Director of Business Development
Mike Cecil is the Director of Business Development for ACE. His main focus is expanding ACE’s market share in collaborative delivery projects, such as Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) and Design-Build. Mike is very active with several committees and boards, such as the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) Conference and Education Committees; Water Environment Federation (WEF) Awards Committee; Vice President of the Jammin4Water charity fundraiser, as well as serving on other boards in his personal life.
Mike has been in the construction industry his entire adult life, with over 36 years’ experience working in the field or managing projects throughout the country and was Mechanical PM on a nearly three-year $250 million project in Port Said, Egypt. Mike’s specialty in construction is in the mechanical aspects, and he holds Master Plumber, Gasfitter, HVAC, and General Contractor licenses in several states. He is passionate about construction and is always looking for ways to provide Owners the best value for their projects with Value Engineering and Constructability solutions.
Cecil attended Mt. St. Joseph High School in Baltimore, as well as Mount Saint Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, MD and UMBC in Catonsville. He is DBIA-certified and has given numerous presentations on collaborative delivery at multiple State and National conferences sponsored by the Water Environment Association, AWWA, and DBIA. Mike was one of a number of co-authors of the DBIA Best Practices and Owner Education manuals.
A native Marylander, Cecil’s ancestors came to Saint Mary’s County on the Ark & the Dove, the two ships that began the Maryland Colony. President of the Cecil’s Historic District non-profit organization, he manages the preservation of the Cecil Country Store (circa 1906) and Cecil’s Old Mill (circa 1810). The Mill has an operating saw mill, a restored water wheel, and most of the milling equipment is still intact. He welcomes you to view this Maryland treasure at the following link: Cecil’s Mill Historic District