by Andrea Palmer
New storage units are going up on Bay Road next to Duke Concrete.
Bay Road Self Storage is in the midst of construction, with Cerrone Builders leading the project.
Cerrone Builders and DA Collins are partnering on the project. Kubricky Construction, a subsidiary of DA Collins, owned the property on which the units are being built.
Gianni Simone is a partner at Cerrone Builders.
“It’s a joint venture between us and DA Collins. We’re partnering with subsidiary Kubricky on the property and DA Collins on the construction,” said Simone.
“Right now we’re starting with Phase 1, which is four buildings. We’re going to end up with roughly 60,000 square feet of non-temperature-controlled space in the standard sizes. We’ll also have outdoor storage as well for boats and RVs,” said Simone.
A property manager has been hired to manage the day-to-day operations of the facility once it opens.
“We’re bringing someone over from another entity—a really, really great manager that we’re excited about. We’ll announce it soon,” Simone said.
DA Collins reached out to Cerrone Builders with a proposition on the project.
“My father-in-law, Al Cerrone, who started Cerrone Builders, has been a customer of DA Collins for 30-plus years. He’s very friendly with a lot of the bosses up there,” Simone said. “A good friend of his, Tom, put him in touch with John Davidson from DA Collins. We had a meeting at the DA Collins headquarters on Ballard Road and talked about the opportunity.”
“We’re a small, family-run company. To be partnered up with DA Collins, it’s like a breath of fresh air. They’ve been awesome with us. It’s like an old school deal on a handshake. They’re very trusting with us, we’re very trusting with them,” Simone said.
John Davidson of DA Collins is equally pleased to be partnering with Cerrone Builders.
“We are so fortunate to be able to work with so many diverse enterprises in all of our activities. We are extremely excited to be able to partner up with the Cerrone family to build out such a quality project with them in the center of Queensbury,” said Davidson.
Cerrone Builders is in charge of erecting all the buildings, generating contracting the project, and getting the facility up and running. Once the facility is operational, DA Collins will take over most of the day-to-day functions of the venture.