August 27, 2020
Since 1960 we have served central and northern New York clients as a traditional general contractor in both private and public markets.
From owner-provided plans and specifications, we provide firm quotations and deliver full-service general contracting.
We self-perform concrete foundations and interior finish work with our experienced field personnel and superintendents, many whom have been with us for over 25 years.
We know that schedule and quality are most important to owners.
We utilize Critical Path Scheduling and have developed a mandatory quality control program to ensure adherence to schedule and quality on every project.
Our company has completed four LEED certified projects and have six LEED associates on staff.
Our commitment to safety has earned us numerous safety awards and reduced our Experience Modification Ratio (EMR) to .88.
We work closely with our clients and design teams to assure projects are completed on schedule, on budget and to the full satisfaction of all involved.
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.
Meet our General Contracting Team
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
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.
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
- Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corporation, Utica, NY - 1992-Present
- 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