By Janee Law
Its company motto – “Where performance matters” – is an important aspect of JGM Construction Development, which guarantees to get jobs done within the promised time, said co-owner John Comack.
Initially opening in Manhattan in 2008, the construction firm has recently expanded to Long Island, opening a location in Huntington village at 164 Main St. The firm moved into the third floor of the building, which is also occupied by the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce.
Comack and fellow co-owner Tom Granato hosted a ribbon cutting event on Friday that drew over 70 people, including state Sen. Carl Marcellino (R-Syosset), who issued a proclamation.
“The chamber of commerce has been very supportive and the people that we’ve talked with in the town are very excited about us working out here,” Comack, of Centerport, said. “It’s very exciting.”
JGM’s services include commercial, residential and interior work; small projects; and out-of-ground work.
In the past, the company has worked on hospitals, including New York University Medical Center and Baruch College Lab; schools, including St. John’s University and Stony Brook University of New York; and retail, including Saks Fifth Avenue and it’s flagship Lord & Taylor in Manhattan.
“We’ve done a lot of different types of varied work in the city and now we’re just looking to expand into the Long Island market,” Comack said. “Based upon relationships that Tom and myself had with different people in the town, we felt that it was a good opportunity for us to expand the company and so far it’s been very successful.”
Granato, of Huntington, said every experience with JGM is a new and exciting challenge.
“We love what we do, so every day is a challenge,” Comack said. “There’s always a lot of obstacles to overcome in construction, but Tom and I are very linear, meaning that whatever the problem is, we solve it and we move forward.”
Another key operator of the company is Chief Financial Officer Steve Nalbone, who Comack said is considered the “master of coins.”
Comack said that the company, which employs 14 people, is made up of a very loyal group of workers who have been part of the company since its inception.