We are proud artisans and custom builders

Craftsmen of the Trades
Since 1957

Since 1957, first as United Steel Erectors, then as United Construction and Engineering, we have prided ourselves on exceptional design, and a dedicated supervisory role for every project to ensure quality control and superb execution. A reputation of expertise, professionalism, and transparency has been a hallmark of our approach for more than 60 years. Much of our loyal staff has worked together for over 15 years, contributing to a strong team culture and highly efficient process.



Louis Battistoni

Paul Gill

Stephen Janco

Allen Kinsella

John Ross

Todd Whittemore

Russell Wilkins

Project Managers

Thomas Cook
Project Manager

Joseph Roca
Project Manager

Kyle Wentland
Project Manager


Marie Genovese

Amy Russell
Asst. Controller


Matthew Baer

Martti Battistoni

David Carr

Stephen Girolimon

Michael Kostecki

David Lowther

Pete Misani

Jim Pelletier

Brian Waldron Cartpenter

Brian Waldron


A Total Resource with a
Reputation of Excellence

Since our founding in 1957, we have built our reputation on creating comfortable, durable, and extraordinary spaces. We began by specializing in structural and pre-engineered steel buildings and later evolved to provide all aspects of commercial construction/renovation, and civil and structural engineering. Our tradesmen have spent years perfecting their skills and craftsmanship to create these lasting buildings and grounded us as a trusted resource for clients and partners.

In 1994, CEO, Jack Baer, assumed ownership and expanded our practice to include high-end, luxury residential projects. Our rich history demonstrates why we deliver a unique balance of traditional technical expertise and innovative modern architecture design like no other firm. As craftsmen we change and evolve to create spaces of art that bring visions to life.

Since the beginning, personal client connections have been at the heart of our values. Collaborative, responsive, and agile – today we proudly serve the tri-state area. We provide the highest standards of design and craftsmanship to Connecticut, the Hudson Valley of New York, and the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. We love what we do and we know you will too.


“Throughout the 18-month long course of an innovative project with demanding architects (and clients), UCE delivered great customer service and an outstanding result. I would recommend them without hesitation to anyone looking for attention to detail, overall quality, depth of experience and cutting edge technical capabilities."

— Dan Sternberg, Boston Corners, NY

“We had a vision for our home that UCE completely committed to. From the project manager, to the president and across the team, they were bought in, and on our side. They went above and beyond to deliver on our vision and even took it a step further. The experience was so dramatically different from other projects we’ve done over the years; never have I hired a contractor and ended the projects on such a high, positive note.”

— Douglas Green, Cornwall, CT

"In this line of work, integrity is key. I trusted Jack and the people working with him straight away. We wanted our home to be modern but fit into the countryside. UCE was able to realize our vision, exemplifying their understanding of fine art and craftsmanship. We couldn't be happier with the result."

— Daniel Brodsky, New York, NY

Press + Awards

A “Builder You Should Know” in Connecticut Cottages and Gardens, March 2023

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