Don oversees and manages all matters related to construction operations including purchasing/estimating, value engineering, and project management. His signature “hands on” management approach ensures the success of every project Claremont pursues. Over the course of his forty (40) year career, he has completed in excess of $2 billion in construction projects.
Born and raised in northern New Jersey, Don grew up with the Claremont Companies. Following his studies at Syracuse University he joined his father’s painting and drywall/carpentry business in 1975 as a superintendent and then project manager, working his way up the ladder while learning all the aspects of the business. Under Don’s leadership, Claremont grew to become one of the largest interior package subcontractors in the United States, and beginning in the early 1990’s he spearheaded the company’s evolution into ground-up development and general construction. Since then Claremont has completed a diverse array of projects including millions of square feet of commercial space and thousands of multifamily residential units as principal developer, partner, and third party general contractor.
Steve joined Claremont in 1979 following his education at Georgetown University and Seton Hall Law School. Along with his brother, Don, Steve grew up with the Claremont Companies and was fundamental to Claremont’s transformation from one of country’s largest interior package subcontractors to a full-service developer and general contractor. Under Steve’s leadership, Claremont has successfully developed over one million square feet of commercial space and over two thousand residential units since the early 1980s.
At Claremont he focuses on real estate development and finance, and manages the legal, financial and administrative functions for The Claremont Companies, including capital investment.