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July 5, 2017

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Whether it's damage repairs, large interior and exterior renovations, or a major reconfiguration, we do it all. Our Design-Build team will help you turn your vision into a reality. We can work with owner provided design plans or work with you to create a plan that will meet your needs in a timely, cost-efficient manner. From pre-construction budgeting and in-house drafting to final design and pricing, we are with you every step of the way. We work with interior designers and architectural firms for optimum space planning and code compliance. Whether you have a corporate office space, a manufacturing facility/plant, or a commercial facility in need of reconfiguration or renovation, we will help you transform it to your needs.

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Gaetano constructs first major Butler building in Onondaga County

May 3, 2017

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We are excited to have our work on the first major Butler building in Onondaga County covered by the Mohawk Valley Business Journal. Click here to download the full article.


Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Utica Rescue Mission

March 29, 2017

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Members of the Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corp., participated in the "Ground Breaking Ceremony" today the 29th of March, for the construction of the new West Street Apartments project for the Rescue Mission of Utica.  This three-story 52,000 SF project will provide 36 one-bedroom and six two-bedroom affordable housing units including 11 permanent supportive housing apartments for the homeless, those at risk of homelessness, and/or formerly homeless individuals or small families. There will also be approximately 7,200 SF dedicated to Community Services programs that the Rescue Mission of Utica will operate.

Pictured in the photo from left to right are Rob Munson (Gaetano Construction Project  Manager), Charlie Oster (Edgemere Development), William Gaetano (Executive V.P. Gaetano Construction), Robert Palmeri (Mayor of Utica), Jim Haid (Executive Director of the Rescue Mission),  and Mike Bushardt (Gaetano Construction Chief Estimator)


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February 8, 2017

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Many local companies are happy they did. That's because they recognized the benefits of working with an established Company for every phase of construction, including design/build expertise. As your local Butler Builder®, we offer a full-range of systems construction capabilities that combine efficiency, functionality, and virtually endless possibilities. Give us a call today, and put us to work on your project.

"Your Local Butler Builder – Serving Onondaga, Oneida, Madison, and Herkimer counties"

258 Genesee Street, Utica, New York 13502Phone: 315-733-4611

126 Salina Street, Syracuse, New York 13202Phone: 315-299-8422

Contact Dave KlepsVice-President, Design-Builddkleps@gaetanoconst.com

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Syracuse Label & Surround Printing

January 19, 2017

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the completion of the Syracuse Label & Surround Printing facility on January 19, 2017.  This project involved the construction of a new 59,000 SF building that included a 49,000 Butler Building Production/Warehouse with a large 14,000 SF conventional built office area attached to the Butler building that now houses their main operations.

Pictured in the photograph from left to right are Kathy Alaimo – President-Syracuse Label & Surround Printing, John Foster – Site Superintendent Gaetano Construction, David Kleps – VP Design-Build Gaetano Construction, William Gaetano – Executive VP Gaetano Construction and Rob Munson – Project Manager Gaetano Construction.


Ribbon Cutting & Open House for Heidelberg Bakery

October 24, 2016

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Saturday, October 24 2016 a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house was held celebrating Heidelberg Bakery's newly built 28,800 square foot facility. This project was constructed by Charles A. Gaetano Construction on a Design-Build basis. The project includes a separate Mixing area, Baking area, Production and Packaging area, and Staff Offices with support facilities. To view this project on our website please click on this link Heidelberg Bakery


Masonic Care Community Chapel Restoration-Ribbon Cutting

April 21, 2016

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The Tompkins Chapel, located on the Masonic Care Community's campus has been completely restored and a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on April 14th. The original steeple was removed, the structure reinforced and a new steeple was put in place for this 1920's era building. Also replaced was the ornate exterior cornice and roof along with the clock mechanisms and bell system. The photo is courtesy of the Masonic Care Community.

Pictured in the photograph are in the front row from left to right, William Gaetano-Executive VP Gaetano Construction, Robert Almy-Structural Engineer, Almy & Associates, Lawrence Giglio-Senior Project Manager Gaetano Construction, and Peter Peters-Facility Director Masonic Care Community. Second Row is, Anthony Obernesser-VP Preconstruction and John Foster-Site Superintendent both of Gaetano Construction.


Gaetano Construction Receives Butler Building Award

April 20, 2016

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Charles A. Gaetano Construction was recently recognized for a significant milestone in Butler building sales and construction.

Gaetano has exceeded $20 million in Butler sales, resulting in over $200 million and nearly three million square feet of total construction projects since 1982. Gaetano is a franchised Butler builder in Oneida, Herkimer and Madison counties and recently added Onondaga County to their trade area.

The award was presented to David Kleps, Vice President, Design-Build and Lucas Saltsman Estimator/Project at the 2016 sales meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Order of those in the photo: Harry Yeatman, Vice President Sales, Butler Manufacturing, David Kleps, Vice President, Design Build and Lucas Saltsman, Estimator/Project Manager both of Gaetano Construction and Tom Gilligan, President of Butler Manufacturing.


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Utica First Insurance Company

April 8, 2016

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Friday, April 8, 2016 a ribbon cutting ceremony was held marking the opening of the new cafe and training center at the Utica First Insurance Company on Airport Road, Oriskany. Gaetano Construction was contracted to design-build this 6,000 sf addition that included a 120-person employee Cafe with full Kitchenette and new restrooms, a 90-seat state-of-the-art employee Training center as well as new Executive Conference & Dining Rooms on the Mezzanine level in the Fall of 2015.

Pictured between Bill and Brian Gaetano of Gaetano Construction is Richard (Dick) Zick, President & CEO of Utica First.


Gaetano Construction Presented with the Associated General Contractors of New York (AGC NY) Safety Award for 2015

December 9, 2015

Gaetano Construction Presented with the Associated General Contractors of New York (AGC NY) Safety Award for 2015 image

On 12/9/15 at the 29th Annual AGC Construction Industry Conference, Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corp. was awarded the 2015 AGC NYS Safety Excellence Award for outstanding commitment, implementation and performance of industry safety practices. Steve Perez, General Superintendent, was in attendance to accept the award. The criterion for this award is very strict and each company applying must have outstanding safety programs to be considered. We are extremely proud of our superintendents & field employees for applying our safety standards on each and every project. This is our 6th Safety Award; we are proud of our track record and will continue to be an industry leader in Safety.

Pictured in the photo from left to right are Michael Elmendorf-President CEO of AGC, Steve Perez-General Superintendent of Charles A. Gaetano Construction, and Gary Hill-Chairman of AGC NYS.


GCI Risk Control "Silver" Award 2015

September 25, 2015

GCI Risk Control

Our company has been recognized by GCI with the "Silver" award for 2015. (Only two companies in the United States out of 60 received the Silver Award). September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2015 was a year with no recordable accidents. Our current EMR is (.83). This rate has dropped three years in a row thanks to our superintendents and their workforce.

We thank all of our employees for their attention to safety and insuring an injury-free culture on all Gaetano projects. Our safety picnic, awards, vests, shirts and our safety committee shows that we are committed to have every worker return home to their family every night safe.


Gaetano Breaks Ground on new Heidelberg Bread Facility

August 13, 2015

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Charles A Gaetano Construction, Utica NY has begun work on the new 29,000 sf Baking Facility for Heidelberg Bread. Following over a year of planning the project is underway as the very first building in the Herkimer County IDA's "Pumpkin Patch" Industrial Park located in Frankfort, NY. The building will replace the original Heidelberg plant in Herkimer which the company has outgrown due to its continued growth and high demand for the artisan bread products they have produced since 1983.

The project is being completed on a Design-Build basis that includes Site, Structural, Architectural and Mechanical/Electrical design and construction. The building includes separate Production and Packaging areas, Hi R value Insulated Metal Wall and Roof Panels, Staff offices and support facilities.

The project is scheduled to be completed in spring of 2016.


Charles A. Gaetano Construction Wins AGC/Willis Construction Safety Excellence Award

April 1, 2015

Charles A. Gaetano Construction Wins AGC/Willis Construction Safety Excellence Award image

AGC of America had it 96th Annual AGC Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 1820, 2015. The convention awarded 37 firms as the nation's safest construction companies in 2014. AGC, which oversees the Willis Construction Safety Excellence Awards, an annual ranking of construction safety programs, selected the winners after dozens of firms made presentations about their safety programs during the Annual Convention. Charles A. Gaetano Construction was selected as this year's Third Place winner in the Building Division's 100,000  250,000 Work Hour Category. We were commended for taking a proactive approach by presenting guidance in safety and occupation health management, risk control, safety training, work site hazard identification and control, and safety program innovation. Pictured from left to right is Chuck Greco  AGC President and Bill Gaetano.


Gaetano attends "Meet the Generals" Event in Syracuse

March 20, 2015

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On March 13th David Kleps-Vice President of Design-Build, Anthony Obernesser-Vice President of Preconstruction and Mike Bushardt-Chief Estimator for Gaetano Construction, participated in the "Meet the Generals" event in Syracuse, hosted by Syracuse Builder's Exchange. This event afforded subcontractors and suppliers to meet with us in the Syracuse area.


CNY Business Journal Article on our recently completed Accelerate Indoor Sports project

March 19, 2015

CNY Business Journal Article on our recently completed Accelerate Indoor Sports project image


AGC Awards Gaetano Construction & Hamilton College with 2014 Partnering Award

December 11, 2014

AGC Awards Gaetano Construction & Hamilton College with 2014 Partnering Award image

William C. Gaetano, Executive Vice President of the Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corp. accepted the AGC 2014 Excellence in Partnering Award for Formal Partnering with Hamilton College. This partnering was a management process involving the Owner, Architect, Construction Manager, and Trade Contractors throughout the project where the goal was to produce a win-win situation for all parties based on good faith and fair dealings which lead to a successful build of the Kevin and Karen Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts Building.

Pictured in the photo from left to right are Michael Elmendorf-President CEO of AGC, William C. Gaetano-Executive Vice President of Charles A. Gaetano Construction, and Vincent Iannelli-Chairman of the Board of the Directors, LLC


Gaetano Construction Presented with AGC NY Safety Award

December 10, 2014

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Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corp. has been awarded the 2014 AGC NYS Safety Excellence Award for outstanding commitment, implementation and performance of industry safety practices. The criterion for this award is very strict and each company applying must have outstanding safety programs to be considered. The accomplishment of winning the award makes a profound statement about our commitment to making safety a priority. We are extremely proud of our current 75 field employees and thankful to them in applying our safety standards on each and every project. This is our 5th Safety Award; we are proud of our track record and will continue to be an industry leader in Safety.

Pictured in the photo from left to right are Vincent Iannelli-Chairman of the Board of the Directors, LLC, William C. Gaetano-Executive Vice President of Charles A. Gaetano Construction, and Michael Elmendorf-President CEO of AGC.


Anthony Obernesser Promoted to VP of Preconstruction

November 26, 2014

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Charles A. Gaetano Construction is pleased to announce that Anthony Obernesser has been promoted to Vice President of Preconstruction. Mr. Obernesser has been with the company since 1992 in roles of Estimator, on-site Project Manager, Chief Estimator and currently Senior Project Manager. Mr. Obernesser will direct the Estimating department as well as work with Owners and Architects to plan and budget their projects from the conceptual estimate stage.


Larry Giglio Promoted to Senior Project Manager

November 25, 2014

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Charles A. Gaetano Construction is pleased to announce that Larry Giglio has been promoted to Senior Project Manager of our Operations Department. Mr. Giglio has extensive experience on a wide range of projects sites. As Senior Project Manager, Mr. Giglio is responsible for assigning project managers, purchasing materials and subcontracts for new projects. He will be monitoring the progress of each job and work with the project managers and field staff to ensure the quality, budget and schedule expectations are met.


GCI Risk Control "Silver" Award 2014

September 30, 2014

GCI Risk Control

The Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corp. has recently received the GCI Risk Control "SILVER" award for the 2013 - 2014 policy year. According to the GCI program, our efforts in risk control, including participation in risk control workshops and utilizing an effective safety program, has resulted in a favorable claims experience and safety for our employees. September 1, 2014 is the beginning of a new safe and productive year and we thank all of our employees for their participation and safety awareness while on the job. Please keep working safe, stretch and flex every morning.


Groundbreaking for the Community Foundation of Oneida & Herkimer Counties

July 31, 2014

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Charles A. Gaetano Construction participated in the ground-breaking ceremony for the Community Foundation's total renovation of their new facility on Genesee Street in Utica, July 30, 2014. The 10,000 sf building is a former church and features cathedral ceilings with exposed wood timber construction. Please view our "New Projects" for more details.


Gaetano Construction Makes Top 100 Builders' List

May 29, 2014

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We are proud to announce that we have made the "Top 100" Builder list, for the second straight year, as published by Metal Construction News magazine. This is based on our strong volume of Pre-Engineered Butler buildings this past year.

We placed at #95 from builders across the entire country; only 3 builders from New York State made the list. We are having a very strong 2014 year, with several projects underway, and expect to move well up the list next year.


Liberty Gardens Phase 3 Kick-off Ceremony

May 9, 2014

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The kick-off ceremony for the "third" and final phase of Liberty Gardens Housing complex took place on May 9, 2014 in the Edward W. Corr Community Center. This final phase will include the rehabilitation of two 2-story masonry buildings (52 units) and the new construction of three 2-family duplex buildings.

Charles A. Gaetano Construction will continue to incorporate guidelines for Energy Star Homes for this project making it energy-efficient and economically affordable for its community. To view the progress of this project please click on this link Liberty Gardens Phase I, II, III


Recycle One Business Certification

May 1, 2014

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Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority (OHSWA) has issued a press release announcing that Charles A Gaetano Construction has achieved the Authority's "Recycle One Business Certification". We are the first and only GC in the Oneida Herkimer County region to receive this certification. We are being recognized for our ongoing effort to reduce waste both in the office and the field. We have received a certification letter as well as placards and decals that we can use on our website (see the Sustainable Building Initiative's page), project signs as well as in some of our marketing information. Our thanks go out to all of our office and field staff for helping achieve this distinction.

More information can be found at http://www.ohswa.org/business-recycling/certification/


Gaetano Construction Hires New Project Manager

March 28, 2014

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Eric O'Bryant, has joined the Design-Build Project Management staff of the Charles A. Gaetano Corp. Eric is a graduate of Austin Community College, Austin, Texas with an A.A.S. Architectural & Engineering Computer Aided Design-Architectural specialization. He was previously employed by McDonald & Monterose Architects as a project manager making him a skilled addition to our Design-build division.


Gaetano Construction Hires New Estimator

March 27, 2014

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Doyle Roarabaugh has joined the Charles A. Gaetano Construction's estimating staff. Doyle has a strong background in Commercial and Civil construction and is an experienced Estimator and Project Manager. He has a Master's degree in Environmental Biology with a Minor in Mathematics from SUNY College at Brockport. Doyle was involved with heavy highway construction as an estimator and project manager and eventually became proficient in all aspects of commercial construction. Doyle brings over 30 years of experience and knowledge making him a very valuable asset to our company.


A Butler Milestone Achieved

February 21, 2014

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With the completion of the Feldmeier Equipment project in Little Falls, we have now surpassed 2,500,000 sf of Butler building projects, since we acquired the franchise in 1982.

That's an average of almost 80,000 sf of projects per year. Through good and not so good economic times, we have built many buildings for growing companies throughout Central and Northern NY. As a Butler Career Builder, we have consistently exceeded Butler's annual sales goals and won numerous awards.

We are proud of this achievement and look forward to many more years a Butler builder, helping to expand our areas businesses.


Cranes being installed - Owner moving in!

January 28, 2014

Cranes being installed - Owner moving in! image

We are wrapping up construction of the new Feldmeier Equipment facility in Little Falls, NY. Shown here is the installation of the "third" of six (15-ton) bridge cranes. We will be 100% complete this week.

For updated photos please click on this link Feldmeier Equipment-New Building


ASHE Construction in Healthcare Workshop

January 17, 2014

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On January 14th and 15th four members of the Gaetano Construction Management Team completed the Healthcare Construction Certificate Program in Manheim, Pennsylvania. The two-day program was presented by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE). Ron Hrynuk-Superintendent, Scott Major-Superintendent, Brett Babicz-Project Manager and Steve Perez-General Superintendent earned certificates in the workshop which dealt with the construction process in healthcare facilities. Areas of emphasis included:

  • The Business Environment of Healthcare
  • The Language of Healthcare
  • Infection Control & Prevention
  • Team Building & Communication
  • Healthcare Technologies including MEP & Medical Gas Systems
  • Life Safety
  • Patient Needs & Expectations
  • Owner's Expectations of Constructors

We at Gaetano Construction continue to educate and train our staff to meet the ever-changing requirements of constructing in healthcare facilities.

Pictured in the photo from left to right are Steve Perez, Brett Babicz, Ron Hrynuk and Scott Major.


Gaetano Hosts 3rd Partnering Session with all Participants of Hamilton College TSA Project

December 20, 2013

Gaetano Hosts 3rd Partnering Session with all Participants of Hamilton College TSA Project image

On December 20, Gaetano Construction invited all subcontractor personnel associated with the Hamilton College Theater and Studio Arts Building project to join us for the presentation of the Partnering Charter. Along with Hamilton College and Joe Hogan with the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of New York, we shared coffee and doughnuts with all tradesmen and management currently working on the project. Bill Gaetano said a few words about the partnering process and how a cooperative effort makes for a successful project. Joe Hogan also came forward to read the charter and spoke about the partnering process.

Pictured in the photo is Joe Hogan (Vice President of Building Services  AGC of New York), Steve Bellona (Hamilton College - Associate VP of Facilities & Planning), Larry Giglio (Gaetano Project Manager) and Bill Gaetano (VP of Gaetano Construction).


Mohawk Valley Business Journal Features Article on Charles A. Gaetano Construction

November 22, 2013

Mohawk Valley Business Journal Features Article on Charles A. Gaetano Construction image

The Mohawk Valley Business Journal featured an article on November 22, 2013, entitled "Gaetano Construction: Poised to grow with "Nano Utica" development", highlighting Gaetano's active role in the growth and construction of the new Quad C Nanotechnology facility located on the SUNYIT campus in Marcy. The article included expressions from the President, Brian Gaetano and Executive Vice President, William Gaetano surmising how this project will impact the economy of the Mohawk Valley. Included in this article was a comprehensive history of Gaetano's work ethics, construction projects, adaptation to industry changes involving technology, safety, and environmental responsibilities and community involvement to list a few. The photo with Brian standing and Bill sitting is courtesy of the Mohawk Valley Business Journal.


Gaetano Receives GCI Risk Control Award

August 31, 2013

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The Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corp. has recently received the GCI Risk Control Bronze award for the 2012 - 2013 policy year. According to the GCI program, our efforts in risk control, including participation in risk control workshops and utilizing an effective safety program, has resulted in a favorable claims experience and safety for our employees. September 1, 2013 is the beginning of a new safe and productive year and we thank all of our employees for their participation and safety awareness while on the job. Please keep working safe, stretch and flex every morning.


Ground Breaking for Feldmeier Equipment

August 16, 2013

Ground Breaking for Feldmeier Equipment image


We are proud to receive the contract to construct a new manufacturing facility for Feldmeier Equipment in the Little Falls Riverside Industrial Park. The groundbreaking for this project was held on August 16, 2013. This 46,000 SF "Butler" building which measures 70' x 600' long and 48'high will include six 15-ton bridge cranes for this long-time Little Falls-based company that manufactures stainless steel tanks for the Dairy and Beverage industries. Project completion is scheduled in March 2014. Photo is courtesy of Little Falls Times.


Hamilton College Theatre & Studio Arts Building Project Signs Partnering Charter

August 14, 2013

Hamilton College Theatre & Studio Arts Building Project Signs Partnering Charter image

The Project Team for the Hamilton College Theatre & Studio Arts building met for the second Partnering Meeting for the project on August 7, 2013. Representatives from the Owner, Architect, Construction Manager and trade contractors assembled in one of the College's lecture halls to review progress and establish goals as the job moves forward.

Partnering is a management process where the goal is to produce win-win situation for all parties based on good faith and fair dealings.

This process has been implemented on several Gaetano projects.

Pictured in the photo from left to right are: Joe Hogan of Associated General Contractors of NYS who acted as the moderator, William Gaetano V.P of Charles A. Gaetano Construction, Ned Goodell , Architect representing Marchado & Silvetti Associates (holding the charter signed by everyone) and Steve Bellona, Associate V.P for Facilities and Planning of Hamilton College.


Butler Manufacturing Award

August 13, 2013

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We have received another High Performance Builder award from Butler Manufacturing which recognizes builders who have achieved over 150% of their annual sales goals. We have received this award 29 of our 32 years as a Butler builder.


Gaetano Places in Top 100 National Building Ratings

August 12, 2013

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The Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corp. has placed in the Top 100 National Metal Building Ratings due to our large increase in Butler Building projects in 2012, (246%). We placed #88 in the top Metal Building Builders in the nation list in the Metal Construction News Annual rankings.


Seifried Gang

December 17, 2012

Seifried Gang image

Wednesday night the 12th of December, Gaetano Construction hosted a Christmas dinner for their employees. Among those in attendance were Art, Greg and Fred Seifried, (referred to as the "Seifried Gang"), who steadily for the past 25 years have performed good quality work for Gaetano.They are pictured here in respective order with Bill Gaetano, V.P of the Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corp.


Gaetano's Wellness Program

October 19, 2012

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The Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corp. recently made The American Heart Association's list for "Fit-Friendly Worksites". Businesses that receive the Fit-Friendly designation, work alongside the American Heart Association to implement on-site health and wellness programs for their employees.

Gaetano has implemented an on-site health and wellness program, including daily stretches on all projects as shown in photo.


Office Staff Photo

June 4, 2012

Office Staff Photo image

Recently we had a group photo of our staff taken. Those included in the photo are as follows:

1st row:

Elizabeth Barnes- Administrative Assistant, Steve Lenard-Project Manager, Anthony Obernesser-Senior Project Manager, Steve Perez-General Superintendent, Carlo Graziadei-Estimator, Larry Giglio-Project Manager.

2nd row:

Julie Gelinas-Receptionist, John Kinney-Controller, Brian Gaetano-President, William Gaetano-Executive Vice President, Greg Gaetano-Secretary-Treasurer, Robbie Dineen-Project Manager, Ryan Siepiola-Assistant Controller, David Kleps-VP Design-Build, Wayne Owens-Estimator, Terry Day-Office Manager, Michele Horton-Administrative Assistant, Kathryn Mosher-Administrative Assistant, Donna Jones-Accounting.

3rd row:

Rob Munson-Project Manager, Lucas Saltsman-Project Manager, Brett Babicz-Project Manager, Mike Kulik-Project Manager, Mike Bushardt-Chief Estimator


American Alloy Steel Addition Ground Breaking

April 29, 2012

 American Alloy Steel Addition Ground Breaking image

Ground breaking for the 18,000 SF addition to the American Alloy Steel Distribution facility was held on April 27, 2012. Those participating in the cermony are from left, Joe Fusco (Mayor of Rome), Frank Carzo (AAS-NE District Manager), Art Moore (AAS-Owner), David Kleps (Gaetano Construction-V.P. Design-Build), Frank Wishart (Assitant Plant Manger) and Ken Eagan (Plant Manager). (Photo courtesy of the Rome Daily Sentinel)


Ground Breaking for Utica's Multi-Modal Center

April 4, 2012

Ground Breaking for Utica's Multi-Modal Center image


The Ground breaking for Utica's new Multi-Modal Center took place on the corner lot of Bleecker and Charlotte Streets, Wednesday morning, April 4, 2012. This multi-million dollar facility will provide a safer transfer of bus passengers and a more comfortable and protected environment for those who are waiting and acquiring ticket information.This project is scheduled to finish late in November.


Gaetano Construction Hires New Project Manager

April 2, 2012

Gaetano Construction Hires New Project Manager image

Charles A. Gaetano Construction is pleased to announce that on March 12th, Larry Giglio was added to our Project Management Staff. Having worked in the construction industry since 1972, Mr. Giglio has extensive experience on a wide range of project sites making him a very valuable asset to our company. He and his wife reside in the Town of Deerfield.


Gaetano Construction Celebrates 30 Years as a Butler Builder

March 20, 2012

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Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corp. of Utica is celebrating its 30th year as a franchised builder of Butler Manufacturing Company's pre-engineered buildings

Gaetano became a Butler franchisee in September of 1982 and has completed over 2.5 million square feet of pre-engineered building projects throughout central and northern New York.

Among the many clients and projects for which Gaetano has constructed Butler pre-engineered buildings include American Alloy Steel, Rome, NY; PLC Trenching, Clinton, NY; Harley-Davidson Stores for the Carbone Auto Group in Yorkville & Amsterdam, NY; Northern Safety Co., Meyda Tiffany, and Tri-Valley Beverage all in the Utica, NY area. Gaetano has also been involved in many other smaller projects and renovations of all sizes.

New projects currently underway include an 18,000 SF expansion to the American Alloy Steel building, expansion to the Nirvana Water plant, the Bio-digester project at the F.X. Matts Brewing Co. and a Keg Cooler addition at Tri-Valley Beverage.

David Kleps, Vice-President of Gaetano's Design-Build/Butler Building Division, has managed the Butler business since its inception.

"Our organization is very proud of the long-term relationship we've built with Butler Manufacturing as well as our distinguished association with them as a quality organization that provides a quality product," Kleps said. "We deeply appreciate their recognition of us as a respected business partner and look forward to continuing this exclusive relationship with them for many years to come."

Gaetano is also designated as a Butler Career Builder, which recognizes them as having a long-term commitment to selling and constructing Butler's products.

Butler Manufacturing, a division of Blue Scope Steel, is recognized as the world leader in pre-engineered building systems. Founded in 1901, Butler maintains eight manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Mexico and Saudi Arabia, and has more than 1,400 builder partners worldwide.

For more information on Gaetano Construction and Butler buildings, please click on Design-Build under our "Services", view any of our "Clients" with the Butler Logo, or visit Butler Manufacturing at http://www.butlermfg.com


St. Lukes Home "Ground Breaking"

November 29, 2011

St. Lukes Home

November 29, 2011 Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare (FSLH) had a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion at St. Luke's Home. This project is a multi-million dollar expansion that will include the renovation of 20,000 square feet of space and the creation of nearly 40,000 square feet which will house inpatient rehabilitation services as well as an outpatient dialysis unit. FSLH has partnered with Alesia & Crewell Architects, PC, and Charles A. Gaetano Construction for this project.


The View (Old Forge Art Center) awarded LEED Silver Certification.

October 17, 2011

The View (Old Forge Art Center) awarded LEED Silver Certification. image

The View, formally known as the Arts Center of Old Forge, has been awarded LEED Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the Nation's leading program for design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.


"Grand Opening" Adirondack Harley Davidson-October 1, 2011

October 1, 2011

The Carbone Auto Group celebrated the Grand Opening of its newest dealership Adirondack Harley Davidson in Broadalbin, just north of Amsterdam. Among those who attended were the from left to right the Owners, Al and Don Carbone, Project Superintendent Ed Bailey and David Kleps, V.P. Design-Build of Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corp.


Liberty Gardens "Ground Breaking"

September 28, 2011

Liberty Gardens

The ground breaking for the Liberty Gardens Housing Rehabilitation and New Construction project was held Wednesday, September 28, 2011.

Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corp. has been hired as the Construction Manager to rehabilitate three masonry two-story buildings and construct six new buildings at Liberty Gardens Housing in Rome, New York. This first phase will consist of rehabilitating 78 total family units. Of the 78 units there will be 14 one-bedroom, 24 two-bedroom, 35 three-bedroom and 5 four-bedroom units. Within this total, there will be 11 handicap-accessible units and 5 hearing and/or vision impairment units.


2011 A Time to Build Event

May 24, 2011

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Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corp. was recognized as a finalist in four different categories for the "2011 A Time to Build" awards. Each finalist was profiled in "A Time to Build" special supplement of the CNY Business Journal's April 29th issue. Also all finalists' projects were included in a video presentation at the recognition event. The "A Time to Build" event was held at the Holiday Inn, Syracuse-Liverpool, May 5th, where all key players (owner/developer, architect, engineer and general contractor) involved in the project were recognized. Our company was recognized as a finalist in the following categories:


The Best Commercial Development - ECR International Warehouse/Testing Lab/Office


The Best Educational Project ($10 million or less) - Morrisville State College Athletic Field, Stadium & Hospitality Suite


The Best Educational Project (More than $10 million) - SUNYIT Auxiliary Services & Student Center


The Best Green Project - Arts Center/Old Forge


Gaetano Construction Receives Butler Building Awards - Achieves $15 Million in Sales

May 10, 2011

Gaetano Construction Receives Butler Building Awards - Achieves $15 Million in Sales image

Our company has received (4) Awards for Sales goals exceeded and a significant milestone achieved, from Butler Manufacturing Co., the world leader in Pre-Engineered building systems.

For the 2009 and 2010 Sales Years, awards received were as follows:

2009 - High Performance Builder for Exceeding Annual Sales Goals by 150%

2009 - Million Dollar Award for Exceeding One Million Dollars in Sales for 2009

2009 - $15 Million Sales Award for reaching the $15 Million Dollar level of total sales

2010 - High Performance Builder

The awards were presented to David Kleps, Vice President of Design-Build and Butler Building Department, at the recent sales meeting in Atlanta, Ga.

Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corp. has been a franchised Butler Builder since 1982, and has completed nearly 2.5 million sf of Butler building projects throughout Central and Northern NY.

Pictured here with the award plaques are David L. Kleps, V-P Design-Build (on the right) and Lucas Saltsman, Estimator and Project Manager (on the left).


Gaetano Construction Announces LEED Accreditation for Staff Members

December 17, 2010

Gaetano Construction Announces LEED Accreditation for Staff Members image

Recently, several staff members were successful in earning the LEED Green Associate credential from the Green Building Certificate Institute. Senior Project Manager-Anthony Obernesser, Chief Estimator-Mike Bushardt, and Project Managers, Mike Kulik, Brett Babicz, Lucas Saltsman and Rob Munson all earned the LEED Green Associate designation by successfully passing the accreditation exam. Charles A Gaetano Construction recognizes their achievements as well as their knowledge and commitment to supporting green building design, construction and operations.


ECR International - Open House

November 22, 2010

ECR International - Open House image

ECR International celebrated their Warehouse, Lab & Office expansion with an open house on August 26, 2010. Shown are David Kleps-VP of Design-Build with Gaetano, Mike Paparone-President & CEO of ECR, Paul Tataro-VP/CFO-ECR, Eric Dorozynski-Plant Manager with ECR, Lucas Saltsman-Project Manager with Gaetano, Pat Morocco-VP of Operations-ECR and Bill Gaetano-VP of Gaetano Construction with our sign and an aerial photo that were presented thanking them for the project.


Gaetano Construction Receives Building Awards

May 12, 2010

Gaetano Construction Receives Building Awards image

Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corp. was nominated for (2) recently completed projects at the Central NY Business Journal's "A Time to Build" Awards ceremony in Syracuse.

The event presented awards to the top construction projects in Central NY.

Gaetano received an award in the Commercial category, as First Runner-up for the Matt's Brewery, Utica, NY - Fire Reconstruction, New Warehouse, and Keg Cooler project. Accepting the award was project executive, David Kleps, Vice-President, Design-Build for Gaetano. Click on link to view project Matts Brewery

Gaetano also recieved an award in the Health Care category, as Second Runner-up for the Cayuga Medical - Main Campus Expansion, Ithaca, NY. Accepting the award was Bill Gaetano, Executive Vice-President. Click on link to view project Cayuga Medical Center

A third Gaetano project, American Alloy Steel - Steel Distribution Facility, Rome, NY, also received recognition in the Commercial category. The award was presented to the Site Design firm, Plumley Associates of Baldwinsville. Click on link to view project American Alloy Steel


Gaetano Construction Projects Nominated for "A Time to Build"

April 26, 2010

Gaetano Construction Projects Nominated for

Three of Gaetano's construction projects have been nominated for the "A Time to Build" finalists. They include Cayuga Medical Center Southwest Addition, American Alloy Steel Building and Matt's Reconstruction Warehouse & Keg Cooler. An event will held April 29th at the Holiday Inn, Liverpool, NY where the winners will be announced.


Associated General Contractors of New York (AGC NY) Safety Award

January 6, 2010

Associated General Contractors of New York (AGC NY) Safety Award image

Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corp. has been awarded the 2009 AGC NYS Safety Excellence Award. The criterion for this award is very strict and each company applying must have outstanding safety programs to be considered. The accomplishment of winning the award makes a profound statement about our commitment to making safety a priority. We are extremely proud of our current 85 field employees and thankful to them in applying our safety standards on each and every project. This is our 4th Safety Award; we are proud of our track record and will continue to be an industry leader in Safety.

Photo Left to Right: Mark Breslin-AGC Vice Chairman, William C. Gaetano-VP Gaetano Construction, Mark Galasso-AGC Chairman


"Gaetano Green" Article in The Business Journal

December 28, 2009

The December 18, 2009, issue of The Business Journal featured an article on Gaetano's "Green" policy.


Gaetano Smoking Policy

October 28, 2009

Gaetano Smoking Policy image

As part of our Gaetano Green Initiative we have instituted a "new" Smoking Policy as follows:

The Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corporation has an obligation to enforce the existing New York State Clean Indoor Air Act on our job sites and to enforce our Customer's Smoking Policies on our employees and our subcontractors' employees.

The Clean Air Act applies to job sites once the roof structure is on the building and in all office and storage trailers, as well as lunch and break areas. Certain campuses may have more stringent requirements that must be followed.

New job site signs indicating the policy have been provided for the building entrances and job trailers.


American Alloy Steel Ribbon Cutting

October 13, 2009

American Alloy Steel Ribbon Cutting image

The newly completed construction of American Alloy Steel, 650 Harbor Way in Rome, NY celebrated its ribbon cutting October 2, 2009.

Among those in attendance from left to right were Bill Gaetano, VP of Gaetano Construction, Mayor Jim Brown of Rome, NYS Assemblywoman RoAnn Destito, Arthur Moore, President of American Alloy Steel and David Kleps, VP Design-Build of Gaetano Construction. (See American Alloy Steel in Featured Projects for details.)


Delhi Students Visit Gaetano

September 24, 2009

Delhi Students Visit Gaetano image

Twenty one Delhi Students visited our office on Monday, September 21st. They sat with various project managers for an overview of how each department works and then visited (2) jobsites, SUNY IT & Masonic Boiler House.


Company Picnic 2009

September 9, 2009

Company Picnic 2009 image

On July 19th 2009 we held our annual Safety Picnic at 12 North Sports Bar in Marcy. This event is held to thank our superintendents and field employee's for working safe and enforcing our safety program.


Charles Gaetano Contruction Corporation, Renovation to New Headquarters 2008

April 7, 2009

Charles Gaetano Contruction Corporation, Renovation to New Headquarters 2008 image

In January of 2008, we relocated from Charlestown to our new home at 258 Genesee Street in downtown Utica. We now occupy the completely renovated 14,000 square-foot Mezzanine level.


Safety

April 7, 2009

Safety image

All field employees have recently completed the O.S.H.A 10-hour safety training course.

Also, all superintendents will complete OSHA 30-hour course by summer of 2009


Gaetano Construction Celebrates 25 Years as a Butler Builder 2007

April 7, 2009

Gaetano Construction Celebrates 25 Years as a Butler Builder 2007 image

Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corp. of Utica is celebrating its 25th year as a franchised builder of Butler Manufacturing Company's pre-engineered buildings.

Gaetano became a Butler franchisee in September of 1982 and has completed nearly 2.5 million square feet of projects throughout central and northern New York in the past quarter century.

Amount the major clients and projects for which Gaetano has constructed Butler pre-engineered buildings include Northern Safety Co. headquarters, Meyda Tiffany warehouse and offices, Utica Converters Manufacturing expansion, Tri-Valley Beverage beer distribution facility, the Carbone Auto's Harley Davidson dealership, the Fountainhead Group Warehouse expansion, and Fiber Instrument Sales headquarters. Gaetano has also been involved in many other local and regional projects featuring Butler Manufacturing Co. pre-engineered facilities.

New projects currently underway include a 98,000 S.F. expansion to the Nirvana Water plant in Boonville, a major expansion to PLC Trenching's maintenance building that Gaetano completed in 2006, and a new warehouse and office for the Masonic Care Community. Most projects are delivered on a design-build basis, which now has expanded to conventional buildings and renovations as well.

In recognition of the 25-year service milestone, David Kleps, Vice-President of Gaetano's Design-Build/Butler Building Division, accepted an award at a recent Butler sales meeting in Orlando, Fla. Kleps has managed the Butler business since its inception.

"Our organization is very proud of the long-term relationship we've built with Butler Manufacturing as well as our distinguished association with them as a quality organization that provides a quality product," Kleps said. "We deeply appreciate their recognition of us as a respected business partner and look forward to continuing this exclusive relationship with them for many years to come."

Gaetano is also designated as a Butler Career Builder, which recognizes them as having a long-term commitment to selling and constructing Bulter's products.

Butler Manufacturing, a division of Blue Scope Steel, is recognized as the world leader in pre-engineered building systems. Founded in 1901, Butler maintains eight manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Mexico and Saudi Arabia, and has more than 1,400 builder partners worldwide.

For more information on Gaetano Construction and Butler buildings, please visit www.gaetanoconst.com and www.butlermfg.com.