September 1, 2023 Leadership Building with Habitat for Humanity
Aurora’s leadership team recently volunteered to lend a helping hand with building a home for Habitat for Humanity. Everyone got their hands dirty with installing new fencing, placing concrete footings, insulating, and painting! We hope this home offers someone a happy place to live, with fantastic memories for many years to come.
August 28, 2023 Aurora’s 2023 Block Party Luau
Aurora family and friends soaked up the sun at our Block Party Luau with good food, competitive volleyball, and sweet treats. Thank you to the Good Times Committee for organizing this whole event!
August 25, 2023 Team Member Spotlight: Zachary Rouse
We appreciate Zachary for his 4 years of hard work and dedication to the Aurora Family! He’s always ready to dive into new challenges and get the job done. Thank you Zachary.
August 8, 2023 Congratulations Jonathan Chu for being a LIBN’s 30 Under 30 Honoree!
Congratulations to Jonathan Chu, Operations Coordinator at Aurora, for being recognized as one of Long Island Business News’ 30 Under 30 Honorees for 2023! Thank you Jon for your dedication and being a part of the Aurora family, congrats on this well-deserved recognition!
July 26, 2023 Aurora Team Member Hot Yoga Class
Aurora’s Good Times Committee knows how to turn up the heat! Employees had an amazing time during a rejuvenating hot yoga class. At Aurora, employee well-being is our top priority, inside and out!
July 11, 2023 Aurora Cares, Volunteer Days 2023
Making a difference together! Recently, Aurora employees volunteered with two amazing organizations on Long Island, ECLI Vibes & The INN. ECLI Vibes empowers survivors of violence, helping them break free from abuse. The INN provides essential services for those facing hunger, homelessness, and poverty. We’re committed to supporting our communities, please join us in amplifying our efforts and contribute to programs that create a positive impact on Long Island. Reach out to get involved!
June 29, 2023 Aurora Receives Three Awards From LIBN
Aurora proudly accepts three awards, including the title of Top Construction Firm at the Long Island Business News Real Estate, Architecture & Engineering Awards. Sharing the stage with incredible partners, we celebrated our award-winning projects: Top Industrial Project-Suffolk County, Rockefeller Group Logistics Park in Bay Shore and Top Industrial Project-Nassau County, Meadowbrook Logistics Center in Garden City.
June 28, 2023 LIBN Real Estate, Architecture & Engineering Awards
Aurora Contractors was honored to attend Long Island Business News’ Real Estate, Architecture & Engineering Awards as the recipient of Top Construction Firm, Top Industrial Project: Suffolk County, and Top Industrial Project: Nassau County. Congratulations to all the deserving honorees of this year’s awards!
June 7, 2023 Team Member Spotlight: John Vermaelen
We appreciate John Vermaelen for his hard work and dedication to the Aurora Family as a Superintendent. Thank you John!
June 1, 2023 Say Hello To Our Summer Interns!
Aurora would like to introduce our Summer 2023 interns, welcome to the team!
May 18, 2023 Aurora Awarded Top Industrial Project: Suffolk County of 2023
Aurora is proud to announce that our Rockefeller Group Logistics Park, in Bay Shore, has been honored with the Top Industrial Project: Suffolk County award by Long Island Business News! Congratulations to our exceptional estimating and field teams on a job well done!
May 17, 2023 Congratulations Jonathan McGowan for being a LIBN’s Executive Circle Honoree!
Congratulations to Jonathan McGowan, Aurora’s Director of Operations on receiving the Executive Circle Award from Long Island Business News! Your hard work & leadership are key to the success of our organization. Aurora is proud to have you on our team!
May 12, 2023 Aurora Awarded Top Construction Firm of 2023
Aurora Contractors is thrilled to be awarded Top Construction Firm by Long Island Business News for the Real Estate, Architecture, & Engineering Awards. This recognition is a testament to Aurora’s commitment to excellence and innovation in the industry. Thank you to the amazing Aurora team for making this possible!
May 9, 2023 TD Five Boro Bike Tour, Charity Ride
Pedaling for a purpose! The Aurora team hit the road this weekend for the TD Five Boro Bike Tour. All participants rode for 40 miles through all 5 boroughs to raise funds for Bike New York’s free bike classes and other educational programming. Congrats to all that participated!
May 2, 2023 College Students Tour Belmont Park Retail Village
Aurora was excited to host students from various colleges to tour Belmont Park Retail Village. Students got to see the steel erection firsthand and walk through what is going to be the home of 150 new retail tenants!
April 5, 2023 Team Member Spotlight: JoAnn Delio-Browne
Thank you, JoAnn, for 3 years of hard work and dedication as our Human Resources Director. Your contribution to the Aurora family has been invaluable. If you are interested in joining our growing family of construction professionals, please contact JoAnn at HR@auroracontractors.com
March 29, 2023 Aurora Contractors Celebrates 40 Years!
Aurora marked its 40th anniversary in a truly grandiose manner with a wonderful gala that brought together our cherished family members & employees, valued clients, and trusted subcontractors. Together, they have all played an indispensable role in the success of Aurora over the past four decades. Here’s to yet another 40 years of Aurora!
March 28, 2023 Karina Ruiz Featured in New York Real Estate Journal
Aurora Contractors is proud to honor Karina Ruiz and all women in construction. Celebrating her 10-year anniversary at Aurora in 2023, Karina has been an exemplary model for our company’s core values. Aurora believes there are many amazing opportunities for women in construction and would like to encourage others to get involved. Please visit our careers tab for more information! Click here to read her spotlight!
March 23, 2023 Aurora’s Newest Project Mentioned in LIBN
Industrial expansion throughout the NY area continues to remain strong, making the speed to market even more critical. Aurora is proud to be assisting Rockefeller Group with another fantastic addition to the Long Island industrial market sector. The Rockefeller Group Crossways Logistics Center will be the newest industrial warehouse in Woodbury. Aurora was recently mentioned in Long Island Business News, our very own Michael Adler had the opportunity to speak about the project, read more about it here!
March 7, 2023 Team Member Spotlight: Jonathan Chu
We appreciate Jonathan for his three years of hard work and dedication to the Aurora Family! As Operations Coordinator, Jonathan ensures that we have systems in place to perform construction efficiently and safely. He’s always ready to dive into new challenges and get the job done.
March 6, 2023 Aurora celebrated Women in Construction Week, March 5-11
Aurora is happy to celebrate Women In Construction Week! We are incredibly fortunate to have so many amazing women within the Aurora family!
February 7, 2023 Team Member Spotlight: Jessica Sondermann
We appreciate Jessica Sondermann for her 3 years of hard work and dedication to the Aurora Family as an Executive Assistant and Office Manager. Thank you Jessica!
January 16, 2023 Team Member Spotlight: Colin O'Neill
We appreciate Colin O’Neill for his 4 years of hard work and dedication to the Aurora Family. Colin is a Lead Project Manager, currently responsible for Aurora’s Belmont Park Retail Village. His primary role is to be the liaison with the owner, architect, and all consultants involved with the project. We are proud to have Colin as a member of our team!
News from 2022
December 21, 2022 Spreading Holiday Cheer with Christmas MagicRead More »
December 21, 2022 Spreading Holiday Cheer with Christmas Magic
With the holidays upon us, it’s time for some magic! Aurora Contractors is proud to participate once again with Christmas Magic, an organization that works with shelters and other agencies to help children in need. Aurora was able to help 34 children this year to help make their Christmas a little more magical.
December 1, 2022 Team Member Spotlight: Gabriel VilarRead More »
December 1, 2022 Team Member Spotlight: Gabriel Vilar
We appreciate Gabriel Vilar for his 4 years of hard work and dedication to the Aurora Family. Gabriel is responsible for oversight of MEP system construction through collaboration with project teams, contractors, and consultants to ensure Aurora exceeds quality control, budget, and schedule expectations.
November 8, 2022 Long Island State of the Market EventRead More »
November 8, 2022 Long Island State of the Market Event
Aurora Contractors was pleased to be a sponsor and attend the Bisnow Long Island State of the Market, hosted by the Garden City Hotel. This year’s panel topics included engaging subjects regarding development for residential applications, as well as industrial demand and development strategies throughout the Island.
November 1, 2022 Team Member Spotlight: Christie HolzschuhRead More »
November 1, 2022 Team Member Spotlight: Christie Holzschuh
We appreciate Christie Holzschuh for her 8 years of hard work and dedication to the Aurora Family. Christie is an assistant project manager in the Estimating Dept. and oversees the execution and tracking of all subcontracts on all projects. Thank you Christie!
October 17, 2022 Peter Mulhall Promotion to General SuperintendentRead More »
October 17, 2022 Peter Mulhall Promotion to General Superintendent
Aurora Contractors is very excited to announce the promotion of Peter Mulhall from Project Executive to General Superintendent. Peter has been a key player at Aurora for over 24 years and has completed some of the high-profile projects that have contributed to our continued success. Congrats Peter!
September 21, 2022 Aurora Milestone Work AnniversariesRead More »
September 21, 2022 Aurora Milestone Work Anniversaries
Congratulations to the Aurora team members celebrating milestone work anniversaries! Thank you for being essential members of the Aurora Family, we are honored by your continued commitment & dedication.
August 9, 2022 Congratulations Kevin Maasz for being a LIBN’s 30 Under 30 Honoree!Read More »
August 9, 2022 Congratulations Kevin Maasz for being a LIBN’s 30 Under 30 Honoree!
Aurora Contractors would like to congratulate Kevin Maasz for being one of Long Island Business News 30 Under 30 for 2022! We appreciate Kevin’s strong dedication and hard work that he puts into all his projects, and we are happy to have him as a part of the Aurora family. Congrats Kevin!
Summer internship of ‘22 was wrapped up this week. A huge congratulations to Aurora’s interns for completing an 8-week rotation, supporting various departments in the company, both in the office and on the job site. Aurora is excited to see what these bright individuals will do in the future!
July 22, 2022 Rockefeller Group Logistics ParkRead More »
July 22, 2022 Rockefeller Group Logistics Park
Aurora Contractors is excited to have been selected as the construction manager for the Rockefeller Group Logistics Park. This distribution center, located at 55 Paradise Lane, Bay Shore, NY, will be 180,000sf and equipped with 40 loading dock positions. With Aurora’s vast experience in industrial facilities, this project is certain to be successful for all partners involved.
Congratulations to Aryielle Rodriguez & Tyler Kaese for both being promoted to Assistant Project Managers. Aurora is proud to have dedicated team members who demonstrate our core values both in and out of the office!
July 5, 2022 Aurora Volunteer Days with Long Island CaresRead More »
July 5, 2022 Aurora Volunteer Days with Long Island Cares
Aurora Contractors had the pleasure of volunteering at Long Island Cares, Inc | The Harry Chapin Food Bank, over the course of June. Volunteers helped sort food and pack boxes to support families in our community and families across Long Island.
June 29, 2022 Meadowbrook Logistics Center Precast Panel ErectionRead More »
June 29, 2022 Meadowbrook Logistics Center Precast Panel Erection
Aurora is in full swing at our Meadowbrook Logistics project for Brookfield Properties! Precast panel erection is under way, as the site prepares itself for the commencement of steel erection. Aurora would like to thank our estimating and build teams for their proactiveness and management of the entire process to date, navigating material availability and lead time issues like the true leaders you all are. Great job!
June 20, 2022 Aurora Awarded Top Industrial Project of 2022Read More »
June 20, 2022 Aurora Awarded Top Industrial Project of 2022
Aurora was awarded by the Long Island Business News at the Real Estate, Architecture, & Engineering Awards, “Top Industrial Project of 2022”. The awarded project was Aurora’s 840,000SF Hartz Mountain Warehouse Development located in Melville, NY. Congrats Hartz team on this amazing accomplishment!
Click here to view our feature in LIBN’s Real Estate, Architecture & Engineering Awards 2022 journal.
June 14, 2022 Meadowbrook Project GroundbreakingRead More »
June 14, 2022 Meadowbrook Project Groundbreaking
Construction is under way for Aurora’s Meadowbrook Logistics Center project in Garden City, NY. With concrete foundation and general site work operations in full swing, Aurora is excited for the continued progress of this industrial distribution facility which is centrally located within Garden City, NY.
May 16, 2022 Habitat for Humanity - Charity Clay ShootRead More »
May 16, 2022 Habitat for Humanity - Charity Clay Shoot
What a beautiful day for a great cause. Aurora Contractors was happy to support and sponsor Habitat for Humanity at their annual Charity Clay Shoot in Yaphank, NY. The Charity Clay Shoot NY brings the real estate, facilities, and construction industries together with local professional organizations such as IFMA to benefit local charities. Aurora would also like to thank Richard Neuman for putting together the event, great job!
May 1, 2022 TD Five Boro Bike Tour, Charity RideRead More »
May 1, 2022 TD Five Boro Bike Tour, Charity Ride
Congrats to those on the Aurora team that geared up and tackled the 40 mile, TD Five Boro Bike Tour this past weekend! The tour is a charitable ride that funds free bike education programs reaching thousands of New Yorkers each year. Beautiful weather and great company lead to an all-around rewarding day!
March 10, 2022 Barney Reilly promoted to Vice President of ConstructionRead More »
March 10, 2022 Barney Reilly promoted to Vice President of Construction
Aurora Contractors, Inc. is very excited to announce the promotion of Barney Reilly from Project Executive to Vice President of Construction. Barney has been an asset to Aurora for 18 years and has delivered many high-profile projects that have contributed to Aurora’s continued success. Having Barney as Aurora’s new Vice President of Construction will allow him to bring his years of expertise to all the Aurora projects!
March 7, 2022 Aurora celebrated Women in Construction Week, March 6-12Read More »
March 7, 2022 Aurora celebrated Women in Construction Week, March 6-12
Happy Women in Construction Week! Today we highlight and thank some of our very own women in construction for being empowering and strong leaders for our company. Here at Aurora, we appreciate the steps women have taken to enter the construction industry, and we will continue to support all women who are looking to take a similar path. There are so many opportunities for women in construction, and Aurora would like to encourage them to get involved, and make their voice heard, visit our Careers Tab for more information.
March 22, 2021 Aurora Contractors Awarded Belmont Arena Parking GarageRead More »
March 22, 2021 Aurora Contractors Awarded Belmont Arena Parking Garage
Aurora Contractors is excited to announce that they have been selected as the General Contractor for the new multi-level parking structure at the UBS Arena in Elmont, NY.
As part of the new home to the NY Islanders, this massive parking garage comes in at 532,000 square feet with over 1,450 parking spaces. The aesthetic design is made up from high-end materials and finishes, showcased on the façade of the six-level structure. This parking garage is situated to support the new arena and existing horse track with extensive vertical transportation for pedestrian use.
January 18, 2021 Aurora Contractors Awarded Hartz Mountain Warehouse DevelopmentRead More »
January 18, 2021 Aurora Contractors Awarded Hartz Mountain Warehouse Development
Aurora Contractors was recently selected as the general contractor for Hartz Mountain Industries Warehouse Development at 235 Pinelawn Rd, Melville NY.
The 846,000 square feet of industrial warehousing space will be split between two individual structures, spanning across the 53 acre site. Building A will consist of 246,500 square feet, situated on the north end of the property, while Building B consists of 600,000 square feet on the south end of the property.
Construction is expected to commence by Q1 of 2021 and be finished by Q2 of 2022.
November 12, 2020 Aurora Contractors Named as a Newsday Top Work PlaceRead More »
November 12, 2020 Aurora Contractors Named as a Newsday Top Work Place
Aurora Contractors has been awarded Newsday’s Top Work Places award for 2020! Along with being named as a Top Work Place, Aurora was also the recipient of Newsday’s “Meaningfulness Award”. This indicates that Aurora treats its employees like family, creating an environment where our employees want to succeed and perform better.
Aurora would like to thank each and every employee, it’s your passion and experience that gives our workplace such a warm and amazing atmosphere. Congratulations everyone!
Aurora Contractors Michael Adler was interviewed by Bisnow, to provide his thoughts and market leading knowledge on the current status of the Industrial and last mile sectors within the Tri-State area.
January 9, 2020 Aurora Featured in December 2019 Bloomberg Businessweek MagazineRead More »
January 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.
November 12, 2019 2019 Constructech Women in ConstructionRead More »
November 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 visit them at www.constructech.com.
September 19, 2019 Aurora Contractors Awarded 2505 Bruckner Multi-Level Distribution WarehouseRead More »
September 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 a dense, affluent population within the boundaries of NYC, Long Island, Westchester, Connecticut, and New Jersey.
August 8, 2019 Aurora Featured in September 2019 Fortune MagazineRead More »
August 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.
July 9, 2019 Aurora Contractors Featured in July 2019 Construction in Focus MagazineRead More »
July 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.
May 6, 2019 Melissa Kershner named a WBC 2019 Outstanding WomanRead More »
May 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!
February 14, 2019 Anthony Vero named “40 under 40” by Long Island Business NewsRead More »
February 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."
February 7, 2019 AMC Theater Opens in Staten Island MallRead More »
February 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.
December 28, 2018 Anthony Vero named “40 Under 40” by PlangridRead More »
December 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."
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.
October 16, 2017 Aurora Wins ENR "Best Project" for the Toll Project @ SBURead More »
October 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.
December 21, 2016 Aurora Completes SBU Toll Drive ComplexRead More »
December 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 architectural design employing ironspot brick, cast stone and glass, with dining and a hotel-like feel, with mixed-use spaces on the lower level and high-end, suite-style housing above. The project included the 60,000 square foot East Side Dining center that connects the two complexes, and will seat over 1,000 students. The project began in the summer of 2014 and was completed in the fall of 2016. The project also includes a commons building, which links the two complexes and serves as a social and activity hub, complete with a Starbucks. The project was built LEED Gold.
November 1, 2016 Aurora Awarded Kings Plaza Renovation Project in BrooklynRead More »
November 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 replacement, and utility upgrades for all 4 floors. The project is expected to be complete in spring of 2018. This is the second project Aurora has been awarded by Macerich.
October 8, 2016 Green Acres Commons Grand OpeningRead More »
October 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 brands including: Ashley Furniture Homestore, BJâs Brewhouse, Burlington, Buffalo Wild Wings, Capitol One, Dickâs Sporting Goods, DXL Destination XL, HomeGoods, 24 Hour Fitness, Sonic Drive-In, Ulta Beauty, and Five Below.
August 15, 2016 Aurora Awarded Lowe's in YonkersRead More »
August 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.
June 24, 2015 Aurora Awarded Green Acres CommonsRead More »
June 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.
November 10, 2014 Aurora Awarded 2nd Phase of Toll Drive Residence and Dining Hall at Stony Brook UniversityRead More »
November 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 Gold.
May 23, 2014 Aurora Awarded Toll Drive Residence and Dining Hall at Stony Brook UniversityRead More »
May 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, suite-style housing above. The project includes construction of the 60,000 square foot dining facility and 302 bedrooms. The project is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2014 and be completed in the fall of 2016. The building is slated to be LEED Gold.
May 1, 2014 Aurora Awarded CMT Properties ProjectRead More »
May 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 will undergo complete renovations, transforming them from a mixed use warehouse facility, to a new office headquarters, as well as operations shop for their current businesses. The project is being handled with a fast track design/build approach, with construction starting in May of 2014 and completion in Winter 2014.
April 4, 2014 Aurora To Build First Neiman Marcus on Long IslandRead More »
April 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 department store with high-end exterior panel and glass system, a host of unique design elements and the construction of a subterranean loading dock.
Each Neiman Marcus store is designed to avoid the cookie cutter look of many other department stores and the Roosevelt Field location will be no exception. Construction is scheduled to be complete in Spring 2016.
March 28, 2014 Aurora Contractors Awarded Staten Island Mall ProjectRead More »
March 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 mall and a two-level 300,000 SF expansion on the west elevation. Also included is a two-level, 1,500 space parking garage, site landscaping and faÃ§ade improvements, relocation of the existing food court to the new expansion and conversion of the former food court into leasable tenant spaces.
Once completed, the mall, which is the only indoor shopping mall on Staten Island, will be home to several new tenants, including a theater and supermarket.
All work will be performed and completed while the mall remains open and operational.
March 21, 2014 NCC Life Sciences Building Achieves LEED Gold CertificationRead More »
March 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.
Some of the LEED methods used to achieve âLEED Goldâ are:
â¢ Utilization of light pollution reducing interior and exterior light fixtures; â¢ Providing highly-adjustable lighting for 91% of the building, which aids the occupants in tailoring lighting to suit their specific needs, promoting productivity, comfort and well-being; â¢ Utilizing low-emitting adhesives, flooring, and paints in order to reduce the quantity of indoor air contaminants; â¢ Ensuring that a percentage of all building materials used contained recycled content. The percentage of recycled content utilized at the Life Sciences Building was 21%; â¢ Assuring that a percentage of all building materials used were harvested and manufactured within 500 miles of the project, reducing the environmental impact resulting from transportation. The percentage utilized on this project was 22%; â¢ Planning and ensuring that the building is served by multiple bus lines within a one-quarter mile radius of the campus. This allows for a reduction in pollution and land development impacts from automobile use. There are five (5) bus lines that service the Life Sciences Building; and â¢ Achieving an energy cost savings of 15.4%, through the use of high-efficiency glazing, reduced interior lighting power density, occupancy sensors, and reduced fan and pump power.
March 5, 2014 Hilton Garden Inn at Stony Brook University Achieves LEED CertificationRead More »
March 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% reduction in water use; water efficient landscaping; â¢ Energy and Atmosphere: Commissioning of building energy systems; energy performance; fundamental refrigerant management; enhanced commissioning; measurement and verificationâ green power; â¢ Materials and Resources: Storage and collection of recyclables; construction waste management; recycled content; regional materials; certified wood; â¢ Indoor Environmental Quality: Environmental tobacco/smoke control; Indoor air quality management during construction; low-emitting materials â adhesives and sealants, paints and coatings, flooring systems, composite wood and agrifiber products; Controllability of Systems â lighting, thermal comfort; thermal comfort design; â¢ Innovation in Design; and â¢ Regional Priority Credits: Alternative Transportation â Public Transportation.
March 1, 2013 Aurora Contractors Awarded Lowe’s of Commack ProjectRead More »
March 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 and demolition is currently underway. The project is due to complete in Fall 2013.
February 28, 2013 Aurora Completes Hilton Garden Inn ConstructionRead More »
February 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 received numerous reservations for the coming months. The hotel boasts an indoor pool, meeting space, exercise room and restaurant. The building was designed to meet current LEED certification guidelines and Aurora is currently working on that certification with the owner and design team.
November 10, 2011 Groundbreaking For Hilton Garden Inn Read More »
November 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, 5,000 SF meeting space, restaurant, exercise room, and sundry shop. The hotel will be LEED certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), featuring a brick exterior faÃ§ade with a look similar to that of the existing Humanities Building. Additionally, there will be energy efficient components built into the hotel operations. Aurora has recently broken ground and the project is expected to complete in early 2013.
September 30, 2011 Aurora Contractors Inc. Awarded FedEx Ground Design/Build in Long Island City, NY Read More »
September 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 and road work. Asbestos abatement and demolition of the 350,000 SF of existing buildings on-site is currently ongoing. The project is expected to complete in March 2013.
Aurora has also been contracted by the developer of the FedEx project, SunCap Property Group, to construct an off-site parking facility for use by the employees of the new FedEx Ground facility.
October 27, 2010 Aurora Awarded Sysco Design/Build in Islip, NY Read More »
October 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.
September 3, 2010 Aurora Awarded National Amusements Project in Yonkers, NYRead More »
September 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 scheduled to begin immediately, with completion in March 2011.
To date, Aurora has completed over 40 theaters, including IMAX and Digital 3D, equaling over 9,000 seats.
June 10, 2010 Groundbreaking on New Life Sciences Building at Nassau Community College Read More »
June 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 an open-air courtyard enclosed in, the inside of the U. It will incorporate smart boards and wireless technology throughout. The building design seeks to attain a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) âGoldâ certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Construction on the Life Sciences Building is expected to take 20 months.
March 17, 2010 The Arches at Deer Park Achieves LEED Silver CertificationRead More »
March 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 âgreenâ project on Long Island.
Aurora Contractors has several LEED GAâs and APâs on staff and we are very proud of all involved with this accomplishment.
Some of the techniques used to obtain LEED Silver:
â¢ During the demolition phase, the debris was sorted and the concrete was reused as RCA on the site; â¢ A railroad spur was added in order to remove the demolition debris and cut down on local traffic; â¢ The use of recycled material, use of certified wood, use of regional materials, use of low emitting materials; â¢ The redevelopment of Brownfield land; â¢ Alternate public transportation was provided; â¢ Storm water management; â¢ Water use reduction of up to 30%; â¢ Implementation of an indoor air quality management plan; â¢ Automated Lighting; and â¢ Public education signage.
We look forward to continue building âgreenâ and working with the USGBC.
November 30, 2009 Aurora Contractors Awarded Contract for Rehabilitation of Transitional Living Facility at Creedmoor Psychiatric CenterRead More »
November 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 in 1986, will house over 150 transitional patients in individual studio apartments. Each apartment will have its own separate utilities.
The scope of work for the project entails the complete demolition of all interior walls, ceilings and floor finishes, along with $2 million of asbestos remediation. Additionally, the exterior of the building is being renovated, which involves replacing over 400 windows and lintels, as well as major reconstruction of several exterior elevations.
Aurora is currently working diligently with the facility owners, municipalities, and the state of New York to ensure that construction is completed on schedule.
November 9, 2009 The Arches Named National Best of The Best of 2009Read More »
November 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 CONSTRUCTION
Each 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 regional publications Best of 2009 Awards.
Aurora Contractors is proud to announce that The Arches at Deer Park, for which Aurora acted as Construction Manager, has earned the 2009 National Retail Best of the Best Award.
The National Best of the Best are chosen from a pool of thousands of regional contestants, based upon excellence in several categories, including Teamwork and Project Management; Safety; Innovation; Contribution to the Community; Quality and Craftsmanship and Aesthetics.
The Arches at Deer Park project, an 84 acre, 805,000 square foot, open-air mall, was designed to emulate an old European village. This center differs from other Tanger Outlet centers in many ways; among them are an open courtyard and fountain that serve as an ice rink in the winter months and a 16-screen multiplex, complete with IMAX. The Arches also features restaurants in addition to the food court, so shoppers can sit and enjoy a leisurely meal.
The Arches at Deer Park is the first LEED project to be built in the Town of Babylon and is the largest Green project on Long Island. The project team is currently in the final stages of obtaining LEED Certified status.
Given a tight deadline for opening by the developers of the project, Auroraâs construction management team banded together to meet the target date. Their unequaled management and communication skills, coupled with Auroraâs trademark teamwork mentality, enabled the center to open on time.
September 30, 2009 Aurora Awarded Creedmoor Transitional Living RehabilitationRead More »
September 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 not-for-profit agencies and financed by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH). The scope of work for the project includes asbestos abatement, demolition and brick restoration.
Once complete, the building will contain 157 studio-like apartments with administrative offices and onsite support services, such as a commercial kitchen, vocational training rooms, activity rooms and a dining room.
The project is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2009.
November 20, 2008 Harbor Village Groundbreaking CeremonyRead More »
November 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 ceremony also featured speeches from some very enthusiastic future residents looking forward to the day they can move in. The ceremony was followed by a luncheon reception at the adjacent Hamlet at Willow Creek.
Currently all necessary approvals have been secured from the various local agencies and New Life Management & Development is navigating the final stages of the project financing bond sales through todayâs turbulent financial markets. Currently construction is projected to begin late spring / early summer 2009 with completion within 21 months from start.
October 23, 2008 Aurora Contractors Completes Construction of The Arches at Deer ParkRead More »
October 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. Thousands of people were on hand for opening weekend, which featured performances by Jordin Sparks and Cheap Trick. The event was covered by national and local news channels and newspapers.
The project, an 84 acre, 805,000 square foot, open-air mall, was inspired by the feel of an old European village. Auroraâs expertise and consummate construction management skills have enabled The Arches to achieve the envisioned goal - providing shoppers with the ambiance of an Italian village, along with much-needed bargains. This center differs from other Tanger Outlet centers in many ways; among them are an open courtyard and fountain that serve as an ice rink in the winter months and a 16-screen multiplex, complete with IMAX. The Arches also features restaurants in addition to the food court, so shoppers can sit and enjoy a leisurely meal.
Given a tight deadline for opening by the developers of the project, Auroraâs construction management team banded together to meet the target date. Their unequaled management and communication skills, coupled with Auroraâs trademark teamwork mentality, enabled the center to open on time.
June 18, 2008 IKEA Opens In Redhook BrooklynRead More »
June 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 process to achieve LEED Silver status.
The venture, built on a 48-acre site, included the construction of a community park and waterfront esplanade. Other key elements of the project included the decommissioning and infill of an old dry dock and the construction of a water taxi dock to service the site. Existing gantry cranes and other congruent items were restored and relocated within the site.
The IKEA project was featured prominently in both Landscape Architecture Magazine and Concrete Construction Magazine.
Aurora Contractors is proud to add this project to our growing portfolio.
May 15, 2008 Aurora Contractors, Inc. Selected as Construction Manager for Harbor Village at Mount SinaiRead More »
May 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 Ferry, one of the most desirable lifecare facilities in the area. Aurora Contractors, Inc. has completed many exciting, high profile projects, including the new IKEA in Red Hook Brooklyn. Aurora is also currently at work on the eagerly-awaited The Arches in Deer Park, New York, a European village-inspired Tanger retail outlet center.
January 15, 2007 Aurora Contractors has been awarded Construction Management Contract for Green Acres Parking Garage in Valley Stream, NYRead More »
January 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 mall renovation and will be constructed while the mall remains open for business. The structure consists entirely of precast including sixty foot long, twelve foot wide double-tee precast decks which are being fabricated out of state and will be trucked to the site for erection.
June 1, 2006 Aurora Contractors, Inc. Awarded Construction Management Contract for The Arches at Deer ParkRead More »
June 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 excess of $180 Million, will be the largest outlet center on Long Island. The 82 acre site will be comprised of 850,000 square feet of retail space in a European-inspired open courtyard setting. Ancillary development will include the demolition of 500,000 square feet of government buildings and their related systems.
January 18, 2006 Aurora Contractors, Inc. Awarded Construction Management Contract for the IKEA located in Red Hook, BrooklynRead More »
January 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 will be comprised of a main building with 350,000 square feet of retail and warehouse space with one story of parking below the building, an elevated truck loading dock and on-grade parking. Ancillary development will include the demolition of numerous existing buildings and their related systems, decommissioning and filling an existing dry dock, performing off-site roadwork, removal and restoration of the piers and bulk heading that border the project, restoring and relocating the existing gantry cranes, providing a ferry/water taxi dock to service the site and providing a waterfront esplanade.