Modern Home Builder - Winter 2016 - Volume 2 - 117
Lipsky Enterprises has worked on more than
500 home projects as part of Hurricane
Sandy recovery efforts. BY TIM O'CONNOR
In the months after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Eastern
Seaboard, residents looked for hope that their lives would return
to normal. It was contractors like Bayport, N.Y.'s Lipsky Enterprises that made that possible.
The damage at the residence of William and Betty Younkins was
like that of many homes in the New York area. The structure was
badly damaged from flooding and needed to be lifted to guard
against future hurricanes. But the project presented an extra challenge due to the couples' age. The Younkins are an elderly couple
and required additional considerations for handicapped access.
"How do you raise a house when the occupants are physically
challenged?" asks Joe Aiello, project manager for Lipsky Enterprises. To meet the couple's requirements, Lipsky Enterprises installed
an elevator in the home to reach the new first floor height and
made each room handicapped accessible.
Even though it was a small project for Lipsky Enterprises, it
was an important one for the Younkins family. "It was really clear
you cared about this job and that meant a lot to us," the couple's
son, Ronald Younkins, told the project team during a filmed ribbon-cutting ceremony at the home.
The Younkins home is just one of many recovery projects Lipsky
Enterprises has been involved with since Hurricane Sandy hit in
October 2012.While much has been written about the hurricane's
devastation, the team at Lipsky Enterprises shows there are success
Investments in new technology are helping Lipsky Enterprises continue its success.
" [Diversification] allows us to do several
types of construction projects very well
and therefore stay busy even during the
recession time periods.
BARRY LIPSKY, PRESIDENT
THREE GENERATIONS OF GROWTH
Lipsky Enterprises provides general contractor, construction management and general carpentry services. The company was founded by Herbert Lipsky more than 50 years ago and is today led
by brothers Barry and Eric Lipsky. Through those two generations
of family ownership, Lipsky Enterprises grew from a small Levittown, N.Y., carpentry outfit to one of the top general contractors
in the state of New York.
"We're very diversified after being in business for over 50
years," President Barry Lipsky says. "[Diversification] allows us to
do several types of construction projects very well and therefore
stay busy even during the recession time periods."
www.lipskyconstruction.com / Revenue: Between $15
million and $40 million / HQ: Bayport, N.Y. / Employees: 25 /
Specialty: Full-service general contracting
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