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  • VIP is a Proud Supporter of the United Way
    November 6th, 2017

    As we come to the latter part of the year, we will once again ask our employees to support the local community through the United Way campaign. The United Way of CNY benefits a multitude of local organizations and nonprofits, a network of agencies, that work together to address the community’s most pressing needs.

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  • Feldmeier Equipment Partners with VIP Structures
    November 2nd, 2017

    In March of this year, Feldmeier Equipment, Inc. awarded VIP Structures the design and construction of their new 125,000 SF headquarters facility in Syracuse, NY. Feldmeier Equipment is a third generation Central New York-based company that has been producing and supplying sanitary stainless steel vessels and equipment to the pharmaceutical, brewing, food, beverage, dairy and biotech industries since 1952.

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  • VIP Hired as General Trades Contractor for Freedom Commons
    October 31st, 2017

    VIP Structures was awarded the project in April of this year by the Norstar Building Corporation. Freedom Commons is a 2 and 3-story multi-family residential apartment building that will consist of 7 townhomes, 47 apartments, and community space on the first floor which includes some transitional housing units. It is expected to be finished in July of 2018.

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  • Crescent Commons – A Design-Build Project for VIP
    October 30th, 2017

    Crescent Commons is the $16-million adaptive re-use of the historic Crescent Corset factory in Cortland, NY. When completed, the 150,000 square foot building will feature 41,000 SF of commercial office space, more than half of which is already leased, and 47 loft-style apartments with amenities such as a lounge, exercise room, and a private courtyard.

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  • SU Hall of Languages Classroom & Watson Theater Renovations
    September 18th, 2017

    The phase 1 portion of the Hall of Languages and Watson Hall Auditorium projects occurred simultaneously, and both projects made the tight completion deadline so that Syracuse students and staff could enjoy the newly renovated spaces at the start of the fall 2017 semester.

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  • Kate Nutting Appointed to the SU School of Architecture Advisory Board
    September 15th, 2017

    Principal & Managing Member of VIP Architectural Associates (VIPAA), Katherine Nutting, was recently appointed to the Syracuse University Architecture Advisory Board. The Advisory Board exists to support the Dean, faculty and staff in their effort to make the School of Architecture the country’s leading institution for education and research in Architecture.

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  • Safety Expert, Joe Perrone In-Demand
    September 14th, 2017

    Our Safety Director, Joe Perrone, has been contracted to provide site safety services on site for two of Norstar Building Corporation’s sites. This work is separate from his VIP duties for Freedom Commons in Syracuse, and now independently for Norstar’s Roosevelt Residences project in Utica. Additionally, Joe has been hired as a guest speaker for the last 2 years by Suit-Kote Corp. for their annual safety update.

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  • IPD Engineering Opens Buffalo Office
    June 23rd, 2017

    Sam Cosamano, P.E., LEED® AP, President of IPD said that, “A mixture of past project experience, established client relationships, and a booming local market naturally led us to extend our presence westward.” IPD’s second home is located on the twelfth floor of the Electric Tower Building, an iconic downtown Buffalo landmark.

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  • Price Rite Partners with VIP Structures
    June 19th, 2017

    This is the third store that VIP has partnered with Price Rite on. In keeping with VIP’s strategic directive to provide client-focused services, VIP also took an active role in procuring economic development incentives. VIP was able to put together an aggressive 12-week construction schedule which allowed Price Rite to open June 25, 2017.

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  • VIP Construction to Renovate Hall of Languages at Syracuse University
    May 10th, 2017

    VIP’s construction management team has recently been hired by Syracuse University to manage the interior renovations of classrooms, lecture halls, and seminar rooms at the Hall of Languages which will all take place over the summers of 2017 and 2018.

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  • VIP Hires New President of Construction, Ken Osmun
    May 1st, 2017

    Ken is a licensed engineer by trade with over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. He’s a strong proponent of design-build and an integrator who spans across architecture, engineering and construction operations. Ken is always asking the question, “How can we add value to our clients’ goals?”

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  • Our Engineering & Construction Teams Are Growing
    April 30th, 2017

    We are excited to welcome the following new employees to the engineering and construction teams.

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  • Natalie Miller Takes Part in Camillus Community Band
    March 31st, 2017

    Natalie Miller, an integral part of our marketing and business development team and an accomplished flutist, recently performed at West Genesee High School as a member of the Camillus Community Band (CCB).

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  • O-AT-KA Milk
    February 7th, 2017

    O-AT-KA Milk enlisted the integrated VIP team to help them determine logistics for their 205,000 SF warehouse and 30,000 SF material handling building. The project was complete within the 11 month timeframe.

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  • VIP Completes Syracuse Office Renovations for W.B. Mason
    January 18th, 2017

    The 18,000 square foot office renovation included a complete reconfiguration of the existing layout which allowed for a more modern and open office area, new interior finishes, bathroom upgrades and lighting upgrades. VIP’s team was able to design and complete construction in just four months.

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  • VIP Awarded Fully Integrated Project with BOCES near Albany, NY
    January 16th, 2017

    VIP will perform full design-build duties – architecture, engineering, construction and development – on the new 60,000 SF Questar III BOCES vocational education center located in Castleton, NY.

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  • We’ve Added to Our Team and Continue to Grow
    January 12th, 2017

    We are excited to welcome many new hires to VIP over the last six months and are still in pursuit of new talent.

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  • VIP Purchases Former Post Standard Building
    January 11th, 2017

    In November, VIP announced their intent to purchase the former Post Standard Building on Clinton Square in downtown Syracuse.

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  • Holidays Signal the Giving Season at VIP
    January 6th, 2017

    VIP participated in the annual Salvation Army toy and food drives that benefit local families in need for the Christmas Bureau Distribution. And, for the sixth straight year we participated in the Tops Supermarkets Food for Families campaign to benefit the Food Bank of CNY.

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  • VIP Blog – Our insights into the design, build, development industry
    October 24th, 2016

    We’re excited to share with the world some of our advancements, decisions, and goals in the design, building, and development world. This means insights into safety measures, technological advancements, industry trends, enduring structures and more.

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  • Bill Blanchard to Serve on Contact Community Services Board
    October 24th, 2016

    Bill Blanchard, one of our Business Development Executives, will become President of the Board at Contact Community Services next year. Bill has been a member of the Board for the past 5 years, including serving on the Executive Committee for the past year in the role of Vice President of the Board.

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  • Tidd Chosen for 2016 40 Under Forty
    October 16th, 2016

    Meghan Tidd, Chief Marketing Officer, has been chosen as a 2016 40 Under Forty honoree. She was promoted to CMO in 2013 and oversees all sales and marketing for VIP. Meg also serves on the VIP Companies’ Senior Leadership Team.

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  • VIP and the Plastics Molding Industry
    October 12th, 2016

    Today, the plastics industry is a multi-million dollar business in the United States. VIP has had the opportunity to help shape this industry in Upstate New York with the completion of over 1 million SF of manufacturing space.

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  • VIP and the Paper Manufacturing Industry
    October 3rd, 2016

    Our work with paper manufacturing began in the 1980’s with a 250,000 SF facility for Southern Container Corporation, now WestRock, a national supplier of paper and packaging products.

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  • VIP Structures and Our Partnership with Syracuse University
    July 29th, 2016

    Since 2003, VIP Structures has enjoyed a partnership with Syracuse University that has presented us with intriguing, complex and exciting new projects.

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  • BNY Mellon Innovation Center
    July 28th, 2016

    VIP Architecture partners with BNY Mellon in Oriskany, NY to transform traditional office space into modern, collaborative space.

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  • New Ways of Adapting Office Space
    July 22nd, 2016

    VIP is always researching new design ideas and unique ways of adapting office space as the days of the traditional Open Office Plan seem to be numbered.

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  • IPD Engineering and Hotel Syracuse
    July 20th, 2016

    IPD Engineering was hired to design all new mechanical and electrical systems for the restoration of the Hotel Syracuse, now the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

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  • 712 E. Fayette Street Project Reaches Its Completion
    July 18th, 2016

    In May, VIP completed the 712 E. Fayette Street project, now known as Fayette Place. This 4-story, 39 unit apartment building that marks the first of many new student living facilities near the Syracuse University campus.

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  • VIP Honors Exemplary Employees
    July 11th, 2016

    In June, VIP celebrated all employees by throwing a company party at Beak & Skiff in LaFayette, NY. Among those celebrated were exemplary award winners who embody the core values of our company.

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  • VIP Breaks Ground on South Ave. Price Rite Grocery Store
    June 27th, 2016

    On Friday June 17, VIP broke ground on a new Price Rite location on South Ave. VIP is partnering with both Jubilee Homes of Syracuse, Inc. and Price Rite to make the project happen.

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  • VIP Participates in J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge
    June 23rd, 2016

    VIP put together a team of 15 employees who took part in the 3.5 mile run/walk.

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  • American Granby Warehouse Expansion
    April 4th, 2016

    In April, VIP will complete a 42,000 SF addition for American Granby, increasing its state-of-the-art facility to 155,000 SF and providing American Granby the capacity to stock over 20,000 items.

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  • Harvester Center – Mancuso Business Development Group
    April 4th, 2016

    Since 1957, The Harvester Center in Batavia, New York has served over 2,700 businesses as the world’s first business incubator. Today, VIP is partnering with Mancuso Business Development Group and Batavia Development Corporation to study the best uses for the 960,000 SF of buildings.

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  • VIP is a Proud Supporter of Leadership Greater Syracuse
    April 1st, 2016

    In 2012 VIP Structures was introduced to Leadership Greater Syracuse. Since then, VIP has taken every opportunity to have employees partake in the program as a way to enhance their personal and professional growth, as well as their individual tie to the community.

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  • Blue Rock
    April 1st, 2016

    VIP has been hired to supply and erect a 500,000 SF pre-engineered building for a leading aluminum can manufacturer in Nichols, NY.

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  • VIP Partners with 900 East Fayette Group LLC for Historic Renovation
    April 1st, 2016

    VIP construction will begin work on historic 900 East Fayette Street as the general contractor this spring.

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  • VIP Architecture’s New Leader, New Certification
    September 24th, 2015

    VIP Architecture has earned WBE (Women Business Enterprise) certification with New York State for architectural and construction management services.

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  • Gearing up for the giving season
    September 23rd, 2015

    As fall arrives we start to look towards planning for the holiday season.

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  • Price Rite
    September 23rd, 2015

    After successfully completing work on the first Price Rite store in the Syracuse area, we will be beginning work on our second store in the very near future.

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  • O-AT-KA Groundbreaking
    September 22nd, 2015

    On September 10th, we officially broke ground on the Warehouse Expansion project at O-AT-KA Milk Products Cooperative…

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  • American Granby
    September 22nd, 2015

    Work has begun on a $2.5M, 42,000 SF warehouse expansion at American Granby in a design-build capacity…

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  • Jordano Joins Architectural Team
    September 22nd, 2015

    JJ Jordano, of Syracuse, NY, has joined the company as a Designer.

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  • Engineering Team Adds Two New Members
    September 22nd, 2015

    Michael Stringer, previously of Buffalo, NY, recently joined us as an Electrical Engineer and Project Manager.

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  • O-AT-KA Milk Products Cooperative, Inc.
    August 12th, 2015

    We’re excited to announce that we will be performing Architecture, Engineering and Construction services for O-AT-KA Milk…

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  • Food for Families and the Food Bank of CNY
    February 27th, 2015

    In early December we participated in TOPS Markets’ annual fundraiser, Food for Families to benefit a long-standing friend…

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  • Van Der Ven Joins Development Team
    February 27th, 2015

    Guido Van der Ven, of Skaneateles, NY was recently hired as Managing Director, Investor Relations.

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  • Lepak Joins Architecture Team
    January 6th, 2015

    Kevin Lepak, LEED AP BD&C, of Warners, NY, recently joined us as a designer.

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  • Blais Joins Engineering Team
    January 6th, 2015

    Greg Blais, of Baldwinsville, NY, recently joined us an Electrical Design Engineer.

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  • Cosamano Receives 40 Under Forty Award
    December 8th, 2014

    Sam Cosamano, P.E., LEED AP, was selected as one of the CNY Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty 2014 winners.

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  • Hoeft Receives 40 Under Forty Award
    December 8th, 2014

    Kate Hoeft, AIA, was recognized as one of the CNY Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty 2014 winners.

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