New York’s top 10 construction industry leaders: Diverse businesses reflect tradition, focus, innovation and community service

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It can be difficult to categorize or priorities the top 10 in any industry, given the diversity of the players and some of the unique niches they serve. This listing of the top 10 construction leaders reflects an amalgam of experience, relationships, and perceptions.

While this isn’t a scientific group – there are many other companies worthy of recognition – it provides a clue about some of the diversity, initiative and focus within the construction community. We’ve included some nationally, even internationally, recognized firms, and others who have primarily taken a leadership role in their local communities. This list includes forward-thinking practices which have embraced community engagement, high standards of service and delivery, and an overall commitment to the industry.

Quoted descriptions and remarks are generally from the company’s own websites or communications, unless otherwise noted. We’ve listed companies here randomly so do not provide any specific ranking order.

A.J. McNulty & Co. Inc.
This business has an impressive history, serving New York City since 1925. The specialization: High rise erection, both with structural steel and precast concrete, with granite/truss panels and stone cladding systems.From a publicity perspective, the company doesn’t seek or need to broadcast its presence as it is well-known within its community for its service and reputation. It has certification from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute.

Atlantic Contracting & Specialties, LLC
Atlantic Contracting & Specialties is equipped to be a single-source specialty contractor for the most demanding challenges. Commercial and industrial businesses rely on Atlantic Contracting & Specialties to deliver high-quality service – cost-efficiently and safely.
The company is highly experienced in abatement/remediation, fire stopping, mechanical insulation; and noise control.

Castellano, Korenberg & Co.
Castellano, Korenberg & Co. CPAs was founded in 1991 with a vision to serve the construction industry’s diverse and underserved financial needs. Almost three decades later, the firm has maintained its vision and expanded as a trusted advisor for all business matters. From consulting services such as mergers and acquisitions, to succession planning and increasing wealth, the firm is prepared to help clients achieve financial success.

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Con-Tech Construction Technology, Inc.
Carmel based Con-Tech Construction Technology, Inc. began in 2003 with small masonry and concrete projects. Today, it is a successful contractor based on solid union values, with key projects for municipalities, school boards and institutions across the state.

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E.E. Cruz & Co., Inc.
Founded in 1984, E.E. Cruz & Company, Inc. is a heavy civil construction contractor with a track record of successful projects throughout the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. Over the past three decades, the company has grown carefully but steadily from working on utility and highway projects to completing more complex and challenging transportation, infrastructure, deep foundation, bridge and geotechnical projects.

Enviro-Disposal Group
Since 1991, Enviro-Disposal Group’s president Rich Rivkin has managed more than 3,000 projects involving transportation and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous contaminated soils, dredged sediments and other environmentally regulated materials.

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JD Traditional Industries
Founded in 1996, JD Traditional Industries is now a second-generation family owned company that specializes in drywall installation; interior metal framing; black iron and lathing; acoustical ceilings; carpentry; taping; plastering; and more.

Moretrench American Corp.
For more than 100 years, Moretrench has been serving the underground construction needs of the civil, environmental and industrial market sectors. Along the way, the company has acquired a depth of specialized knowledge and breadth of experience unparalleled in the industry.

Skanska USA Civil Northeast Inc.
Skanska is one of the world’s leading construction and project development companies, focused on selected home markets in the Nordic region, Europe and USA. The company’s operations consist of construction, residential development, commercial property development and infrastructure development.

Subcontractors Trade Association (STA)
In its day-to-day activities, STA represents its members in dealing with public agencies, authorities and private developers. STA’s philosophy centers on dispute resolution without the need for litigation, and the association has served its members for more than 50 years in this area. Initiating informational meetings between the owner, the general contractor, the construction manager and the subcontractor have proved to be successful business strategies to advance dispute resolutions, clarify issues and advance best practices.

Weeks Marine, Inc.
A proven leader in maritime construction, Weeks has successfully completed projects throughout North and South America, from inland waterways to off-shore sites in the Pacific and the Atlantic. The company has three key divisions—construction, dredging and marine services—which are bolstered by two major subsidiaries, Healy Tibbitts Builders, Inc. and McNally International, Inc.
The company is headquartered in Cranford, New Jersey, and manages a network of regional offices in Louisiana, Texas, Hawaii, and in Ontario and Nova Scotia in Canada.

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