Meet Vincent Franco


Vincent grew up working for his father’s general contracting company in New York City since he was 10. This business is in his blood. He has worked on multimillion dollar homes, built out space for Fortune 500 companies and gut renovated hospital floors, restaurants and New York City apartments. But experience is only part of Vince’s story. What sets Vincent apart is his attitude towards people and his passion to make every client’s vision a reality. Vincent’s commitment to his clients and their team is unparalleled. A golden gloves boxer and martial artist, Vincent understands that hard work, dedication and willingness to listen and learn are necessary to excel. He brings these qualities to every project. No matter how big or small, Vincent treats every project as if it were his own.
Vincent graduated in 1987 from Catholic University with a BA. Vincent, his wife, Debra, and their five children, reside in Scarsdale NY. He has always been actively involved in a number of charitable efforts including spearheading multiple food and clothing drives for Food For The Poor, Covenant House and homeless shelters in NYC, as well as sponsoring two children in Brazil. Vincent brought numerous truckloads of supplies to his hometown of Long Beach when it was devastated by superstorm Sandy. Vincent has also taught religious education for the last six years. To say Vincent values the importance of relationships is an understatement — he is a friend and collaborator and always goes the extra mile to make people happy.

Matt Axelrod


Matt has worked in the real estate and construction industry for over twenty-five years. After spending the first part of his career as a certified public accountant working at Berdon LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, he joined several real estate private equity firms in New York City where he served as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director setting strategy, building infrastructure, and overseeing asset and property management. During his career, he has been involved in approximately $250 million of construction related projects. Matt is responsible for business strategy, financial management, and organizational roles and responsibilities. Matt graduated from Boston University in 1988 earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and earned his CPA in 1993.

Cheryl Gianfrancesco


Cheryl has an extensive background providing operational and accounting related services. Prior to joining Consult Design Construct, she founded the “Portable CFO” helping multiple construction companies with their financial reporting, risk management, billing and expenditures, cash management, internal controls, and working capital management. As Chief Operating Officer, Cheryl is responsible for all financial and operational matters. Cheryl holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Business Administration from Iona College.

Francis Piraino

Project Manager

Francis joined Consult Design Construct with past experience in residential and commercial renovations, alterations and build-outs, as well as mechanical insulation. As a Project Manager, Francis is committed to ensuring timely communication and coordination between clients and team members. Francis has a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College, a certificate in Construction Project Management from New York University and holds a 30-hour OSHA Construction Safety card.

Leonardo Lage

Project Manager/Finishes

Leonardo has worked in all phases of construction for over 18 years. Most notably he worked at Derecktors Shipyards in Mamaroneck, NY, a worldwide leader in yacht and commercial construction, where he learned specialty finishes in carpentry, painting, and fiberglass. At Consult Design Construct he is responsible for project management and providing high quality specialty finishes for our clients.

Ivan Schettino

Master Millworker

Ivan is a master millworker with 29 years of experience in custom cabinetry and millwork. Custom millwork is a family business for Ivan who honed his skills for his father’s firm while growing up in Capri, Italy. In 2001, Ivan opened his custom millwork shop located in the village of Port Chester, New York and has provided dozens of our clients with high end, custom cabinetry and millwork. His work was recently featured on the front cover of NJ Design magazine.