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LPCiminelli has a wide range of clients

LPCiminelli, whose roots trace back to the founding of the Frank L. Ciminelli Construction Co. in 1961, is one of the largest general contractors in Western New York, with a long history of work on major public- and private-sector projects. The company’s $750 million state contract to build the SolarCity manufacturing plant at RiverBend in South Buffalo is at the heart of criminal charges filed against CEO Louis P. Ciminelli and two other executives.

But the firm has been involved in projects for a range of clients. Here is are just a few:


1. University at Buffalo’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is a $375 million project to relocate the school to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. LPCiminelli is the general contractor of the project that began in October 2013 and is expected to be completed in fall 2017.

2. Highland Park Village is LPCiminelli’s $70 million re-creation of a residential community on 27 acres of the former Central Park Plaza site east of Main Street, with 663 residential units.

3. Campus Walk is a $25 million student-housing project by McGuire Development Group and Mark Trammel, with two buildings and 318 beds on the edge of the SUNY Buffalo State campus on the West Side. Ciminelli is the contractor.

4. Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater is the reconstruction of a new, deeper and larger setting for concerts, speakers and other summertime outdoor activities at the popular Southern Tier destination. Ciminelli is the contractor.

5. Tioga Downs Gaming & Raceway, in Nichols, N.Y., has a long-term relationship with LPCiminelli, starting with a new harness track and grandstand facility and a 100,000-square-foot racino gambling and entertainment facility, as well as a players club, gift shop, buffet, renovations and a parking garage. Crews just broke ground on a new hotel and amenities building.


6. LPCiminelli oversaw the renovation of Buffalo public schools, a project costing $1.3 billion.

7. LPCiminelli was the contractor for Conventus, the $110 million clinical, research and educational facility on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. It houses space for Kaleida Health, UBMD, AMRI and Athenex. LPCiminelli was the contractor for the core-and-shell of the project.

8. LPCiminelli was construction manager for Evergreen Association’s Evergreen Lofts Supportive Apartments, a $16.5 million conversion of a five-story brick warehouse into 56 units of low-income housing.

9. LPCiminelli managed several projects at Erie Canal Harbor to rebuild 12.5 acres, including construction of a new ship basin and Veteran’s Memorial Park to house World War II-era ships, monuments and artifacts, followed by re-creation of the Commercial Slip and then construction of a wooden boardwalk, a naval and military museum and a foot bridge.

10. LPCiminelli handled six projects as part of the overall restoration of the historic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Darwin Martin House.

11. Maid of the Mist Corp. needed a winter docking location after losing its contract with Ontario and access to its Canadian base. LPCiminelli had six months to finish work.

12. Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. used LPCiminelli for the $15.6 million renovation of the century-old former Buffalo Meter Co. manufacturing building on Main Street into Bethune Lofts, a six-story complex with 87 apartments, including some two-story lofts and a penthouse.

13. LPCiminelli worked on the 10-story Clinical & Translational Research Center that includes both Kaleida Health’s Gates Vascular Institute and the University at Buffalo research facility, as well as the Jacobs Neurological Institute.

14. Highpointe on Michigan is Kaleida Health’s new state-of-the-art long-term care facility, with 300 beds in 202,000 square feet. The building includes 200 long-term care, 40 memory-care, 30 sub-acute care, 20 pediatric and 10 ventilator beds.

15. LPCiminelli has served as contractor on more than $200 million in projects at Erie County Medical Center, including a four-story dialysis center and new transplant center in the main tower; a five-story, 350,000 square foot, 390-bed skilled nursing facility; a 400-car parking ramp; an outpatient orthopedic center; and a 32,000-square-foot Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program and Outpatient Behavioral Health facility.

16. LPCiminelli constructed Moog’s 68,000-square-foot corporate headquarters, which consolidated six departments scattered among 13 buildings.

17. LPCiminelli was hired by Niagara County Community College as construction manager for the 80,000 square foot expansion of its culinary school, extending the campus into downtown Niagara Falls.

18. The Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls used LPCiminelli for a $27 million expansion to meet the demands of a growing international customer base, with 175,000 square feet of additional space and 50 new tenants.

19. The Niagara Falls Municipal Courthouse is a 132,000-square-foot brick and glass project with 53 cells, a shooting range, offices, four courtrooms, a crime lab, interview rooms, the District Attorney’s Office, judge’s chambers, jury rooms, an Emergency Operating Center for the county and the 911 Dispatch Center.

20. SUNY Cortland hired LPCiminelli as construction manager for its new 61,000-square-foot, five-story Dragon Hall student residence, with a rooftop solar panel array and other advanced environmental features.

21. Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway contracted with LPCiminelli to oversee a 66,000 square foot expansion of its gaming and entertainment area, with two restaurants and a boutique bowling alley.

22. Cayuga Medical Center hired LPCiminelli as construction manager for a three-story, 14,300-square-foot addition and interior renovations of an additional 15,100 square feet. The new space includes four new operating room suites, a hyperbaric wound clinic and a gift shop. The construction company later did an additional $6.5 million renovation of an obstetrics wing and the neonatal intensive care unit.

23. Miami Valley Gaming in Ohio is a joint venture between Delaware North and Churchill Downs, which used LPCiminelli to manage the relocation and construction of an 186,000-square-foot gaming facility, a grandstand, a harness track, restaurants, bars and parking.

24. Mount Airy Casino Resort is a $360 million resort and casino in Mount Pocono, Pa., with a gaming and entertainment complex with 3,000 slot machines, four restaurants, two live-entertainment lounges, a spa, retail shops and covered parking, as well as a 200-room luxury hotel with a central tower and two wings.

25. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey hired LPCiminelli to redesign its 22,500-square-foot main lobby and upgrade its first-floor appearance as part of a five-year, $40 million capital plan.


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