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Who We Are at AnCor

About AnCor

Founded in 1985, AnCor is a trusted full-service construction firm. As a national general contracting company, we’re dedicated to delivering high-quality construction services throughout the United States. Our approach combines the attention and care of a local firm with the expertise and resources of a larger organization. 

Recognized for managing both comprehensive and complex projects, AnCor is committed to innovation, effective use of emerging technologies, and most importantly, to the satisfaction and success of our clients and the community we serve.

AnCor's Ethos: Conceive, Construct, Connect

At the heart of AnCor’s operations lies a triad of fundamental principles: Conceive, Construct, and Connect. These are not just words, but the pillars of our work philosophy.

Our ethos, encompassing Conceive, Construct, and Connect, involves initiating projects with collaborative and innovative design (Conceive), building beyond physical structures to foster lasting relationships (Construct), and culminating in creating impactful connections between our clients and their communities (Connect).

Mission & Vision

Our Mission

AnCor stands as a distinguished entity in the construction realm, earnestly embodying a mission driven by integrity, quality, and commitment.

Core Values

Core Values: Teamwork, Service, Community

Teamwork lies at the heart of our endeavors, both internally and externally, fostering a rewarding environment for our partners and team members. Service is another cornerstone, resonating through unparalleled service delivery to our clientele. Moreover, being a robust pillar in the local communities we operate in is as significant to AnCor as our ambition of being a formidable pillar in the construction community.

Work Ethos

The essence of our work ethos is encapsulated in three profound verbs: Conceive, Construct, and Connect, which are not mere words but the principles we ardently uphold in our daily operations. The journey begins with “Conceive,” where we delve into intimate collaborations with our partners during the ideation and design phase, meticulously transforming visions into well-articulated, detailed plans. This segues into the “Construct” phase, which transcends the physical edifice of structures; it’s about forging enduring relationships that stand as testimony to our commitment and expertise. The journey culminates in the “Connect” phase, where the fruit of our labor facilitates tangible connections between our clients and their patrons.

Leadership Team

Meet Our Team​

AnCor’s leadership team is a coalition of seasoned industry veterans, each bringing a wealth of experience and a shared commitment to excellence. Their collaborative approach and strategic insight drive the firm’s vision, ensuring quality and client satisfaction remain at the forefront of every project.

Joe Anthony


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Joseph G. Anthony

Joe Anthony is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AnCor, Inc. Mr. Anthony started the Company with his brother, Thomas J. Anthony, in 1985 and brings 40 years of construction and design experience.

Together with his brother Tom, they have grown AnCor from a local general contracting company that self-performed most of the work, to a national general contracting firm. Joe’s
philosophy is to build honest, lasting relationships with dynamic clients by never sacrificing quality or integrity.

AnCor has worked with many of its clients for over 20 years, and has helped them achieve their business objectives.

Prior to starting AnCor, Joe studied chemical engineering at Syracuse University. Joe holds commercial general contracting licenses throughout the US, and is a co-founder and a
principle of Interstate Properties, LLC. a real estate development and holding company. In addition, Joseph is a duly licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of New York, and is Broker/Owner of AnCor Realty Group, LLC.

Joe currently lives with his family in Baldwinsville, New York.

David Stewart


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David Stewart

Mr. Stewart joined the AnCor Executive Management Team in 2006 as the General Counsel. In 2014 Mr. Stewart was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity he is responsible for the overall corporate strategy and process development, as well as corporate governance and compliance and general business matters. In addition, Mr. Stewart oversees all contract and insurance administration, health and safety protocols, and human resources.

Prior to joining AnCor, David worked in private practice for Byrne, Costello, & Pickard, P.C. where his practice was primarily concentrated on construction, corporate, and real estate law. Mr. Stewart is a graduate of Cortland State University (BA Political Science) and Syracuse University College of Law (Juris Doctor).

He is duly licensed to practice law in the State of New York. He currently resides with his family in Baldwinsville, NY.

Mark Hall CFO AnCor

Mark Hall


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Mark Hall

Mark Hall joined the AnCor Team as Chief Financial Officer in 2023. Mark received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance from Syracuse University and is a licensed CPA. Previously, Mark has held the position of CFO for both Healthway Home Products and BR Johnson. He also held the Director of the FP&A at Welch Allyn organization which was responsible for the Company’s North & South American regions with over $500M in annual sales.

In his free time, Mark enjoys playing and watching sports such as Golf, Tennis, Boating and supporting the Syracuse Orange Football & Basketball teams.

Adam Flood CCO Ancor Construction

Adam Flood


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Adam Flood

Adam works with the AnCor Team overseeing our construction division driving strategy in construction delivery by finding the most efficient means to maximize project schedules, budget, quality and safety through technology and his experience. Adam participates in project risk assessment, field audits, troubleshoots project delivery obstacles, and provides guidance to the construction team as needed.

Before his current role Adam worked with AnCor in varying roles including Project Manager, Director of Operations and Vice President of Operations until assuming the role of Chief Construction Officer in February of 2023. Prior to AnCor Adam held positions as an electrical apprentice, Project Coordinator for an Architectural Firm and Jobsite Superintendent and Project Manager for a national development firm.

Adam earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the State University of New York at Oswego in Facilities Planning with a Minor in Business Administration.

Adam enjoys the vast skillsets of people he gets to work with on a day-to-day basis from master craftsman working in the trenches on a project to C-Suite executives of major corporations determining how best to facilitate construction delivery to best suite their project’s needs.

Maria AnCor Construction

Maria Valerino


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Maria Valerino

Maria joined the AnCor team in 2006. She has over 29 years of finance and accounting experience. Maria previously served as the Chief Financial Officer for Oberdorfer, LLC, and as a Senior Associate for Coopers and Lybrand.

Maria is a graduate of Binghamton University (BS Accounting) and is a Certified Public Accountant. She currently resides with her family in Liverpool, NY.

John Aris


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John Aris

John joined the AnCor team in 2013 as Project Manager and was tasked with developing and leading all Preconstruction activity for the company starting in 2017. Now as a member of the Executive Team, John currently oversees all bidding & estimating, buyout, contract management, and cost control during the early project stages. John has 20 years of experience in the commercial construction industry. He began his career working on K-12, municipal, university and hospital projects for a union tile and terrazzo company, based in Syracuse, NY. John held positions in project management and estimating for local real estate developer and general contractor VIP Structures, also based in Syracuse. John has an A.A.S in Architectural Technology.

During his professional career, John has also been active as a distance running coach since 2004, including head coach of Nike’s Stotan Racing team between 2010>2020, a program for post-collegiate Olympic development. He was also an assistant coach to his father, Bill Aris, at Fayetteville Manlius High School, whose girls’ cross-country teams won 11 national titles between 2006 – 2017 (Nike Cross Nationals).

Bob Picoult AnCor Construction

Robert Picciott Jr.


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Robert Picciott

Bob Picciott is currently the Operations Director and is a member of the AnCor Executive Management team. In this position, Mr. Picciott’s responsibilities include: Safety Director, Recruiting & Retention Coordinator, and I.T. Coordinator. 

Bob has been with AnCor since 1999, where he started as purchasing manager. In 2003, Bob was promoted to Director of Operations, where for 10 years he was responsible for the budgeting, scheduling and coordination of several hundred projects for the company.

Prior to working at AnCor, Bob spent 17 years in the grocery business where he was a store manager for both P&C Foods and Harris Teeter.

Mr. Picciott is a 1987 graduate of Geneseo State University and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Management Science with a Minor in Marketing.

Katherine Woods AnCor Construction

Katherine Woods


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Katherine Woods

Katherine Woods joined the AnCor Team as a Marketing Coordinator in 2018 and has since become Director of Corporate Development in 2023. Katherine received her Bachelors Degree in Broadcasting and Mass Communications from SUNY Oswego and is a Licensed New York Real Estate Salesperson under AnCor Realty Group Brokerage.

Previously, Katherine worked for a private equity real estate developer. Raintree Investment Corporation, specializing in Master Planned Communities out of Las Vegas Nevada. Before that, she was a Marketing Coordinator for Newmark Knight Frank, an international commercial brokerage focused on the Multi-family division also out of Las Vegas, Nevada. In her free time Katherine enjoys spending time with her family and close friends, exercising and reading.

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