Meet the Team

Groundswell Contracting: Groundswell Guy

The driving force behind Groundswell


Quentin Unsworth, LEED AP | Founder & COO

Groundswell Contracting is run by Founder and Operations Manager Quentin Unsworth. A lifetime resident of Northern New Jersey, Quentin is dedicated to the assimilation of green practices into everyday construction activities. A prime example of this assimilation is a gut rehab project of an older home that achieved NJ Energy Star Certification completed after sustaining extensive property damage - the first Energy Star Certified gut rehab in NJ known to the firm running the certification program at the time. 

Prior to creating Groundswell, Quentin was managing reconstruction jobs for many years as a Project Coordinator and as a Director of Emergency Services. He established a reputation for his hands-on approach to providing quality service to his customers. In 2008, while working for a nationwide property restoration franchise, Quentin was recognized for providing "Superior Customer Service."  

In addition to his skills as a contractor and project manager, Quentin prides himself on his investigative skills developed as an archaeologist working overseas during his formative years. "Excels while digging for answers," is the intended pun that comes to mind. Having competed as a Varsity Football Player for four years at Columbia University, Quentin continues to balance athletic endeavors with his work.  He is currently President of New York's Old Blue Rugby Football Club and performs wedding ceremonies in his free time. 

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The following is a list of Quentin's Certifications and Credentials:

  • Graduate of Columbia University
  • LEED Accredited Professional through the US Green Building Council (USGBC)
  • USGBC NJ Chapter Member
  • Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst
  • BPI Envelope Professional
  • EPA Lead Safe RRP Certified Renovator
  • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, Restoration and Certification (IICRC) WTR -  Certified in Water Damage Restoration
  • IICRC ASD - Certified in Applied Structural Drying
  • IICRC SRT - Certified in Smoke and Fire Restoration
  • IICRC OCT - Certfied in Odor Control
  • Subrogation I and II Certified
  • NABCEP Entry Level Certified in Photovoltaic System Design and Installation
  • OSHA 10 Certified

Josh Means | Project Manager

Josh is a valued member of the team at Groundswell Contracting. A family man and Northern New Jersey native, Josh brings to Groundswell years of experience in the trades and a strong background in customer service and organization. With years of tutelage under tile installation guru "Magic Mike," Josh is our go-to for all things applied with thin set or mastic.

An avid cook and experienced chef, Josh applies his passion for cooking to our day-to-day activities. Like any connoisseur of cuisine, Josh knows that while good ingredients help make a great dish, the key to success resides in the preparation.

Our recipe: Combine Josh's tremendous work ethic, personable nature, drive to excel, and pride in what we do at Groundswell, mix ingredients, stir thoroughly and serve at room temperature - and you have an excellent project manager seeing to your project's every need.

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The following is a list of Josh's Certifications:

  • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, Restoration and Certification (IICRC) WTR -  Certified in Water Damage Restoration
  • IICRC ASD - Certified in Applied Structural Drying



Groundswell Contracting: Groundswell Guy

Northern NJ Office:

Groundswell Contracting

332 B Paterson Ave.

East Rutherford, NJ



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