US Ceiling President Melissa Geska named 2018 Rochester Business Person of the Year Finalist

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/

US Ceiling Participates in Charity Kickball Tournament

 

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 honored with NYS’ 2018 Carey Gabay Excellence and Innovation Award for Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises

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

Interested in joining our team? We’re hiring!

We’re looking to add to our growing team of talented drywall hangers, finishers, metal and wood framers. If you have at least three years of commercial construction experience, we want to hear from you! Take a few minutes to tell us about yourself by clicking the “Apply!” tab at the top of the page. Thanks for your interest!

NOW HIRING!

US Ceiling Corp is looking for an experienced project manager for an immediate opening!

The ideal candidate will have at least five years experience in drywall, metal and wood framing, insulation and acoustical scopes. US Ceiling Corp is a dynamic and fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will be someone that is self-motivated, solution-oriented, positive and willing to contribute to a highly collaborative team.

MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Contract scope review
  • Submittals
  • RFIs
  • Schedule of values
  • Job cost reporting
  • Material, equipment and scheduling needs for assigned projects
  • Managing employee and subcontractor field performance for assigned projects
  • Keeping controller up to date on progress and percent completion for monthly billing submissions
  • Providing information to controller and office staff for reporting requirements
  • Verification of weekly subcontractor billing for progress and quality control
  • Change order estimates and processing
  • Close-out procedures
  • Attending project and planning meetings

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Knowledge of sequencing work and strategies for effective scheduling/project schedule reviews
  • Proactively identifying issues and creative problem solving
  • Ability to read/digest project plans and specs related to our contract scope
  • Effective communication and documentation on critical project subject matter
  • Refinement of better procedures and practices to improve efficiency
  • Contribution of your ideas and suggestions to refine operational processes

BENEFITS:

  • Salary package commensurate with experience
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Paid time off
  • 401k

TO APPLY:

Click on “APPLY!” at the top of our website and fill out the general information required. We’ll then follow up with a phone call. Or you can stop by our office at 1085 Gravel Rd., Webster, NY 14580 and deliver your resume and any other application materials in person to our office manager.