Dispute Resolution Professionals

BostonSolv is a team of professionals with backgrounds and experience in the building industry (programming, design, engineering, general contracting, subcontracting and construction management) as well as in transportation, business and commerce, civil matters and the law. Our collective training, skills and experiences in dispute prevention and resolution enable us to help parties maintain control of the resolution process and its outcome in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Roland Kluver, AIA (Founder and Emeritus)

Licensed architect and civil engineer who was director of a large design practice and senior manager in an international general contracting firm. As construction manager for the Boston Federal Courthouse project, oversaw the "Partnering" dispute avoidance/resolution program for the GSA. View résumé

Blasdel A. Reardon (Founder and Principal)

Civil engineer and contractor with more than 35 years' experience in construction and steel manufacturing. Served as a dispute review board panelist for the Boston Federal Courthouse project and is a construction mediator and arbitrator. Recently served for two years as the single independent neutral on a large underground transmission project. View résumé

Stuart Robbins, Esq. (Founder and Principal)

Attorney and mediator specializing in transportation-related matters and motor vehicle personal injury tort cases. Former Special Asst. U.S. Attorney and Regional Counsel of the Interstate Commerce Commission with extensive experience in the federal court system. He has consulted with professional firms seeking to develop ADR programs. View résumé

Kurt L. Dettman, Esq.

Draws on his legal and public management experience to facilitate dispute resolution in the construction industry, focusing on open communication and consensus building among contractors, owners, attorneys and consultants. His 25-year legal career includes more than 13 years of senior management experience on the $14.6 billion Central Artery/Tunnel Project in Boston. He is active as a construction mediator and has been on dispute review boards in several states. View résumé

Kenneth Gibble, P.E.

Design engineer to chairman of building structural/geotechnical engineering firm. Has participated in mediations, arbitrations, litigation, and partnering and has served as an expert witness. Trained in mediation and Dispute Review Boards. View résumé

Dem Guschov

Trained in architectural engineering and management and licensed as a construction supervisor. Has 30 years of general contracting, design-build, and construction management experience. Active as a neutral for national and international projects since 1972. View résumé

Lois Roberts, P.E.

Professional engineer with extensive experience designing mechanical systems for buildings, investigating systems failures, serving as an expert witness, and speaking at construction seminars. Received DRB training and became certified mediator for the industry. Served as president of ACEC/CT, sat on the ACEC Risk Management Committee, and in 2003 was elected Member Engineer of the Year. View résumé

R. Lawrence Whipple, P.E.

Civil engineer with 40 years of experience in the design and construction industry. Facilitated over 100 partnering, conflict resolution and teambuilding sessions as well as several mediation sessions. Held senior management positions at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) as well as various engineering positions in a general civil consulting practice and the engineering division of a large manufacturing company. View résumé