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Partners and Associates

Our team ensures personal attention to every project from start to finish.


Michael Pucci is the President and Senior Managing Member of CPL Partnership. He started with the firm in 1979 and over the last four plus decades he has worked in and with all the firm’s departments and thus has an intricate knowledge of coordinating all of the firm’s disciplines.  These years of experience have helped him develop a talent for working with all the many disciplines and consultants to formulate a cohesive and cost-effective project.  Michael has been a Member of the firm since 1996 and leads the Engineering department of the firm.  He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Engineering designs of the firm, which include mixed use development, urban redevelopment, commercial and industrial development, and residential development including site plans, subdivisions, condominiums and affordable housing.  Within the engineering world at CPL Michael concentrates on adapting decades of experience with the development world to the specific needs and desires of each client for each project.  He draws upon a broad background in related disciplines to seek the most viable and successful engineering design of a project while being mindful of the complementary and sometimes conflicting requirements of the many other disciplines involved in the total project. As the head of the Engineering department at CPL Michael also strives to keep the staff and the firm current with the ever-changing regulatory environment of the many Municipal, County, Regional, State and Federal permits and approvals required in today’s development landscape.  Within the corporate world at CPL Michael now manages the daily operations of the firm and, with the Members of the firm, is focused on keeping the firm current, drawing on the knowledge and experience of the past and using that knowledge to guide the firm forward into the future.  Michael and the members of CPL are always seeking ways to better serve our clients and better protect our environment through innovative and creative development techniques.


Over the course of his career, Mr. Pucci has been qualified before numerous Boards throughout New Jersey as well as the Superior Court, and he has developed excellent relationships with very many of the review agencies involved with a project’s path to completion.  Mr. Pucci is a graduate of Rutgers University and is a licensed Professional Engineer and Professional Planner in New Jersey.

Michael Pucci, P.E., P.P.


Richard Ruchalski, Professional Land Surveyor, is a Managing Member of CPL Partnership and has over 40 years’ experience in the field of Land Surveying. Rich began with CPL as a field instrument operator at the young age of 21. His strong work ethic and dedication were a good fit at CPL, and he quickly progressed within the firm, gaining knowledge and experience through the years. He received his Land Surveyor’s License in 1990 and became a partner of the firm in 2004. Today, Rich enjoys leading and mentoring the Surveying department in addition to managing CPL with his partners. Rich takes pride in making a personal connection with each of CPL’s clients and strives to provide excellent service.


Rich holds a degree in Civil Engineering Technology, and is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor and Professional Planner in New Jersey. He is also a member of the New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors. To keep up to date with the continually evolving practices of Surveying, he supplements his experience with educational seminars which have included Boundary Law evidence, FEMA and elevation certificates, Wetland law and Global Positioning Satellite Surveys.


When Rich isn’t busy at CPL, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He has a passion for all things outdoors and has many interests including skiing, mountain biking, fishing and golf.

Richard Ruchalski, P.L.S., P.P.


Joseph DeLucia, Registered Architect, joined CPL Partnership as an Architectural Technician in 2003. Today, with over two decades of professional experience, Joe has become an integral contributor to CPL’s development, and currently leads the architectural department of the firm. Joe has been a member of the firm since 2018. He participates in planning, design, and construction over a wide range or corporate, retail, institutional, and residential projects. Uniquely qualified to lead complex architectural teams, Joe’s experience centers on building consensus with diverse groups for the planning, design, and construction of civic-minded projects. A skilled listener, his approach encourages all participants to accept an active role in the design process, code analysis, construction observation and project management.

Joe has built an outstanding portfolio of projects that strategically integrate multiple components into cohesive and dynamic destinations. His experience includes design development and project supervision of multiple residential planned unit development projects, as well as new and updated construction of retail centers, recreation facilities, visitor destinations, civic plazas, and mixed-use developments. Joe received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the New Jersey institute of Technology in 2001 and is a Registered Architect and Member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).

Joseph DeLucia, R.A.



Christopher W. Trembley


Kevin R. Keenan


Hina V. Patel

Project Manager/Associate

Denisse Hinojosa Ayala

Project Manager/Associate

Darlene C. Bloodgood

Director of Administration/Associate

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