Ingerman picIngerman applies its experience building affordable housing for its own development arm to third-party and market-rate projects.
By Jim Harris

For most of its nearly 30-year history, Ingerman’s construction arm has worked exclusively on projects owned, developed and managed by the company’s other divisions. This experience prepared it to recently branch out its services to outside clients.

“We place a lot of emphasis on making sure we deliver the best finished product and put our owners first,” says Joe DiSalvo, director of field operations for the Collingswood, N.J.-based company. “We’re now applying the skills we’ve acquired building for ourselves to third-party projects, which has been a breath of fresh air for us.”


SchulerSchuler Development is keeping busy developing projects in Texas.

By Alan Dorich

Some developers buy land and immediately plan to build a project on it. But McKinney, Texas-based Schuler Development prefers to wait for the right time when it can benefit the most, founder George Schuler says. 

TAVO DevelopmentTAVO Development’s founder draws on his lifelong love of homebuilding in Westchester County, New York.

By Chris Petersen

TAVO Development President Steve Tavolacci has had a lifelong love affair with building homes, and the fourth-generation homebuilder says there’s nothing in the world he would rather be doing. From his days growing up surrounded by the craft to his first job sweeping floors on his father’s projects, Tavolacci says he’s never once considered doing anything else. “As a young kid, I knew this was always what I wanted to do,” he says. “I knew I had a passion for building and gave it all I had.”

TAVO Development’s clients have been the beneficiaries of that passion for more than 18 years now, as the company has built up a strong portfolio of luxury homes in Westchester County, New York. Tavolacci says the company’s reputation as one of the region’s most successful developers and homebuilders has come as a result of the company’s hard work, dedication and adherence to a strict but simple code of ethics.

The company concentrates on building spec homes in Westchester and Fairfield counties in New York, and its primary client base consists of families upgrading from their starter homes, according to Tavolacci. No matter what the finished product turns out to be, he says, every TAVO Development home is built on the idea that it must be someplace where he would want his family to live. Thanks to that philosophy, TAVO Development has built homes that it and its clients can be proud of.

Charlew BuildersWith every property it builds and develops, Charlew Builders customizes homes to its clients’ every needs.
By Bianca Herron

In 1967, Charlew (Charles Lewandowski) Construction Company was incorporated as a family-owned business by Charles Lewandowski, Sr. along with his sons, Lawrence Lewandowski and Charles Lewandowski, Jr. The company was founded on a commitment to value, craftsmanship and service instilled in these brothers by their father, Charles J. Lewandowski, Sr. In 2009, Corey Lewandowski, third generation builder, now president of Charlew Builders, Inc., continues the commitment to excellence instilled by his family. Corey Lewandowski says it is tremendously rewarding to continue a 50-year tradition of building custom, quality homes for clients.

Today, Charlew Builders is one of the leading homebuilders and developers in the capital region of New York. 

Snead ConstructionR.S. Snead Construction LLC is helping to bring many projects to life in the Washington, D.C., metro region, such as South Cathedral Mansions.
By Eric Slack

Founded in 2010 by Chris Heisey, Snead Construction is a full-service general contractor serving the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Since its inception, the company has demonstrated success on a diverse array of projects, specializing in the multifamily and single-family home residential sector.

“We average three to four on-going multi-family projects each year, ranging in size from four units to 165 units. We also have a division of our company, Snead Custom Homes, that focuses on single family homes in the suburbs of D.C.,” Senior Vice President Chris Mansuy says. “The residential market here in D.C. made a relatively quick turn-around after the bubble burst in 2008 compared with much of the rest of the country, and it has remained strong for us since.”

StoneleighStoneleigh Companies’ skillset includes acquisition, development and project management so it can make the best long-term decisions for its projects.

By Eric Slack

Founded in 2007 by President and CEO Rick Cavenaugh, Stoneleigh Companies is a private real estate investment company focused on the acquisition and development of income-producing multifamily properties. Stoneleigh’s team is experienced in all facets of commercial real estate development, finance and operations. It has an extensive multifamily portfolio, having targeted the acquisition of existing apartment properties as well as the development of new luxury apartment communities in select markets to build a portfolio of institutional quality properties.

9.21.2016bHunt Construction is on track to finish its Bleu Ciel project in 2017.
By Alan Dorich

When Hunt Construction Group, An AECOM Company, (Hunt) takes on a project, the entire staff feels a sense of teamwork, making it “fun to come in and come to work,” Project Executive Clint Binkley says. “People enjoy working on the project.”

The company nurtures that feeling of camaraderie as it builds Bleu Ciel Tower, a 33-story luxury condominium project in the district of HARWOOD in Dallas. Hunt started in 2015 and expects to be finished by August 2017.

Western BuildersWestern Builders has stood out through exceptional performance on wood-frame housing and in other sectors in New England.  
By Eric Slack 

For more than 40 years, Western Builders has earned a reputation in New England for the strength of its preconstruction, general contracting and construction management services. Founded in 1975 as a business unit of The O’Connell Companies, Western Builders specializes in wood-frame structures, and working with academic, senior housing and healthcare clients. 

“Western celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, and we established ourselves in this region because of our ability to get larger wood-frame projects done,” President Chris Boino says. “We’ve evolved as needed over time to get into different market sectors and work with different materials, but we’ve seen a return to wood-frame projects thanks to advances in engineered wood products and interest in sustainability and LEED certification.”

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