Ben Caronna has more than 35 years of experience in General Contracting and Construction Development.
Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management, Ben worked in the field as a Carpenter. He went on to work for a well-established union carpentry company in New York and was soon promoted to Senior VP of Operations.
A few years later, Ben started his own construction company and built it into a full-service construction management/general construction firm in the NY/NJ/CT Tri-State area, grossing more than $50M annually.
Ben currently has offices in New York as well as in Florida. He has a hands-on approach with Stonegate Contracting Group and works closely with his employees on the day to day activities in Florida, while his son Joseph runs the office in New York.
Ben ensures each project is appropriately staffed and efficiently operated. He monitors the progress of each of the Superintendents and is a liaison with the trades and Building Department.
During his thirty plus year career, Ben has built hundreds of retail stores, restaurants, hotels, medical facilities, movie theaters, industrial buildings, pharmacy’s, schools, shopping centers, banks and more. There is not a project too extensive for Ben and Stonegate to complete.
Scott Wank has always been destined to be in the construction industry, with his family having constructed much of NYC over the last 40 years. Scott joined Stonegate Contracting Group, LLC in 2014, and brings nearly 30 years of business experience with a career in Banking, Insurance and Real Estate.
Scott began his career with Prudential Financial Services in NY as an investment advisor who worked with their Real Estate Investment team. Scott spent the next ten years as a consultant with a group who purchased, rehabbed and sold commercial properties.
In 2000, after moving to Florida, he began working in the Mortgage Banking Industry as a Branch Manager for Flagstar Bank. There he spearheaded a new business model for residential and commercial lending throughout the state of Florida. In 2008, Scott joined Bank of America, where he Managed their real estate development and new construction division.
In 2011, Scott’s knowledge expertise landed him with American Express and their Commercial Acquisition Group, where he was instrumental as a Project Manager for many of their new construction projects.
Scott holds a Florida Insurance License, and is our Operations Manager. He is involved in all aspects of Stonegate Contracting Group, both on the business side as well as in the field, and oversees our Project Managers.