Velez is uniquely qualified in the field of construction management. Drawing upon their years of successful building throughout the tristate area, the firm has established effective policies, procedures and techniques for complete project administration, scheduling, and cost control.
The firm’s recent projects include the Queens Supreme Courthouse, Bronx County and Bronx Criminal Courthouse(s) and Harlem Hospital Center for the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, Columbia Center for Disease Prevention, the Chase Manhattan Bank Branch Consolidation Program for Brooklyn and Staten Island, public school renovations throughout the Bronx, the Elmhurst Medical Center, over six hundred new affordable housing units and the modernization of over 2,000 Housing Authority units – add new projects? LaGuardia Airport Expansion, JFK Terminal One, JFK Redevelopment, Borough Based Jails Program, NYS Thruway Service Stations, Columbia University Forum on the Manhattanville Campus, JP Morgan Chase’s new Corporate Headquarters, Expansion of the Javits Center, Utilities work to Little Island in Manhattan, passive and active recreational projects for Battery Park City and Hudson River Park Trust.
Though Velez’s core competencies have greatly expanded outside of general contracting over the past few decades, the firm remains an active and highly sought out general contractor. Current customers recognize the value that years of experiences and expanded technical expertise that Velez brings to general contracting work.
Diversity and Mentorship Programs
Velez credits the growth of the firm 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 creative diversity solutions embodied in the true spirit of building strong emerging businesses.
Velez believes in meeting or exceeding contract requirements for Minority/Woman-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) participation. For nearly 50 years, Velez has been a certified Minority Business Enterprise with New York State, as well as numerous other certifications with agencies such as New York City, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.
Velez has a strong commitment to including M/WBEs in all its work. Elizabeth Velez acts as the firm’s community liaison and administrator of its minority/small business participation program. She has also co-chaired a seminar on women entrepreneurship for the NYS Assembly and is a board member of the Association of Minority Businesses of New York and the Latino Builders Council. Moreover, she sits on the Diversity Advisory Board for the New York State Department of Transportation, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, the New York City School Construction Authority, and the New York City Department of Small Business Services.
During the construction process, issues and emergencies may arise. Velez is fully equipped to provide its clients quick, efficient, and responsive services. The team is available and prepared to deliver expert solutions and repairs for any type of emergency at any time. With over 45 years of experience, Velez has the tools and dexterity to address any issues in a timely manner and resume operations.
As a construction manager and developer, Velez takes total responsibility for planning, designing, building construction, marketing and selling of residential housing. Velez works closely with local communities by creating jobs that turn neighborhoods into economically viable areas. It has developed over four hundred units of single and multi-story dwellings and rehabilitated over one hundred units of multi-story buildings.
Velez has a strong commitment to including M/WBEs in all of its work. Elizabeth Velez acts as the firm’s community liaison and administrator of its minority/small business participation program. She has also co-chaired a seminar on women entrepreneurship for the NYS Assembly and is a board member of the Association of Minority Businesses of New York and the Latino Builders Council. Moreover, she sits on the Diversity Advisory Board for the New York State Department of Transportation, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, the New York City School Construction Authority, and the New York City Department of Small Business Services.
The resiliency sector involves the most complex of projects that are comprised of inherent challenges and risks. It takes expertise and precision to perform work on an existing structure and making it sustainable. Velez has been very active in the resiliency sector. Velez’s resiliency services involve providing up-to-date enhancements and maintenance to aging infrastructure. The Velez team has also provided specific construction management and community outreach services for clients working on restoration projects such as the New York City’s Build It Back programs and the Hudson River Park Trust.
Mentor Technical Assistance Program
BUILDING OUR BUILDERSSM
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 over 200 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.
The MTAP team is comprised of business development professionals with experience in contract administration, strategy, business growth, and cost estimating. Under the direction of SCA’s Business Development Division (BDD), The Velez Organization manages the MTAP program by providing coaching, mentoring, and training support needed for mentor firms to grow.
The NYC SCA Mentor Program centers on capacity building and providing its firms with the necessary tools to complete both within the SCA and other state and local agencies. This is accomplished by providing a high level of training that includes comprehensive workshops that teach contractors construction management via contract administrating, estimating, blueprint reading, project management with case studies, cash management, and general contract condition workshops.
The Velez Organization has been a proud contributor to the MTAP Program since 2018. If you are looking for more information regarding the program or are looking to sign up, please click here.