The Verticon Team

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.



Susan Barry works in the estimating and project management department of Verticon Ltd. where her responsibilities include the coordination of bid proposals and the management of current project records.

Among Barry’s many roles at Verticon, she served as project superintendent for the Interstate Waste corporate office expansion. Prior to joining Verticon in 2004, Barry compiled 16 years of experience working for both Gordon Construction and Arthur Lyn Construction in Manhattan.

As a project coordinator for Arthur Lyn Construction, Barry managed the construction of many projects within the Hudson Valley region including Monhagen Middle School and Maple Hill Elementary School in Middletown. Barry also served as project engineer for the $45 million expansion of Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in Central Valley.

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.