Charles Serio

Director Of Field Operations

Charles Serio is a construction professional with over 40 years of deep and varied experience in public and private construction in the New York City metropolitan area.

He began in the late 1970s as a unionized mason tender. He labored for Turner Construction at St John’s Hospital in Queens – early years when he worked physically hard and realized he enjoyed construction – the huge equipment, the continuous action, and the great heights.

By the early 1980’s he went to work for the City of New York. He would spend 23 years in city government in different roles of always-increasing responsibility. He served as a “Code Enforcement Inspector,” inspecting old tenements built prior to 1929, becoming well versed in the Multiple Dwelling Law & Housing Maintenance Code.

During the decades of In Rem housing, Charles worked in the Division of Alternative Management Programs, supervising the work of rehabbing buildings with tenants in place. Meeting and working with the people who lived in the buildings he was working on provided family and life perspective as he developed repair plans and executed rehab construction for many tenants who so badly needed a warm safe environment in which to live. The interaction and actual rehab work were invaluable learning tools. Working with families in buildings with terracotta arches – the mortise and tenon beam hand-cut by early carpenters, and cast iron tubs in the kitchens of Hell’s Kitchen flats, were an integral part of becoming not just a worker but a construction management professional.

It was during this time that Charles went to NYU in the evenings to get a diploma in Building Construction Management.

At the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), Charles held the following positions:

  • Construction Manager of the Americans with Disabilities Task Force, updating 52 city buildings for ADA compliance;
  • Assistant Director of Capital Construction, supervising field operations of Construction Superintendents who oversaw large complex system replacement projects – electrical, elevators, and high-pressure steam stations. After 9/11 he was called on to help oversee the building of the Family Assistance Unit located at the Emigrant Saving Bank on Chambers Street.

After 23 years of city service, Charles moved back to the private sector, briefly as a General Superintendent for STV Construction Management and then TNS management as Field Operations Manager.

In 2008 he began working with TSC – a safety staffing company. In 2012, he was designated as Site Safety Manager at 388 Bridge street – 55 stories, 600 feet high reinforced concrete high rise – the tallest building in Brooklyn at that time. Charles would spend three years at this location, supervising the safety requirements in a million square feet of residential/commercial construction.

Becoming an OSHA 500 Trainer in 2015, Charles began to teach the OSHA 10 hour & 30 hour classes to construction industry workers and students at Baruch College. Charles is passionate about construction site safety, and continues to teach.


  • NYC Licensed Site Safety Manager
  • FDNY Construction Site Fire Safety Manager
  • Occupational Safety and Health OSHA 500 Instructor
  • NYC Rigging Supervisor
  • Lead Risk Assessor

NYU Diploma in Building Construction Management.

CONTACT CHARLES: Phone (Mobile) 917-593-8224 Email:

Certified NY State Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)