Ganem Contracting Corp. has the ability to restore cast
stone by each of the following methods: patching, installing a
dutchman, or casting an entire new piece. We will perform the
work according to the desire of the client or the architect. We
take pride in working with design professionals to obtain a
finished product that meets the goals of the entire project
succeeds on determining the cause of the damage. Ganem
Contracting Corp. believes in solving the root cause of the
problem, not merely performing cosmetic repair. We take great
care in performing the necessary prep work for a concrete repair
to last over time. Improper prep work, which will not be
discovered until it is too late, is the most common mistake made
in concrete rehabilitation.
Ganem Contracting specializes in historic masonry restoration.
We repair and restore Brick, Granite, Brownstone, Limestone,
Bluestone, Marble and Terra Cotta. Our masons have the ability
to hand carve architectural details or replicate masonry
elements made of brownstone, concrete, plaster or GFRC in our
own casting shop. Since we do not subcontract out castings, we
eliminate a frequent source of project delay. A mason
responsible for the entire process from casting through
installation takes pride ensuring the end result is exactly as
it should be. Often the attitude of a pre-cast subcontractor is
less than optimal.
Our masons are experts in matching color
and joint type for repointing. Newly pointed joints should match
in color, texture, aggregate and type of joint. Restored and
untouched areas of a building should appear indistinguishable.
The building should look the way the original builders intended
the building to look. A building should look as if it had never
been worked on.
Ganem Contracting Corp. performs all
types of caulking and joint repair.
We specialize in
safely cleaning masonry buildings. A common mistake is over
cleaning. Contractors use too much chemical or water pressure
and damage the fagade. Ganem Contracting Corp. takes great care
in using the lowest pressure and least chemical necessary to
achieve the desired result. We will never damage a soft or
historic façade in our cleaning process.
Each of our staff members is encouraged to
participate in process improvement and is given the opportunity
to do so via a formal suggestion program. Our staff is at the
front lines of everything we do and as such are intimate with
the needs of their area of assignment and the methods employed
to address these needs. AAA Quality Maintenance employees and
supervisory staff are offered monetary rewards for
suggestions/ideas/proposals which can improve performance via
enhanced methods, procedures, supplies, or equipment. While the
value of these rewards vary, they never the less offer strong
motivation to our staff to participate in the continued
improvement of our services. As a result we are continually
improving the quality and value of the services we offer.
Employee ideas are treated very seriously and are explored on an
individual basis. Those with merit are discussed in monthly
joint “Process Improvement” meetings where formal testing and
implementation plans are created. It is important to note that
the employee generating the idea participates in this meeting
and contributes to the resulting plan. In many cases the
employee may even participate in the training and implementation
of the improved process.
Ganem Contracting Corp. is fully insured and bonded. Our personnel consist of professional craftsman and administrators, dedicated and experienced in their work.
Our capabilities range from small short-term projects to intensive long-term undertakings.
Ganem Contracting Corp. was presented with the Award of Merit for Rehabilitation by the Eastern New York Chapter of the American Concrete Institute; the Mark of Excellence by the Capital District Masonry Institute; and Historic Albany Foundation's Recognition Award for this project.