The Who's Who Long Island Article Archive

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Primed for Longevity
Spring/Summer 2020

Few companies can say their products are prominently displayed across one of the world’s largest, most vibrant cities. But that is exactly the case with Mercury Paint Corporation, New York’s largest independent paint manufacturer. The Brooklyn-based…

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Demolishing the Old
Spring/Summer 2020

Jack Cutrone, Owner and Managing Director of A.L.M.S., has known for a long time that he enjoys working hard—and working for himself.

The Ties That Bind
Spring/Summer 2020

Thirty-six years in business can give a company’s owners a lot of time to grow its operation and efficiency. That’s the case at Atlas Roll-Off Corp. of Brooklyn, New York.

A Legacy of Craftsmanship and Pride
Spring/Summer 2020

“I think construction was always in our family’s DNA,” states George V. DeVito. “I learned the business from my father. Being a carpenter is probably all I wanted to do anyway growing up.”

Living the Dream
Spring/Summer 2020

One year after emigrating from Ukraine and arriving in New York with some housing and road construction experience plus several academic degrees, Anatoli “Tony” Melnik accomplished his goal of launching his own company in America.

Beyond the Brick
Fall/Winter 2019

Any conversation with Jimmy Adamidis will likely include a reference to Winston Churchill, George Washington, Sean Connery or even Arnold Schwarzenegger. As he’ll happily share, each one of these individuals has one thing in common with him—they…

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Saving Time and Money
Fall/Winter 2019

When it comes to saving construction companies millions of dollars in costs, DIF New York Construction LLC is the company to call, according to Founder and President Ilan Feder. “Research worldwide recognizes that in the construction bid, documents…

Turning Up the Heat
Fall/Winter 2019

Mobile Steam Boiler Rental Corp. prides itself on keeping the New York tri-state region’s facilities up and running when steam plants fail. Over the last five decades, the business has helped thousands of building owners and facility managers,…

A Flooring Solution for Every Purpose
Fall/Winter 2019

If you’ve ever watched “Judge Judy” on television, you’ve seen Hoffman Floor Covering Corporation’s work. Ditto “The Daily Show” with Trevor Noah. Hoffman Floor Covering installs all types of poured seamless flooring. Poured seamless flooring…

Inherited Trade, Earned Success
Fall/Winter 2019

Kenneth and Edward Spencer are fourth-generation masons of proud Italian-Irish heritage. The brothers were raised in what’s known as the “forgotten borough” of Staten Island, New York, but a couple of things are clear: They’ll never forget who…

Going Green
Fall/Winter 2019

Why would a successful wholesale distributor known for its vast spectrum of tried-and-true products and superb customer service risk being innovative? BlueLinx, a building materials and industrial products distribution company headquartered…

A Blueprint for Success
Fall/Winter 2019

Though Michelle Todd, Principal and Owner of M. Todd Architect, LLC, may now be a well-established African-American architect, her journey began with an empty lot and a desire to change the world. Todd grew up in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant…

Trust and Teamwork
Spring/Summer 2019

In Greek culture, relationships are everything. Under this collectivist mentality, working together in harmony is of utmost importance, as is the ability to develop strong, long-lasting connections.

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A Supply in Demand
Spring/Summer 2019

When contractors are ready to build, they call Kamco Supply Corp. (Kamco) and that sets off a burst of activity that—time after time—has made the Long Island, New York, company a preferred distributor of top-quality building materials.

MultiGenerational Success Story
Spring/Summer 2019

In 1957, Alvin Soffler was working at Carlton Stuart Corporation, a major distributor of air conditioning products for Carrier Corporation, when he saw an opportunity to capitalize on the new technologies that were emerging in the industry by…

One-on-One Customer Service
Spring/Summer 2019

Liberty Doorworks, Inc. (Liberty), a midsize commercial door and hardware supplier, serves general contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers and facilities managers in the New York metropolitan area. The company has completed thousands…

Big Family, Big Projects
Spring/Summer 2019

In 1993, the late Damian Sabatino struck out on his own with a handful of employees and started his roofing business, Eagle One Roofing Contractors Inc. (Eagle One), after working in the roofing industry for decades. Today, Damian’s sons, Vinny…

A New York State of Mind
Spring/Summer 2019

If you’ve ever asked for directions in Manhattan, you were probably made aware that the layout of New York’s most populated borough forms a grid. A favorite of urban planning and design, the grid has been an expression in some of the more remarkable…

Masters of Metal
Fall/Winter 2018

Manny Velis, Chris Doulou and Jay Valentino are the proud owners of Hi-Tech Metals Inc., an architectural metal fabrication company. They put as much diligence into their work as they do passion. It is difficult for them to put into words exactly…

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Through the Lens
Fall/Winter 2018

Over the course of its more than 50-year history, Bernstein Associates has photographed more than 10,000 construction projects, averaging about 200 photo shoots per month. The firm’s photographers document projects from the big picture down…

Small Business, Big Impact
Fall/Winter 2018

For decades, Brown Builders Supply Co. has provided materials and support to builders and contractors transforming New York City. Over the years, the Long Island-based company had a hand in significant NYC projects such as Yankee Stadium in…

With Enthusiasm Guiding the Way…
Fall/Winter 2018

When American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson’s belief that “nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm” gained traction in the early days of P.M. Construction Services, it wasn’t only employees who benefited.

Energy Efficient
Fall/Winter 2018

For K-12 school districts, keeping an eye on energy consumption can save taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars. It’s also a big part of what Commercial Instrumentation Services, Inc. (CIS) does each year through energy performance evaluations.

An Immigrant Song:
Fall/Winter 2018

I was very jet lagged when I spoke to Rick and Rod Eustaquio, the co-owners of Iris Environmental Laboratories, a full-service environmental laboratory testing and consulting agency based in Union, New Jersey. I had just flown back from the…

Doing It Right
Fall/Winter 2018

For some construction management companies, the job calls for taking the plans they’re given and translating them into reality. For others, the job means poring over the plans and finding any potential problems long before the first hole is…

Purpose-Built
Spring/Summer 2018

George J. Cambourakis was born to be an engineer. After earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering, he proceeded to teach himself everything there was to know about foundation and geotechnical engineering.

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The People in the Pipeline
Spring/Summer 2018

Carolyn Olsen started Holbrook Plastic Pipe Supply Inc. with her sister, Betty Olsen King, in 1975. They rented a 3,500-square-foot warehouse in Holbrook, New York, which seemed like “the middle of nowhere,” according to Olsen, who is President…

From Manhattan to Montauk
Spring/Summer 2018

Charlie Hall, President and owner of Hall Enterprises, Inc., got his start mowing lawns as a kid growing up on Long Island.

‘Where Strong Girls Are Forged’
Spring/Summer 2018

In the 23 years that Judaline Cassidy has worked as a plumber, she has seen one consistent trend: the lack of women in the construction industry. This inspired her to educate girls and women on career opportunities that can be economic game-changers,…

Ahead of the Eco-Friendly Building Curve
Spring/Summer 2018

John Kruzshak founded Evergreen Environments in 1982—decades ahead of the current green movement—as a small atrium construction business focused on interiorscapes.

A Window of Opportunity
Spring/Summer 2018

Jilco Window Corp.’s story began in 1982 in John McDonough’s garage. It was there that he began selling aluminum windows, eventually expanding the business into a wide variety of window and door treatments, cabinetry and countertops, in addition…

All the Right Stuff
Spring/Summer 2018

Zach Kerzner is the third generation to head Kerzner Contracting Corp. and is carrying on the company philosophy of building lasting relationships with the integrity to do the right thing.



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