Construction Excellence in Southern New Jersey - Stanker & Galetto

Construction Excellence in Southern New Jersey - Stanker & Galetto

T H E M A G A Z I N E F O R leading C O N S T R U C T I O N E X E C U T I V E S


Spring 2012

Construction Excellence

in Southern New Jersey

Stanker & Galetto Inc.

Construction Excellence in Southern

New Jersey

Stanker & Galetto Inc.

Produced by Chuck McKenna & Written by Eric Gundberg

A lot of companies in southern New Jersey,

before they proceed with the construction

of a new building or the renovation of an

existing building, turn to Stanker & Galetto

Inc. (S&G) for advice. The family-owned

company based in Vineland, N.J., is headed

by Peter Galetto Jr., second generation

owner. S&G has developed a reputation

for excellence in the development arena,

specializing in industrial, commercial and

community construction as well as property

management and real estate transactions in

southern New Jersey.

Galetto outlines a typical interaction with

the company. “We specialize in design-build

and a lot of times we work with an owner

who has an idea, but doesn’t know how to

realize that idea. We’re not just construction,

if they need to acquire land, we solve their

problems. We do what they need to get their

project completed.”

S&G has grown over the years and now

employs roughly 50 personnel. The company

also augments the services it provides for its

clients with an expansive roster of real estate

holdings throughout southern New Jersey.

The company can customize each of its

buildings to personalize a client’s needs.

Tripled Size of Local Cancer Center

The company has worked a number of highprofile

projects since its inception. A crew

from S&G recently completed an addition

to the South Jersey Healthcare’s (SJH) Frank

and Edith Scarpa Regional Cancer Pavilion

in Vineland. Construction nearly tripled the

size of the facility from 12,500 square feet to

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34,200 square feet. The project added offices, clinical research

areas and patient waiting and treatment suites to the building.

The architects, Costanza, Spector and Clauser, as well as S&G

were both recognized locally for their innovative design and

quality workmanship. Wayne Schiffer, SJH’s executive vice

president, was quoted as saying, “Our beautiful new facility

allows us to take cancer care to an even higher level in our

area. We commend the outstanding work of our architect and

builder. The effective and esthetic spaces of the new expansion,

along with the incorporation of ‘green’ building materials and

concepts, make this a premier facility for cancer care.”

S&G also recently just completed an 18,100-square foot

addition to the St. Joseph Church in Sea Isle City, N.J., for

the Catholic archdiocese in Camden. The addition allows

the congregation to accommodate up to 1,100 additional

parishioners. The addition also incorporated several amenities

including: improved handicap access, sound system, expanded

restroom accommodations and updated interior lighting.


“I’m extremely proud of the work that we did for the Camden

diocese. When they approached us, the project was one million

over budget and we successfully worked with the owner and

the architect to bring the project in line,” adds Galetto.

Helping European Giant Break into U.S. Market

When Schär USA, Europe’s number one gluten-free food

manufacturer, decided to build its first plant in the United

States, the company approached S&G to make its plan a

reality. The plant, which was completed in December 2011,

was the realization of a close collaboration between Schär

USA, architect J.W. Pedersen and S&G. The 50,000-square

foot facility in Swedesboro, N.J., incorporated conventional

steel with precast concrete walls. The state-of-the-art, glutenfree

facility was designed and built to be expandable up to

80,000 square feet to accommodate projected growth in the

U.S. market.

In 2009, S&G installed a solar photovoltaic (PV) on its

headquarters in Vineland to demonstrate its commitment

toward sustainable design and green building. In 2011, the

company conducted a study to determine the effectiveness of

the rooftop installation. The study concluded that the panels

had generated 254,678 kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy.

“The 84.7 kW system consists of a 485-panel solar array,

covering approximately 7,500 square feet and represents

a $700,000 investment with the balance of the cost being

returned during year three of operations,” says Galetto.



EstablishEd : 1946

PrEsidEnt : PEtEr GalEtto

annual rEvEnuE : 30 Million

EMPloyEEs : 50

“As a company dedicated to green construction, we feel it is

important to invest in ways to reduce our carbon footprint and

to encourage others to do the same,” Galetto was quoted as

saying. “Like everyone at Stanker & Galetto, I am personally

and professionally passionate about ‘going green.’ We lead by

example and invite others to embrace renewable energy.”

Roughly 40 percent of the nation’s population lives on the

Eastern Seaboard and there are a large number of outstanding

general contractors who call that area home. In southern

New Jersey, Peter Galetto Jr. has helped to guide Stanker &

Galetto Inc. to its position as one of the region’s most respected

contracting companies. •

Stanker & Galetto Inc.

317 West Elmer Road

Vineland, NJ 08360

United States


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