As we look back on 2023, we have a lot to be grateful for. Our team remains one of our most valuable assets and we appreciate all the hard work and dedication each of our team members have put in over the course of the last 12 months. As we conclude 2023, we’d like to take a moment to look back at some of the team members we profiled in November and December of this year. Let’s take a moment to appreciate their contributions.
Terence Hunter, Assistant Project Manager
Terence, a proud graduate of Chaminade High School who grew up in Rockville Center, has been an integral part of Gramercy for the past three months. Prior to joining our team, he worked on tug boats and in marine construction, specializing in building piers and bulkheads. Terence pursued his studies at Maritime College, a fitting choice for someone who grew up around boats.
He appreciates working at Gramercy because of our ability to self-perform most tasks with our fleet of iron. Given his current focus on our Demo side, he sees firsthand how we can efficiently self-perform the majority of the work. Terence enjoys exploring different aspects of work in the office and in the field. In his leisure time, he finds joy in fishing and skiing.
We extend our gratitude to Terence for being a valuable part of the team.
Jeffrey Aigbe, Estimator
Jeffrey has recently joined our team, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and a strong work ethic. He came highly recommended by his family friend, Josiah, a Project Manager here at Gramercy.
Before joining our team, Jeffrey worked in the New York Department of Public Service. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from City College of New York, a testament to his dedication to his education. While he had a deep interest in business, Jeffrey pursued engineering due to his parents’ wishes, leveraging his proficiency in mathematics and science.
Jeffrey, the second of four siblings, comes from a Nigerian background. His parents emigrated to the United States in 1994 with their first-born son, and later welcomed three more children in the U.S.
Jeffrey’s commitment to a healthy lifestyle is evident in his daily routine. He rises at 4 a.m. to ensure he gets a workout in before starting his day at the office. He understands the importance of fitness and well-being.
Jeffrey is known for his meticulous attention to detail, a quality that makes him an excellent fit for the role of estimator. However, he’s more than just a numbers guy; he has a genuine passion for understanding every aspect of our company’s operations, from deciphering blueprints to witnessing projects come to life in the field.
We’re delighted to welcome Jeffrey to our team, and we look forward to his valuable contributions to our company’s success.
Nevin Nambiar, EIT, Assistant Superintendent
Nevin has only been with Gramercy for just a little over two months yet he has already made a significant impression. He came highly recommended by several colleagues who had the pleasure of working with him in the past.
Nevin, a Long Island native, was recruited to play soccer at SUNY Cortland. Initially studying Physics, he later completed his degree in Civil Engineering at University at Buffalo. Nevin’s childhood fascination with construction (he could often be found wearing a hard hat and wielding a tape measure) foreshadowed his lifelong passion for the industry.
Working in the government sector appeals to him because he enjoys witnessing tangible progress and contributing to positive changes in the community.
In addition to his professional pursuits, Nevin remains active, participating on a soccer team, basketball tournaments, and recently taking up golf. He’s also very excited to become an uncle in the next few weeks!
We appreciate Nevin’s eagerness to learn, his adaptability, and his significant contributions.
Andrew Raad, Superintendent
Andrew has served as the Superintendent at Gramercy for the past six months, spearheading our Manhattan Detention Center project.
Andrew began his career in construction working in plaster when he was 18. However, his passion for construction led him back to school, where he pursued a degree in civil engineering at Manhattan College. Following the completion of his degree, he gained valuable experience as a field engineer after an internship through the college. Andrew’s dedication and hard work eventually propelled him to the role of Superintendent.
Andrew is blessed with a daughter and in his spare time enjoys pursuing his passion for music, particularly playing snare drum and bagpipes and participating in parades throughout the year with his musical group, including the iconic Manhattan parade down 5th Avenue. In fact, Andrew met his future wife at a bar while wearing one of his traditional kilts. This led him to a brief stint living in Germany, where his wife is from.
Andrew finds immense satisfaction in his work, particularly problem-solving the unique aspects of each project. We appreciate Andrew’s abilities to adapt to the challenges of each job while fostering teamwork and collaboration among his crew.
Andrew, thank you for your hard work and dedication to the team; we are delighted to have you as an integral part of it.
Mario Grijalva, Warehouse Team
Mario is a dedicated warehouse employee who has been an integral part of the Gramercy team since 2006. He came highly recommended by his brother, Elmer who is also a Gramercy employee. Mario, the eldest of four siblings, shares a special bond with his twin brother, with whom he previously worked with at a chicken farm.
Originally from Guatemala, Mario and his wife made the journey to the US 35 years ago. They first crossed paths in high school, and since then, Mario and his wife have built a beautiful family with four children-three girls and a boy. They now are experiencing the joys of being grandparents to two grandchildren.
In the warehouse, Mario is known for his strong work ethic. He diligently paints equipment, loads and unloads trucks, and ensures that all supplies are efficiently dispatched to job sites. Mario consistently approaches his work with a smile on his face.