CLS Project Solutions is a construction planning and solutions company that advocates for clients to maximize efficiency with quality results for construction and renovation projects. Located in Bridgewater, NJ, we serve as an independent representative for developers, property owners, project owners, and tenants, helping to simplify and orchestrate projects successfully through the, often complex, construction process. We provide value, especially at project start, by ensuring the best design and decisions for the project’s total success.
We apply our deep industry experience and know-how to optimally design, implement, and complete projects. Our unique perspective–a result of our extensive field knowledge–enables us to do detailed planning and, coupled with ‘mathematical logic’ based on historical data, deliver practical and implementable solutions. We take a very “hands-on” approach and are comfortable in most environments – from the project site to the board room.
CYNTHIA SERRANTE, FOUNDER AND CEO
Cynthia was inspired to form CLS Project Solutions from her experience running and refining the office operations of two emerging construction companies. She implemented accounting and reporting procedures that were essential to improving the firms’ cash flow and financial health, helping both companies achieve significant growth in both size and revenue.
As this process required direct communication with vendors and sub-contractors on a daily basis, Cynthia realized that many construction firms’ owners were focused on trade work and not on managing their business. Based on this experience, she developed the idea to form her own consultancy with the goal of helping company owners set up the administration procedures essential to a successful business operation.
To offer a more complete product, Cynthia enlisted the help of her husband, Lou Serrante, to consult on the technical aspects of construction projects. She has since expanded the business structure to include a full scope of construction services such as construction management, general contracting, and estimating. Cynthia and Lou can now offer their expertise from both a “front-end” and “back-end” perspective.
Cynthia began her career as a firm trading accounting, fine-tuning her management skills at the investment banking firms Prudential Securities and Nomura Securities. She has a Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) degree from Pace University, with a focus in Management Information Systems.
Lou Serrante, who has over 27 years of experience as general contractor, construction manager and in field operations and success in completing some $1.5 billion of new construction (to date), is a critical component of any development or redevelopment project. From concept through completion – both base buildings and renovations, Lou’s technical experience and trade knowledge (including mechanical and structural systems) have been employed in various markets and settings across the United States.
Lou’s portfolio ranges from $50,000 to $28 million projects, from base buildings and renovations to build-outs, corporate interiors, and residential buildings. He has served a wide range of industries including banks and retailers, hospitals, fitness clubs, telecommunications, and the government, with a client base that extends throughout the Northeast to Florida, Texas, Illinois and California.
Prior to CLS Project Solutions, Inc., Lou Serrante was Project Executive of a self-performance general contractor based in New Jersey. Previously, he was Principal and General Manager of a mid-sized general contracting and construction company with responsibility for construction, project management and field operations. Earlier in his career, Lou co-founded a 200-employee, New York-based construction firm, where he was on the executive team, controlled field operations, and managed all field staff.