One of Verticon’s strengths is their ability to recognize a building’s value and match sites with existing structures to their client’s needs. For Satin, they planned to utilize vertical space to create additional cubic footage which in turn gave the client the ability to store more material. Additionally, proper planning allowed completion of the project 3 months prior to the construction deadline without any interruption to Satin Fine Food’s production line.
“We could never have met the very tight time table without your personal attention to all details.”
Mr. Kevin O’Reilly, Founder & CEO, Satin Fine Foods
When asked to bid the Sullivan County Community College Dorm, Verticon put their preplanning skills to work and came up with a bid that was within the projected budget. (Several bids had already been submitted, each topping the budget by nearly $3,000,000.) Utilizing their value engineering expertise, they devised a plan that would reduce the overall cubic footage of the facility but remain within code for a dorm that would eventually house 300 students. The cost reduction measures not only resulted in the project being awarded, it also helped reduce lighting and heating costs for the college long term.
Intelligent planning was required to ensure that the approvals, design and construction were completed as well as all production equipment and packaging supplies were in place and operational before the beginning of next year’s harvest. The job was successfully completed and Crist was able to process the harvesting crop while the construction continued in areas not essential during harvest time.
Verticon constructed the new building and completely demolished the existing building without any interference in the day to day operation of the medical practice. The plan to create a temporary road ensured the safety of patients and staff during the construction process. Additionally, Verticon waited until after the new facility was operational before demolition of the existing structure, construction of an underground retention basin, parking lots and landscaping in its place.
For the YMCA project, Verticon created an 8,000 square foot mezzanine to act as an activity center with balconies that overlook a basketball court on the main floor below. In order to bring the designs of a very creative architect to life and ensure that the building remained structurally sound, they had to remove several vertical steel beams and replace them with a horizontal support structure.
“We enjoyed working with Verticon on this project. Andy Maloney, Jonathan Stevens and the entire crew were incredibly professional and accommodating, finishing the project right on time. We now have a beautiful facility to serve the community for years to come with great thanks to Alan, Irv and their dedicated team.”
Mr. Ira Besdansky, Chief Executive Director, Middletown YMCA
This extensive project involved tapping the main power lines of Canada and the United States for use in the New York State power grid. Not only was it necessary that the sub-contractors meet the high standards expected from Orange & Rockland, Verticon needed to ensure they assemble a team with the expertise necessary for work at a site accessible to substantial power. The project was successfully completed in adherence to a strict schedule without safety issues and zero interruption of power for Orange & Rockland customers.
***During their 50+ years as one of Orange & Rockland’s construction and maintenance firms, Verticon has done a little bit of everything. We have performed routine maintenance such as repairing bathrooms and preparing new offices as well as new construction projects such as the building of substations and data centers.
The Minolta project provided a unique challenge in that the structure was built on a site that was initially an 80 foot tall rock formation. After blasting their way through what amounted to a few thousand cubic feet of rock that then needed to be cleared away, Verticon did a Rock Cut to provide a surface suitable for the 88,000 square foot factory.
Communication was the key in completing the total renovation of Monroe Pediatrics’ 2,300 square foot office in less than 3 months with zero interruption of the day to day operations. Every move was detailed on a daily basis and then communicated with the client in such a way that the busy doctor’s office was able to function seamlessly.
“When deciding to renovate our 2,300 square-foot office, we needed a contractor who understood our needs. Having worked with Verticon in the past, we had the confidence their firm could meet our expectations. Because our offices were still open during the renovation, we needed everyone to work under very delicate conditions. Having Alan and Irving Zuckerman and their professional staff with us at every step was key in the completion of our successful project.”
Alan Harawitz, M.D., Owner, Monroe Pediatrics