About Empire

Empire Commercial Construction is a retail-focused General Contractor with over 25 years of experience in Upstate New York and across the northeast United States.

Our seasoned project team has successfully completed scores of renovations, build-outs and pad locations for premier national restaurant and retailers. We demand the adherence to your schedule while maintaining tight quality controls to make sure it’s built right the first time.

Empire Commercial Construction approaches each project as a partnership. Adhering to our core principles of Integrity, Ingenuity and Reliability, we understand that our success is ultimately dependent on that of our customers.

We invite you to find out more and allow us to share some insights that can save you money in future operation and maintenance costs. The result is the product you want, efficiently delivered, at a price that makes sense. Simply put…Retail Built Right.

Please call us at 585-249-9198 or email us at Info@RetailBuiltRight.com for more info.

Nimble Frame of Mind

Empire focuses exclusively on small and mid-size work – tenant improvements, renovations, and quick-turn new construction. We offer the personal service and low overhead of smaller firms, backed by the deep resources of TAYLOR – The Builders.

Projects of this type are challenging, typically involving narrow deadlines, tight budgets, and exacting finishes. These projects are labeled “Small” because of their short time horizon, or the need to react quickly to a unique situation. Small projects may involve seismic retrofits, renovations, tenant improvements, insurance claims, demolition, or other types of construction.

Our Team

Jayne Penepent - CPA-CFO

Jayne Penepent


Karl Schuler - President, LEED AP

Josh Myers

Project Executive

Jillian Coffey

Jillian Coffey

Project Manager, LEED

Jillian Coffey

Chris Marron

Project Manager

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T: 585.249.9198
2570 Baird Road
Penfield, NY 14526