Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the completion of a newly constructed $12 million affordable housing development in downtown Rochester. Charlotte Square on the Loop is the first residential development in Rochester’s Inner Loop East Transformation project, the city’s effort to convert the 1950s era below-grade Inner Loop highway into a vibrant, walkable, safe and at-grade residential and commercial community. The development has 50 affordable and supportive apartments.
Click the link to read NYS’ full press release: https://usceiling.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Cuomo-Press-Release_Charlotte-Square-Completion_9_24_19.pdf
US Ceiling Corp President Melissa Geska has been named a 2018 Rochester Business Person of the Year finalist. Geska founded the firm in 2001 with her husband Ed and has worked tirelessly to break down barriers and open doors for minorities and women in the construction industry. You can access today’s Rochester Business Journal supplement with Geska’s interview here: https://rbj.net/2018/10/19/rochesters-business-person-of-the-year-2018/
Governor Cuomo today announced the opening of Upper Falls Square Apartments, a new $48 million affordable development, offering housing and support services to Rochester’s Northeast Quadrant/Upper Falls community. US Ceiling is extremely proud to have worked on a project that will help bring residential and health and wellness options to individuals with special needs, as well as continue to revitalize our beloved city.
Click the link to read NYS’ full press release: Upper Falls Square Apartments_NYS Press Release_10_18_18
US Ceiling returned to participate in this year’s Junior Builder’s Exchange (JBX) annual “Kickball for a Cause” charity tournament. Nearly a dozen teams competed in the event, which was held October 13 in Rochester’s Ellison Park.
The winning team is honored with choosing the construction-related charity that receives proceeds from the event. This year’s recipient has not yet been announced; last year’s donation was split between Habitat for Humanity and the ACE Mentor Program.
Despite going 0-3, after taking on 2017 champs Aerotek, and this year’s winner, T Bell Construction Corp, the US Ceiling team had a great time and is looking forward to next year’s tournament.
US Ceiling Corp was honored today by New York State with the third annual Carey Gabay Excellence and Innovation Award for Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs). Company President Melissa Geska (pictured left) accepted the award in Albany at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center during the opening ceremony of this year’s M/WBE Forum, New York’s largest annual business event, which draws more than 2,000 businesses, entrepreneurs and government officials. The Forum’s theme, “Grow With NYS,” is designed to inform M/WBEs of the strategies and resources necessary to win State contracts and grow their businesses.
Carey Gabay, the son of Jamaican immigrants, was tragically killed as a victim of gun violence in September 2015 at the age of 43 while walking home from a cultural celebration in Brooklyn, N.Y. Before his death, Carey served as assistant counsel to Governor Cuomo and first deputy counsel for Empire State Development, working tirelessly to ensure that the State’s M/WBE Program was a success.
“I am humbled and deeply honored to receive this award,” says Geska. “As the daughter of a Jamaican immigrant, I feel a special kinship to Carey and am proud to not only be a minority woman in business, but also share his same passion to diversify the construction industry.”
2018 Carey Gabay Excellence and Innovation Awardees included:
· US Ceiling Corp
· GENESYS Consulting Services, Inc.
· Greg Beech Logistics, LLC
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We are thrilled to be featured in this month’s issue of ROBEX Magazine for our work on the prestigious corporate headquarters of Bergmann Associates, located in Tower280 Midtown. Thank you to the Builders Exchange of Rochester and to Fahy-Williams Publishing for the great spotlight! Access the July 2018 issue here: https://lnkd.in/dZtFHVJ