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ABOUT

ABOUT

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 and Community Outreach Consulting Services, and Mentoring Services to build capacity and the next generation of businesses

Velez has established expertise in construction management, new residential and commercial construction for a variety of building types as well as installation of high-technology computer rooms. The organization also has extensive experience in restoration and rehabilitation of multi-story buildings and technical renovations to facilities for both public and private clients.

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. 

LEADERSHIP

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.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

For decades, Velez has been committed to increasing diversity and the role of women throughout the construction industry – recognizing that when New York builds diverse, it builds better. President Elizabeth Velez sits on the Diversity Advisory Board(s) for numerous NYC, NYS and national advisory boards.

Ms. Velez credits the growth of Velez to a commitment to diversity and the creation of opportunities to further support that growth. As a byproduct of staunch support for minority businesses, the firm has gone over and above the requirements to create original diversity solutions embodied in the true spirit of building strong emerging businesses.

Velez believes in exceeding contract requirements for Minority/Woman Business Enterprises (M/WBE) participation. For nearly 50 years, Velez has been New York State and New York City certified Minority Business Enterprise, as well as numerous other certifications with agencies such as DASNY and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

INDUSTRY ADVOCATES

For over forty five years, the Velez Organization has been a leader in the construction industry. Through our leadership team, led by Andrew Velez and Elizabeth Velez, we consistently meet and exceed the most stringent contract requirements.

SAFETY

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.

SUSTAINABILITY

For over forty five years, the Velez Organization has been a leader in the construction industry. Through our leadership team, led by Andrew Velez and Elizabeth Velez, we consistently meet and exceed the most stringent contract requirements.

AFFILIATIONS

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.