Mr. Lema has been working for Corzo in many capacities since 1986. His weekends and summers were spent working with his father Manuel Lema. Under his father’s guidance, James learned all aspects of heavy construction from the bottom up.  His father’s mentorship focused on the entire business, including project management and contract administration.  Under this leadership James Lema established expertise in estimating, budgeting, purchasing, work-site safety, bidding, installation of sewer systems, placement of all types of manholes, installation of underground conduit for fiber optic cable and standard phone cables, as well as the restoration of city streets, sidewalks and curbs. Over the years as an apprentice to his father, James developed a strong work ethic and excellent management, analytical and problem solving skills. He now brings these skills to the firm’s customers with his twenty-five years of professional construction and management experience.


Mrs. Lema is an excellent team member with a strong work ethic. Her responsibilities assure that contractual and other commitments are kept, and that the company complies with approved policies, procedures and ethical standards as well as all applicable laws and regulations.


Ms. Jimenez was hired in March 1998 as an administrative assistant to the president and is now the office manager in our Plainview office. She brought along with her a wealth of experience from companies such as Palmer Cablevision Inc., Telesat Cablevision and Boran Craig and Barber Construction Co., Inc., out of Florida and Chartwell Leisure, NY. Her experience included considerable knowledge of accounting, project managment, computer programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and QuickBooks. She is fluent in Spanish and her professionalism and personable nature has made it very easy for her to deal with others, both inside and outside the office environment. She has a superior work ethic and is a formidable team player who is an asset to our company.

Barbara Panariello, Vice President of Operations

Mrs. Panariello has been working for Corzo since 1986 and is the second executive in command.  She is responsible for a variety of job duties, along with a goal of positively impacting Corzo's bottom line. In managing everyday operations, Barbara sets strategic goals, supervises and motivates staff, and implements organization policies. She plans, directs and coordinates operations in support of a Corzo's growth. She also manages daily operations of personnel and purchasing.


It is through the superintendent’s endeavors that maximum success is attained through organized work, efficient crews, and working in unity with each other. Brett was first hired in 1990 and has risen to this position due to his excellent work ethic, high motivation, strong team player spirit, commitment to safety in the workplace and ability to make decisions on his own.