The foundation of Foremost Contracting & Building, LLC. is built on over 30 years of hands-on experience. We offer a range of services from general contracting and construction management to design/builds of new “ground-up” construction, interior renovations, and tenant improvements.

Our clients have included corporations, institutions, retail stores, property managers, and private developers. We pride ourselves in our knowledge of the construction industry, and our ability to bring jobs in on time and within budget. We offer our clients competitive pricing, quality workmanship, personalized attention to project scheduling and budgetary requirements, and a commitment to customer satisfaction.

Our office is comprised of a multifaceted staff with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and talents all dedicated to the highest level of service for our clients. All projects receive full project management, field supervisors and complete administrative support.

Among our key personnel, Foremost Contracting has over 100 years of cumulative experience in construction: foundation to rooftop for commercial, military, and residential contracting, from renovations, to “design and build” from the ground up.


Anthony Piscione – President

Mr. Piscione has over 32 years of hands-on experience in the construction of institutional, industrial, and commercial facilities. He has a strong structural and foundations background, which enables him to successfully complete oftentimes complex new construction and renovation projects. Mr. Piscione oversees all office and field operations including corporate finances, personnel management, and business development. He works closely with clients and architects to ensure satisfaction throughout the entire construction process. Mr. Piscione closely manages all field personnel, vendors, and subcontractors to guarantee that all projects are completed on time and in accordance with the most impeccable standards of excellence.

Mr. Piscione’s leadership along with carefully selected key managerial and field personnel, sophisticated computerized construction management and accounting systems, and a reservoir of satisfied clients have all contributed to Foremost Contracting’s continued growth and profitability. Mr. Piscione was inducted into the 2004-05 Strathmore’s Who’s Who in America for his expertise in the field of commercial design and construction.

Margarita Bernardo – Office Manager/Assistant Project Manager

Mrs. Bernardo has been working in the construction industry for over 10 years facilitating the needs of the client, design team and site personnel. She works directly with owners, architects/engineers, expediters and subcontractors tracking and coordinating drawings, submittals, and required forms/paperwork for the various city agencies, as well as assisting the construction team to the successful completion and close-out of the project.

Drew Schelker – Project Executive

Mr.Schelker comes with more than ten years of business operations experience and a background that is heavily weighted in technology, B2B sales, and customer service. Having spent several years working in the field of FM with Google at CBRE in Zürich, Switzerland, Drew’s determination, energy, attitude, and overall commitment to the company and the customer remain a critical driving force in the continued success of Foremost Contracting & Building LLC.

Elia Gontzes – Project Manager

Mr. Gontzes has over 34 years of construction and design experience in the construction industry. He has experience in managing various types of projects from the new buildings from the ground up, core and shell projects, interiors, landmark buildings, city, state and federal projects. Mr. Gontzes has successfully organized projects from design/preconstruction through to completion. His experience provides the client with the ability to have a cost-effective, organized and coordinated project.

With a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree, design experience in HVAC combined with his extensive experience in General Construction; Mr. Gontzes provides the experience required to successfully complete the project.

John Maddaloni – Project Manager

Mr. Maddaloni has over 15 years of manufacturing, production and management experience in the construction industry. He managed and oversaw the planning, implementation, and productivity of a large, high functioning and successful commercial window and door manufacturing company before joining the Foremost Contracting and Building team.

Mr. Maddaloni has extensive knowledge and experience in estimating, bid processing, sales, order processing, production and project management. He enjoys working with different personalities and loves the daily challenges of the construction and building industry

Timothy Wallette – Superintendent

Mr. Wallette has over 30 years of experience in subgrade operations and concrete work. He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in coordinating various trades, especially the support of excavation (SOE) and adjacent property protection.

Anthony Nischo – Superintendent

Mr. Nischo has nearly 35 years of construction experience including out of the ground to intricate finishes. Throughout his career, he has consistently built projects both accurately and on schedule. His Skillset with respect to managing site personnel/trades is second to none in the industry.  He is known mostly for his out of the box thinking and hands-on approach to solving complicated field issues.

Frank Purino – Superintendent

Mr. Purino has been with Foremost Contracting & Building for more than fifteen years now. With more than twenty-five years in the building industry, Frank is one of Foremost’s most valued employees. His sharp eye for detail and preeminent work ethic makes him indispensable.

Jimmy Velez – Superintendent

Mr. Velez has more than fifteen years of hands-on experience in the field, specializing in high-end residential and commercial construction. Jimmy is known for his extreme organization and remarkable ability to deal effectively with the New York City Department of Building. He is highly versed in construction software, including Plangrid and Procore. His ability to speak Spanish and English makes Jimmy an asset in the field. Prior to joining Foremost Contracting & Building LLC, Jimmy helped managed projects for JP Morgen Chase in all five boroughs of NYC including Long Island.

SIGNIFICANT OTHERS – Profiles Available Upon Request

Anna Leung – Controller
Sergiy Vasylkovskyy – Senior Estimator
Anthony Piscione Jr. – Assistant Superintendent
Lauren Defreitas – Project Assistant
Olga Krugly- Administrative Assistant