Award-winning M/WBE subcontracting firm commemorates a history of diverse industry leadership through a legacy of helping construction clients and the community
WEBSTER, N.Y., March 15, 2021—US Ceiling Corp, an award-winning subcontracting firm, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a series of events, articles, press and video releases planned throughout 2021. The Webster-based M/WBE (minority-/woman-owned business enterprise), which specializes in commercial, multifamily and residential interior construction, opened its doors in March 2001 with three employees and a single focus—acoustical ceiling installation— increasing its staff, scopes of work, client base, project portfolio and capacity year over year.
“This 20-year milestone is a testament to our exceptionally talented and diverse employees, and the incredible client partnerships we’ve cultivated, all of which has sustained and fueled our growth,” says US Ceiling Corp President Melissa Geska. “Our team is committed to delivering a seamless client experience at every interaction and it’s through this dedication that we’ve built a legacy of successful projects over time. I could not be prouder or more humbled by what we’ve accomplished together.”
US Ceiling Corp credits LeCesse Construction for helping the firm get off the ground with its first multifamily contract award: The Mills at High Falls. Since that time, US Ceiling Corp has helped transform the Rochester landscape, performing work on some of the city’s most notable construction projects, including Sibley Square, Tower280 at Midtown, Upper Falls Square and The Nathaniel. In late 2018, US Ceiling Corp received New York State’s highest honor for M/WBEs, the Carey Gabay Award for Excellence and Innovation. The company also expanded its insulation division in 2019, becoming an elite partner and regional dealer/installer for AeroBarrier, a cutting-edge building envelope sealing technology.
As labor shortages began plaguing the construction industry, US Ceiling Corp saw the need to help create and deliver skilled trades training and employment opportunities in and around the Rochester community, particularly among priority populations. The firm formally launched its workforce development program, USC Academy, in 2019 to cross-train and enhance the skills of existing employees, and partner with local organizations to help provide others with exposure to the construction industry. Training modules combine classroom, workshop and field instruction to provide a comprehensive, fully phased learning experience.
“Our success is an outgrowth of our company’s mission, which is to empower lives where we live and work, and provide the best resources to solve our clients’ needs,” says US Ceiling Corp Executive Vice President Gary Black. “We are not only committed to helping our clients, we also believe that giving back is an essential core value and an integral part of how we operate as a company.”
About US Ceiling Corp
Founded in 2001, US Ceiling Corp (usceiling.com) is a NYS Certified M/WDBE subcontracting firm that offers extensive experience in commercial, multifamily and residential construction, including acoustical ceilings and drywall; insulation and air barrier systems; metal stud and wood framing; finished carpentry and general trades; and construction management. The Webster, N.Y.-based firm’s consistent stability and growth stem from the hard work and dedication demonstrated across its expanding footprint, allowing a broad reach of services for local and out-of-town projects. With an unwavering commitment to diversify the construction industry, US Ceiling Corp aims to empower the Rochester community and partners with like-minded organizations, including the Urban League of Rochester’s YouthBuild Program, to provide skilled trades training and employment opportunities.