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Construction Management

Construction management is a process and as builders, we bring our building experience to the construction management process and advocate for owners throughout the project. We act as the owners' eyes and ears and provide clear, concise schedule and budget updates so they can concentrate on running their businesses, confident that we are managing their construction projects on their behalf.

The success of a construction management program depends greatly on quality pre-construction services where the overall program, budget and schedule is established.

We lead the project through project close-out and commissioning, providing all of the following Construction Management services:

  • Pre-construction planning
  • Bid management
  • Cost assembly
  • Procurement
  • Submittal management
  • Document control
  • Contingency and change management
  • Schedule management and updates
  • Daily field coordination
  • Jobsite supervision
  • Safety and quality management

If one of your project goals is LEED certification, we have several accredited LEED green associates on staff who are trained in the principles and documentation required.

Gaetano Construction is committed to excellence and customer satisfaction, with every type of project. From healthcare construction to multi-unit housing facilities, we are proud to have worked on a wide range of construction projects and continue do so with the professionalism and expertise that your project deserves.


Apartment Construction

Past Projects

Overlook at Westhill
Cayuga Medical Center Southwest Addition
Liberty Gardens
Hamilton College Theatre and Studio Arts Building
Acacia Village

Meet our Construction Management Team

William C. Gaetano

William C. Gaetano William C. Gaetano

Executive Vice President

Mr. Gaetano has worked at the Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corp. since 1969. In 1993 he assumed responsibility for the company's business development. Under his leadership, the firm has tripled its work volume performed, while the business has grown into a full-service general contractor and design-build firm. Mr. Gaetano is responsible for over $50 million in work.

There are a number of industries which Mr. Gaetano focuses on including healthcare, educational and institutional, retail, commercial, manufacturing and warehousing, along with multi-unit and residential projects. Mr. Gaetano has generated jobs for the company ranging from $50,000 to $25 million in value.

Mr. Gaetano's broad range of responsibilities include business development, marketing, corporate/community relations, insurance, bonding and banking.

Affiliations & Awards

  • Board Member, Associated General Contractors of America
  • Former President and Former Director, General Building Contractors of New York State (GBC)
  • Advisory Board Member, SUNY Delhi
  • Board Member, Mohawk Valley Edge
  • Member, Utica Industrial Development Corp.
  • 1997 - Distinguished Alumni Award, Delhi College

Mike Kulik

Mike Kulik Mike Kulik

Senior Project Manager-Director of Construction Management

Over twenty one years of high impact experience in leading major construction projects across diverse industries. Throughout his career he has mastered the ability to consistently capitalize on opportunities to implement new strategies and to learn new skills, broadening his knowledge for the benefit of his clients.

Mr. Kulik's experience managing multiple projects simultaneously, coupled with his ability to bring a project in on time and below budget, placed him in a highly sought-after position. Mr. Kulik is skilled in fast track schedule projects, is known for his excellent client relations, and has implemented many quality control and safety checks to avoid costly mistakes.

He has progressed into greater levels of supervision after years of consistent results in:

  • Leading individuals and teams to achieve desired objectives
  • Developing methods for creating greater control over complex operations
  • Communicating with customers to facilitate win-win contractual agreements

Mr. Kulik is currently working on a multi-million dollar housing project at Liberty Gardens in Rome, NY consisting of 3 phases which includes complete revitalization of existing buildings, construction of new buildings, including handicap-accessible units and a new community center completed to Energy Star and LEED Standards.

Key Projects

Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Heating Plant Modernization (Approx. $4.3 M) 10.200 SF 45' High, single story addition that included a new boiler operator office, lounge, and locker room. Work also included the construction of a new boiler house adjoining the existing building for the installation of two new B&W 60,000 SF LB/HR capacity boilers and associated burners, economizers, and steam equipment.

Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC), Utica, NY

Robert R. Jorgensen Athletic Center, (Approx. $6.7 Million) - Project included a new 40,000 SF Field House, 5,000 SF Fitness Center, renovation of the existing pool and pool locker rooms.

SUNY IT, Marcy, NY

Auxiliary Services & Student Center, (Approx. $12.1 Million) - Project included Dining Hall, Student Life Offices, Meeting Rooms, Movie Theater and Campus Radio Station. This project was designed to be a LEED Silver Certified Project.

Masonic Care Community, Utica, NY

New Boiler Plant, Laundry Facility and Plant Operations, (Approx. $6.6 Million) - Project included heavy mechanical construction for the additionof three 400 HP Boilers including ancillary, mechanical and electrical equipment. Start-up of new boilers required conscientious coordination to change steam flow throughout the campus to the new steam plan. Facility also housed a new laundry facility that included industrial washers, dryers and folders.

Auburn Memorial Hospital, Auburn NY

Patient Wing and Surgical Suite Renovations, (Approx. $5.25 Million) - Include special construction of a behavior health wing and critical wing. Project also included upgrades to four operating rooms and support areas. Mechanical system upgrades, medical gas systems, and nurse call system upgrades.

Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca, NY

Southwest Addition, (Approx. $22.5 Million) - Extensively phased project including: New 20-bed (13,500 square-foot) Emergency Department; new 16-bed (14,000 square-foot) Intensive/Cardiac Care Unit; including interior renovation for new Outpatient Lab/Wound Clinic, Nuclear Medicine Room, Women's Imaging & MRI, Radiographic Support, Offices, Lobby, Pharmacy, and ED Support.

Special Procedures Room, (Approx. $500,000) - Renovation for new special procedures imaging room.

Radiation-Oncology Addition, ($5.3 Million) - Construction of a new concrete vault for new radiation medicine treatment along with three story addition for patient rooms, conference rooms, and facility maintenance. 13,700 square-feet/$4.6M. Addition included $1M of concrete alone. VERY aggressive schedule.

Radiation-Oncology Conference Room, ($101,000) - Fit-out of new high end conference room with high tech communications package for teleconference meetings.

Renovations to 3rd and 4th Floor, ($3.9 Million) - Complete renovation of existing hospital patient wings. Very aggressive schedule. Work in open hospital area while hospital continued to function 24/7.

1st Floor Lobby, Gift shop, Med Services & Cafeteria, ($2.8 Million) - Renovation of existing infrastructure to accommodate new hospital medical records, food, and administrative services.

Cortland Convenient Care and Imaging Center

$1.8M project. Off campus rehabilitation medical Office Building. Harsh winter weather for spring opening. Project completed on time and within budget.

Ballston Point, Arlington, VA

($29 Million) - 13-story structural steel base building (267,330 square-foot) constructed on a 3-story cast-in-place concrete underground parking garage foundation (169,600 square-foot)


  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    Masters of Business Administration/Finance
  • Clarkson University, B.S. Honors
    Engineering Management (Industrial Engineering)

Professional Background

  • Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corp, Ithaca, NY, & Presently Utica, NY, Project Manager, 2004 - Present
  • James G. Davis Construction Corporation, Rockville, MD, Project Manager, 1999-2004
  • The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, Baltimore, MD, Project Engineer, 1996-1999

Continuing Education / Training

  • 10 Hour OSHA Program
  • ICRA Training (ASHE)

Affiliations & Awards

  • Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA, CSI)
  • CM-Lean Qualification - AGC Lean Construction Education
  • Leadership in Construction Program
  • U.S. Green Building Council LEED Green Associate
  • Associated General Contractors (AGC) Member
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers Member
  • Optimists International Member

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