allertonfox construction

About AllertonFox Construction


AllertonFox Construction, headquartered in New York City, is a full-service commercial construction firm providing a wide range of services that include Construction Management, General Contracting, Design/Build, and Program Management. AllertonFox Construction brings over six decades of general contracting and construction management expertise to our client’s disposal. Our Partners know they can count on our Pride, Perseverance, and Integrity not to mention the day-to-day involvement of our principals in all of our projects.

With technology, experience, and professionalism not found elsewhere in the merit shop market, AllertonFox Construction is the perfect partner for your project. We provide ongoing education and training to keep our employees up-to-date and knowledgeable. These educational programs allow us to standardize our process and procedures, eliminate variability and with that, minimize the potential for errors. Depending on our customer’s wishes, we are able to build their project non-union, union, prevailing wage, union with PLA agreements, or almost any other combination. Unique among our competitors, AllertonFox provides the attention to detail and level of service that you are accustomed to without having any labor restrictions.

Our corporate mottos include “A Customer is for Life” and "Every customer should feel like they are our only customer". We are managers of the entire construction process from inception to completion, not just observers and note takers of the process. Our staff is trained to look ahead to help avoid problems before they occur. In fact, we hold mandatory monthly educational sessions for our employees to better enable our Project Managers and Superintendents to navigate a complex and ever changing construction environment. We pride ourselves in trying to provide cost effective solutions to the various obstacles that are encountered during the design and construction phases of a project.

AllertonFox Construction has differentiated ourselves by providing “Unexpected Services” and more personal “expected” services. For example, our proven supplemental general conditions and subcontract agreement ensure better project control and protection for our customers, ensuring their project can be completed within the agreed upon time frame and budget.

We specialize in high end, fast paced projects for the most demanding clients in a variety of markets from Retail to Restaurants and NYC Interiors to Healthcare. We understand that a construction schedule is only as good as the team implementing it. Our commitment to planning, logistics, and scheduling even the smallest of details ensures that our projects come in on time and within budget.

Founded on the principles of Pride, Passion, and Perseverance, AllertonFox delivers on their promises!
Our goal is to become your Contractor of choice, not only for one project, but for all of your future needs.

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About Our Principals

Terry Allerton

Terry has worked in the construction industry for over 45 years. After finishing college he was released by the Atlanta Hawks and was then fortunate enough to play basketball and travel both within and outside of the US, playing as a member of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Industrial League Team.

At the end of this exciting time he went on to apprentice himself to various building trades learning general construction and knew being a general contractor was a career that he would stay in for the rest of his life. Terry owned a non-union construction company in the Buffalo market and when the economy took a downturn he decided to come to the "Big City" to work as a "Project Manager" in a family owned, union commercial contracting firm.

Terry took over as President of that company in 1995 and was able to grow the business from one doing $7 Million in sales to one that has averaged over $200 Million for the past 5 years. The size, scope, complexity, and diversity of the projects the company undertook was amazing and lead to that firm being listed among the top 40 commercial contractors in NYC. Never one to shy away from a project during Terry's tenure, the company built projects ranging from a $100 Million Baggage Facility to a Minor League Baseball Stadium. A few examples of some notable projects include;

  • In-line baggage center at Newark International Airport – $110,000,000
  • Retail and Food & Beverage construction at JFK, LaGuardia, MacArthur, and Newark Airports – in excess of $200,000,000
  • Retail stores, Bathrooms, and Parking Facilities at Woodbury Commons Outlet Mall in Central Valley, NY – in excess of $100,000,000
  • Distribution Center and Warehouse in the Bronx, NY – $70,000,000
  • Science Facility for an Institution in Newburgh NY – $50,000,000
  • College Dormitories for Various Institutions – over $80,000,000
  • Major renovations and build-outs at hospitals in Rockland County, Orange County, and in the Bronx – excess of $50,000,000
  • Office renovations for Tenants in NYC – in excess of $100,000,000
  • Minor League Baseball Stadium in Rockland County – $60,000,000
  • Adult Entertainment Club & Lounge in Atlantic City, NJ – $23,000,000

Terry's passion for the industry has never wavered. In 2012, he published two texts, Ultimate Construction Checklist - Book 1 and 2, which serve as a learning tool for those new to the construction world and for those looking to upgrade their skills, evaluate their business models, and put in place standardized practices to ensure profitability and sustainability.

In late 2013, Terry felt it was time to change career paths and become partners with Jamie Fox to open AllertonFox Construction. Their NYC based commercial construction company is positioned to build both union and non-union affording them the flexibility for their customers' needs.

Jamie Fox

Jamie Fox was born and raised in western New Jersey out by the Delaware Water Gap, where he grew up on construction sites. His Grandfather and Uncles showed him what construction was from the smallest of detail to the biggest. What he saw and how it went all together just made sense to him so he fell in love with the construction business and knew from the start that one day he would open his own Construction Company.

This began his journey...

He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Lafayette College because he knew this would help ensure he had the right education to accompany his hands on experience.

Following college, he immediately took a position with Turner Construction in Philadelphia where he succeeded from the start. Always looking for more challenges, he asked Turner to be relocated to their NYC office where he worked for a number of years, gaining invaluable experience in that incredibly complex market. Again looking to expand his knowledge base, he took a position with Holt Construction because they could show him the "big picture", from Preconstruction to Closeout and Procurement to Contract Negotiations. While at Holt, he grew from a Project Superintendent to their Director of Operations where he managed all of the projects in NYC and the Boroughs. He truly enjoyed his experience, his colleagues, and his quality of life at Holt, but his dream of owning his own Construction Company remained steadfast so it was time to pursue his dream.

He has worked in the New York City market for well over 12 years. He's done every project you can think of from Airports to Bus Stations, Law Firms to Lobbies, Boilers to Bathrooms, and Flagships to Restaurants. His strength is the seemingly unrealistic high-end, detail oriented, fast paced projects that most companies feel cannot be done in the timeframe the client requests. He excels in the logistically challenged, phased projects where there are many parties involved and every decision matters.

Many clients he has worked with in the past insist on his involvement with new projects before they sign the contract!
Be assured you will feel the same way and know that Jamie is intimately involved on every AllertonFox project.

Our Staff

From the moment you walk through our door you’ll feel an energy that is quite unique. There is something in the air that is both fun and exciting. Everyone brings a renewed energy and passion to our work place each day which helps makes our Team a family. People enjoy coming to work and doing what they can to make us better.