Pamela Desmond Promoted to Director, Human Resources

By | People

Pamela Desmond has been promoted from Senior Manager, Talent & Acquisition to Director, Human Resources at Schimenti.

Pam joined the firm in 2020 with substantial experience in talent acquisition, training and development, and building and scaling teams. In her short tenure, Pam has shown exceptional leadership in developing people initiatives that contribute directly to the strategic growth and development of the culture at Schimenti. She has been instrumental in cultivating our exceptional team and recruiting industry leaders to further our mission of redefining the customer service standard in the construction industry to Build Different.

The talented people of Schimenti truly set us apart from others in our industry. I am inspired daily to collaborate with a passionate and driven team of employees and leaders. I’m very optimistic about what the future holds for our organization, and I am confident that we have an amazing HR team to support during this time of critical growth.
– Pam Desmond, Director, Human Resources

Pam will oversee all aspects of the firm’s Human Resources functions and support people-related initiatives in her new and expanded role. Her team will continue to be responsible for ensuring that Schimenti hires, develops, and retains top industry talent as we continue to drive our core belief that “People Are Our Foundation.”

Earlier this year, we had a leadership opening in the Human Resource department. She has assembled a great team performing at a high level every day. I could not be happier, and it’s great working with Pam. I am confident there will be continued success.
– Joseph Sparta, CPA, Chief Financial Officer

Live Nation – Brooklyn Paramount Theatre Pre-Demolition Video Teaser

By | Practice

A unique redevelopment build revitalizes a legendary rococo-style theatre — creating a must-visit cultural arts experience in Brooklyn.

The Paramount Theatre is a former movie palace located at Flatbush and DeKalb Avenues in downtown Brooklyn. Originally opened in 1928, the building has been owned by Long Island University (LIU) since 1962.

Schimenti and Live Nation intend to revive the 90-year-old venue by retaining and restoring many of its existing features while modernizing the space to meet today’s standards. While the theatre’s main focus will be revitalizing its legendary music roots, when completed, it will also host a mix of family entertainment, comedy, sporting events, special events, and private programs for LIU students.

The 72,000 SF redevelopment and 3,000-person capacity venue will be able to house a flexible seating configuration that will accommodate primarily general admission-style setups, with the opportunity also to do seated floor events. The new venue is slated to open to the public in 2024.

Schimenti Ranked #1 Retail Contractor by ENR New York

By | Practice

Schimenti is proud to announce that we have been ranked the #1 Retail Contractor among Engineering News-Record New York Top Contractors by Market Sector in 2022.

Schimenti has specialized in complete ground-up developments and store build-outs, structural renovations, and general interior remodeling for various well-known retail brands for 25 years.

Our commitment to excellence, communication, and timeliness, has created a relationship-driven brand that provides the highest quality of service to the retail and construction industries. We are humbled to be named this year’s #1 Top Retail Contractor in New York.