726 Exchange St. 504
Buffalo, NY 14210

Project Team

William J. Jones: President

William has been in the Western New York construction industry for the last 30 years. His career began restoring several historic buildings along Linwood Avenue in Buffalo. During this time he was also in the electrical construction business working as an estimator and project manager. Moving on from there, he was a partner in the development and construction management of the City Centre Condominium. The project, an adaptive reuse of a 9 story furniture store in Downtown Buffalo, was transformed into a 15-story mixed-use building housing 10 floors of luxury condominiums and 4 floors of commercial space.

After about ten years of involvement in Downtown projects that included 598 Main Street and 70W. Chippewa Street (in addition to the City Centre Condominium and associated parking ramp structure), he moved to what is now known as the Larkin District.

For the last 15 years, he has been involved in all aspects of planning, designing and building or rebuilding this exciting and historic area of the City.

Most recently, as a member of the Board of Directors of Richardson Center Corporation, he was deeply involved in the entire 8-year planning and construction of the new Hotel Henry located on the Richardson Olmsted Campus. This first phase of this historic preservation project was completed in April of 2017 at a cost of about $70,000,000. This adaptive reuse project, perhaps the first of its kind anywhere, houses hotel rooms, a 300-seat ballroom, multiple restaurants and conference rooms, as well as the Buffalo Architectural Center

Steve Savidge: Project Manager

Steve began his construction career as a Field Engineer for the New York State Department of Transportation, Western New York Region 5. During his 10 years with the DOT, he was involved in all aspects of highway construction

From there he began his own construction business working on homes and small commercial projects in the Western New York area. After about 5 years, he moved his business to the Washington, D.C. area. There, he continued to service small commercial and residential customers.

In 2009 Steve began his career at CityView Construction Management. His first task there was to manage the Seneca Streetscape Project adjacent to what is known as Larkin Square. This was a $2.5 million reconstruction of 4 blocks of Seneca Street, including street lighting, landscaping, sidewalks, curbs, and paving.

After that, Steve moved on to the Larkin Square project where he oversaw the entire design and construction of the public park and restaurant adjacent to the Larkin “U” Building.
Steve has managed most First Niagara Bank projects at the LCo Building and U Building. Those projects include a 2.8 million, 5,263 square foot buildout for their Executive Offices. In 2015, CityView partnered with First Niagara Bank to provide construction management services throughout the bank’s WNY footprint, with Steve leading that effort as the primary project manager.

Most recently, Steve managed the 7,300 square foot, 1.1 million expansion of the US Passport Office at the Genesee Gateway building. Steve’s experience was instrumental in completing the aggressive 90-day project schedule within the historic building.

Nicole Santora: Project Manager

Nicole is a successful Project Manager with 6 years of experience with commercial construction projects. She is instrumental in surpassing client expectations and successfully delivering projects at high quality standards, within time and budget requirements.

She began her career at CityView Construction Management in 2011 managing weekly project meetings, reviewing contracts, bids, construction drawings, specifications, submittals and shop drawings. Nicole is responsible for managing submittals, RFI’s and change order processes during the construction phase. She manages and coordinates all work between project subcontractors and updates construction plans.

Nicole possesses an AAS in Architectural Technology with proficient knowledge of AutoCAD & Revit. She is responsible for creating AutoCAD construction drawings for remodels and renovation projects.

Laura Yingling: Office Administrator

Laura began her career at CityView Construction Management in 2014 with 6 years of Project Assistant experience in commercial construction. Laura is responsible for the creation and distribution of the project documents such as contracts, insurances, submittals, RFI’s and change order processes during the construction phase. And as CVCM’s Office Manager, she is instrumental keeping the office well organized. Laura is usually the first point of contact for CityView Construction Management. Laura is a graduate of Buffalo State College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcasting and Bryant & Stratton College with an Associate Degree in Travel & Tourism.