As a respected commercial construction company in Central New York, 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, Syracuse construction company 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).
Dan, a certified number cruncher, oversees all of our financial and accounting operations.
Formerly an audit manager at Firley, Moran, Freer & Eassa, CPA, P.C., Dan was responsible for multiple audit engagements with a primary focus on commercial construction clients.
He completed both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in accounting at Syracuse University and is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
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 Field 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 career.
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.
Joyce is a naturally curious people person. Data-driven and employee-centric, she brings over 20 years of human resources experience to our team. Joyce’s leadership style has resulted in delivering high quality customer service to employees while driving business strategy.
Joyce previously held senior HR leadership roles at Hematology Oncology Associates, Syracuse Rescue Mission, Medical Management Resources, and The Centers at St. Camillus.
She has an MBA from LeMoyne College, a BA degree from Hartwick College, and holds active certifications from the Society for Human Resources Management and the Human Resources Certification Institute.
As the former Deputy Chief of the Syracuse Fire Department, Stu knows a thing or two about making safe conditions out of unsafe places. It is that wealth of experience he brings to maintaining and enhancing our commitment to creating a safe work environment.
As Deputy Chief, one of his duties involved overseeing new construction and unsafe buildings. Working with architects and designers he learned about the construction industry literally from the ground up. No stranger to job sites, Stu spent a great deal of time in the field working with developers and contractors as well.
Similar to the fire department, Stu notes the construction industry has a culture of extreme motivation towards a common goal and a dedication to teamwork and safety. Stu believes that “Relationships are the key” to success. With his long history of working with people throughout the construction industry in and around Syracuse, he’s a natural fit for heading our safety team.
Tim is an expert manager. Whether it’s people or projects, he sweats the details and clients and our team benefit from his efforts. He joined Hayner Hoyt in 2016 and, after 12 months of exceeding expectations as the Director of Pre-Construction, was promoted to Vice President of Pre-Construction.
A member of the New York State Bar Association, Tim holds a BA degree from Cornell University and is a Syracuse University College of Law graduate. After over 20 years in the construction industry, during which he owned and operated several construction companies, Tim pursued his law degree to augment his contractual law experience. Upon completing law school, prior to joining Hayner Hoyt, Tim worked as a contract specialist and was involved in projects such as the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta and Miami Dolphins Hard Rock Stadium.
Active in the community, Tim has volunteered with a variety of organizations and coached youth football, lacrosse, basketball and soccer.
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)