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The Verticon Team


Alan R. Zuckerman

President & CEO

Alan ZuckermanIn 1993 Alan founded Verticon LTD with his brother Irving.  Prior to Verticon, Alan and Irving were managing partners at the family firm, Zuckerman Contractors.  Since 1973, Alan’s years of devotion to the communities in and around the Mid-Hudson Valley have made him a respected resource to the region’s top planners, as well as several economic development organizations.

Alan has worked hands-on in every aspect of the construction industry from project conception all the way through to Certificate of Occupancy.  His extensive experience in the areas of deal structure, transaction analysis and banking presentations during the pre-construction phase, have been the foundation that clients lean on during the sometimes daunting process of pre-construction.

Currently, Alan is very involved in the construction management and general construction projects as well as the firm’s pre-eminent estimating team and value engineering services.  In addition to those duties, he is responsible for updating the estimating and project management team on the use of Verticon’s project management systems so that all field superintendents are continually in the loop.  Along with the estimating team, his most important role is providing conceptual and preliminary cost studies for clients, which has become a strength of Verticon Construction Services.

Irving H. Zuckerman

Business Development

Irving ZuckermanAlready a well respected figure in the planning and building industry, Irving founded Verticon LTD with his brother Alan in 1993.  Prior to Verticon, Irving and Alan were managing partners at the family firm, Zuckerman Contracting.  Irving’s years of devotion to the communities in and around the Hudson Valley have made him a valuable asset to corporate clients looking to improve a facility or achieve occupancy of a site that is well suited for their project.

Irving began his career serving in the Army during the Vietnam War as a Military Police Officer.  He returned home from service and began the first phase of his construction and real estate career working as a property manager for a family owned apartment complex.  From there, he gained experience as marketing manager and construction coordinator for another family owned residential complex before crossing over to the corporate side as a managing partner of Westgate Goshen Business Park.  It was during this time that he served as a liaison to state and local agencies, a role that has served past, present and future clients of Verticon LTD well.

Currently, Irving participates in the office and field administration as well as the firm’s sales and marketing program.  In addition to those duties, he participates in all phases of general contracting, project management and real estate consulting.  Because safety is a top priority at Verticon, one of his most important roles is administering the corporate safety program with its certified safety consultant.


Justin Zuckerman

Justin Zuckerman is the fourth generation of Zuckermans directly involved in the family business. He graduated in 2008 with a BS in Resource Economics from UMass Amherst.

Working with Verticon since high school, Justin has thorough knowledge of the local construction industry and regional market conditions. As Project Manager, his duties include vetting and procurement of sub-contractors, materials purchasing, contract writing and negotiating, project scheduling, and direct interaction with clients and project owners.

He is also Verticon’s manager overseeing one of our most important clients, Orange & Rockland Utilities. An active outdoorsman, Justin enjoys skiing, skydiving, rock climbing, hiking, and traveling.

Shari Palermo

Shari Palermo is in her second term with the Zuckerman family, having worked for Zuckerman Contractors between 1987 and 1993.

Palermo joined Verticon in 1998 and assumed multiple roles within the company as executive assistant, senior project manager assistant and office manager. In her positions as executive assistant and office manager, Palermo assists the Zuckermans with most confidential and legal issues, project research and human resources-related management.

Palermo also creates master subcontracts for each new project, oversees all insurance for the firm and provides support for the company’s bonding programs and marketing. As senior project manager assistant, Palermo monitors the administrative end of the project management department.