The Pike Company (Pike), a fifth-generation construction business, acquired Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corporation (Gaetano) and C2C Construction Solutions, LLC (C2C) on October 31, 2022, retaining all employees and upper management, including in office and field staff.


Founded in 1960, Gaetano is a second-generation, full-service general contracting, construction management and design build construction firm. Gaetano’s impressive portfolio includes work for clients spanning commercial, industrial, healthcare and apartment construction markets, as well as government agencies. Gaetano has been a vital member of the Utica business community for more than 60 years and actively supports many local nonprofit organizations and community events, solidifying its well-established reptation in the Mohawk Valley.


Gaetano’s success with the metal building and various projects in the Design-Build delivery method led the firm to create C2C Construction Solutions, LLC (C2C). Founded in 2018, C2C provides customers with both design and construction services throughout Central and Northern NY. From small to large in plant renovations, major rehabilitations of old manufacturing plants, car dealerships, wood framed buildings and all types of metal buildings, C2C ensures that the integration of the design and construction process is seamless.


Pike is a fifth-generation construction business founded in 1873 and headquartered in Rochester, NY. With a history spanning 150 years, the family-owned organization is well established in the communities it serves across Upstate New York and Central Florida. Providing multiple construction delivery methods, Pike has a strong track record in commercial, industrial, warehouse, manufacturing, healthcare, educational, and multi-family construction projects.


“This is a very exciting move for Pike.  I am excited to combine our industry expertise and construction technologies with the amazing people and trusted relationships at Gaetano and C2C.  Our joint capabilities will increase the value we deliver to our current and future clients and will further strengthen our position in Utica, the Central New York region, and throughout the Northeast,” stated Rufus Judson, CEO, Pike.


“Pike was interested in establishing a Central New York office and it made sense to merge with an established company like ours that has had a loyal customer base. The merger ensures no interruption in our local operation and provides job security for all of our employees. It’s a great day for Gaetano Construction,” stated Brian Gaetano, President, Gaetano Construction.






The Pike Companies, LTD is a fifth generation construction business.  We operate two construction companies – The Pike Company, Inc. and LECESSE Construction Services.


At Pike by “Building Relationships Since 1873,” we provide construction services to the non-residential markets.  Our customer value focus areas are technical manufacturing, healthcare, national accounts, and building relationships across the Northeast.


At LECESSE through “The Power of Partnership,” we provide construction services to the multi-family residential market.  Our customer value focus areas are senior housing, apartments, and student housing.

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