Top 10 Building Contractor Industry Leaders in New Jersey and New York


By Kristen Frisa
New York Construction Report special feature

More goes into building than meets the eye. Engineers, designers, and builders, all have  roles to play, but so do all the businesses that support them – financial firms, accountants, and equipment suppliers all perform crucial roles and coordinate their efforts to build the world around us. This top 10 list celebrates some of the best and brightest in New York and New Jersey, in alphabetical order.

Bothar Construction

Now celebrating its 20th anniversary in business, Bothar Construction uses the combined expertise of its four founders to deliver quality work on each of the company’s projects, which include work in asphalt paving, milling, grading, and site work. The family owned
and operated business is seeing rapid growth, and has been recognized by the Associated General Contractors of New York State (AGCNYS) for its safety record, taking into account its five-year history among other factors.

Castellano, Korenberg & Co

The certified public accountants (CPA) at Castellano, Korenberg, and Company can help with anything from tax preparation to budgeting and cash flow advice, to help companies running smoothly. Planning for the future with mergers and acquisitions or succession
planning, or analyzing the past with forensic accounting and litigation support,
construction firms can operate with more confidence when they team up with the accounting expertise of the Castellano and Korenberg team.

Frontier-Kemper Constructors, Inc.

Frontier-Kemper Constructors, Inc. (FKCI) has a trio of special services to help get the toughest jobs done in heavy civil construction, beginning with its speciality in tunnels for subways, roadways, wastewater tunnels, and deep shafts for mine development.

Known for its expertise in engineering and construction of underground projects, FKCI also works above ground in its Lakeshore division to do the heavy lifting with innovative hoisting, elevator, and vertical conveyance systems. In any case, FKCI strives to be the best source and best value for turn key construction systems and services.

Grassi and Co.

Grassi and Co. opened its doors almost 40 years ago with the goal of adding value to businesses and helping them reach their goals. It does this by focussing on the entrepreneurial aspect inside every company, by consulting with businesses owners to make proactive moves to create success. Grassi and Co. is more than merely a CPA firm, it’s a partner and advisor to navigate a modern business climate.

Grassi and Co. uses deep knowledge of the construction industry to provide true value to their customers

Our Rental Pumps

Our Rental Pumps prides itself on renting state of the art equipment, specialized to the job at hand, and backed by reliable scheduling, top-notch service, and expert operators. The fleet boasts a 65 meter boom pump, the largest in the northeast, making it possible to build at new heights. Certified through Women in Business Enterprises (WBE), Our Rental is also locally owned and operated, employing operators who live nearby, all of whom are certified through the American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA).

Our Rental strives to make a contractor’s day run smoother, no matter how big or small the project.

Our Rental Pumps makes life easier on heavy civil jobs with top-notch equipment, expert operators, and great service

Premier Design + Build group

Taking on the complex planning process involved in construction projects, Premier Design and Build Group alleviates the pressure on its clients by offering a single point of contact through all stages of building, from due diligence through finished product, and from personnel to budgeting. Premier’s aim is to realize its client’s vision seamlessly, while its experienced team of professionals coordinates all aspects of a new commercial, industrial, healthcare, or adaptive reuse project.


Taking care of tax-related headaches before they occur makes Sax LLP an invaluable
partner for business owners. At Sax, advisors strive to understand clients’ personal visions, to help them succeed at the highest level. As a member of RSM US Alliance of firms, Sax allows clients access to an expanded pool of expertise in the fields of tax, accounting, and business advice, all delivered through its client service delivery model. Set aside by specific industry expertise that allows them to specialize their services, Sax can help clients seize
opportunities and minimize risk in some of their most important decisions.

Skanska USA

A part of the global construction company, Skanska USA began its first projects in 1971. From its US headquarters in the Empire State building, Skanska is responsible for many commercial builds, from hospitals to schools to bridges and development projects, across the country. The company’s global reach gives its clients access to superior resources to help each project fulfill the mission of building better life for those who use it.

Turner Construction Company

Turner embraces technology and innovation in its builds, in part by empowering employees to offer ideas and feedback on building processes, and by hosting an annual innovation summit for its people to come together and collaborate on company practices. The result is a company that provides flexible and creative solutions for its project.

An internationally recognized builder, Turner offers the resources of a large company while delivering services with the accessibility and personalized attention expected of a local firm.

Weiss Instruments

After more than a century in business, Weiss remains committed to creating quality products, backed by exceptional service. Creating thermometers and pressure gauges that
maintain their accuracy and withstand the rigours of a workplace environment, including light-powered digital thermometers that operate with a tenth of the required light of a mechanical room, and stainless steel pressure gauges that won’t corrode or lose accuracy despite vibrations or other disturbance, Weiss is a name the construction industry can trust.


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