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Carter, Milchman, and Frank, Inc (CMF TOOL)

Carter, Milchman, and Frank, Inc (CMF TOOL)
Construction and Industrial Products and Tools
28-10 37th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
Contact: Sheri Best
sheri@cmftool.com
T: 718-361-2300

When was your firm founded?
Founded 1924

Who founded your firm?
Grandfather of the current President

Where is your firm based?
Long Island City

How big is your firm
40 employees in 40,000 sf

Is the company a family-owned business?
Yes

What type of subcontractor are you?
Industrial Supplier to Subcontractors – Master Distributor of Construction Tools and Products used by GC/CM; Safety, Heavy Civil, Elevator, Welding, Rigging, Electrical (transportation), Metalworkers, Steamfitters, HVAC, Plumbing, Concrete.

What have been some of the firm’s major accomplishments; major projects?
Supplying numerous Subs at Hudson Yards, Skanska Supplier at LaGuardia Airport, Construction Signage at LaGuardia, Ongoing supplier to EJ Electric, Permasteelisa, American Bridge, Schindler and Otis Elevator – on multiple projects ongoing – both small and large.

Where does Your firm operate-just NY or other areas?
NYC boroughs and Metro Area including Long island, Westchester, parts of NJ

What have been some of the unique traits of the firm?

  1. Master Distributor for almost 100 years – most highly recognized brands;
  2. 40,000 sf inventory in stock
  3. Can get hard-to-find and discontinued products;
  4. Will deliver small quantities of large items;
  5. Heavy client focus – Excellent customer service and personalized attention;
  6. WBE Certified.
  7. We Repair and Recertify Hoists,
  8. We Fabricate Signage;
  9. We Print and Scan Blueprints

How has your firm been involved in the construction industry? (Associations, etc.)

  1. Warehouse and Drivers are Teamsters Local 807
  2. Now members of STA!
  3. Sheri Best, our Director of Business Development and Strategic Initiatives.

Sheri is active, on boards, in membership, or on committees, with :

      1. Subcontractors Trade Association (she will be an active participant in committees)
      2. Professional Women in Construction
      3. NY Building Congress
      4. CREW NY
      5. NEW-NonTraditional Employment for Women
      6. Women Builders Council
      7. Housing & Services Inc.

What are some challenges the firm has overcome?
Competition from National Distributors – beating it with UnMatched Customer Service!

What does the firm think it’s legacy has been for the NY construction industry?
As a Master Distributor, we are still in our original warehouse and offices in Long Island City – still delivering old-fashioned customer service, creating custom processes for loyal clients, picking up product returns and helping our customers find the right product or tool for difficult or unusual needs, remaining a unique resource for hard-to-find and discontinued tools and products.

Why did you join the Subcontractors Trade Association?

    1. To circulate with our customers and understand how to meet their needs
    2. To stay on top of industry and customer issues and challenges
    3. To generally be a part of the industry community

 

 

Please click here for an article about CMF in the New York Times, March 2019