HISTORY 2017-05-02T07:24:13+00:00

Our History

In 2005, Ellis Coleman and Craig Ferri founded Front Street Construction to provide general contracting services with a firm focus on building projects to optimum cost and time-efficiency standards using an innovative “upside-down” design/build technique they have developed throughout the production of thousands of single and multifamily units.

Both Ellis and Craig have a long history in multifamily construction stretching back to the late 80s. Ellis began by designing and producing turnkey wall, floor and roof component packages for large multifamily projects in northern Virginia and Baltimore. Craig was promoted up from field level to Vice President with Carocon Corporation, a large multifamily general contractor based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Both have leveraged their valuable relationships with design professionals, subcontractors and suppliers, their extensive mechanical understanding of production building and their design experience to the benefit of each project.

The essence of our corporate culture stems from a close association with affiliated real estate developer EYC Companies and property manager Aurora Property Resources. Front Street works in tandem with development and management to design and construct products that are:

  • energy efficient
  • market-sensitive
  • capable of meeting construction budget and schedule objectives
  • economical to operate and maintain
  • delivered effectively to capture leasing goals and minimize debt load and meet the ROI goals of our clients

We have successfully produced over 2,000 single and multifamily units together and we bring this unique perspective to each project we pursue.