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1/9/2020: Aurora Featured in December 2019 Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine
December’s edition of Bloomberg Businessweek features Aurora’s own CEO Frank Vero Jr, and President Anthony Vero, who discuss the importance of pre-construction services, as well as the importance of a family ran and operated business with consistent core values. Read Article
11/12/2019: 2019 Constructech Women in Construction
Aurora Contractors is proud to announce that Melissa Kershner was a recipient of the 2019 Constructech Women in Construction award! Constructech fiercely advocates for construction by leading contractors and builders in today’s digital transformation by leveraging information and emerging technologies, connected equipment, and must-have tools at the jobsite. You can...
9/19/2019: Aurora Contractors Awarded 2505 Bruckner Multi-Level Distribution Warehouse
Aurora Contractors was awarded Innovo’s multi-level distribution warehouse project, 2505 Bruckner. The structure covers 968,000 square feet, over 19.2 acres. The site is located at the interchange of the Bruckner Expressway, Cross Bronx Expressway, Hutchinson River Expressway, Throggs Neck Expressway, and the Bronx River Expressway, which provided unparalleled access to...
8/8/2019: Aurora Featured in September 2019 Fortune Magazine
Check out Frank Vero and Anthony Vero of Aurora Contractors in this early release of September’s issue of Fortune Magazine, as they discuss the importance of pre-construction services, as well as what sets apart this family run business from others in the industry. Read Article
7/19/2019: Aurora Awarded Multi-Level Home Depot in Maspeth
Aurora was recently awarded our 9th Home Depot project. This is a 312,000 SF multi-level Home Depot, located on 6 acres in Maspeth, NY.The project features roof-top parking and a 14,000 SF garden center. The project includes redevelopment of the entire site as well as preparing multiple outparcel pads.
7/9/2019: Aurora Contractors Featured in July 2019 Construction in Focus Magazine
Check out Aurora Contractor's own Jonathan McGowan, Jon Groh, and Michael Adler, as they discuss how the current industrial market in the NY Metro area is being impacted by the current rise in e-commerce demands. Read Article Online
5/6/2019: Melissa Kershner named a WBC 2019 Outstanding Woman
Aurora Contractors, Inc. would like to congratulate Melissa Kershner on being selected as one of the WBC’s 2019 Outstanding Women. As Controller, Melissa works closely with Aurora’s executive team, focusing on forecasting, budgeting, and financial reporting. Congratulations to all the women who won an award!
2/14/2019: Anthony Vero named “40 under 40” by Long Island Business News
"As President of Aurora Contractors, Anthony Vero is responsible for overseeing all aspects of projects, while maintaining the important underlying core values that Aurora Contractors upholds to the highest levels."
2/7/2019: AMC Theater Opens in Staten Island Mall
Aurora Contractors, Inc. completed this magnificent state of the art AMC movie theater at The Staten Island Mall. This 60,000 SF theater is equipped with 11 screens, over 1,000 recliners and offers everything you would expect of a dine-in movie experience.
1/9/2019: Crain's New York Business names Anthony Vero in People On The Move
Anthony Vero was promoted to President of Aurora Contractors, Inc. He is responsible for overseeing multiple projects from estimating and procurement through TCO and closeout. Read on crainsnewyork.com
12/28/2018: Anthony Vero named “40 Under 40” by Plangrid
"He has a proven track record of successfully delivering numerous high-profile retails, hospitality and industrial construction developments, totaling over $1 billion for clients over the last decade." Read on Plangrid.com
12/27/2018: Crain's New York Business names Frank Vero, Jr. in People On The Move
Frank Vero, Jr. was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Aurora Contractors, Inc. He currently directs all operations at Aurora, overseeing projects from estimating to completion. Read on crainsnewyork.com
7/7/2018: Kings Plaza Grand Opening
People from all over the city flocked to Kings Plaza Mall Saturday to visit the first Primark to open in the borough. The 300,000 SF project also includes a JC Penney, Burlington, Zara, and Chase Bank.
10/16/2017: Aurora Wins ENR "Best Project" for the Toll Project @ SBU
There were many qualified entrants this year, and ENR and industry judges selected Stony Brook University Toll I & Toll II as recipient of the Best Projects Winner for the Government/Buildings category.
8/8/2017: Aurora Awarded SBU Innovation and Discovery Center
Aurora was awarded the Innovation & Discovery Center project at Stony Brook University. This project includes development of a 6 acre site, and new construction of a 70,000 SF building.
7/14/2017: Lowe's Yonkers Grand Opening
Lowe's opened their 84,000 SF Yonkers store today. This is the second Lowe's Aurora has built.
12/21/2016: Aurora Completes SBU Toll Drive Complex
Aurora Contractors recently completed both phases of the new 348,000 square foot Toll Drive Residence and Dining Hall at Stony Brook University. The 5 story complex includes four towers with suite-style housing, over 300 rooms and 760 beds, formally named Chavez Hall and Tubman Hall. The project features a modern...
11/1/2016: Aurora Awarded Kings Plaza Renovation Project in Brooklyn
Aurora was recently awarded the contract for the renovation of the vacated Sears building at the Kings Plaza mall in Brooklyn, NY. The project includes demolition of the 350,000 SF interiors, demolition and construction of the Flatbush Ave faÃ§ade, as well as new escalators, elevators, new interiors, a complete roof...
10/12/2016: Aurora Awarded GGP Staten Island Mall Project
GGP recently awarded Aurora Contractors the contract to construct the new addition and renovation of The Staten Island Mall. This 350,000 SF project is scheduled to break ground in Winter of 2017.
10/8/2016: Green Acres Commons Grand Opening
Aurora recently completed the construction of the new Green Acres Commons, part of the Macerich (NYSE:MAC) portfolio of retail properties in top markets. The 350,000-square-foot outdoor shopping destination adjacent to Green Acres Mall brings even more retail attractions to the well-situated property.Green Acres Commons is home to a dozen popular...
8/15/2016: Aurora Awarded Lowe's in Yonkers
Aurora Contractors was recently awarded the contract to construct the new 100,650 SF Loweâs Home Center in Yonkers, New York. This fast-track project is scheduled to break ground in August and be completed by Spring 2017. This is the second project Aurora is building for Lowe's.
5/2/2016: Aurora Awarded FedEx Maspeth Design/Build Contract
Aurora Contractors, Inc. has been awarded a Design/Build contract for another FedEx Ground distribution warehouse by SunCap Property Group.The project includes new construction of a pile supported, 2-story, 350,000 SF distribution facility, 11 acres of sitework, and off-site improvements. This project, located in Queens, New York, has a very aggressive...
2/19/2016: Neiman Marcus Grand Opening
Neiman Marcus at the Roosevelt Field Mall has officially opened their doors as of February 19th, 2016. This 105,000 sq. foot building marks Neimanâs first and only on Long Island store, and their 42nd location nationally. Neiman Marcus is a Dallas-based company that has been working for the past 16...
6/24/2015: Aurora Awarded Green Acres Commons
Aurora Contractors was awarded the contract to construct the new Green Acres Commons in Valley Stream, NY. The project includes demolition of the existing movie theater, 15 acres of site work, and 215,000 square feet of new construction.
5/1/2015: Aurora Awarded FedEx Yonkers Design/Build Contract
Aurora Contractors, Inc. has been awarded a Design/Build contract for another FedEx Ground distribution warehouse by SunCap Property Group.The project includes abatement & demolition of 5 existing structures, new construction of a 122,000 SF distribution facility, 10 acres of sitework, and off-site improvements. This project, located in Yonkers, New York,...
11/10/2014: Aurora Awarded 2nd Phase of Toll Drive Residence and Dining Hall at Stony Brook University
Aurora was awarded Phase 2 of the Toll Drive Residence and Dining Hall project at Stony Brook University. This phase includes 465 beds and a commons building which links the two phases and serves as a social and activity hub, complete with Starbucks. The project is slated to be LEED...
5/23/2014: Aurora Awarded Toll Drive Residence and Dining Hall at Stony Brook University
Aurora Contractors was awarded the contract to construct the new 176,635 square foot Toll Drive Residence and Dining Hall at Stony Brook University. The 5 story complex has a modern architectural design employing ironspot brick, cast stone and glass, with dining and mixed-use spaces on the lower level and high-end,...
5/1/2014: Aurora Awarded CMT Properties Project
Aurora Contractors has been selected by CMT Properties to act as the Construction Manager for the renovation of two existing buildings in Long Island City, NY. The project consists of the renovation of two 20,000 square foot buildings that were built in the early 1900âs. These 100 year old buildings...
4/24/2014: Aurora Wins 2014 Real Estate Award for Hilton Garden Inn
On April 22, 2014, Aurora Contractors was presented an award for Top Hospitality Development for the Hilton Garden Inn on the Campus of Stony Brook University.The award was presented in recognition of Aurora's achievements, leadership and contributions to Long Island's real estate industry and the community.
4/4/2014: Aurora To Build First Neiman Marcus on Long Island
Aurora Contractors has been awarded a contract for the construction of a new 105,445 SF Neiman Marcus department store at Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, New York, Neiman Marcusâ first store on Long Island. The scope of work for the project consists of the construction of a two level...
3/28/2014: Aurora Contractors Awarded Staten Island Mall Project
Aurora Contractors, Inc. has been awarded a contract for the renovation and expansion of the Staten Island Mall. The scope of work for the Staten Island Mall includes the renovation and expansion of the existing shopping center. There will be a 50,000 SF expansion on the east elevation of the...
3/21/2014: NCC Life Sciences Building Achieves LEED Gold Certification
Aurora Contractors is proud to announce that the Nassau Community College Life Sciences Building has been awarded a âLEED Goldâ status via U.S. Green Building Councilâs (USGBC) LEED for New Construction certification program v2.2. The Life Sciences building is the first LEED Gold community college building in New York State....
3/7/2014: Aurora Awarded FedEx Brooklyn Design/Build Contract
Aurora Contractors, Inc. has been awarded a Design/Build contract for another FedEx Ground distribution warehouse by SunCap Property Group. The design features a 110,000 SF covered parking garage, new utility services and a pile-supported structural slab.This project, located in Brooklyn, New York, has a very aggressive schedule, with groundbreaking set...
3/5/2014: Hilton Garden Inn at Stony Brook University Achieves LEED Certification
The Hilton Garden Inn at Stony Brook University has achieved LEED Certification under LEED for New Construction v2.2.The project utilized the following LEED items in order to achieve the Certification:â¢ Sustainable Site: Pollution Prevention; Alternative Transportation; site development to maximize open space; Heat Island Effect â Roofing;â¢ Water Efficiency: 30%...
5/23/2013: Aurora Contractors Awarded Macy's Project
Aurora Contractors was recently awarded the construction contract for the new Macy's department store, which will be built at the Mall at Bay Plaza, in Bronx, New York.Construction of the new 3-story building, which will measure 160,000 SF will commence in June 2013 and complete in July 2014. The budget...
4/25/2013: Frank Vero, Jr. Named to AGC Board of Directors
Frank Vero, Jr., Vice-President of Aurora Contractors, Inc. has been appointed to the 2013 New York City/Long Island Board of Directors by the AGC (Associated General Contractors of America) NYS LLC.Congratulations on your appointment, Frank Jr.
4/1/2013: FedEx Ground Project Completed
Aurora Contractors recently completed their design/build contract for the FedEx Ground facility in Long Island City, New York. The 140,000 SF facility, which had a budget of $30,000,000, will handle all FedEx Ground package distribution for the surrounding area.
3/1/2013: Aurora Contractors Awarded Lowe’s of Commack Project
Aurora Contractors was recently awarded the contract to construct the new Loweâs Home Center in Commack, New York. The scope of work for the project includes abatement and demolition of the former Commack Cinemas building, site work, and construction of the new 154,000 SF home center. Abatement has been completed...
2/28/2013: Aurora Completes Hilton Garden Inn Construction
The Hilton Garden Inn, a new 95,000 SF, five-story hotel, located on the campus of SUNY Stony Brook, opened for business on February 20, 2013. Aurora Contractors served as the Construction Manager for the hotel, built on a 3.5 acre plot near the Universityâs Humanities Building.The 135 room hotel has...
6/17/2012: Sysco Long Island Opens
11/10/2011: Groundbreaking For Hilton Garden Inn
Aurora Contractors recently entered into a contract to act as the Construction Manager for the construction of a new 95,000 SF Hilton Garden Inn on the Stony Brook University campus. The five story, 135 room hotel will be built near the Main Campus Entrance and will feature an indoor pool,...
9/30/2011: Aurora Contractors Inc. Awarded FedEx Ground Design/Build in Long Island City, NY
Aurora Contractors recently entered into a contract to act as the Design/Build Contractor for the construction of a new 140,000 SF FedEx Ground facility if Long Island City, New York. The scope of work for this project includes restoration of the existing waterfront, installation of new outfalls and off-site remediation...
10/27/2010: Aurora Awarded Sysco Design/Build in Islip, NY
Aurora Contractors, Inc. has entered into an agreement with Sysco to act as the Design/Build Contractor for their new Islip warehouse facility. The facility is 400,000 square feet and will include a freezer, cooler, dry warehouse, and offices.Design will begin immediately and completion is scheduled for February 2012.
9/3/2010: Aurora Awarded National Amusements Project in Yonkers, NY
Aurora Contractors, Inc. has been awarded their second contract from National Amusements. This contract is for general contracting for the âNational Amusements Showcase Cinema De Luxâ fit-out in Yonkers, NY. This project contains 12 theaters, 3,000 seats and is 90,000 square feet with a cost of over $10,000,000. Construction is...
8/5/2010: Aurora Wins AGC Build New York 2010 Award for Ikea
The Associated General Contractors of New York State have awarded Aurora with the 2010 Build New York Award for Ikea and the Erie Basin Park. More details to follow.
6/10/2010: Groundbreaking on New Life Sciences Building at Nassau Community College
There will be a groundbreaking ceremony for the New Life Sciences Building at Nassau Community College this Friday, June 11, 2010. The $40 million Life Sciences Building will house the Nursing and Chemistry departments, benefitting approximately 1,300 students annually. The building will be âUâ shaped with glass walls lining, and...
5/24/2010: The Arches At Deer Park Featured on NBC
Click here to view NBC's feature story about The Arches At Deer Park.
3/17/2010: The Arches at Deer Park Achieves LEED Silver Certification
Aurora is proud to announce that the Tanger Outlets at the Arches in Deer Park, New York has been certified as a âLEED Silverâ project by the USGBC. The Arches at Deer Park is the first LEED project to be built in the Town of Babylon and is the largest...
2/28/2010: Aurora Contractors Awarded Contract for Nassau Community College Life Sciences Building
Aurora Contractors, Inc. has been awarded the contract for the construction of the new Life Sciences Building, located on the Nassau Community College campus.Construction on the Life Science Building, with a budget of $25,587,700, is set to begin Spring 2010.
11/30/2009: Aurora Contractors Awarded Contract for Rehabilitation of Transitional Living Facility at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center
Aurora Contractors has been awarded the contract to perform a full interior and exterior renovation of Creedmoor Building #74 of the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens, NY. The $30,000,000, 110,000 square foot building, built in 1922, is being converted into apartments and offices. Once complete, the building, which was abandoned...
11/9/2009: The Arches Named National Best of The Best of 2009
NOVEMBER 5, 2009 â THE ARCHES AT DEER PARK NAMED 2009 NATIONAL BEST OF THE BEST RETAIL PROJECT BY MCGRAW-HILL CONSTRUCTIONEach year, McGraw-Hill Construction holds a national competition that recognizes excellence in construction and design. The Best of the Best Awards are based upon the winners of McGraw-Hill Constructionâs 10...
11/8/2009: Aurora Contractors: Building Great Relationships, Great Projects
November 2009 - The November issue of Construction Digital Magazine features a profile of Aurora Contractors and an interview with Frank Vero, Jr., Aurora's Vice President.Please click here to view the profile.
9/30/2009: Aurora Awarded Creedmoor Transitional Living Rehabilitation
September 2009 â Aurora Contractors, Inc. has been awarded the general contracting contract for the rehabilitation of a 120,000 SF, four-story building on the Creedmoor campus. The building, constructed circa 1925, is intended to be used for transitional living space for discharge ready patients.The Creedmoor project is sponsored by three...
5/22/2009: Aurora Contractors Featured in NY Construction Magazine
Aurora Contractors was featured in New York Construction Magazine's May edition.Click here to read the article.
11/20/2008: Harbor Village Groundbreaking Ceremony
Harbor Village at Mount Sinai had its Groundbreaking Ceremony on November 20, 2008 at the future site of the facility. The ceremony included recognition of both public officials and private individuals who have, over the past 10 years, helped to bring the project to the eve of construction beginning. The...
10/23/2008: Aurora Contractors Completes Construction of The Arches at Deer Park
October 23, 2008 - The Arches at Deer Park, Tangerâs latest New York outlet center, celebrated its grand opening on October 23, 2008. The LEED Certified center, constructed by Aurora Contractors Inc., was completed on time and under budget, posting the highest sales for an opening weekend in Tangerâs history....
8/20/2008: The Arches At Deer Park Featured In NY Construction Magazine's Top NY Projects
NY Construction Magazine has written an article about The Arches At Deer Park. Read the article.
6/18/2008: IKEA Opens In Redhook Brooklyn
June 18, 2008 â Aurora Contractors, Inc. has completed construction of IKEAâs largest construction enterprise in the United States. The project, constructed in the Redhook Section of Brooklyn, with a budget of $180,000,000, consists of 350,000 SF of retail space. The project team is currently in the midst of the...
5/15/2008: Aurora Contractors, Inc. Selected as Construction Manager for Harbor Village at Mount Sinai
Aurora Contractors, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been selected as the Construction Manager for the highly anticipated Harbor Village at Mount Sinai Retirement Community, a new âlifecareâ facility set to open in 2009. The project owner, New Life Management & Development, operates many successful projects, including Jeffersonâs...
1/15/2007: Aurora Contractors has been awarded Construction Management Contract for Green Acres Parking Garage in Valley Stream, NY
The Green Acres Parking Garage is an $11.5 million dollar, four level, 360,000 square feet precast parking facility which will accommodate 1,100 spaces of parking to this busy Valley Stream mall owned and operated by the Vornado Realty Trust Company. The construction of the garage is part of the entire...
6/1/2006: Aurora Contractors, Inc. Awarded Construction Management Contract for The Arches at Deer Park
Aurora Contractors, Inc. has entered into an agreement with Tanger Factory Outlet Centers and the Blumenfeld Development Group to act as the Construction Manager for their new retail outlet center, "The Arches", located on Commack Rd. and Grand Blvd. in Deer Park, NY. The project, with a construction budget in...
4/1/2006: Aurora Contractors is proud to be the Construction Manager for the newest Stew Leonard's located in Newington, CT
Stew Leonard's is a one of a kind supermarket chain, and is referred to as the world's largest dairy store. This $20 million project began in August 2007, and is challenging in that it requires renovating an existing Caldor that had structural problems. Special structural engineers had to be brought...
1/18/2006: Aurora Contractors, Inc. Awarded Construction Management Contract for the IKEA located in Red Hook, Brooklyn
Aurora Contractors, Inc. entered into an agreement with IKEA to act as the Construction Manager for their new store located on One Beard Street in Brooklyn, NY. The project, with a construction budget in excess of $100 Million, is IKEAâs largest endeavor within the United States. The 48 acre site...
“It is easy to have a positive partnering atmosphere when things are going well. What sets Aurora apart was its ability to continue that positive partnering atmosphere when challenging issue arose. It's easy to be in denial or to point fingers, but Aurora always took the high road on all issues and maintained its professionalism and for that we are grateful.”
“Top Contractors in New York”
“We have found Aurora Contractors to always be extremely professional in their work endeavors and easily accessible. A most qualified partner in the industry.”
"Best Public Project Award" for Stony Brook University Toll Drive Project
“I have had a professional relationship with Aurora Contractors for over 10 years and have worked on seven separate projects with them. Aurora’s staff, regardless of their position, is always professional and possesses the knowledge and skill to perform beyond expectations. Aurora is also exceptional in its teamwork and communication skills.”
“Top Contractors in New York”
“We have had the pleasure of working with Aurora on four high-profile projects in New York: FedEx Long Island City, FedEx Brooklyn, FedEx Yonkers, and FedEx Queens. These projects encompass roughly 1 million square feet of space and had construction contract values in excess of $175MM. These projects were very challenging, and all had compressed schedules. Aurora completed these Design/ Build projects under budget and on time, despite inclement weather, Owner changes, and the ever-changing requirements of the DOB, FDNY, DEC, and DEP.”
"New York Top Contractor #1 Long Island Based"
“From the very beginning of the project Aurora played a vital role, assisting with design development and Value Engineering. I am impressed by Aurora Contractor’s breadth of knowledge of the construction industry and the local labor market. I can wholeheartedly recommend Aurora Contractors as construction manager for your next project.”
Largest privately-owned construction company on Long Island.
“While every project has its challenges, Aurora’s entire team worked diligently to make this project a success. The coordination efforts that were necessary to tie together the dining mechanical systems with the residence located directly above displayed Aurora’s experience and expertise. Communication between all the professionals, Stony Brook University staff and the trade contractors was constant. This allowed the project to progress even if an issue arose. The project moved forward continually.“
“Top Contractors in New York”
“Aurora’s integrity, communication and management skills have always fostered an atmosphere of teamwork with our Town. All of the Town’s departments, including Building, Planning, Zoning, Traffic Safety and Fire Marshals, have experienced Aurora’s thoroughness and professionalism. Everyone at Aurora, from the project executive to the laborers, take a personal interest in every project that they manage and are always available to every member of the project team. It has always been a pleasure dealing with the people at Aurora, and I believe that they would be a valuable member of any project team.”
"Best Public Project Award" for Stony Brook University Toll Drive Project
“The project ran smoothly due to Aurora’s communication skills, the efficient coordination of the trades, and the constant compliance with the various agencies involved (NYC Building Department, DOT, DEP, etc.) Aurora clearly showed their vast range of knowledge on this mixed-use project. They are familiar and knowledgeable with all aspects of office buildings (including all MEP requirements), retail centers, and parking areas. It is for that reason that I would recommend Aurora for any project.”
“Top Contractors in New York”
“From the pre-construction phase through the completion of the project, Aurora’s staff, and Frank Vero himself, always made themselves available to us. His philosophy of construction and manner of coordination maintained everyone’s focus and our goals of completing on time and under budget were achieved beyond our expectations. I would highly recommend Aurora for any of your construction objectives.”
"New York Top Contractor #1 Long Island Based"
“Unlike the larger construction companies, where ownership is removed from the day-today workings of the company, Aurora’s executives take a personal interest in each and every project that they manage. You can be assured that your project will receive the undivided attention of everyone on the Aurora Project Team. “
Largest privately-owned construction company on Long Island.
“You have delivered quality in your estimates, schedules and phasing plans and have made all the deadlines for deliverables. I can honestly say it has been a pleasure working with you and your team.”
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