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Craig appears in the Top 100 

Innovators & Entrepreneurs Magazine

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Craig Plescia


Craig has had a passion for construction ever since he started as a commercial roofer for his father’s company while in school. “Construction is something I was born to do. I always knew I’d end up in this industry,” he says. He followed his passion starting on the general contracting side as an estimator, but soon moved through the ranks of superintendent, project manager, and eventually director for several firms throughout New York and New Jersey. Today, alongside fellow partners Chris Kuntz and Alan Kenny, he heads Elysium Construction. Craig handles the overall operations and the high-level oversight of construction projects, and, since joining in 2022, has taken the firm from $32 million in volume to $173 million in volume in under one year. This is thanks to his consistent ability to complete jobs on time and under budget, through the careful attention to detail he’s honed ever since his roofing days, ensuring that nothing slips between the cracks.


Elysium Construction started in 2017, and prior to that was known as Apogee Construction, founded in 2000. They specialize in fast-track commercial interiors, hospitality, retail, life science, food service, and data centers. As a small- to mid-sized general contractor, they pride themselves on being available for clients anytime and take a personal, hands-on approach larger construction firms just can’t provide, generating high-quality results down to the last detail. Clients in New York and throughout the U.S. have included AMC Theatres, Soho House, Seat Geak,, Rolling Stone, Chase, Emblem Health, and more. Thanks to his experience in cultivating growth, including turning one construction firm into a $200+ million per year company after opening one office, Craig is excited to generate even more growth for Elysium.


Craig’s dedication to detail and satisfaction extends to his own workplace, too. “I wanted to bring a fun working environment to the staff, where they’re given tools and support to succeed, but also feel appreciated, which is something I feel the industry has forgotten,” he says. This philosophy of honesty and transparency extends to projects and project management. “If you make a mistake, it’s okay, just research solutions and immediately address it head-on,” he says. “Pushing issues under the rug always hurts you in the long run.”



Craig Plescia

Partner — Elysium Construction



Instagram: @elysiumconst

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