Founded in 1988, Griffon Associates is a construction management and general contracting firm specializing in multi-family and single-family properties. Griffon serves as a general contractor for all of Wilder Balter Partners’ developments and occasionally acts as principal. Griffon has substantial bonding capacity and its 2012-2013 construction volume exceeded $42,000,000.

In Long Island, Westchester and the Hudson Valley, Griffon has constructed more than 1,000 town homes, apartments and condominiums, with an aggregate construction cost of more than $230 million. Griffon has also built or rehabilitated more than 2,400 rental housing units, with an aggregate construction cost of more than $200 million.

Gary E. Friedland
Chief Executive Officer

garyMr. Friedland has more than twenty years of experience in property management, development and affordable housing. Prior to joining Griffon Associates, he was executive vice president of a property management company with a 30,000-unit portfolio, specializing in affordable and government-assisted housing. Before entering the private sector, Mr. Friedland was one of New York State’s highest-ranking housing officials, serving as Assistant Commissioner of the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal for ten years. He has a Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science from Queens College of the City University of New York.

Christopher DeThomas
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. DeThomas joined Griffon Associates this past August and brings more than three decades of Construction Industry/Real Estate Development experience.  He has been involved in the development and construction of thousands of residential units in and around the North Eastern part of the country. Before joining the Griffon team, he held the position of Construction Executive for several of the leading construction/development companies in the area and was also formerly the Vice President of Construction at WCI Communities North East US Division.  Mr. DeThomas will oversee the construction operations at Griffon Associates and will help Griffon/Wilder Balter continue to successfully grow their brand as one the area’s premier residential developer/builders.