The construction industry is a vital part of the American economy, employing more than ten million Americans and accounting for more than $2 trillion in economic output each year. The entire supply and service chain benefits from the industry, which creates jobs, stimulates the economy, and constructs the reality in which we operate. However, there wouldn’t be an industry without its workers. From office buildings and hospitals to bridges and highways, construction workers build and maintain the structures and infrastructures we work, play, travel, and live in and the infrastructure we use to get to and from our destinations. Quite literally, construction is an industry that makes our lives functional and more enjoyable. Without its workforce and its efforts, we would not enjoy any of the comforts or amenities we enjoy today. For these reasons, developing and empowering the industry—from students considering a career in the field to construction vendors to top management—is vital. Therefore, in 2018, I Build America established National Construction Appreciation Week to unite the industry and express gratitude for the daily contributions of all construction workers to our society.
The Value of Talisen’s Vendors
National Construction Appreciation Week 2022 falls on September 19-23. And this year, Talisen would like to celebrate this special time of recognition with a show of gratitude for our valued network of vendors.
In any industry, it is essential to have a solid and reliable team in order to complete projects successfully. In the construction industry, vendors are an integral part of this team. Talisen Construction’s vast vendor network provides specialized skills and services that are crucial to the efficiency and timeliness of our construction projects. What’s more, not only do our vendors help speed up the construction process, but they also play a huge role in delighting our clients. Their possession of necessary equipment and expertise allows our project managers to avoid costly delays, ensuring every construction project is completed on time and within budget.
Get to Know Our Construction Vendors
Recently, we sent out a survey asking our vendors to share some information about their operations and how they got started in the industry. Read below to learn more about some of Talisen’s most valued vendors:
Peter Gisondi & Co. Inc.
Peter Gisondi Sr. was one of seven in a poor immigrant family. He started a painting business after the Korean War to help provide a better life for his family. He then quickly became one of the top painting contractors in the Westchester County area. Today, Peter Gisondi & Co. Inc. is family-owned and operated and boasts personal connections with all of its clients. Learn about the project Talisen worked on with Peter Gisondi & Co. Inc. at Emblem Health here.
Donnelly Mechanical performs commercial HVAC service, maintenance, and construction. The company was founded in 1989 by Dan Donnelly in the basement of his Bayside, Queens home. In 2018, Donnelly Mechanical was acquired by ENGIE, a global energy and services group that provided Donnelly Mechanical access to a wide range of new resources and a much larger capital base. Furthermore, in 2021, ENGIE announced the launch of a new global business line called EQUANS. Donnelly Mechanical now offers a rare combination of wide territorial reach and proven local expertise as New York City’s premier provider of innovative commercial HVAC service, maintenance, and construction. With over 30 years of experience and 200+ employees, Donnelly Mechanical serves NYC’s most prominent commercial organizations across a variety of sectors, including data centers, healthcare facilities, Class-A office spaces, and commercial real estate management firms. They currently boast an impressive safety record – EMR score of .67.
William C. Gerakaris Plumbing & Heating Corp.
William Gerakaris started as a helper and knew he would eventually obtain his plumber’s license and enter into business. He now has over 50 years in the industry with a track record of unparalleled service and workmanship. Learn more about the project William C. Gerakaris collaborated with Talisen on at Island Eye Surgicenter here.
The Par Group
PAR Plumbing started off four generations ago with a small shop in Brooklyn. They have now grown into The PAR Group, New York’s premier provider of plumbing, heating and air-conditioning, fire protection, and green services. They serve the five boroughs, Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester County, as well as northern New Jersey through Triangle Plumbing, a PAR Group company. Learn about the project The Par Group worked on with Talisen at NYU Langone here.
Maspeth Welding was founded in 1977 by the father of the current owner, who has taken over the company and grown it to where it is today. They currently provide design-build services and engineering and happen to have created the world’s first outdoor steel squash court right on their campus, which you can learn more about here.
Talisen’s Construction Vendor Management Application
At Talisen, our project team and Director of Pre-Construction have an extensive vendor network at our disposal. This network is used to identify suppliers best suited to each individual project. To streamline this process, Talisen has developed a construction Vendor Management Application that compares multiple vendors based on their bidding history with Talisen, clearly displaying their win rates and performance alongside their vendor profile of geographic work areas, trade expertise, and ideal project scope and size. Using these methods, Talisen and our clients choose a vendor that will provide the best results possible for their project.
Want to learn more about Talisen’s vast vendor network? Reach out today to start a conversation!
National Construction Appreciation Week is sponsored by I Build America. I Build America promotes construction industry pride, informs the public on the importance of construction, and engages young construction professionals. Founded in 2016 by HCSS CEO Mike Rydin, I Build America is dedicated to sharing the story of American construction. You can learn more about I Build America on their website here.