TRIUMPH IN THE NEWS

Bonnie Porzio

 

Triumph Construction’s Marc Ficken Receives 44th Precinct’s Community Award on Behalf of Triumph

Triumph Construction Private Division Operations Manager Marc Ficken recently received the “Civilian & Community Based Organization Award” from the 44th Precinct and 44th Precinct Community Council.  Presented on behalf of Triumph Construction at a special Appreciation Brunch held in the Audi Club at Yankee Stadium, the award was in recognition of Triumph Construction’s generous support of the 44th Precinct.

 “At Triumph, we believe in giving back to the community,” explained Ficken.  “One of our greatest partners is the New York Police Department and the 44th Precinct here in the Bronx.  For example, in December we provide $20 gift certificates to the 44th Precinct to help the police brighten the holidays for local children.  The members of law enforcement do such a tremendous job in the community and we are honored to support them whenever possible.”

The 44th Precinct serves 1.97 square miles of the southwest portion of the Bronx: The precinct is home to the Grand Concourse, Bronx Terminal Market, and Yankee Stadium.

 With approximately 300 employees, Triumph Construction is one of the largest privately-held utility contractors in the New York metropolitan area.  Active in every borough of New York City, Triumph Construction is a sought-after partner in everything from gas and electric service work to major capital improvement projects and large-scale private sector construction jobs. 

Bonnie Porzio

Girl Scouts of Nassau County and Pet Peeves to Benefit from Porzio’s Legal Expertise and Passion for Giving Back to the Community.

Triumph Construction General Counsel Bonnie Porzio Named to Two Boards of Directors

Hunts Point, Bronx, NY (July 9, 2018)Bonnie Porzio, who serves as general counsel at Triumph Construction Corp. has been re-elected to the board of directors of Girl Scouts of Nassau County and elected to the board of directors of Pet Peeves, a nonprofit umbrella organization that raises funds and awareness for Long Island’s struggling animal shelters and rescue groups.  The announcement was made by Triumph Construction Founder and President Carlo Cuzzi.

“Whether in her role as general counsel at Triumph or her work on behalf of area nonprofits, Bonnie is a dedicated professional who consistently makes a positive difference,” observed Cuzzi.  “Regardless of the task at hand, she knows how to overcome challenges and move a project forward.  I’m confident that Girl Scouts of Nassau County and Pet Peeves will benefit from her vast legal knowledge and commitment to giving back to the community.  Everyone at Triumph Construction joins me in congratulating Bonnie on these recent board appointments.”

Porzio, who received her Juris Doctorate Degree from Hofstra University School of Law, first served on the board of Girl Scouts of Nassau County from 2009 through 2015.  She has also served as School Board President — among other positions — at St. Thomas the Apostle School in West Hempstead, New York.  As chief legal counsel at Triumph Construction Corp., she is responsible for litigation management; key business and legal advice; risk management; negotiating large construction contracts with the City of New York; and numerous other responsibilities.  Before joining Triumph Construction Corp. in 2010, Porzio served as an associate at Rivkin Radler LLP beginning in 1999.

With approximately 300 employees, Triumph Construction is one of the largest privately-held utility contractors in the New York metropolitan area.  Active in every borough of New York City, Triumph Construction is a sought-after partner in everything from gas and electric service work to major capital improvement projects and large-scale private sector construction jobs.

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Suited up in elves’ hats and reindeer antlers, members of Triumph Construction Corp. recently played Santa to 123 boys and girls at La Peninsula Head Start in Hunts Point.  Each year, Triumph purchases and wraps everything on the children’s gift lists. Sharing time with some very happy students this December were (left to right) Triumph Construction’s Kyle McVicker, Selasie Buatsi, Krystina Cuzzi, and Shirley Jacobs.

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A Tradition of Holiday Giving at Triumph Construction

Hunts Point, Bronx, NY (December 20, 2017)Triumph Construction Corp. has once again brightened the holidays for the entire 123-student population of three- to five-year-olds at nearby La Peninsula Head Start. According to Triumph Construction Founder and President Carlo Cuzzi, the students at La Peninsula write letters to Santa each year and Triumph Construction tries to get the children everything on their lists.

“Despite the busy holiday shopping season, Triumph employees volunteer their time buying and wrapping the gifts. It’s a labor of love,” explains Cuzzi. “The happiness on the children’s faces is something everyone here looks forward to each December.”

According to La Peninsula Head Start Site Director June Glaze, the students were even more vocal this year when they opened their presents.

“They loved everything and they loved the Triumph elves who brought the gifts and visited with the classes,” remarked Glaze. “What Triumph does for these children and their families is truly exceptional. Everyone at La Peninsula joins me in thanking them for being such kind-hearted neighbors and doing so much each year to spread joy.”

One of the largest privately-held utility contractors in the New York metropolitan area, Triumph Construction regularly gives back to the community, most recently providing $20 gift certificates to the 44th Precinct in the Bronx to help the police brighten the holidays for local children.

With approximately 300 employees, Triumph Construction Corp. is active in every borough of New York City and a sought-after partner in everything from gas and electric service work to major capital improvement projects and large-scale private sector construction jobs.

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Lending a helping hand at Ronald McDonald House New York were Triumph employees (from left to right) David Madeira, Jamie Torres, Antonio Guaman, Rick Sousa, Shirley Jacobs, Sirley Fontes and Emidio Saraiva.

Triumph Construction Helps Bring Joy to Families at Ronald McDonald House

For the fifth year in a row, volunteers from Triumph Construction Corp. donated their time, love, and enthusiasm to create a very special night for families who have a child undergoing cancer treatment in a New York area hospital.  As in year’s past, the Triumph crew took over the outdoor terrace at Ronald McDonald House New York and transformed it into a place of joy, complete with decorations, great food, music, and even dancing.

“We always come up with a different theme,” explains Triumph’s Shirley Jacobs, who plans and oversees every detail.  “This year’s theme was ‘Italian Feast’ but we’ve done luaus, hoedowns, circus themes — you name it.  The kids love it and so do their parents.  It’s a chance for them to relax and have fun…even if it’s just for a few hours.  That kind of break can go a long way and is definitely appreciated.”

Shirley was introduced to Ronald McDonald House through Children’s Happy Faces Foundation, which raises money for Ronald McDonald House.  When she learned that Ronald McDonald House provides temporary lodging and care for families while their child battles cancer, she brought it to the attention of Triumph Construction President Carlo Cuzzi and the company has been a steadfast supporter ever since.

“What makes our annual dinners at Ronald McDonald House so great,” says Shirley, “is seeing this group of guys come back year after year to help make this happen.  Triumph has a lot of heart and I’m proud of the difference we make.”

For more information on Ronald McDonald House New York, visit www.rmh-newyork.org.

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Triumph Construction’s Coney Island infrastructure improvements include modifications along the northern frontage of MCU Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones.

 

Triumph Construction Starts $51 Million Infrastructure Project in Coney Island

Hunts Point, Bronx, NYAug. 24, 2017 – Triumph Construction Corp., one of the largest privately-held utility contractors in the New York metropolitan area, began work this summer on a $51 million dollar contract in support of New York City’s Comprehensive Plan for Coney Island. The project includes the construction of storm and sanitary sewers, water mains, and street reconstruction, ranging from roadways, sidewalks, and streetscapes to street lighting, traffic signals, and appurtenances.

“Coney Island is a world-renowned amusement and entertainment destination,” observed Triumph Construction President Carlo Cuzzi, “but it’s also a larger neighborhood that’s home to 50,000 residents and the businesses that support them. At Triumph, we’re honored to take part in a major infrastructure project that will directly benefit those who live, work, and visit here. The changes and improvements we’re making at street level will set the stage for new housing, services, and amenities for years to come.”

According to New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), the project’s goals include improving the sewer and water infrastructure in the area of the project site; improving water quality by constructing sewers which will collect and convey storm and sanitary flows from the neighborhood; allowing for treatment of sanitary flows by conveying flows to a treatment plant; alleviate flooding; and supporting the City’s initiatives. HAKS Engineers, Architects, and Land Surveyors, P.C. has been retained by NYCEDC to act as the construction manager for the project.

The majority of work being undertaken by Triumph Construction will take place on Neptune Avenue, Mermaid Avenue, and Surf Avenue as well as West 17th, West 19th, and West 20th Streets. Triumph Construction will also make on-site grade change/access modifications along the northern frontage of MCU Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones.

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Triumph awarded contract by New York City’s Department of Design and Construction for major infrastructure improvements along Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn.
Triumph Construction Corp. Tapped for $37M Park Slope Project

Hunts Point, Bronx, NY – Triumph Construction Corp., one of the largest privately-held utility contractors in the New York metropolitan area, was awarded the winning contract by New York City’s Department of Design and Construction (NYCDDC) for a $37 million-plus infrastructure replacement project on Flatbush Avenue in the vicinity of Sterling Place and 8th Avenue in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope.

As detailed in the contract, Triumph Construction will replace trunk and distribution water mains and combined sewer and appurtenances.  The company will also be responsible for new curb extensions, street lighting, and traffic signal work in addition to the redevelopment of the 8th Avenue Triangle streetscape.

“We are always honored to assist the Department of Design and Construction in its mission to provide quality infrastructure that is essential for a healthy, resilient city,” stated Triumph Construction Founder and President Carlo Cuzzi.  “We look forward to this newest assignment in Brooklyn and delivering the quality results that keep us a preferred contractor to numerous city agencies.”

One of the most recent jobs undertaken by Triumph Construction for NYCDDC was the high-visibility Astor Place/Cooper Square enhancement project in the East Village, which brought 42,000 square feet of new pedestrian space to the neighborhood and included an extensive renovation of the popular cube-shaped Alamo sculpture.

Triumph Construction Corp. is active in every borough of New York City and is a sought-after partner in everything from gas and electric service work to major capital improvement projects and large-scale private sector construction jobs.  Founded in 1999 by Carlo Cuzzi, Triumph Construction employs approximately 300 people and takes pride in supporting local causes and organizations.

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Joining Triumph Construction Founder and President Carlo Cuzzi (center) at the New York Construction Awards are (left to right) Triumph Construction Private Division Operations Manager Marc Ficken; Triumph Construction Controller Jill Paz; Triumph Construction Project Accountant Krystina Cuzzi; Triumph Construction General Counsel Bonnie Porzio; Triumph Constriction Office Manager Shirley Jacobs; and Triumph Construction Supervisor Carmine Ferraro.
Triumph Construction Corp. receives Rising Star Award at 2017 New York Construction Awards

Hunts Point, Bronx, NY – Triumph Construction Corp., one of the largest privately-held utility contractors in the New York metropolitan area, recently received the Rising Star Award at the 2017 New York Construction Awards, presented by Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP and the New York Building Congress.

“We are honored to be recognized by our peers in the construction industry,” stated Triumph Construction Founder and President Carlo Cuzzi. “Every day, all year, we prove to the City of New York and private contractors that no one works harder than Triumph Construction or is more committed to delivering a quality job. On behalf of the entire Triumph team, we thank the New York Construction Awards for naming us a Rising Star and for including Triumph Construction in such prestigious company.”

The Rising Star Award recognizes stars in Construction, Design and Development based on accelerated growth, highlighting the industries’ fasted growing companies. This year’s ceremony was held at Bloomberg headquarters, 120 Park Avenue in Manhattan, and featured keynote speaker Carlo A. Scissura, Esq., President & CEO of the New York Building Congress.

Triumph Construction Corp. is active in every borough of New York City and is a sought-after partner in everything from gas and electric service work to major capital improvement projects and large-scale private sector construction jobs. Founded in 1999 by Carlo Cuzzi, Triumph Construction employs approximately 300 people and takes pride in supporting local causes and organizations.

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Triumph Founder and President Carlo Cuzzi participates in annual charity motorcycle event
Triumph Construction benefits Ronald McDonald House New York through support of Hogs4Hope 2017

Hunts Point, Bronx, NY – Triumph Construction Corp., one of the largest privately-held utility contractors in the New York metropolitan area, once again lent its support to Ronald McDonald House New York by participating in Hogs4Hope 2017, an annual charity motorcycle event benefiting Ronald McDonald House. As in past years, Triumph Construction Founder and President Carlo Cuzzi led the Triumph team on his Harley Davidson Ultra Glide. Hogs4Hope 2017 featured a police escort through Westchester County, ending with a pig roast, live music, and raffle prizes at the JFK Marina in Yonkers, New York.

“Riding in Hogs4Hope is a great way for hundreds of people to come together on a spring day for an important cause,” remarked Cuzzi. “I’ve been a longtime supporter of Ronald McDonald House and now my passion for the organization is shared throughout the Triumph Construction family. During the year we always look for ways to support Ronald McDonald House — but for me, Hogs4Hope is the most inspiring.”

Ronald McDonald House New York is a home-away-from-home for children and their families while battling pediatric cancer. Located on East 73rd Street in Manhattan and in close proximity to 13 major cancer treatment centers, Ronald McDonald House New York can accommodate 84 families and is filled to capacity almost every night.

Triumph Construction Corp. is active in every borough of New York City and is a sought-after partner in everything from gas and electric service work to major capital improvement projects and large-scale private sector construction jobs. Founded in 1999 by Carlo Cuzzi, Triumph Construction today employs approximately 300 people and takes pride in supporting local causes and organizations.

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Helping with this year’s special delivery were Shirley Jacobs (left) and Krystina Cuzzi of Triumph Construction, who got to share time with some very happy students.
Triumph Construction makes holidays bright for 125 Hunts Point children

Hunts Point, Bronx, NY – Triumph Construction Corp., one of the largest privately-held utility contractors in the New York metropolitan area, has once again brightened the holidays for the entire 125-student population of three- to five-year-olds at La Peninsula Head Start in Hunts Point, New York.

“It’s the highlight of our year, buying the toys for these children,” says Triumph Construction Founder and President Carlo Cuzzi. “The happiness on their faces when they unwrap their gifts is something everyone at Triumph looks forward to each December. Making sure these boys and girls receive the presents they want from Santa is our way of giving back to the community and our neighbors.”

According to Cuzzi, whose construction company is headquartered nearby on Seneca Avenue in Hunts Point, the students at La Peninsula Head Start each write a letter to Santa and Triumph Construction tries to get the children everything on their lists. Despite the busy holiday shopping season, Triumph employees volunteer their time buying and wrapping the gifts. “It’s a labor of love and an honor,” Cuzzi explains. “I know we’ll be doing it for many years to come.”

La Peninsula Head Start Site Director June Glaze remarked, “The boys and girls have been looking forward to this visit for weeks. Some of them remember it from last year. What Triumph Construction does for these children and their families is truly exceptional. Everyone at La Peninsula joins me in thanking them for being such kind-hearted neighbors and doing so much each year to spread joy.”

La Peninsula Head Start is a community-based preschool program providing quality, comprehensive services to children from three to five years old and their families.

With approximately 300 employees, Triumph Construction Corp. is active in every borough of New York City and a sought-after partner in everything from gas and electric service work to major capital improvement projects and large-scale private sector construction jobs.