Conventional Design-Build Conventional Design-Build

Conventional Design-Build

Design-Build: Delivering single source projects for all industries.

The design-build process begins and ends with our team. Where most other projects would require owners to manage multiple contracts, our design-build single contract process makes it simple and efficient. As experienced design-build professionals, we can complete your project quickly, managing every aspect of the project from design through construction or work with your architect, on a conventional design and price basis.

Unlimited Possibilities

Building relationships for over 25 years.

Managing every aspect of the project from design through construction.

  • Commercial
  • Conventional Design-Build
  • Manufacturing
  • Warehousing/Distribution


Gilroy Kernan & Gilroy - New Corporate Offices

The most pleasant surprise what that once the space was completed, it had such a positive impact - on both our team of professionals and, most importantly, our clients. For that I am very grateful.

Larry Gilroy, President

American Alloy Steel - New Steel Plate Service Center

While this was a challenging project, I was confident at all times that we had the best in the business as a general construction contractor.

Art Moore, President & CEO

Endodontic Associates - New Dental Offices

I would do it no other way than Design-Build.

Dr. Mike McGarvey



We have designed and erected numerous commercial projects, including retail, office and community buildings.

Conventional Design-Build

Our resume of completed conventional, design-build projects continues to grow.


We have completed nearly 2.5 million square-feet of new Butler and conventional Design-Build buildings and renovation projects.


We have erected many warehousing and distribution facilities from 2,000 to 150,000 square-feet.

Meet our Design-Build Team

Anthony Obernesser

Anthony Obernesser Anthony Obernesser

Vice President Preconstruction

Anthony Obernesser has over 22 years of commercial construction industry experience with Gaetano Construction Corporation. A graduate of SUNY Institute of Technology, Mr. Obernesser started with Gaetano as a Project Manager Assistant. He has since progressed to Estimator, Project Manager, Cheif Estimator and Senior Project Manager working on several multi-million dollar projects. He has held the position of draftsman, estimator and manager of both conventional and pre-engineered metal building projects and has had the additional opportunity to work in the in the design/build department.

As Vice President of Preconstruction, Mr. Obernesser works with Owners and Architects to plan and budget their projects from the conceptual estimate stage.

He works closely with the Project Management Department to pre-plan the work. He is responsible for oversight of the Estimating Department.

In addition to his work experience, Mr. Obernesser also completed the AGC-NYS Young Constructors Management Training Program, the AGC Project Manager's Course and the AGC Estimating Academy. He also service on the Advisory Board for the SUNY-IT Civil Engineering Technology program.

Key Projects

Hamilton College Theatre & Studio Arts building, Clinton, NY - $35M

Led the Gaetano team in budgeting and negotiating $35 million GMP CM at risk construction contract.

Assured Information Security - $7M

New construction of a two-story 45,000 SF Corporate Office building on the Griffiss Technology Park in Rome, NY. The steel structure is enclosed with precast concrete and a Centria panel & window system, the steel columns outward of the building envelope are wrapped with circular covers giving the exterior walls a distinct setback from the precast fascia band.

January 2004 - February 2010

Led the estimating department, managed and directed the estimating staff, reviewed all negotiated and competitive bids and budget quotations. Managed the projects through the Pre-Construction phase, where the scope and schedule are determined, subcontractors are selected and the final price is established. Prepared estimates from conceptual drawings as well as fully designed documents.

Acacia Village Phase 2, Utica, NY - $20M

Responsibility as Chief Estimator - Budgeted and assisted in contract negotiations for $20 million (75) unit senior apartment complex using "Design/Build-CM at Risk Delivery System".

Intelligence & Reconnaissance Lab, Rome, NY - $8M

Responsibility as on-site Project Manager for the 100,000 SF, $8 million Air Force Research Laboratory in Griffiss Business & Technology Park.


  • B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering Technology
    SUNY Institute of Technology, Marcy NY
  • Member Phi-Beta-Kappa National Honor Society for Engineering Technologies

Work Experience

  • Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corporation, Utica, NY - 1992-Present

Continuing Education/Training

  • OSHA 10 Hour Course
  • N.Y.S. (GBC) General Building Contractors, Young Constructors Course
  • (AGC) Associated General Contractors, Project Management Course
  • (AGC) Associated General Contractors, Estimating Academy
  • Accredited LEED Green Associate