We have a valuable and motivated group of professionals on our team, all of whom bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise, experience, and talent to each project. We have also built a loyal following of subcontractors and material suppliers in the Northern and Central New Jersey areas, which ensures our clients have access to the right resources for every job.
Founder and President of Cedar Construction.
Paul has been a general contractor for more than 45 years. He got his start in construction management as an apprentice in his father’s cabinet shop and remodeling business, which he eventually went on to inherit. He later worked in New York City for 25 years, where he had the opportunity to work alongside world-class designers and architects. In 2001 he left the city to return to New Jersey and began to cultivate a loyal client and contractor following. in 2010 he decided to open Cedar Construction as a vehicle to contribute to what he holds dear: construction and health.
In his free time, Paul is a talented cabinet maker and enjoys swimming and traveling with his wife Fern. Together they have two children and have raised a beautiful suburban family in Millburn, N.J.
Patricia Kraisman W.
Patricia holds a Master’s degree from the University of Buenos Aires’s School of Architecture and Urbanism. She began her professional career as assistant project manager for a construction company based in Buenos Aires, developing and building housing for the poor. She later moved to Marbella-Spain, where she worked as a Project Manager for Inmobiliaria Bilbao Vizcaya, a sister company of the renown Banco Bilbao Vizcaya, focusing specialized in the developing and building of golf courses and luxury housing.
Upon moving to the United States with her family, Patricia began designing and building family residences in the Summit-Short Hills area of New Jersey while also raising her son. Now, as a member of the Cedar Construction team, she brings diversity and an international flair to our community. Patricia is a great communicator, a thorough thinker and a very organized professional.
In her free time, Patricia teaches Spanish to children and enjoys cooking, CrossFit training, Broadway shows and going to the opera. In addition to her career and her delicious culinary achievements, she is most proud of her family, especially her son Ilan.
Joe is an experienced and versatile supervisor for Cedar Construction. He has a knack for making sure every site he supervises runs smoothly and efficiently. His sites are clean and orderly, and he possesses a unique way of working with tradesmen and town officials – always facilitating the progress of the job at hand.
Joe is a hands-on worker with a good spirit and a positive demeanor, which makes his hard work feel easy. He is always ready to give a helping hand or to offer great ideas on how to solve any given situation. Joe is always open to new trends and is committed to welcoming new team members with open arms.
Jason has worked in construction for 20 years. He has a BS in Interior Design from S.A.S.D. at the University of Bridgeport. He later worked alongside talented architects at the Urban Design Workshop.
He started his own successful design firm in 2016, and went on to develop loyal clientele and contractors throughout the years. Many of his clients agree that he is responsive, resourceful, and efficient. He has a great eye and is very honest and trustworthy.
Besides Jason’s design skills, he also has 20 years experience in the construction field. He began construction at the age 15 in commercial carpentry. Over the years his interest grew more toward residential remodeling which eventually turned to designing interiors. He has a great knowledge of how things are built and still growing. He works alongside some knowledgeable crew members.
In his free time, Jay likes to spend time and travel with his fiancé, Anuvita. They enjoy hiking and enjoying all that nature has to offer. He is also a proud father of a papillon and two adopted kittens.