To preserve your precious equity while maximizing your profit and investment at all costs.


Everything we do is to bring you an ROI, whether it be value engineering or simply streamlining the building process, we save you time and money!


We have completed dozens of ground-up, mixed-use buildings in the New York City area. Do not take a chance and gamble your investment on just any builder. We have been a family-owned and operated business for more than 30 years and know exactly how to navigate the complex and oftentimes-convoluted, New York City Department of Buildings. Foremost’s unique company structure is comprised of a multifaceted staff with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and talents that are guaranteed to maximize your investment. We are a data-driven company that uses state-of-the-art technology and practices to complete your project as quickly and efficiently as possible.  We offer a range of services from general contracting and construction management to design-build construction of new ground-up,mixed-use, residential, tenant fit-outs, commercial, and major interior renovations.

Our clients have included corporations, institutions, retail stores, property managers, and private developers. We pride ourselves on 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. Our genuine commitment to customer satisfaction is second to none.

Among our key personnel, Foremost Contracting has over 100 years of cumulative experience in construction: foundation to the 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 foundation 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 Manager/Business Development

Mr.Schelker comes with more than ten years of business operations experience and a background that is heavily weighted in technology, finance, B2B sales, FM, 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.

John Maddaloni – Sr. 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, concrete, and all types of masonry work. He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in coordinating various trades, especially the support of excavation (SOE) and adjacent property protection. We would be willing to bet that Tim is one of the most professional, experienced, and versatile Superintendents out there today!

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 predominately 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.

 Tyler Sartwell –Superintendent

Mr.Sartwell has more than twenty years of hands-on experience in the field, specializing in high-rise buildings and commercial construction. Tyler 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. Tyler spent more than two decades working in the Ironworkers union, leading a team of dozens of men. Tyler’s comprehension of all facets of construction is second to none. His impeccable work ethic and attitude make him a colossal asset to our team!

SIGNIFICANT OTHERS – Profiles Available Upon Request

Anna Leung – Controller
Sergiy Vasylkovskyy – Senior Estimator
Anthony Piscione Jr. – Assistant Superintendent
Lauren Defreitas – Project Assistant
Bethany Roman – Administrative Assistant
Michael Harrington – Sr. Foreman
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