Healthcare and Life Science Laboratory Builder Stalco Construction Promotes Joseph M. Serpe to Principal


Stalco Construction, Inc., an Islandia, NY-based general contracting and construction management firm focused on healthcare, research, and institutional markets, has promoted Joseph M. Serpe to Principal. Building Design & Construction magazine recently ranked Stalco as the 148 th largest general contractor and the 50 th largest construction manager in the United States. The value of the firm’s currently on-going projects totals approximately $100 million.

“Since joining Stalco in 2008 as Project Manager and then serving as Vice President, Serpe has contributed his technical expertise and excellent managerial skills to developing our firm into one of the fastest growing medical and laboratory builders in the Northeast,” said Stalco President and CEO Alan Nahmias. “His business acumen and expertise in managing highly complex construction undertakings and large project teams, leading pre-engineered building projects, and guiding LEED certification procedures will reinforce our firm’s strong position in the New York City, Long Island, and greater New York area markets.”

Serpe’s responsibilities as Principal include the overall management of all Stalco construction operations, supervision of the firm’s project management and superintendent staff, executive management of selected projects, and mentorship of junior project management personnel.

Serpe will also increase his role in developing and implementing Stalco’s business strategy aimed at geographical expansion, business development activities, and growing the firm’s pre-engineered steel structures design/build affiliate, Stalco International Group, a certified designer and builder of American Buildings Company-fabricated projects.

The firm’s current and recent projects include the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center Emergency Department in the Bronx, NY; the SUNY College of Optometry Laboratories in Manhattan; the Maxine S. Postal Tri-Community Health Center in Amityville, NY; the SUNY Farmingdale Dental Hygiene Center in Farmingdale, NY; the MIDI Headquarters and Innovation Center Laboratory in Smithtown, NY; the Health Sciences Library at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, NY; the DENTSPLY International Inc. research laboratory in Smithtown, NY; and the SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital MRI Suite in Stony Brook, NY.

Serpe is an active member of Contractors For Kids (CFK) and a supporter of Cooley’s Anemia Foundation. Stalco’s original Founders and Principals, Alan Nahmias and late Kevin G. Harney, co- founded CFK, a not-for-profit organization supported by nearly 300 Long Island-based construction, real estate, architecture, and finance companies. CFK provides assistance to children and their families impacted by health-related crisis. To date, CFK has provided support valued at more than $3 million.

CFK offers assistance extending beyond payment of medical bills. The organization has reimbursed travel costs related to cutting-edge treatments unavailable locally and provided aid to families unable to submit mortgage payments due to healthcare-related expenses. It also financially assists parents faced with the heartbreaking task of making funeral arrangements for their children.

Prior to joining Stalco, Serpe served as Project Manager at Radon Construction and as a New York State highway and road construction inspector.