Construction Today - September/October 2017 - 72
Commercial | JRM CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
CELEBRATING ITS 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY, JRM HAS A CLIENT-FIRST MENTALITY. BY BIANCA HERRON
clients include Fortune
500 companies, retailers and
avid G. McWilliams, Joseph
Romano and James Connolly
launched JRM Construction
Management in 2007 as a
general contracting firm specializing in
* Revenue: $500 million+
* HQ: New York City
* Employees: 300
* Specia y: Commercial interiors
"We want to continue finding
good talent and adapting our
operations to our clients' needs."
- Joseph Romano, president and partner
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PHOTO CREDIT: GENSLER
commercial interiors in various industries,
including high-end corporate, retail and
Prior to starting the company the trio
had worked together in some capacity over
the past 20 years, Partner and President
Romano says. Ten years later, the New Yorkbased company has had significant growth,
and now has 300 employees and additional
offices in California and New Jersey.
With its annual average volume of $500
million, JRM's clients are comprised of
Fortune 500 companies, retailers, financial
investment and law firms, and prestigious
schools. The company strives to consistently
provide high-quality work.
One of the keys to JRM's success has been
the involvement of ownership and senior
level management, according to Romano.
"No one sits at a desk and does nothing,"
he says. "We all roll up our sleeves and are
Celebrating a Decade
JRM celebrated its 10-year anniversary in
April at New York City's Hudson Yards. JRM
had recently completed Coach's headquarters at 10 Hudson Yards and held its celebration party in the building's amenity space.
"There was about 400 people in attendance
and it was a great affair," Romano says.
He adds that the party was a great
reflection on the landmark projects JRM
has completed throughout its decade in the
industry, including the Discovery Center
Times Square, Etsy's headquarters, Sony
and Squarespace, as well as the build-out
of Smythson of Bond Street's flagship retail