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Hilton GardenFlintlock Construction Services, LLC is a premier New York City open-shop general contractor, constructing hotels, multifamily residential and commercial buildings, with a current annual volume of $65,000,000-$75,000,000. Founded in 1997 to continue a succession of family owned builder/developer companies spanning four generations, Flintlock has built for a variety of private and public developers covering a wide spectrum of assignments, from affordable rentals to luxury condo and hospitality projects.  While Flintlock has undertaken projects as far away as Houston, Texas, the company’s primary focus has always been the New York metro area, lately specializing in hotels.

 

Growth in billings per year has averaged 25% over the past 11 years.  As of the second half of 2008, Flintlock has 10 hotel properties in various stages of active construction (two more are in pre-construction), all located in Manhattan and downtown Brooklyn. Contracts range from $20M to $37M, for a combined contract value in excess of $289M, including both new construction and adaptive re-use, from 21 to 33 stories, up to 160,000 square feet per building in floor area.

 

Flintlock 21st Century “Firsts”-

 

Behind these “firsts” lies the history of the company’s successful and sustained growth: Starting with the resurgence of the Manhattan real estate market in the late 1990’s,  Flintlock’s open shop labor policy, extensive value engineering program, and innovative cost conscious sourcing of everything from concrete to cranes have made possible projects previously deemed unfeasible due to soaring land prices combined with labor rates and construction labor practices that are uneconomical for projects that cost less than $60-$80 million.   Along the way, Flintlock has assembled an organization of first class construction professionals, an ever enlarging coterie of dependable subcontractors, built excellent working relationships with architects and engineers, inspired the confidence of lenders and grown the company’s bonding capacity from $2M to $90M.

 

Flintlock professionals work together with the entire development team- owner, architect, engineers, designers, bank representatives and other project consultants- to assure that the goal of timely building completion within the budget is achieved.  Key to meeting the goal is Flintlock’s policy of hands on management by two principals, brothers Andrew Weiss and Stephen Weiss, Jr.  One or the other, in addition to a Flintlock project manager and superintendent, personally attend weekly project meetings with the development team throughout the course of project development and construction. This policy is maintained no matter how many projects the company is undertaking at one time.  Another valuable Flintlock asset is that the company’s principals share extensive backgrounds not only as contractors, but also as developers, first of community based affordable housing, then market rate rentals and condominiums, and now hotels.  This company knows well the hurdles facing every New York developer from design, through permitting and on to obtaining a certificate of occupancy.  

 

Chelsea Arts TowerFlintlock Awards-

 

2007 - Concrete Industry Board’s Roger H Corbetta Award of Merit awarded to Flintlock Construction Services for the Chelsea Arts Tower (West 25th St, Manhattan), recognizing “excellence in concrete construction”.

 

2001 - Stephen Weiss Jr received the U.S. Congressman Ed Towns “Award for Community Achievement” and was recognized in the Congressional Record.  Based on a program started by Stephen Weiss Jr, in which Flintlock joint ventured with minority-owned and community-based general contractors, as well as its outstanding record of utilizing subcontractors of every race and national origin.

 

2000 - Stephen Weiss Jr received citation from the New York City Council for “Outstanding Achievements in Community Service” as a contractor/developer.

 

1997 - Andrew Weiss was awarded “Builder of the Year by the Mid-Bronx Desperados, a not-for-profit organization, for outstanding contributions to the rebuilding of  blighted neighborhoods in the South Bronx section of New York City.

 Chelsea Arts Tower 

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