After building out the multi-story Buddakan and turning over a floor to ceiling refurbishment of the Michelin-starred Daniel within only five-weeks, Michael launched Vanguard into high-end hospitality work. Our in-depth understanding of the numerous inspections required to open restaurants have made us expert in this field. Expanding our projects to institutions, such as building a lobby for SUNY F.I.T. on top of a subway, or, an out-of-the-ground, non-profit health center servicing the Queens community, Michael has continued to broaden the range of his company’s expertise. At the start of every project, Michael asks the project team, including the client and consultants, “How can we do this better?”
With over forty plus years of construction experience, Michael is most proud of training everyone at Vanguard to advocate on behalf of our clients with pro-active thinking, professional conduct and exemplary service. At Vanguard, we are constructors who strive for excellence. As Michael says, “We make. We create. We build.”
Michael graduated Cum Laude from CUNY Hunter College with a BA degree in Fine Arts, and also holds a BS degree in Architecture from City College of New York. He is currently a Trustee on the Board of the New York Foundation for Architecture, a Patron of the Greenwich Village Society of Historic Preservation and a Board Member of the non-profit organization openhousenewyork.