Northshire Bookstore’s 10th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting

Ten years ago, we were in attendance when Northshire Bookstore had a ribbon cutting celebrating their grand opening in Saratoga, and now we’re doing it again! This time Boncio Development’s President Larry (below in black polo) and Director of Business Development Kate (below in pink shirt and gray cardigan), and Bonacio Management’s Property Manager Jess (below in denim dress) were on hand to celebrate its 10th anniversary. We are always pleased to see thriving businesses in our buildings and are thrilled by their ongoing success. It was also a pleasure to be joined by the Office of Jim Tedisco, City of Saratoga Springs Mayor Ron Kim, the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, and Saratoga National Bank & Trust.


Saratoga Hospital Gala

Our team had a great time at the Island Luau-themed 41st Annual Saratoga Hospital Foundation Gala! We were happy to once again be a Presenting Sponsor alongside Julie & Co. Realty for this fantastic event benefitting the Saratoga Community Health Center, which raised $553,000.
Photos by Joe Putrock – Times Union
Pic 1 – Julie (left), Sonny (right)
Pic 2 – Gianna and Julie (far left)
Pic 3 – Sonny (center)
Pic 4 – Director of Asset Management Adam (second from right)
Pic 5 – Julie and Sonny (far right)
Pic 6 – Julie (center)

Introducing Brookmere Resort

Brookmere Resort

Brookmere ResortWe’re pleased to announce our new project at 500 Union Avenue in Saratoga Springs, Brookmere Resort! On the former Longfellows Hotel & Restaurant site, our development arm, SpringCity Development Group, is bringing a new take on the property’s hospitality tradition. We’re expanding the site’s footprint from 65,000 SF to 90,500 SF and transforming the space into a resort that will house an 88-room hotel, a 200-seat ballroom, The Arbor Spa, and a 65-seat restaurant which will be open to hotel guests, spa guests, and the general public. Construction starts in June, with a completion date scheduled for Fall 2024.

Brookmere Resort was designed by Balzer & Tuck Architecture and The LA Group, with interior design by Sims Patrick Studio. Love & War is consulting on branding and marketing. Hay Creek Hotels will manage the resort.

Read more about this project here in the Albany Business Review.

Bonacio Donates Bikes to Corinth

We love giving back to our local communities, so when the Town of Corinth Youth Commission asked if we’d like to donate bikes and helmets to its Annual Family Fun Day, we jumped at the chance! Our PM Greg (second from left in first picture) and Site Super Mike (far left in first picture), who are working on the nearby Riverview Apartments project with RISE Housing and Support Services, went right over to Corinth’s Town Hall with a truckbed of 10 bikes for all ages. Some lucky local kids then got a chance to win these bikes through a raffle at the Family Fun Day, and we hope they are enjoying them! 🚴

The Lodge at Schroon Lake’s Ribbon Cutting

The Lodge at Schroon Lake celebrated their ribbon cutting on Friday! A big thank you to all who were part of making this new Adirondack destination and came out for the event, including Essex County Industrial Development Agency and its Vice Chair Jim Bowen, Empire State Development, Chairman of the Essex County, Board of Supervisors Shaun Gilliland, the North Country Regional Economic Development Council, Schroon Lake Town Supervisor Meg Wood, Assemblyman Matt Simpson, Community Bank, N.A., Crisafulli Bros. Plumbing & Heating Contractors, Inc., Hay Creek Hotels, The LA Group Landscape Architecture and Engineering, P.C., and of course, NYS Governor Kathy Hochul. More event pictures can be found on Governor Kathy Hochul’s Flickr page.


Sonny and Julie Honored in Saratoga Living’s Saratoga 25

Sonny and Julie Bonacio had the great honor to grace the cover of Saratoga Living’s 25th anniversary issue! Congrats to the Saratoga Living team for hitting this incredible milestone. Click here to read the issue. For pictures from Saratoga Living Magazine’s Silver Anniversary Bash, visit The 12866 Blog. 

Photo one taken by The Content Agency. Photo two taken by Zack Skowronek.

Shaken & Stirred 2023

The Bonacio team in black cowboy hats celebrating our win

This year for Shaken & Stirred, we at Team Bonacio did our best Yellowstone impressions and channeled our inner cowgirls and cowboys for the night. Our fundraising didn’t start last night, though. We began collecting donations weeks ago in preparation for the event. Our efforts were also well worth it as we raised $17,860, making us the night’s winners! In total, all the participating companies raised $55,000 for Universal Preservation, with the funds going toward bringing family programming to UPH through The Collaborative School of the Arts. Thank you to all who donated, came out to see us, and helped make this year’s Shaken & Stirred a night to remember! We’d also like to give a special shoutout to Gianna Bonacio, as she was the mastermind behind our involvement, from our fundraising efforts to our Yellowstone theme.

See more pics below and here on UPH’s site.

The Bonacio team in black cowboy hats celebrating our win

(Back L-R: Dustin, Project Executive; Shane, Site Supervisor; Amber, Director of Project Development; Laura Simiele from Sacred Saratoga, our Event Mentor; Julie Bonacio, Vice President; Paul, Project Manager; Rachael, Executive Assistant; Michael, Selections Manager
Front L-R: Tom, Estimator; Will Bonacio, Assistant Project Manager; Jack, Site Supervisor; Ian, Assistant Project Manager)

(Photo Credit: Studio DiLuce for UPH)



35th Anniversary Party

For our 35th anniversary, we just had to have a party for our employees, and where better to have it than one of our favorite projects, Universal Preservation Hall! We had a great spread of catered food provided by PDT Market and desserts by Indulgence Bakery. After mingling for a bit, everyone was ushered upstairs for a presentation by Sonny. He regaled the crowd with stories from the past 35 years, showed some old pictures of just how far we’ve come, and brought attention to two future leaders of the company in the audience, two of his children, Gianna and Will. Gianna is an Assistant Project Manager with our development team, while Will has recently been promoted on the construction side to Assistant Project Manager. We had a fantastic time and are excited to see where the future leads!

Rebuilding Together Saratoga County Volunteer Day

We’re always happy to help a neighbor in need! That’s why we teamed up with West Side Management and Rebuilding Together Saratoga County to help fix up an elderly couple’s home in Ballston Spa. Here is a sampling of the work we did:
  • Repainted the home’s front exterior and trim
  • Installed a piece of the aluminum facia that had blown off
  • Added water diverters
  • Replaced the rotted rear door to the main house with a sliding door
  • Put in exterior handrails leading from the back steps to the patio
  • Replaced the roof on the back screen porch that was badly rotted
  • Investigated a soft spot on the screen porch’s floor
  • Did yard work, including spreading new mulch and spring cleaning the garden and backyard
It’s amazing what we managed to accomplish all in one day! A special thanks to our team members for pitching in:
  • Jesse A. (Estimator – Bonacio)
  • Gianna Bonacio (Development Project Manager – Bonacio)
  • Joe Darrow (Director of Renovations – WSM)
  • Vince DeLeonardis (General Counsel – Bonacio)
  • Tom F. (Residential Manager/Estimator – Bonacio)
  • Tammy Fredenburg (Director of Property Management – WSM)
  • Jackie G. (Contract Administrator – Bonacio)
  • Paul Lambert (PM – Bonacio)
  • Janie L. (Payroll & HR Assistant – Bonacio)
  • Tom M. (Estimator – Bonacio)
  • Amber M. (Director of Project Development – Bonacio)
  • Mike Polcare (Director of Safety/Senior Site Supervisor – Bonacio)
  • Lisa Shields (Vice President of Operations – WSM)
  • Marley S. (Estimator/Millwork Shop Coordinator – Bonacio)
  • Sarah S. (Administrative Assistant – Bonacio)
  • Ian T. (Assistant PM – Bonacio)
  • Dustin Wetzel (President – BCI)
  • Joe Wilkins (Father of PM Cory Wilkins – Bonacio)
(First Photo Credit: Rebuilding Together Saratoga County)  

SSHS Students Tour Rip Van Dam Site

Every spring, we have the pleasure of hosting Saratoga Springs High School students from Karen Cavotta and Justin Zampella’s Civil Engineering and Architecture class at one of our job sites. On last year’s tour, the students didn’t see much of our Rip Van Dam site, so we dedicated their whole trip to it this year. Our Project Manager, Greg, and Site Supervisor, Jack, acted as tour guides, showing the students around the project. The students saw structural steel fabricated by the Bonacio Metal Shop being set by our subcontractor, American Iron & Crane, on the back of the building, peeked inside a nearly completed hotel unit, and traveled to the third floor to see the decking and steel up close. We can’t wait for next year when we get to host a brand new class of curious students interested in the trades.