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John Foster

John Foster

Superintendent

Overview

John Foster has been with Gaetano Construction Corporation for over 20 years as Project Superintendent. His experience includes over 20 completed projects, ranging from smaller renovations to $15 million new facilities. Many of Mr. Foster's projects involved educational facilities and multi-unit housing.

As Superintendent, Mr. Foster coordinates the activities of all subcontractors, assuring compliance with Architect/Engineer drawings and specifications. He also maintains compliance with OSHA mandates and federal, state and local zoning ordinances while maintaining the job schedule. An important part of Mr. Foster's role as superintendent is being a communication link between the project manager, owner and all subcontractors while supervising on site workers.

Key Projects

Hamilton College, Theatre & Studio Arts, Clinton, NY

$36 Million - This 81,000 sf facility will consolidate arts faculty from across the campus into one location that features studios, two theatres, workshops, classrooms, a sound recording studio, video production suite and offices. This facility employs the latest technologies for heat, ventilation and controllable natural light. Classrooms and storage space are uniquely designed to suit Hamilton's visual arts and performance curriculum.

SUNY Oneonta, Human Ecology Bldg., Oneonta, NY

$9.6 Million - Renovation of a 50,000 SF, 2-story academic building, including complete removal of all non-bearing partitions, finishes; replacement of windows, entrances and roofing. Complete re-build of all interiors, expanding 7,000 SF of crawl space into Mechanical rooms; extensive site work including new walks, ramps, parking and landscaping. 24-month project

Little Falls Primary Care for Bassett Healthcare, Little Falls, NY

$1.2 Million This new 48,000 sf primary care health center has seven exam rooms and a treatment room. There is also a lab, four offices and support areas, as well as enough space for future growth.

SUNY-IT Auxiliary Services & Student Center, Marcy, NY

$12.1 Million This new 39,000 sf building will house the Dining Hall, Student Life Offices, Several Meeting Rooms, movie Theater and Campus Radio Station. This project attained a LEED Silver Certification.

Oneida Madison BOCES, New Hartford, NY

$10.5 M Expansion and renovation of the Middle Settlement Road campus. This project involved the construction of a new 84,000 SF Career and Technology wing, a new 5,000 SF Environmental Conservation Building and the complete renovation of the existing Career and Technology building as well as the existing Special Education wing. Work commenced in September of 2008 and was completed in June of 2010.

Stanley Theater, Utica, NY

$6 Million - Sitework/Concrete Foundations & Slab/Masonry work for the Stage Expansion project along with General Trades work that includes framing, drywall, painting, ceilings, doors & hardware, mill-work, stage flooring, toilet partitions & accessories for a new Stagehouse addition, along with a new connector wing that links all levels of the Stagehouse to the Auditorium.

Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Bunche House Renovation

$1.7 million - The building was gutted to the exterior stone veneer and the complete structure was rebuilt. The work also included complete replacement of all heating, plumbing and electrical systems. When completed, not only was the interior of this magnificent structure returned to its original beauty, but it also satisfies all of today's ADA requirements and life safety codes. This project was completed in 2000.

Wynn Hall - Renovations to create new laboratories and classrooms.

Cooley Library - Renovations to interior of three-story Cooley Library, including installation of new stairway.

Dormitory - Renovations to East Hall, West Hall, and Andrews Hall.

Joan Weill Adirondack Library at Paul Smith's College

$10.7 Million - This unique state of the art 45,000 square-foot building when completed is the new home for the Campus' Library and Adirondack Information Resources Center. The architect, in keeping with the natural beauty of the Adirondack Park, has designed a structure that will incorporate over 630 tons of native stone along with finishes that include massive, laminated wood beams and exposed wood decking.

SUNY Oneonta, Human Ecology Bldg, Oneonta, NY

$9.6 Million - Renovation of a 50,000 SF, 2-story academic building, including complete removal of all non-bearing partitions, finishes; replacement of windows, entrances and roofing. Complete re-build of all interior, expanding 7,000 SF of crawl space into Mechanical rooms; extensive site work including new walks, ramps, parking and landscaping. 24-month project

Work Experience

  • Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corp., Utica, NY - Project Superintendent, 1981-Present

Continuing Education/Training

  • OSHA 30 Hour Course