Date: 3/2/2015 11:35 AM EST

Andrew Zombek 


East Syracuse, N.Y.  |  Vice President  |  38
Andrew Zombek’s career in construction started in a rather unusual way. He grew up as one of five boys on a dairy farm and his father encouraged him to enter into an industry with a better future than a family farm business. After graduation he attended Clarkson University to extend himself into the engineering field.
“My older brother happened to be working at a construction company in 1997, while attending Syracuse University, and asked that I join him during the summer in lieu of heading back to help Dad on the farm,” Zombek says. “I decided that summer that I would rather choose the road of construction than the highway of engineering.”
He came up through the ranks in the business from warehouse attendant to draftsman to estimator to project manager and then finally drywall division manager. After a shareholder disagreement, Zombek was faced with either continuing his career at that company or starting his own. With his father-in-law, they chose the latter.
In 2009 Martin-Zombek Construction Services LLC became a reality.
“This was the point in my life when I learned my most valuable lesson—when running a business, you can’t be self-reliant,” says Zombek. “You need to trust and accept help from those that know more than you.”
Zombek feels that technology is the adhesive that binds all of these cogs to the wheel and continues to explore new ideas.
“Our organization has been at the forefront of technology by incorporating great hardware and software such as Foundation Soft for our accounting, About Time for our time keeping and OnCenter Software for Estimating and Project Management,” Zombek says.
In 2009, he was elected to serve as the President of the Subcontractor Association of Central New York. He is now a board member for the Empire State Subcontractors Association and hopes to bring the same team approach to negotiating new legislation with general contractors, owners and legal community for review and approval of bills within the state government.
“I find that on this level we spend way too much time, money and effort lobbying against each other when we should simply be sitting down and understanding each other’s’ issue,” says Zombek
The company has grown in the past five years with much success. The largest contract completed to date was more than $6.5 million. Not bad for a start-up business. Zombek has morphed the business from a conventional drywall and acoustical company by adding a full carpentry and millwork division. His next step is developing a panel and drywall milling shop. Prefabrication is on the horizon.
“The community focused ideals will continue to propel my future,” he says. “New contracting methods such as IPD and design build will continue to advance our industry. With a collaborative focus, I believe a wall and ceiling contractor will be poised to excel in our future of contracting. Tools such as BIM and Advanced scheduling techniques will require the early input of the wall and ceiling contractor, the driving force of construction.”

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Date: 2/9/2015 11:15 AM EST

Susan Heffernan - Women in Construction

Our very own Susan Heffernan - Treasurer to Martin-Zombek Construction was highlighted in the Winter 2015 edition of Construction Contractor Magazine


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Date: 6/2/2014 2:20 PM EDT


All of us here at Martin-Zombek Construction Services, LLC are celebrating during the month of June! We believe it is our core values of our Success Campaign along with our dedication to our clients who have made us successful.  We would like to thank all of you for your continued support during these past five years and look forward to serving you for many more to come.

We believe that a successful construction company is founded in these three components. In order to move forward and grow - as the arrow points - we must strike a balance between the three.

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Date: 4/30/2014 12:34 PM EDT


March 29th, 2014

Display on the table:  (4) different lock box options for evidence storage
Display to the right: Insert for High Density Weapons Storage - may be used on Mobile, X2, 4-Post
This years event was held at the Westchester County Event Center in White Plains, NY.  We would like to thank all the visitors to our booth who braved the cold, the heavy rains and the flooding in surrounding areas.
Martin-Zombek Construction was proud to be a part of this years great event and would like to send our gratitude to our public Safety Men and Women for the tremendous job they do every day to protect and serve our great state of New York. We look forward to seeing you again next year!

This years raffles:
K9 basket was won by the Ossining Police Dept
Officer basket was won by Camillus Police Dept

(4) different lock options
on evidence lockers

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Date: 3/31/2014 11:39 AM EDT

Martin-Zombek Construction is pleased to announce we have partnered with Aurora Storage.  

Aurora Storage Products, located in Aurora, Illinois, is a privately owned manufacturer of commercial storage and filing systems and has been in business for over 132 years.

Our product brands include Aurora Quik-Lok Shelving; Aurora Mobile, high density manual and electric storage systems; Times-2 ®, a double-sided rotating storage cabinet; and Wood-Tek™, a line of premium wood-clad case goods.

We are proud members of the US Green Building Council and for over a decade have actively pursued a policy of sustainability and environmental sensitivity in our manufacturing operations and our facility.  Aurora’s LEED-friendly products contain high levels of recycled steel, are themselves recyclable and are made in the US in our union shop facility.
X2 with Wood-Tec finish

EDUCATION - Musical Instrucments/ Sheet Music,
Books, Personnel/Student Files

TEAM LOCKER ROOMS - Football, Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Volleyball
High Density Electric Mobile with Wood-Tec finish

PUBLIC SAFETY - Military, Police, Fire Stations
       Military, Police, Schools
Pharmacy,Cath Labs, X-Ray, Human Resources, Finance

Please join us in welcoming our partner Aurora Storage/Richard Wilcox  to our team of experts.  Please contact Angie Bowker 315-849-1299 for a complimentary space assessment.

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Date: 2/28/2014 9:12 AM EST

Our new HARD HATS are in!  

Martin-Zombek prides ourselves in standing out from the crowd!  Our new Navy Blue hard hats with the contrasting Orange are hard to miss.  Look for us on the jobsite!  We're always happy to show off our skills!

From the beginning...

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Date: 1/31/2014 1:51 PM EST

We would like to thank all of our team members here at Martin-Zombek Construction Services, LLC.,  Gypsum Wholesaler's, Jobsite crews at the Jefferson Community College and Hamilton College projects, and the Ogdensburg community for coming together in support for Kris Weston. 

On December 16, 2013 at approximately 7:30 p.m. Kris Weston answered a knock on the door from a concerned neighbor exclaiming that Kris's home was on fire.  This fire claimed the entire roof and structural integrity of Kris's home.  Happily we report all persons and pets are safe.

Due to the generosity of Kris's team members at MZ Construction including Richard Ryan, Robert Ryan and Craig Perry along with offers from Billy Delap and crew members from the JCC and Hamilton College projects the roof took one weekend to demo.  Many team members donated Price Chopper Gift Cards that they received from MZ at Christmas time as well as monetary donations to alleviate some of the burden of living and construction expenses.  Thanks to the donation of labor time and monetary support of his team members Kris was able to get a good jump start on rebuilding his home.

We would like to thank Gypsum Wholesalers for support on their behalf in materials for Kris's rebuild. It's times like this we truly appreciate our relationships with the companies we support and who support us.

Last but certainly not least... The Ogdensburg Community and friends of Kris Weston who helped in the reconstruction of Kris's home, making it possible for him to move back in only 23 days later on January 8th, 2013.

Kris would personally like to thank you all as well.  From his own words "you really learn how many people are in your corner at times like these."

One day following the return to his home Kris receives his first MZ company truck!

Through his diligence and hard work on bringing projects in on time and budget, Kris has been an integral part of making Martin-Zombek Construction Services   the successful company it is and continues to become.   To show our appreciation Kris received his first MZ company truck on January 9th, 2013, one day after returning to his home.

Kris is starting the new year off on a good foot, leaving last year in the dust of his new truck! 

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Date: 12/31/2013 8:28 AM EST

Martin-Zombek Construction Services, LLC is looking to the future. With every project, new and exciting opportunities arise. Our team meets on a monthly basis to discuss what we are able to do to make projects even more successful while keeping our Success Campaign in mind.
We are looking forward to innovative machining in our drywall department, along with utilizing our design team and managing our time using “About Time” in the field.  
Because of our look into the future we are excited to present our company's New Badge! Please join us in celebrating our new branding campaign. Giving us that edge we can connect with.

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