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John Cook

Founder and co-owner of Cook & Krupa LLC., John Cook has a passion for construction instilled in him at a young age when his father, Raymond Cook, the founder of Cook & Krupa, Inc. gave him his very first hammer.

For John, summer break from school meant working for his father, cleaning up job sites and doing interior demolition work. As he got older, he quickly moved away from clean up and demolition towards framing, working with sheetrock, installing acoustical ceilings, doors and hardware and honing his carpentry skills installing cabinets or trim and molding.

Eventually, John became a project manager and adopted administrative aspects of construction projects, running and directing jobs, from bid to completion.

Today, John manages all personnel at Cook & Krupa and is in charge of billing, monitoring accounts receivable and payable, estimating, awarding of contracts, job management, coordination and relations with customers, architects and engineers.

John is a graduate of Quinnipiac University in 1993 with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration. An enthusiastic Yankees fan, he is married to Giovanna and has five children. He lives in Garden City.

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Richard D. Morandi

Co-Founder and Vice President Richard D. Morandi began his tenure at Cook & Krupa, Inc. as a carpenter during his summers off from school. Today, with 25 years of solid, progressive management experience in the construction industry, Richard oversees day to day operations on all jobs at Cook & Krupa.

Richard has proven expertise in a wide range of commercial projects including office and school renovations and tenant fit-ups. His strong trouble-shooting ability earned him a very successful track record of managing projects efficiently and ahead of schedule.

Richard is experienced in HVAC, mechanical and electrical systems and high-end millwork projects. He is proficient in directing and coordinating field operations, overseeing projects and schedules and helping clients meet projected budget goals.

Previously, he was a superintendent for Structure Tone, Inc. and Assistant Superintendant and Assistant Project Manager for Leher, McGovern, Bovis, both in New York.

Richard is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering. An avid Rangers fan, he lives in Greenlawn, with his wife Christine and their three children.

Key Personnel

Frank Horan

Known for his attention to detail, project manager/supervisor Frank Horan is the quintessential example of employee loyalty and development at Cook & Krupa.

Frank launched his career at Cook & Krupa in 1976 as a carpenter’s helper, responsible for framing and drywalling. Frank quickly distinguished himself, working hard both physically and mentally, with a keen eye for detail and accuracy. As his abilities increased, so did his responsibilities, including material ordering, layout of projects, coordination of sub-contractors and tracking laborers time.

Rough-in work to finished work, Frank’s coordination of multiple trades is always seamless and accomplished with both precision and quality. His extensive experience gives him keen foresight when handling every phase of a project.

Today, Frank is responsible for bid packages, bid analysis, awarding of sub-contracts, project scheduling and coordination, on site supervision, close out packages and coordination of final sign-offs, interacting cooperatively with architects and engineers. His recent projects include Grainger Hauppauge, Grainger Bohemia, Ehrenkrantz, Eckstut & Kuhn, Architects and Grainger Park Slope.

John Brennan

Veteran employee John Brennan, a key figure at Cook & Krupa, has been with the company since 1975.

He started as a mason’s helper and general laborer but quickly assumed the position of head of all the laborers, responsible for material deliveries, scheduling laborers and delivery of equipment and company vehicle and power equipment maintenance and repair.

Before long, John began to run multiple renovations, budgeting, bidding, awarding contracts, tracking job progress and approving of sub-contractor and material supplier invoices. He developed his skills, knowledge and abilities over time to the point that today, he runs large, complex projects including new construction, large scale coordination of trades, inspections and final sign off, taking jobs from start to finish.

His recent projects include Honda Sales and Service of White Plains, Paragon Acura Sales and Service, Paragon Honda Sales and Service and Super-Tek Products.

Ray Walsh

Project Manager Ray Walsh has been a proud member of the Cook & Krupa team since 1987.

He started as a carpenter’s helper, working his way up to lead carpenter by the mid 90’s. Ray began overseeing projects while still operating as lead carpenter and recently moved onto a senior management position as Project Manager.

Ray received a diploma in Construction Management from NYU in 1995. He was integrally involved in complex projects such as the original Peter Luger’s Steakhouse in Williamsburg, KPMG, the Fischetti Building-Glen Head and Long Island Lutheran High School.

Tyler Morandi

Tyler recently joined Cook and Krupa in July of 2014. He received a Bachelor  of Science in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University. Tyler most recently managed a 15,000 sf interior renovation for KPMG in Melville. He is currently finishing a major renovation for Social Security in Queens N.Y. Tyler possess strong organizational skills and interacts well with subcontractors, architects engineers and owners.