The Alban Group provides specialized building services to a range of clients throughout the New York metropolitan area. The Alban Group is not only adept at creating beautiful spaces, but is also experienced at systematically and efficiently maintaining them. Based in Kenilworth, NJ, The Alban Group is a third generation family owned and operated business committed to elevating industry standards for building services. Alban Construction, LLC specializes in high end commercial and residential projects, and maintains a strong track record in lobby, hallway, and office renovation. Alban Service Industries, LLC provides comprehensive janitorial and building maintenance services which includes mechanical engineering, and it is responsible for maintaining a number of landmark properties in the tri-state area.
President & CEO
Tim Zerka represents the third generation of Alban Construction. Raised in his family business, Tim worked alongside his father and developed a passion for the industry. His lifetime of hands on experience, coupled with his own creative vision, has allowed Tim to continue his family tradition in the United States. In addition to being raised in the Construction business, Tim Zerka has over forty (40) years of experience in the Building Maintenance and Janitorial Services Industry. He has been responsible for such diverse projects as the opening of the prestigious Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. While handling large multi-contracts, Mr. Zerka has coordinated and supervised crews of up to 300 people, including full-time and part-time cleaning and maintenance and mechanical engineering personnel. His high profile clients throughout his career have included Allied Signal, Rockefeller Center, Exxon Corporation, Trump Tower, Summit Bank, Verizon Wireless, Grubb & Ellis Management, Thomson Pharmaceuticals, APM Terminals and Global Terminals. Trained in cost effective and state-of-the-art cleaning methods, Tim Zerka has also been involved in setting up Safety and Training, Recycling, Waste Management programs, and Green Cleaning Materials and Techniques. Tim Zerka enjoys a reputation of “getting the job done” from both his clients and his peers.
Cindy Zerka also represents the third generation of Alban Construction.Youngest of her siblings, Cindy always wanted to be involved in the family business and was determined to continue the business with her brothers. A very determined business woman and a dedicated mother and wife, Cindy Zerka balances her career and family life seamlessly and gracefully. In addition to her business and family achievements, Cindy also holds a degree in Media Technology.
Director of Operations
With more than forty (40) years of experience in managing a large staff of cleaning and maintenance personnel, Mr. Zerka has developed a true “hands-on” approach to managing field operations.In conjunction with his management responsibilities, Mr. Zerka also handles on-the-job training of new and existing crews to keep them apprised of the most current cleaning methods.A background in Engineering gives Mr. Zerka the technical and practical experience to handle a broad range of projects both on an everyday and emergency basis.Mr. Zerka holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Executive Vice President
Tammy Smith is the Executive Vice President and lead Project Manager for Alban Construction. A member of the Alban team for over fifteen (15) years , Tammy brings a wide range of knowledge and professionalism to each job. Tammy has over thirty-five (35) years of experience in the management and construction industry. Her prior experience as a Property Manager gives her the ability to relate to our clients’ needs and to see things from the perspective of the Owner/Manager. Tammy’s primary focus is delivering projects to the ultimate satisfaction of our clients. Tammy can assure you that your job will run smoothly, as she will alleviate any and all unnecessary burden.
Director of Business Relations
Sylvia is the Director of Business Relations for The Alban Group and has been a part of the Alban family for over seven (7) years. Sylvia acts as liason and point of contact for our clients and is responsible for The Alban Group’s business relationships. Sylvia’s main focus is ensuring that our clients are receiving the highest quality of work and level of service from our firm at all times. Sylvia also oversees the entire back office ensuring that projects are running smoothly on the administrative end. Sylvia is a graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor’s degree in English and Art History. Her educational background paired with her strong communication skills, as well as her experience in real estate, the building industry, and business management makes her a highly valued member of our firm.
Adrian Zerka represents the 4th generation of Alban Construction. Having been raised in the midst of the family business, it was only natural that he too would one day become a part of the firm’s management team. Learning the industry through hands on experience from a young age, Adrian is currently a Project Manager for Alban. He hopes to continue to grow with the firm and carry on the family tradition for generations to come.
Senior Project Manager
Vasyl Khmelynskyi has been a Senior Project Manager with Alban Construction for well over a decade. With over thirty five (35) years of experience in Construction, Vasyl is a master craftsman who first started his career in the industry as a young man in Europe.
Michael Khmelynskyi has been a Foreman with Alban Construction for nearly a decade. Michael came on board as a young man, following in his father’s footsteps. While continuing his own family tradition in Construction, he is now playing a role in continuing the Alban tradition for future generations as well.
The History of Alban Construction
The legacy of Alban Construction was founded by our grandfather, Zeni Zerka. Raised in the town of Zerka, Albania, he dreamed of one day building a family business. His unmatched talent and work ethic allowed him to fulfill this dream. In time, his innovation and unique sense of style and creativity soon established him as a master craftsman. With pride and dedication to his craft, our grandfather’s reputation quickly grew as he focused on servicing his clients with honor, dignity, and respect. After World War II, our grandfather moved his family to Italy where he worked on numerous restoration projects. Thereafter, he was afforded the opportunity to travel and work in Belgium and France, where some of his children later settled and continued his tradition of quality workmanship. Greatly influenced by his father’s craft, our father brought the family tradition to the United States and settled in New York City in 1973. Due to his language barrier, he initially worked as an apprentice, but his passion for the business and persistent commitment to our family tradition soon set him apart from his peers. Together with our siblings, our father established Alban Construction in the United States in 1979. Our first contract was a restoration of a historic Brownstone. Since then, our company has grown immensely. Our greatest reward is the recognition and repeat business that we receive from our clients. We are truly grateful for their continued support and we assure all of our clients that we will continue to uphold our family tradition of commitment to excellence.
- Tim Zerka & Cindy Zerka
NJ HIC reg. # 13VH00601500, NY License # 1127466
The History of Alban Service Industries
While Alban Construction was established in the United States in 1979, the Zerka family simultaneously opened a janitorial cleaning company. It was while attending Hofstra University and working in his family’s cleaning business that Tim Zerka developed a deep, personal commitment to the janitorial maintenance industry. Prior to taking on Alban Service Industries, Tim Zerka served for several years as Vice President of Operations for two of New York’s major cleaning service firms. Mr. Zerka now has over thirty (30) years of experience in the Building Maintenance and Janitorial Services Industry and has been responsible for such diverse projects as the opening of the prestigious Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Alban is a family business and each client receives personal attention from a member of the family. With more than thirty (30) years of experience in managing a large staff of cleaning and maintenance personnel, Charlie Zerka has developed a true “hands-on” approach to managing field operations. In conjunction with his management responsibilities, Charlie Zerka also handles on-the-job training of new and existing crews to keep them apprised of the most current cleaning methods. A background in Engineering gives Charlie Zerka the technical and practical experience to handle a broad range of projects both on an everyday and emergency basis. Collectively, the management staff combines over 200 years of experience in the janitorial and maintenance services industry. Alban provides services to commercial office buildings, data centers, banks, residential buildings, refineries, churches, medical facilities, and educational institutions.