John Wood has worked in the construction industry for 25 years, starting as a carpenter’s assistant with hands-on construction during summers in high school. While studying architecture and economics at the University of Florida, John founded Renaissance Contracting Group, a company that facilitated the continual needs of local Gainesville businesses.
In 2002, John co-founded Amicon Builders Corporation (ABC) alongside Ross Adickman and Adam Mopsick. ABC focused on ultra high-end interior construction projects with difficult logistics in the condominium towers around Miami. ABC’s attention to detail, precision finish work and absolute commitment to client satisfaction was sought-after by the South Florida clientele. By partnering with the best project managers, superintendents and subcontractors, Amicon has successfully completed millions of square feet of South Florida’s distinguished commercial projects. Amicon’s award-winning projects have been featured in prominent industry and regional publications.
Today, John is a principal of Amicon Construction Services, its President and qualifier. He leads all aspects of operations, risk, logistics, planning and growth. With Amicon being an industry leader for commercial projects in South Florida, John’s current focus is on expanding Amicon’s brand to Central Florida and beyond.
As a respected member of the South Florida business community, John is active in multiple philanthropic projects. He has a passion for adventure travel (summiting both Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Rainier), sailing, power boating, the ocean and architecture. John lives on Miami Beach with his wife Josie, and their three children.
Adam “AJ” Mueller
Principal, Vice President
As VP of Construction, AJ coordinates all aspects of active construction projects, providing direction to Amicon construction staff ensuring that the highest standards are upheld. Clients, architects and team members alike value AJ’s effective communication techniques and attention to detail. His forward-thinking technological approach ensures that Amicon employs advanced technology for all communications and client reporting.
AJ graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2002 with a BS in Finance. While attending UCF, AJ gained extensive corporate experience working for one of the world’s largest defense contractors, Lockheed Martin.
AJ began his career with Amicon in 2003 as a Project Superintendent. Amicon was a perfect fit for his attention to detail and his ability to coordinate team members on challenging projects.
Early in his career, AJ solely managed many of Amicon’s large construction and development projects from conception to completion. He quickly gained experience working with Amicon’s multinational corporate clients, and he quickly rose through the ranks to become Amicon’s senior project manager.
Outside of his professional life, AJ enjoys traveling, golfing, and fishing. He resides in Miami Shores with his wife, Alayna and their son.
Adam has over 25 years of experience in the construction and real estate industry, dating back to his teenage days as a laborer. After earning an undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Florida, he gained valuable knowledge and experience building luxury custom homes for award winning firm, Brookman-Fels. In 1996, at the age of 24, the lure of entrepreneurship led Adam to form his own construction company. This became the foundation for teaming up with Ross Adickman to form Amicon Construction. Their vision was to create a boutique company focusing on a superior client experience and unique corporate culture based on integrity, work ethic and a team-oriented spirit. Amicon’s commitment was to attract and train staff who understand superior construction techniques and advanced project management technologies while focusing primarily on client satisfaction. Under Adam’s innovative leadership, Amicon has earned the confidence of a growing portfolio of prestigious local, and international clients. Today, Amicon Construction is consistently recognized as the market leader for premier general contracting services and construction management in South Florida.
In 2005, Adam recognized a void in the marketplace for quality client representation services. Amicon Management was formed to protect clients’ interests and maximize value in all of their construction and real estate ventures. Adam’s roles as CEO and the Director of Amicon’s Owner Representation division, provide him with a unique vantage point and a comprehensive view of the industry. This perspective, in part, fuels his vision for Amicon.
Adam is a LEED-accredited, licensed State of Florida General Contractor. His client-driven approach and his commitment to professionalism, communication and precision define Amicon’s corporate culture.
In 2010, Adam and his wife, Helen, co-founded SeeFit, a fitness-based series of fundraising events that benefit the Vision for Tomorrow Foundation, an organization that underwrites ocular research and aids visually-impaired children and their families. A fitness enthusiast with a long history of competing in Ironman Triathlons and other endurance events, Adam is a certified CrossFit and CrossFit Kids instructor. Adam also enjoys lower-impact outdoor sports, namely fly-fishing, boating and horseback riding. Adam lives with his wife and their three sons in Miami Beach.
Adam is member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO Miami) and a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program. He is also a member of StartUp FIU mentoring young entrepreneurs.
With almost four decades of professional experience in the South Florida construction and real estate industry –including the construction and development of some of the region’s most prestigious residential and commercial properties – Ross brings a wealth of innovative solutions and informed leadership to every project.
A state-licensed General Contractor, Ross co-founded Brookman-Fels in 1980. Brookman-Fels quickly became one of South Florida’s leading luxury custom home builders before it was acquired by a public company in 1996.
That same year, Ross founded Amicon with Adam Mopsick. Today, Ross manages all aspects of Amicon’s Communities and Developments division, including local property management and North Carolina properties. Ross is considered Amicon’s “Yoda,”and he is often approached by the entire staff regarding projects that contain complicated technical and financial details.
When not working, Ross enjoys traveling and exploring the art, music and architecture of various cultures. He and his wife, Ilene, live in Boca Raton.
Director of Project Management
Jay has worked in the construction industry for over 15 years and has played a key role in developing Amicon’s reputation since 2010. As Director of Project Management for Amicon, Jay oversees a variety of commercial construction projects by managing the construction team, design team, consultants and client from the conceptual phase through the project close out phase. Jay’s leadership and mentoring has been beneficial in Amicon’s growth strategy to be South Florida’s #1 commercial interiors specialist.
Jay is a licensed State of Florida General Contractor and a member of the BNI Biscayne Connection group. His organizational skillset, problem solving demeanor and analytical mindset has promoted him throughout the ranks in his career.
The ability to maneuver successfully through project conflicts with different team member personalities is a strength Jay has honed over the years. Collaboration through leadership and compromise make Jay a strong asset to any project team.
In his private life, Jay supports his wife’s business, Mady’s Dance Factory and enjoys being an active participant in many community and outreach events. Jay and Mady spend leisure time traveling, staying fit, being food enthusiast, spending quality time with their son Cameron and their two dogs. Jay and his family live in Midtown, Miami.