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Jonah Schaaf

Jonah Schaaf

Assistant Project Manager

Starting as an intern in the Summer of 2017, Jonah worked for Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corp. on two seperate jobs.  Jonah has an unparalleled work ethic which has since carried over into the office upon hire.  This work ethic, paired with a knack for making calculated decisions under pressure, translates to highly efficient project managaement practices.

As an Assistant Project Manager, Jonah is responsible for facilitating communication between owners and the construction team.  His duties include preparation of subcontracts, purchase orders, submittals, change orders and estimates including proposals.  He also maintains project schedules and coordinates direct manpower, including subcontractors.

Key Projects

Meadows at Middle Settlement Senior Apartments "The Meadows" 

Located at 4310 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, NY - this multi-phase project will demolish 14 of the 22 existing buildings on the site, to be replaced by three new buildings comprised of 93 units (84 1-bedroom and 9 2-bedrooms).  The buildins will be three-story, double-loaded corridor, elevator served.  The redevelopment will replace all current studio/efficiency units with one-bedroom units.  Contract value $16.5M

West St. Apartments

This project involved a 52,000 SF three-story affordable housing apartment complex for the homeless, those at risk of homelessness, and/or formerly homeless individuals or small families.  There is also approximately 7,200 SF dedicated to the Community Services programs that the Resuce Mission of Utica oversees.  Contract value $10.2M

Asteri Apartments 

Located at 327 Bleecker St., Utica, NY - Renovation of an existing six-story 45,500 SF historic building which was converted into a multi-family residential development consisting of forty-nine (49) rental units, amenities and offices.  Contract value ~$3.4M

Utica College Dining Hall

This project involved the total renovation of the existing dining facility into a more modern state-of-the-art facility offering many new amenities and choices for students and faculty.  Contract value $1.2M

Quad-C at SUNY Poly: M+W Group, U.S.

This project involved the construction of a NanoTech manufacutring facility located on the SUNY Polytechnic campus in Utica, NY.  Jonah worked for M+W Group, U.S. as the Project Engineer, helping with subcontractor coordination.  This included helping the Superintendent keep track of progress as well as insuring the correct safety procedures were being followed.


  • Utica College, B.S. Construction Management
  • OSHA 30
  • Pro-Core Certified: Associate


  • Pioneer Builders, Utica College
  • National Society of Leadership & Success, Utica College Chapter