We are a full-service construction company that specializes in federal contracting. We are an award-winning business, recognized for fostering innovation, embracing new technology, and making a difference for clients, our diverse group of employees and our communities.


We are a minority owned company that hires within the community. Like a building gets its strength from support beams, SGTR members support each other and our clients. We partner with our customers and provide skilled personnel and resources to produce cost effective results.


FEDERAL: 8A certified • Small Disadvantaged Business Certified • Small Business Certified • HUBZone Certified. STATE: • Certified Minority Owned Business • DOT Certified Disadvantaged Business (in NY, PA,NC, and SC) • All workers are OSHA 30 certified.


Construction Management • Prime Contractor • Demolition • Site work • Janitorial • Post Construction Clean-up


We pride ourselves on being an award winning local builder with national reach. Our comprehensive commercial construction services give you the freedom to work with one construction company and skip the aggravation of dealing with multiple contractors.

We work to develop strong partnerships with our clients and bring creative solutions to the table. Our team has a diverse mix of highly specialized and technical members who are experts in their fields, including engineering, architecture, and virtual design. Our many years of experience fosters a collective approach in analyzing a project from each angle with the goal of creating tangible results for our clients. We build with the intention of exceeding expectations for safety, quality, functionality, and aesthetics and deliver finished products that stand the test of time.


 “Our goal at E. Smith Contractors is to be uncompromising in our core values.  We value each and every employee, client and community partner and we stress the importance of community involvement.” — Eli Smith


Eli Smith is an award winning contractor who was born in Elmira, NY. A committed and energetic entrepreneur,  he is following in the footsteps of his parents who were successful business owners for over 40  years. He is hopeful that one day one of his own 5 children will be inspired to make a difference in the community they live in by starting their own business.

He most recently was awarded the Carey Gabey Excellence and Innovation Award from Governor Cuomo that recognized him for entrepreneurial spirit and achievement in contracting.

His community involvement includes sitting on the board of the Girls & Boys Clubs of Syracuse, The Empire State of the Association of Builders and Contractors and The Urban Business Association of Syracuse. He is also an alumnus of Babson College and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.

Currently operating out of offices in DC and Syracuse, Eli continues to give back to his community by mentoring students at area high schools and colleges including Syracuse University and Onondaga Community College. He can also be seen at local events and business fairs, recruiting employees and independent contractors to be a part of his growing corporation.