Gerald Caliendo’s architecture business started with four employees, but has since grown into one of the premier establishments in the industry.
Caliendo was one of the honorees of the Queens Tribune’s third annual Business Achievement awards, held on Monday at Queens College.
The company, Gerald Caliendo Architects, started in 1994 in Briarwood, looking to get established in the architect business.
Since then, it has grown to about 45 employees and work on projects citywide.
In an interview with the Queens Tribune, Caliendo partially credits that growth to working with Phil Agusta, former commissioner of the Boards of Standards and Appeals.
He said that working alongside Agusta enabled him to learn the ins and outs of zoning and variance laws, something other businesses know little to nothing about.
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This is my favorite Gerry story of all time.