About Eric Capolino
Since 1995, Eric Capolino has been gaining experience and honing his skills in the construction and custom millwork fields, which helps him on a daily basis in his role at Structure NYC, a Manhattan-based general contracting and custom millwork firm that he founded with his brother, Gino, in 2010.
Growing up, Eric Capolino knew he wanted a job where he could work with his hands. He followed the electrician path for more than a decade, joining the electrical union and making his living using his electrician degree. In 2004, he began working with his brother Gino in the construction field, and the rest – as they say – is history. Following the recession in 2008, the two were able to expand their offerings into a long-sought-after area: millwork. Prior to the recession, the line for custom millwork was extraordinarily long and – given the custom and personalized nature of the work that Gino and Eric Capolino do – offering this work didn’t fit into their schedules or their clients’ budgets. After 2008, they were able to take on these custom projects in-house and have more control over pricing, which led to a fuller schedule and ended up helping the business through the economic turmoil. Throughout this time, the custom millwork shop became a staple of the firm, which it remains to be today.
At Structure NYC, Eric Capolino gets to exercise his creative thinking, particularly when it comes to the custom millwork projects that the firm takes on. While there are many similarities between general contracting/construction and millwork, the complexities of millwork and the unique challenges it offers always make the jobs enjoyable. These challenges are especially present in Manhattan, where every millwork piece needs to be sized and disassembled to be able to fit into the buildings. Eric takes great satisfaction in seeing these projects come to fruition and get assembled in their homes.
Eric Capolino graduated from the Empire State College at the State University of New York, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Before graduation, he spent eight years working with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. In 2004, just before finishing his degree, he stepped into the role of Managing Member for CCI Development, a position he held for nearly seven years. Then, in 2010, he co-founded Structure NYC with Gino, where he currently serves as Managing Member.
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