The Who's Who Westchester & The Hudson Valley Article Archive

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Rock and Roll
Fall/Winter 2019

The phrase “reduce, reuse, recycle” usually summons up notions of plastic bottles and aluminum cans. To Angelo Maiorano and Vito Secchiano, first cousins and Co-Owners of Metro Green LLC, it means something a little different. Rather than recycling…

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Certifications Open Doors
Fall/Winter 2019

When prime construction contractors in the Northeast region need a reliable, certified commercial landscape construction firm, they often turn to McCarey’s Landscaping, Inc. That’s because the woman-owned business, based in Middletown, New York,…

A Third-Generation Tile Expert
Fall/Winter 2019

Ronald Corrado, the Owner and Operator of Corrado’s Design Center, Inc. in Hyde Park, New York, is always seeking innovative products and practices to build and expand his tile manufacturing, distribution and 
installation business. “I’m one…

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,…

Family Sets the Standard
Fall/Winter 2019

Imagine if the Manhattan skyline was your portfolio and you could simply tell prospective clients to look up to see the quality of your work. That’s a reality for RSG Caulking & Waterproofing, Inc. (RSG), a family-owned-and-operated business…

Value Engineering Delivers Timely Savings
Fall/Winter 2019

Shannon Contracting LLC (Shannon) is a midsize general contracting, construction management and carpentry contracting firm based in Yonkers, New York. The company performs private-sector work in the New York metro area, including cities in New…

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…

Modern Style with Old-Fashioned Integrity
Fall/Winter 2019

Montana Contracting, founded in 1984, is a champion of modern architecture. As demand grew for the clean, clear lines and contemporary use of glass and steel, Montana Contracting responded. “Ultramodern construction is one of our newer avenues…

Envisioning Excellence
Fall/Winter 2019

Malatesta Paladino Inc., a concrete and masonry contracting firm based in Jamaica, New York, started with humble beginnings. Initial owners Carmine Malatesta, President, and Michael Paladino, Vice President, founded the company in 1985 with…

Opening Doors to Success
Spring/Summer 2019

If David Mesa was in the music industry, the formation of his glass door and accessories installation company three years ago would be akin to “putting the band back together.” He’s assembled a top-notch team of former co-workers to win over…

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Hudson on the Rise
Spring/Summer 2019

For 25 years, ACE Mentor Program of America (ACE) volunteers have engaged, excited and inspired a new generation of architects, engineers and contractors through an innovative after-school program. Today, 10,000 students from 1,000 high schools…

Difficult Jobs Their Specialty
Spring/Summer 2019

When a customer has a tough construction project that requires steel fabrication and erection, Mark & Son Metal Products, Inc. (Mark & Son) is the company to call. It has been that way for 93 years.

Doing It Right
Spring/Summer 2019

When you want something done right, sometimes you have to do it yourself.

Skilled Craftsmanship, Seasoned Experts
Spring/Summer 2019

When it comes to new windows and doors, Ross Window Corp. is your window to the world. “Window companies are not all the same. At Ross Window Corp., we offer products made by all the leading window and door manufacturers. We take the time to…

Improving Energy Efficiency
Spring/Summer 2019

DKC Energy Solutions Inc. is helping companies lower energy costs and reduce their carbon footprint. The Mount Vernon, New York-based company provides spray foam insulation services that stop heat and cool air from escaping buildings, providing…

A Winning Hand
Spring/Summer 2019

In 2017, the odds were stacked against A Royal Flush, one of the largest portable restroom and toilet trailer rental leaders in the Northeast. The sudden passing of its principal owner, majority shareholder and driving force of the organization,…

Construction Heroes
Spring/Summer 2019

When construction projects go sideways, ABC Interiors Unlimited, Inc. (ABC Interiors) often gets called in to save the day. The Bronx-based general contractor has developed a reputation for helping contractors get back on the right path with…

Quality. Beauty. On Demand.
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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From the Basement to the Big Time
Fall/Winter 2018

Jan Efraimsen, the President of the Woodtronics Millwork Corp. (Woodtronics) of Yorktown Heights, New York, has long enjoyed woodworking and electronics. More than 30 years ago, Efraimsen found a way to combine both his passions in his work.…

Tow, Haul and Repair
Fall/Winter 2018

Starting from the age of 6, Paul Hilario spent some of his childhood in a heavy-truck repair shop where his father, Arthur, rented space to park his construction equipment. During the years he spent watching the men in the shop at work and tinkering…

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…

A View From the Field - Local Law 196
Fall/Winter 2018

Effective March 1, 2018, Local Law 196 mandates safety training for all demolition and construction workers employed within the five boroughs on projects requiring a construction superintendent, site safety manager, site safety coordinator,…

A Matter of Pride
Fall/Winter 2018

Unlike the facade of buildings, a structure’s roof is generally only seen by construction workers and inspectors or maybe, in rare cases, a random aerial shot from the Goodyear Blimp on game day. With so few eyes evaluating the craftsmanship…

The Answer When Nature Calls
Fall/Winter 2018

Few people think about restrooms when considering the design and function of a building. But when they need them, the restrooms had better be there—and they had better meet their users’ highly personal expectations.

Keeping Up With the Pace
Fall/Winter 2018

Few places move as fast as New York City or demand more from the general contractors working there. If you’re going to build in the Big Apple, you have to be able to keep up. Streamline USA Construction & Mgmt. (Streamline) is made to match…

Engineer Engrained
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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Commercial Industrial Construction Corp.
Spring/Summer 2018

Commercial Industrial Construction Corp. (CICC) doesn’t advertise because it doesn’t need to. The Newburgh, New York-based company prospers with repeat and referral business—almost 80 percent of its customers.

Getting Down to Business
Spring/Summer 2018

Lots of builders and contractors talk about completing a project from the ground up. But what about what’s going on under the ground? That’s where Jim DeAngelis and Soiltesting, Inc. come in.

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…

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.

‘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,…

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…

WellBuilt Company Has International Roots
Spring/Summer 2018

For a couple of ambitious fellows from Australia, starting a business in the United States just seemed like the right thing to do. Without a network of contacts, Mitch Kidd and Scott Lumby built their business—Wellbuilt Company—in one of the…

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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