Staten Island Chamber of Commerce presents its 2018 Annual Building Awards for Excellence in Design & Construction

The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Building Awards Program, now in its 57th year, celebrates the best in construction and design for commercial and residential properties across Staten Island, as judged by industry experts. Each year, entries are submitted by homeowners with new construction or renovations, contractors, engineers, architects, interior designers, landscapers, and craftsmen.

“These awards aren’t about specific tastes in design or personal preferences,” said Chamber President and CEO Linda Baran. “Our judges are professionals who can recognize quality materials, expert craftsmanship, and exquisite design. This is really about the excellent work our building and design industries do here on Staten Island.”
The Building Awards Luncheon is sponsored by Kamco Supply Corp, one of the largest commercial/residential building material suppliers in the New York metropolitan area. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at the Richmond County Country Club. Tickets are available at or by phone at 718-727-1900. Tickets are $60 per Chamber member and $90 per non-member. 
The Building Awards committee is chaired by Lana Seidman, Home Improvement Contractors of Staten Island, who oversees committee members Mary Ellen Bongailas, Northfield Bank; Christine J. DeHart, Salmon Real Estate; Michael Ezra, Michael Ezra Art Studio LLC; Frank Pirozzolo, O.D.; Stuart Garber, Garber’s Do It Best Hardware; Anselmo Genovese, Anselmo S. Genovese Architect P.C.; Ronit Lapid, Designer Touch Interiors; Holly Wiesner Olivieri, Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty; and Alfred Saulo, Alfred V. Saulo Architect, P.C.
This year’s Building Awards judges were Murray Berman, Heritage Hill Homes; David Businelli, Studio 16 Architecture PLLC; Christine J. DeHart, Salmon Real Estate; Anthony DeLuca, Nouveau Riche Interiors Inc.; Robert E. Englert, R.A., AIA, The Office of Borough President James Oddo; Michael Ezra, Michael Ezra Art Studio; Stuart Garber, Garber’s Do It Best Hardware; Joseph Gobin, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation; Ronit Lapid, aRKay Design Associates Inc; Joseph Loccisano AIA, American Institute of Architects/S.I. Chapter; JoAnne McDonald, Shamrock Paints; Debra Monte, At Home Inspections; Pat Pappalardo, Century 21 Papp Realty Corp.; Alfred V. Saulo, Alfred V. Saulo Architect P.C.; Lana Seidman, HIC of Staten Island; Jeff Troost, Troost Bros Inc; Michael Veneziale, Statwood Home Improvements; and Holly Wiesner-Olivieri, Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty.
About the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce
The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce was established in 1895 by a small group of Staten Island merchants and professionals “to promote the general business interests of Staten Island.” Since then, it has grown into the largest business organization on Staten Island representing over 700 separate businesses and 20,000 employees. Every major industry sector is represented in the Chamber’s membership, with businesses ranging in size from “mom and pop” stores to large public corporations.

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