Sano-Rubin Joins LeChase Construction Services

A Message From Sano-Rubin Leadership

Sano-Rubin is proud to announce that we are now a division of LeChase Construction Services. We feel this is great news for our employees, our customers, and the Albany community. While LeChase and Sano-Rubin have both been individually successful in the region, together we will be even stronger — able to pursue any project regardless of scope, scale or complexity.

As the integration will happen over time, the change should be seamless for our clients and business partners. Projects will continue without interruption and you will continue to interact with the same trusted contacts. In addition, our services will be enhanced by our access to the broader resources that LeChase offers in preconstruction, scheduling and technology.

We are excited about this next chapter in Sano-Rubin’s long history, and look forward to playing an even larger role in the future of the Capital Region.

Why this partnership?

This significant merger of talents provides Sano-Rubin with access to expanded resources and growth opportunities, while ensuring our continued success in a market we have served for over 100 years.

LeChase and Sano-Rubin share a focus on similar market sectors. They are also a great cultural fit, with both companies displaying a long-standing commitment to safety, quality, community and customer service.

Together our operations will allow for increased market responsiveness, long-term stability and future opportunities for our employees and clients.

2022-04-15T10:18:41-04:00April 15th, 2022|

Groundbreaking for Cara House

One Step Closer to Getting Started on Construction

With the groundbreaking ceremony on April 12th on State Street in Schenectady, Cara House – a nearly 24,000 square foot supported living facility – is one step closer to providing a much-needed place serving the citizens of Electric City. This project has been in development for several years, and in our role as Construction Manager, we’ve helped guide the process forward in cooperation with many other stakeholders, both from the state of New York through the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance & HHAP, Schenectady County, the City of Schenectady, engineering and architectural firms and various charitable foundations.

Although the period between project conceptualization and shovels in the ground on this project is significantly longer than most of our projects, it’s evidence of our dedication to the client, the cause and the collaborative process which is essential on projects of this scale which requires not only unique know-how from our team, but all the other stakeholders as well. It’s part of our approach to each and every project: Utilizing an integrated and collaboration approach, we plan, analyze and benchmark each project phase to identify, manage and mitigate risks before construction begins.

With any luck, we’ll be scheduling a ribbon cutting in 2023 and the team from Bethesda House will expand their dedication to the community by serving the community at the beautifully built Cara House!

2022-04-13T12:22:21-04:00April 13th, 2022|

Proud to be a Top Workplace

We’re a Times Union Top Workplace in 2022!

Our Teammates at Work

We think we’re pretty great but being recognized as being a Top Workplace by the Times Union for a fifth year is even better! We’re so proud of our team and the work that they do every day to make our mission of Building to Impact Lives come to life. It’s no secret that the past few years have been a challenge in every industry, and construction is no exception. Our team has adapted and shifted gears so many times to ensure that the projects we’re working on meet the goals of our clients. It’s that focus on quality and craftmanship, through open and clear communication among the team that really help foster a work environment focused on safety and collaboration.

And since we’ve been around for over 110 years, we also know that building relationships is just as important. Many of the people on our team have been with the company for many, many years – a teammate just celebrated 40 years with Sano-Rubin! We take time to have a bit of fun too, like celebrating Pi Day with a few slices of Pie, or having a pizza party to kick-off and watch the first round March Madness games. It’s the small interactions between us every day that really make us a Top Workplace. Learn more about the Times Union Top Workplaces.

2022-04-11T10:36:11-04:00April 11th, 2022|

We’re Building Something Tasty!

Helping Our Friends at MyForest Foods Make it Sizzle!

MyBacon strips

We’re thrilled to be partnering with MyForest Foods as Construction Manager as Constructor on the building of a groundbreaking facility where they will begin to produce their revolutionary plant-based bacon. We’re working closely with the good folks at MyForest Foods and their architect on the new construction of this nearly 60,000 square foot facility. The project includes demolition of existing structures on the site, and conversion of existing structures to meet the rigorous technical requirements of a complex, modern food manufacturing facility. After the project is completed, it will provide MyForest Foods the capacity to produce their signature product – MyBacon® Strips.

But how are they going to make plant-based bacon that even the most skeptical bacon-lover would enjoy? Ever heard of mycelium (pronounced my-sea-lee-yumm)? This meaty mushroom root found in the forest does it all, from taste to texture. Grown whole in MyForest vertical farms, it’s sliced and seasoned to perfection, ready to feed the world—one sustainably delicious bite at a time. From the sound of the sizzle to the snap of that first bite—the first planned product, signature MyBacon® Strips will satisfy every aspect of the bacon-eating experience.

Our Proven Process For Success

We’re able to partner with innovative companies on complex construction projects in a variety of industries like manufacturing and health-care because of our proven process for success:
  • We actively listen, ask key questions, and guide the conversation to clearly understand your needs and expectations. Aligning the project team forms the foundation to reach our customers’ project goals.
  • Collaborating with our client and the design professionals, we brainstorm and engage strategic partners to plan their project. Our team continually investigates, analyzes, and confirms the evolving building components and systems to formulate the best value solution.
  • This iterative process allows us the greatest opportunity to impact the project by delivering best value options and solutions for our customers. Sharing our research, expertise, and ideas guides them to make well-informed decisions to further define their vision.
  • Our pre-planning pays dividends. The strategy we create keeps the project team focused, providing smoother execution and a higher quality build. Our proactive and collaborative LEAN approach minimizes impacts and maximizes opportunities for success.
  • We do our best for our customers, and importantly, we do what’s right. Successfully achieving their vision fosters an enduring relationship, reliability and pride. Through reflection and constructive feedback, we continually learn and improve our services to better serve all our clients.

2022-03-11T10:31:10-05:00March 11th, 2022|

Ribbon Cutting for Michael’s House- St. Catherine’s Center for Children, Albany, NY

On June 15, 2021, dignitaries, community and staff joined together to cut the ribbon for the new 20-unit apartment building designed to serve families in-need and young adults transitioning out of foster care in Albany, NY.

Once on board as Construction Manager, the Sano Rubin Construction Services team fully immersed itself into a review of the original project concept to repurpose/renovate a dilapidated, abandoned adult home and former school building. Through collaborative analysis with the team, Sano Rubin pivoted to a new building option.  This gave St. Catherine’s increased flexibility for their program layout, a more energy-efficient building, and minimized maintenance costs. Sano Rubin quickly assisted St. Catherine’s in formulating their funding submission and they successfully obtained funding in the 1st round!

As construction began the Sano Rubin team was challenged with managing several unforeseen conditions such as unsuitable soils, undocumented utilities, failing City storm sewer connection, and the pandemic — causing un-forseen effects on the Albany construction market. Sano Rubin Construction Services strong management structure, proactive approach, and our approach to open communication kept the project on budget and on track, completing it within our contractual schedule.

We are so proud to have helped St. Catherine’s make this transformative project for our community a reality.  This project is truly a Building to Impact Lives.

2021-07-06T15:00:10-04:00July 1st, 2021|
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