CLS Project Solutions is a construction, planning, management 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 both an independent representative or builder 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 vast 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’ and 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 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, including 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 trading firm accountant, 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, with over 30 years’ experience in General Contracting, Construction Management and Field Operations, and having successfully completed over $1.5 billion of construction projects, makes him an invaluable asset for any development, redevelopment or construction project. Lou’s technical experience, trade knowledge and innovative thinking has been employed in various markets and settings across the United States
Lou’s portfolio of projects range in value from $50,000 to $34,000,000. They include: base building construction, renovations, build outs, corporate interiors, industrial and residential projects. He has served in a wide range of industries, including: banking and financial, retail, health and hospitals, fitness, restaurant and food service, houses of worship, telecommunications, data centers, and governmental, with a client base that extends through 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.
The CLS staff is made up of seasoned professionals, combined with fresh young minds. We include architects, engineers, accounts and technicians, with a range experience from over 30 years to recent college graduates. This mixture of talent combined with state of the art Project Management systems and technology, provide our clients with decades of practical experience combined with new and innovative thinking.