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Business leader James Fendt provides sound, knowledgeable leadership to several thriving companies in the New York and New Jersey area. A long-time presence in the construction industry, Mr. Fendt serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of A&F Commercial Builders LLC, an organization he founded in 1991. The company handles such projects as medical facilities, retail facilities, and residential development. It also undertakes major remodeling ventures and historically correct renovations. In his capacity as the company’s top officer, James Fendt has directed projects resulting in more than $1.2 billion of total sales as of 2010.
Valuing professionalism, attention to detail, and clearly defined goals for A&F Commercial Builders projects, James Fendt offers clients project-management services for general contracting, design-build, and construction management. In addition, A&F Commercial Builders also acts as an owner’s representative when customers prefer to utilize the expertise of Mr. Fendt and his team for matters such as land acquisition, planning, and building. Moreover, Mr. Fendt mandates strict oversight of project costs and schedules to meet each client’s expectations. Companies that have turned to him for on-time, on-budget construction include Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, Rite Aid Corporation, and CVS Caremark Corporation. James Fendt and his company also have built key facilities for higher education organizations such as the New York Institute of Technology and Columbia University.
The success of James Fendt and A&F Commercial Builders LLC spurred the decision to establish a second construction company to manage growing business in New Jersey. Based in Hackettstown, OCS Builders Group of New Jersey focuses primarily on retail development.
In addition to his career in the construction industry, Mr. Fendt also pursues opportunities in other fields. He recognizes the difficulties that travelers encounter with new regulations, delays, and expenses in commercial air travel. To give business and leisure travelers with an alternative to traditional airlines, in 2010 he launched Fleet Aviation, a White Plains, New York, operation that offers private flights with prices based on travel time. Mr. Fendt also brings his business acumen to general merchandise distributing firm Selecto Perfecto LLC in Blauvelt, New York, and real estate management firm BAF Management LLC, based in New York City.
A native of New York, James Fendt completed his Bachelor of Science at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, where he majored in civil engineering and economics