William Cote - Hudson Meridian Construction Group
William Cote has spent the past 35 years dedicated to consistently delivering first-class project management services within the construction industry throughout the metropolitan New York market. Prior to starting his own firm in 2002, William was Chief Operating Officer of the 36th largest construction services firm in the nation, managing offices throughout the East Coast. He has extensive experience specializing in managing complex commercial/retail, residential, including high-end condominiums through to low-income housing, as well as institutional projects in both private and public sectors. Additionally, he has been responsible for complex and demanding projects including the renovation and construction of government-owned and landmark buildings such as schools, offices, correctional facilities, and energy systems. William founded Hudson Meridian Construction Group in 2002, a leading construction services firm that offers a unique combination of Construction Management, General Contracting and Program Management services in the New York Metropolitan area. He created this company in response to the market demand for top-tier Construction Management Services, after overseeing debris removal of the World Trade Center after the events of September 11th, 2001. Since founded, Hudson Meridian has become an award-winning construction services specialist in both private and public sectors. Headquartered in the heart of the city’s Financial District at 61 Broadway with an additional office in Westchester County, the firm is staffed with professional executives, managers, and technical experts in project/program management with construction expertise. Though primarily involved in new construction and restoration projects such as public housing, luxury residential high rises and adaptive re-use of industrial space, the company's vast portfolio also includes retail/commercial, hospitality, health and continued care, marine and educational facilities as well as disaster response and remediation. While the firm is mainly involved in new construction and restoration projects, it also has extensive experience in various waterfront projects including parks, greenway, esplanade, marine and consultant management projects. HM is currently active on a number of large projects in the region. William Cote is on the board of directors for New York Construction Alliance (NYCA) and member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), and Associated General Contractors New York State. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College and advanced courses in Business Management and Accounting, as well as additional extensive training in Construction Claims Prevention.