SEE BELOW TO HAVE A greater understandING of where cjs builders started, where we are going and what we hold IMPORTANT to us as a company.

Our Story

As a full service General Contractor, Construction Management and Construction Consulting Firm, we pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence and professionalism.

In 2007 Christopher J. Spano recognized a genuine need in the New York and New Jersey real estate markets for a midsize high-end construction firm with a focus on premium customer service and satisfaction. From that need, CJS Builders was born.  

While 2008 was certainly an inauspicious time to launch a new construction business, CJS’s incredibly strong work ethic and disciplined perseverance allowed it not only to greatly perform, but to emerge stronger and better suited for the future.  

CJS quickly built a stellar reputation within the high end retail markets. The challenges of the aggressive retail fit-out market conditioned our team to excel at managing accelerated schedules, streamline procurement and logistics, and consistently deliver the premium quality required in high end spaces. Our drive to efficiently deliver the best quality is at the heart of CJS.

This has allowed us to stand the tests of time and crisis and provide our clients and their full project teams with a broad range of services, including pre-construction services, general contracting,construction management, construction consulting and real estate development services. CJS has enjoyed its own evolution through the years and is excited to continue to develop and progress as a company.

Our Vision

CJS recognizes that to prosper in the construction industry, we cannot be complacent or accepting of the status quo.We need always to strive to improve our services and delivery in all facets of our business.

In early 2018, CJS Builders made a conscious decision to begin its next evolution as a company by focusing on the development of our company brand, company culture, and the integration of the latest technology both internally and through our project delivery services.

With this approach this will enable CJS to remain as a premium service contractor, providing both clients and projects with the most up to date construction methods, management processes and uses of technology. Making all your experiences with CJS both effective and efficient.

This is premium service mindset is apparent in all at CJS, from our front receptionist all the way up to ownership

We are excited to demonstrate our new collaborative culture, our ever improving services and delivery platforms to our clients. CJS Builders will continue to invest in and focus on embracing the latest technologies, sustainable delivery options and environmentally conscious project approaches.

Our goals include, but are not limited to:

  • Consistent emphasis on our internal company culture and collaborative spirit. 
  • Greater use of technology to improve efficiency and reduce our impact on the environment.
  • Operating and running as a "Green Company" through building a heightened understanding of ways to reduce our environmental impact.   (The CJS teams are LEED certified).
  • Develop and drive the CJS Brand by providing transparency into our business and ways of working.
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What matters to us

Core Values

As a Firm, we stand by our Core Values. These are the foundation of our firm and guide us through all of our endeavours.

“Communication is the process of passing information and understanding from one person to another.”

In today’s world, our instant access to information can undermine our ability communicate effectively with one another. At CJS we see timely and clear communication – whatever the news is -- as a key to success for everything we do. Full transparency allows us, with our clients and project teams, to mitigate and control issues more effectively and efficiently, reducing any impact to the overall project.

“Consideration is kindness and thoughtful regard for others, or an act of thoughtfulness.”

CJS Builders firmly believes that taking the time to offer thoughtful consideration of all potential options when encountering adversity or conflict will lead to the best possible outcomes.

Construction projects necessarily involve numerous people providing different services from very different perspectives. The decisions that each of them makes has direct and indirect impacts on everyone else on the team. Consideration for all of those needs and perspectives must beat the forefront of any positive decision making process.

“Integrity means following your moral or ethical convictions and doing the right thing in all circumstances, even if no one is watching you.” 

When CJS was founded in 2007, we created our tag line: “Building with Integrity and Vision”. This core value is as important to us now as it was then. We firmly believe our unwavering commitment to this principle keeps us as an elite company within the construction industry

“The ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom.”

Vision can be split between our clients and our company, but both are aligned.

Client/Design Team Vision: From the outset of a project, CJS embraces the full vision of the client and design team. This allows us to be in lockstep with the project delivery methodology and identify any areas of coordination or risk that may affect the outcome of the project.

Company Vision: At CJS Builders our true vision is to deliver all projects to the highest quality standards, in the most effective and efficient ways possible.

The CJS Builders team recognizes the importance of establishing and maintaining strong Company Core Values. We look forward to collaborating with partners and clients that share a similar philosophy.

Proud partners of the U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a sustainable, prosperous future through LEED, the leading program for green buildings and communities worldwide.

A LEED credential denotes proficiency in today’s sustainable design, construction and operations standards. More than 203,000 professionals have earned a LEED credential to help advance their careers. Showcase your knowledge, experience and credibility in the green building marketplace as a LEED professional.

Buildings have a substantial impact on the health and wellbeing of people and the planet. Buildings use resources, generate waste and are costly to maintain and operate. Green building is the practice of designing, constructing and operating buildings to maximize occupant health and productivity, use fewer resources, reduce waste and negative environmental impacts, and decrease life cycle costs.

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"We have a clear vision when we start every project. This vision is always indistinguishable from our client’s vision."

Christopher Spano
President of CJS Builders

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