We believe that trust must be earned, with every decision, and every action.
It’s the greatest reward for a job well done.
We value your best interests and know there is nothing more effective in improving the quality of our product than your insight. That’s why we keep you involved in the decision-making process, helping to define our goals and monitor our success. We are firm believers in an open dialogue and working transparency. As such, we give you access to all information about your project. We protect your bottom line and cut unnecessary costs wherever possible. Above all, we demand excellence and hold ourselves accountable for our work; if something’s not right, we fix it.
Maybe that’s why 99% of our customers rehire or refer us.
In 1966 Richard Hoyt left his family’s custom home construction business to start a light commercial construction company.
Since our founding, Hayner Hoyt has grown to build a diverse range of commercial projects, including hospitals and healthcare facilities, warehouses, manufacturing plants, distribution centers, hotels, financial institutions, nursing homes and churches.
Our excellent relationship with our clients has enabled us to expand our service area beyond upstate New York to include New England and the MidAtlantic regions.
We create positive impact for our customers and strive to continually improve our skills, and our company, to work smarter, faster, and better.
We make sure the right people—those with the top-tier skills and abilities—are in the right places, solving problems and offering insight in the decision-making process. We believe by distributing influence, sharing responsibility and accountability, we improve quality and efficiency and cut waste.
Gary prides himself in his ability to listen and then respond to effectively resolve stressful situations.
He rolls up his sleeves and works alongside his team, encouraging collaboration, cooperation, and a sense of community. He sets high standards and understands it takes a unified vision and shared principles to consistently meet them. Gary embodies that vision; he never settles for good enough and he is always ready to support his team and his clients.
Gary received a BS in Construction Management from Utica College.
He has 45 years of experience with a broad spectrum of clients, from small companies to large corporations.
Jeremy began as a craftsman with Hayner Hoyt. He uses the knowledge he gained on the job to effectively engage with experts in the field and his field perspective has earned him the trust and respect of CEOs, Chancellors, tribal leaders, facilities directors and community leaders.
Jeremy serves on the executive committee of Leadership Greater Syracuse, local boards of the United Way and Salvation Army, Board of Trustees for Utica College, advisory board for the Construction Management program at Utica College, advisory council for Oneida-Cayuga-Madison BOCES CTE. He has received the following awards: CNY Business Journal's "Forty Under 40" (2014). St Joseph’s Hospital “St. Joe the Worker” award (March 2014), Engineering News Record “20 Under 40” award (2013), Utica College “Young Leadership” award (2000).
Maureen has a knack for accuracy and is naturally wired to crunch the numbers with a focus on the long-term. She is a master of our industry and knows our business from pre-construction through post-construction, understanding the crucial subtleties at every stage.
She works with CPAs, banks, and insurance companies in addition to managing audits and directing budgeting and analysis.
Maureen came to Hayner Hoyt in 1988 with 16 years of experience in construction accounting. She has been vice president of the company since 2002.
She is an avid supporter of the Rescue Mission, The Salvation Army, New Hope Family Services, and other Christian ministries.
Mike is a firm believer in developing a plan of action to direct overall operations and resources toward the ideal solution for our clients. But he also knows his strategy has to be flexible enough to adapt to unforeseen opportunities or unpredictable changes.
Mike began his career as a laborer at a large nuclear plant. He then joined the carpenter union where he served as an apprentice, became a journeyman, and eventually became the VP of Operations at Hayner Hoyt, where he oversees day-to-day construction activities.
Mike has worked with a range of people, from owners and architects to engineers, young professionals, and seasoned experts, and has been at the helm of several award-winning projects throughout his years.
Gus is passionate about helping others advance their career; he is instrumental in creating a culture that attracts and empowers a variety of talent. He believes leadership is about connecting, shaping, and influencing to create opportunities for the future of our staff and company. He works with a wide range of clients and really listens to what they have to say. He is conscious of each client's needs and expectations and understands that meeting their needs contributes to a better end product.
Gus went to College for Construction Management and got an internship with Hayner Hoyt during the summer of his junior year. He has been with Hayner Hoyt ever since.
Gus has CHC certification and is a Certified Professional Constructor.
Steve is a collaborator and takes pride in his client relationships. He is adept at deploying front line resources, when and where they are needed, making sure there are no gaps in the process. His hands-on experience gives him the unique ability to connect with all team members and navigate the entire project landscape managing the complex and varied details along the way.
Steve began as a carpenter for Hayner Hoyt and came up through the ranks to eventually become superintendent.
Because he has walked the walk he is very good at making sure that the right person is working the job at the right time. He likes a good challenge and is always looking for ways to cut excess, improve efficiency, and produce the best possible solution for our clients.
Terri joined Hayner Hoyt in 2013 bringing a focus on the “human” side of human resources. She is the backbone of our corporate community, and is instrumental in attracting and keeping top talent.
Terri began her career with a BS in Nursing from Alfred University. She worked as an RN in the coronary care intensive care unit and emergency room at Upstate before completing her MBA in Personnel and Industrial Relations at Syracuse University.
She then worked as a Health Division Director for Oswego County Opportunities and completed an executive leadership program with GE in their Human Resources Management (HRMP) program in Syracuse.
Terri is an active member of the Society for Human Resources management national and local CNY Chapter.
Lorraine’s mission focus is on making our customers more successful. She takes the time to listen and learn, and by fully understanding the customer’s needs, then tailors our services to solve their unique business problem.
She believes that the effectiveness of Hayner Hoyt and the health of our community are mutually dependent and it’s our social responsibility to add value to the community and bring new life to the region’s economy.
Prior to joining the Hayner Hoyt team, Lorraine worked as the director of external affairs for the Oneida Indian Nation.
She is a supporter of the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, and her local church.
Each year we select opportunities for our staff to make a lasting impact in our neighborhoods. We run these projects just as we would any other, and deliver the same exceptional building results our customers have come to know and expect.
We support the Salvation Army’s mission to encourage and empower those in need. We offer our leadership on their board of directors and have supported their organization with human resource services. Each holiday season our employees and their families help prepare holiday meal baskets for those in need.
We are proud of our partnership with the United Way of CNY. We have worked on several projects with the United Way Young Leaders program and encourage our employees to take an active role in giving back to the community.
• 2009- Carmello Anthony Basketball Center, Oswego Hospital, University Village
• 2010- Crouse Hospital
• 2011- Fulton Medical, Fulton Companies Headquarters & Manufacturing
• 2012- Oswego Health
• 2013- Empower Federal Credit Union
• 2002- Martha Van Rensselaer Hall- Cornell University
• 2005- Syracuse University Weight Room
• 2006- St Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
• 2009- Cortland Clock Tower, Carmelo Anthony Basketball Center
• 2013- Exit 33 at Turning Stone, Sadler Hall
• Charter member
• STEP Award 2005 for safety
• 2007 - present
• Economic Champion 2010 & 2013
• Top 400 companies nationally 2013 and 2014
• Jeremy Thurston 20 Under 40 award (2013)