A hub of dreams and a stirring pot of talent, New York is internationally known for having some of the best restaurants, parks, and other public spaces for young professionals who want to enjoy the city’s bustling culture. Alongside these public spaces, New York is also a space for renowned businesses to set up complex structures like warehouses and manufacturing facilities. This list of the best industrial contractors in New York showcases a list of world-class architects, all of whom are praised for their years of experience, environmentally-friendly work, and for crafting projects that artfully combine functionality and aesthetics.
JRM Construction Management
242 West 36th St. 11th Floor, New York, NY 10018
JRM Construction Management has been in the construction industry since 2007. Over the years, it has completed projects for a wide range of clients ranging from property owners and developers all the way to Fortune 500 corporations and media and financial firms. As a veteran firm that has worked with many big names, JRM Construction Management has a process that serves as the bedrock of its reputation. Alongside undertaking comprehensive risk assessment during planning and estimation phases, the firm’s team also highlights open and honest communication throughout the entire construction process to ensure quality outputs.
One successful project the firm has completed was for Robertet USA, a producer and distributor of aromatic products. The lab now has door booths with impervious surfaces, perimeter gaskets, and custom ventilation systems for lab work areas and countertops. A high-density storage system standing alongside a steel support structure was also installed for chemical storage. For aesthetics, the project included Tagwall office fonts and custom column enclosures alongside custom doors and dimmable LED strip lighting. Custom designed glass-shelving also lines the reception area and labs.
Jersen Construction Group
For over 38 years, Jersen Construction Group has specialized in building commercial projects alongside many other projects. With more than 200 employees, a comprehensive fleet of modern construction equipment, and maintaining bonding lines of more than $100 million, Jersen Construction Group is able to complete projects like the Starfire, Saratoga Technology and Energy Park office/warehouse. So far, its other projects include structures for the education, healthcare, infrastructure, industrial, multi-residential, and technology markets.
Regardless of the project type or size, Jersen Construction Group provides clients with general contracting, design-build, construction management, and value engineering services. Its expertise has gained it attention from publications like Daily Gazette and Globe News Wire.
March Associates Construction, Inc.
601 Hamburg Turnpike Ste. #300, Wayne, NJ 07470
Though established in 2003, March Associates Construction, Inc. has 30+ years of experience with retail, residential, office, and industrial projects. Over the years, this firm has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing construction management and general contracting firms in the northeast. In 2020, it was voted for NJBIZ Business of the Year while Engineering News-Record (ENR) included the firm in its list of Top 400 Contractors Nationwide.
The FedEx Distribution Center in Elmsford is a 320,000-square-foot distribution center with two floors owned by Sun Cap. It was constructed with a pile-supported foundation and has a facade of steel frame and precast paneling. Projects like these have secured referral triple-A class clients.
Henegan Construction Co., Inc.
250 W. 30th St., New York, NY 10001
A veteran firm, Henegan Construction Co., Inc. has been around for more than 60 years. With this many decades in the industry, it has worked on different projects ranging from financial institutions, cultural centers, and retail business among many others. The Rikers Island Cogeneration Power plant is an example of the firm’s prowess in the complexities of the industrial sector. 30,000 square feet in size, it has four major components—the turbine building, the switchyard, two gas compressor systems, and an electrical Duct Bank with new feeder lines 1.5 miles long.
With first-hand experience in complex and difficult projects like this, Henegan Construction Co., Inc. is flexible, constantly communicates and responds quickly, and is highly detail-oriented.
King Rose Construction
307 West 38th St. Ste. #1801, New York, NY 10018
King Rose Construction is one of New York’s most reputable construction firms. Established in 2007, it is known for possessing a team of diverse professionals who are committed to crafting quality work for the commercial, institutional, retail and multifamily sectors. Among its many completed projects is the Barnard College Biology Research Lab—a functional space designed to facilitate the research in microbial life and a place to teach genetic, genomic, and molecular biology approaches. Engineering News-Record (ENR) recognized King Rose Construction as one of New York’s top contractors. This trickled down to more recognition from The New York Times, NY Post, New York Magazine, and New York Real Estate Journal. As a firm that’s updated with the world’s changing climate, it also utilizes environmentally-friendly construction products and methodologies.
One Pennsylvania Plaza Ste. #5500, New York, NY 10119
A firm ranked #23 on Engineering News-Record (ENR)’s list of Top 400 contractors, Suffolk Construction is a 39-year old firm familiar with excellence. This firm has been featured in the 2021 issues of Constructor Magazine and Building Construction + Design Magazine for crafting large projects like the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset.
This was a renovation project that included upgrades through new construction of wet and dry bench laboratories, electronic laboratories, a class 100 or 1,000 clean room environment, freezer and equipment farms, and laboratory support spaces alongside new office workstations and meeting rooms. Projects like these filling its portfolio have earned Suffolk Construction media recognitions.
1440 Broadway, New York, NY 10018
From Mitsubishi and Trinity Wall Street to the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, CNY Group has a reputation various corporations and brands go for. Established in 2003, this firm has managed the construction of new buildings, high-rise structures, and has even done complex gut renovations and interior programs. Take the AVEX Electronics Inc. project as an example of its work. A new 113,000-square-foot electronic manufacturing facility, it has 10,000 facilities containing state of the art robotic assembly equipment in manufacturing and administrative space.
Over the years, CNY Group’s portfolio has started to present more green projects made possible because of the team’s LEED-accredited project managers. Alongside these professionals, the firm is also guided by principals who have more than 100 years of combined experience in the management of large and complex projects.
J.T. Magen & Company Inc.
44 W. 28th St. 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001
J.T. Magen & Company Inc. is a name that has been all over the U.S. and in some Canadian provinces. Established in 1992, this firm offers clients full construction services. From pre-construction to construction management, design-build, and general construction, J.T. Magen & Company Inc. involves itself with the client to produce projects like the suburban New York mission-critical facility for a broadcast company. Found in Long Island, this 50,000-square-foot contemporary communications center features glass walls, green roofs, and complicated MEPS systems. Modern and complex projects like these have gained attention from publications like Engineering News-Record (ENR), Construction Today, and Contract Magazine.
Aside from having a highly skilled team, the firm is also guided by founder and CEO Maurice Regan’s expertise. A member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the preeminent representative body for Chartered Surveyors worldwide, Regan has been included in City & State New York Magazine’s 2021 Construction Power 50 list.
Aurora Contractors, Inc.
100 Raynor Ave., Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Innovative and dependable, Aurora Contractors, Inc. is a 38-year-old firm that treats its clients as another pillar to its foundations. Known for maintaining long-term relationships with customers, local officials, subcontractors, and suppliers, this firm has built up a large collection of projects. So far, these include shopping centers and malls, individual retail stores, offices, hotels and apartments, and even educational and institutional facilities.
The IKEA Red Hook in Brooklyn is a great example of its work. A $180 million project, it was once an abandoned New York ShipYard site before being transformed into IKEA’s largest retail facility in the U.S. This structure is LEED silver certified and is a 350,000-square-foot, steel-framed structure that features extensive vertical transportation space. It also incorporates water-saving technology that saves 60,000 gallons of water per month and a green roof over 70,000 square feet wide. High-profile projects like these have led to recognition from publications like Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine, Fortune, and Construction in Focus among several others.
1065 Avenue of the Americas 5 Bryant Park 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018
Innovation is the weapon for every growing force. Plaza Construction is one force of the industry that innovates by successfully completing some of the most complex yet beautiful residential and commercial projects like the New York Blood Center in Long Island. Previously an old warehouse, it was converted into a 75,000-square-foot blood production and research facility. Design-wise, its facade combines metal panels and window walls. Inside is a visually stunning galleria with 25-foot-high ceilings, skylights, and custom column covers.
This project won Real Estate and Construction Review’s 2008 Building of America Award and the 2008 Queens Chamber of Commerce Building Award. Plaza Construction is spotted with several other notable projects—some of which have given it the reputation of an award-winning giant recognized by South Florida Business Journal, Engineering News-Record, Building Design + Construction Magazine, and The Real Deal Magazine among several other publications.