Director of Purchasing & Estimating
Rubin Pitarka brings over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, including design and construction, estimating, project management and purchasing to lead Griffon’s Purchasing and Estimating department. Skilled in detailed estimating, building budgets, value engineering, job scheduling, site logistics, creating scopes of work, purchasing of trades and material, bidding and negotiations with sub-contractors, suppliers and vendors, he is a strong business development professional with a Master’s degree in Architecture & Urban Planning from the University of Tirana in Albania in 1988. During his career Rubin has worked on numerous commercial and residential projects in the Tri-State area for contractors and developers, such as L&M Development Partners, Structural Contracting Services and Soil Solutions. Prior to joining Griffon Associates Rubin had his own construction company specializing in foundations and superstructure concrete as well as building new high-rise residences and hotels in Manhattan. Rubin has also worked as an architect and urban planner at the National Institute of Design & Construction in Tirana, Albania, where he was involved in several touristic development studies.