As any resident or visitor knows, parking in New York City is no cake walk. The skinny supply of parking spaces is skimmed further by developers looking for places to build more substantial projects, from condominiums and offices to retail shops and hotels.
The struggle to keep up with the demand for parking in New York City is ongoing and is most often solved by the construction of new parking garages and other such structures. The following contractors have been proven the best in the city for parking garage construction.
6) Agneone Construction
284A 22nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Based in Brooklyn, Agneone Construction was founded in 2007. President Felix Aguilar leads the company with the belief that construction is not merely a job but a craft. Each project taken on by the firm is considered a learning experience, and every lesson learned contributes to smarter decision-making and greater efficiency. Treating each client and neighbor as part of the team, Agneone actively builds communities over the course of each project. In addition to pre-construction and construction services, Agneone also offers services in entitlements, sustainability, and building information modeling
5) Lake Construction Corporation
150 King St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Specializing in concrete restoration and replacement, Lake Construction Corporation has been constructing and repairing parking garages around New York City and the Upper Hudson for over 30 years. The firm prides itself with a reputation of the best craftsmanship in even the most complex of projects, whether a complete parking deck garage restoration, an installation of precast pavers or a historic renovation.
An aspect of Lake Construction Corporation is in the construction industry is that the owners of the company serve as field superintendents for each and every project it has handled. This ensures that the company’s job performance is second to none.
4) Barr & Barr
460 West 34th Street, 10th Flr, New York, New York 10001
With a rich history stretching back more than 90 years, Barr & Barr is one of the most respected contracting firms in New York City. Joseph R. Barr established the company in 1927, having honed his skill in both construction and business from his time working in the railroad construction industry. Today, under the leadership of President and CEO Keith W. Stanisce, the firm offers construction services in the commercial, cultural, healthcare, and educational markets. Barr & Barr is the proud builder of the Promenade and the British and French Buildings- the core buildings of the Rockefeller Center- in 1932.
Barr & Barr’s notable projects include the parking garage for the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center boasting 10 stories of precast parking spaces. Located adjacent to the Van Wyck Expressway, the garage features a combination of brick, Dryvit, and glass facade, matching the design of the hospital.
3) Aurora Contractors
100 Raynor Ave, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Based in Ronkonkoma, Aurora Contractors serves New York City, as well as Long Island, Suffolk County, and Nassau County. Founder Frank Vero, Sr. founded this family-owned and -operated company in 1983. Through integrity and trust, the firm has developed and maintained long-term relationships with customers and local officials, including town supervisors, building department personnel, fire marshals, union representatives, subcontractors, and suppliers. These relationships have become key to their significant portfolio of new construction and renovation projects.
Aurora was responsible for the construction of Kings Highway Parking Garage in New York City; a two-building complex with a total area of 105,000 square feet and a capacity of 500 cars. Aurora ambitiously timed and budgeted the project to coincide with the completion of a mixed-use development under construction for the same clients. With their expert coordination with local authorities, Aurora was also able to ensure that the NYC Fire Station in the middle of the compound remained operational throughout the construction project.
2) Paladino Construction
4299 Third Ave, Bronx, New York 10457
Principal Frank Paladino began Paladino Construction from a small sidewalk contracting business left to him by his late father. At age eighteen, he put into motion plans to fulfill his father’s dream a large firm capable of doing the big jobs in Manhattan. Now called “The Expert”, Paladino leads this 55+-year old company with a dedicated clientele consisting of some of New York City’s most prestigious companies. In addition to constructing parking structures and parking lots, Paladino constructs sidewalks and vaults and offers services including commercial waterproofing, demolition, stonework and masonry, and other concrete services.
1) Turner Construction Company
375 Hudson St, 6th Flr, New York, NY 10014
Turner Construction Company was founded in New York City in 1902, and currently holds a portfolio of projects worth $9.22 billion. Turner is responsible for many of New York City’s landmark buildings, including the United Nations Secretariat, Lincoln Center, and Yankee Stadium. The firm is strongly dedicated to sustainability, boasting a staff that includes 300 LEED Accredited Professionals and a portfolio that includes two Platinum and nine Gold certified buildings.
Construction of the six-level, 600-car precast parking garage at the Long Island Jewish Health System Parking Garage is one of Turner Construction’s notable projects. The firm successfully relocated numerous utility systems without disrupting the operations of the nearby facilities, as well as ensured all connecting bridges to the existing employee garage were built with accessibility in mind.