Founded in 1972, Velez is a multimillion-dollar family-owned and operated general construction and construction management firm headquartered in New York City that has been in business for nearly 50 years. Rounding out our full service compliments, the firm also provides Diversity Inclusion..
A successful builder throughout the region, Velez is uniquely qualified in the field of construction management. We have established innovative and effective policies, procedures, and techniques for complete project administration, scheduling and cost control.
Our multi-disciplinary staff includes seasoned construction professionals with engineering, architectural, construction management and general contracting backgrounds. From healthcare, education, housing and historical renovation, our general construction portfolio includes successful public..
MISSION AND HISTORY
The Velez Organization (Velez) literally started with a big break when Andrew Velez, a union carpenter, fell two stories and broke his ankle. Unable to work, he returned to school and started a small contracting firm in his Brooklyn apartment as a Federal Government 8A contractor in 1972.
As the business began to grow, his daughter Elizabeth, now President of the Velez Organization, would visit his construction sites in order to spend time with him and developed an interest in the industry.
Elizabeth Velez serves as President for all of Velez’s business and management activities. Ms. Velez’s experience in the construction industry has spanned over twenty years and she participates on industry and community-based boards, such as the New York Building Congress, National Hispanic Business Group, Association of Minority Enterprises of New York (AMENY), the Mayor’s Commission on Construction Opportunity, the Board of ACE Mentor of New York and the NYC Department of Business Services Advisory Board. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for Boricua College. Ms. Velez holds an MBA and is actively involved in issues facing the construction industry and affirmative action.
The Velez Organization has recognized the critical importance of capacity building, and access to opportunities as we have grown over our 50 years of business. Through this, Velez developed a guiding principle to support effective capacity building programs. Since 2018, Velez has been at the helm of building on the success of the SCA Mentor Training Assistance Program (MTAP) by leveraging our relationships and sharing our strategies with members of the program.
Ranked as the premier Mentoring Program in NYC, The MTAP Program provides Technical and Business Development Training in various topics related to SCA Construction Projects.
Over the past 50 years, Velez has developed a broad, diverse and loyal client base featuring the region’s pre-eminent private and public organizations.