehensive services provide clients with the leadership and expertise needed to manage projects from inception through completion.

Artist rendering of 130 Leeder Hill
130 Leeder Hill

ACES PCY Building
350 State Street

Services Offered

Owner's Representation

As Owner’s Representative for your project, ACES brings experienced personnel to represent your interests, identify potential project risks, and work with you to mitigate your exposure. We monitor the work to ensure that you’re getting what you need. Our Owner’s Representative Services include procurement and professional services, estimating, scheduling, commission, green building, labor compliance and claims mitigation support.


Little Theater on Lincoln WayLittle Theater on Lincoln Way


ACES Educational Center for the Arts
ACES Educational Center for the Arts


John Slade Ely House
John Slade Ely House 

Pre-Construction Services

ACES strives to provide value to our clients in pre-construction by understanding our clients’ expectations, validating the overall development budget, assisting in obtaining eligible grants, as applicable, reviewing utility conservation rebates, establishing a pre-construction deliverable schedule, executing pre-construction planning, performing constructability reviews, instituting BIM, developing a project schedule, assisting in value management, providing detailed estimates, developing a procurement strategy, establishing owner project controls, assisting with the permit process, and assisting owners’ with furniture, fixtures and equipment.

Construction Services

ACES works for you on your team to guarantee optimal results that are both time- and cost-effective. Our services include technical and financial analysis, knowledgeable staff to assist in the systematic process of managing the details associated with a construction project from conception to close-out. Our success is based on engaging knowledgeable management staff, monitoring the project schedule, proactively managing material deliveries, monitoring contractor(s)’ performance, move-in coordination, coordinating owner training and turn over, reviewing closeout documents with facility personnel, continuing as a resource for non-warranty issues, providing a dedicated warranty manager, and providing routine post-construction follow-up.


Timothy Gunn

Tim brings over thirty years of experience in the construction industry. He joined ACES in June 2015.  Since joining ACES, he has overseen several construction management projects including the ACES Little Theater on Lincoln Way, 130 Leeder Hill Drive in Hamden – the future home of ACES Whitney High School East / West and North, John Slade Ely House at 51 Trumbull Street in New Haven, and 350 State Street, North Haven.
Tim brings his experience managing the Northeast division of a large national construction management firm which specialized in school construction for local municipalities to ACES Construction Services.  He accomplished through internet-based project management procedures and policies. His diversified
experience includes construction management, contract management, procurement and management reporting systems.
For further information and estimates, contact Timothy Gunn, ACES Director of Construction Services at or 203-498-6839.