Peter Salerno Honored With 2015 Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Building Awards

Peter Salerno Honored With 2015 Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Building Awards

Peter Salerno Receives Prestigious Chairman’s Award

With a great deal of pride and gratitude, Peter Salerno (and Peter Salerno Inc.) accepted multiple awards at the 2015 Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Building Awards – including the prestigious residential Chairman’s Award.

Award winners from the 2015 Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Building Awards (Peter Salerno at far right).
Award winners from the 2015 Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Building Awards (Peter Salerno at far right).

The event, held on December 4, 2015, was the 54th annual Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Building Awards. Its stated purpose is to showcase the very best facets and features of Staten Island, including its vast array of gorgeous architecture, building and landscape designs.

The focus of one of the event’s most prominent awards was the Cromwell Circle Galofaro residence in Todt Hill, a design project of which Peter Salerno (and the team at Peter Salerno Inc.) was a large part.

Peter Salerno poses with his residential Chairman's award at the 54th annual Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Building Awards.
Peter Salerno poses with his residential Chairman’s award at the 54th annual Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Building Awards.

Peter’s work earned him the residential Chairman’s Award, along with Calvanico Associates Architectural & Engineering PC and Joseph J. Noce. Peter Salerno was also honored by the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce with awards for Excellence in Exterior, Interior, Craftsmanship, Natural Beauty and Interior Decorating.

The full list of award recipients for the Todt Hill residence project reads as follows: Homeowners, Excellence in Exterior, Interior, Craftsmanship, Natural Beauty and Interior Decorating. Calvanico Associates Architectural & Engineering PC, Excellence in Exterior, Interior, Craftsmanship, Natural Beauty and Interior Decorating. Marcia Caruselle, Excellence in Interior and Interior Decorating. Peter Salerno, CMKBD, Excellence in Exterior, Interior, Craftsmanship, Natural Beauty and Interior Decorating. Joseph J. Noce, Excellence in Exterior, Interior, Craftsmanship, Natural Beauty and Interior Decorating. Basso Landscaping, Excellence in Outdoor Space Design. P & M Carpentry, Excellence in Craftsmanship.

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The 54th annual Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Building Awards were held at the Richmond Hill Country Club in Dongan Hills, and were emceed by WBCS-TV meteorologist Lonnie Quinn.

Peter Salerno Inc. Kicks Off 2015 Holiday Season in Style!

Peter Salerno Inc. Kicks Off 2015 Holiday Season in Style!

Celebrate the Holidays with Peter Salerno Inc.’s Latest Designs

At Peter Salerno Inc., there’s nothing we like quite as much as turning the calendar to December. 2015 is no exception – as wonderful of a year as it’s been for Peter Salerno, his team and his family, there’s just nothing like Christmastime and the holiday season.

Peter Salerno Inc. says "Bring on the holiday season in 2015!"
Peter Salerno Inc. says “Bring on the holiday season in 2015!”

It’s been a year of change and growth for Peter Salerno Inc. Peter and his wife Tracy welcomed their first grandchild, Jesse, into the world. Peter’s award-winning custom kitchen and bath designs took him from Canada to Florida, the United States to Russia.

2015 also saw the debut of Peter Salerno’s awe-inspiring new showroom vignette, featuring a gorgeous transitional kitchen design complete with state-of-the-art streamlined Miele appliances. This continues in Peter Salerno Inc.’s fine tradition of working with the world’s very best appliance experts, such as La Cornue, Sub-Zero and Wolf.

The new Peter Salerno Inc. showroom vignette. Pictured: Peter Salerno, Bob Fava, Paul McCormack and Dan Gallagher.
The new Peter Salerno Inc. showroom vignette. Pictured: Peter Salerno, Bob Fava, Paul McCormack and Dan Gallagher.

It’s been a great year for Peter Salerno Inc., and you can still share in the joy! You can have a custom Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen, bath, bar, man cave or wine cellar design of your very own – and perhaps become Peter Salerno’s 31st national design award winner! Give us a call at (201) 251-6608 and we’ll be happy to speak to you!

Make sure you follow our official blog and check back every few days during the 2015 Christmas and holiday season. Peter Salerno Inc. will be bringing you the best of our design work, as well as some fun and games around the showroom and our best wishes for a Happy New Year in 2016!

Peter Salerno Inc. New Florida Transitional Kitchen Design [PHOTOS]

Peter Salerno Inc. New Florida Transitional Kitchen Design [PHOTOS]

Check Out Exclusive Photos from Peter Salerno’s Latest Kitchen Design

Check out the latest exclusive photos from Peter Salerno Inc.’s recent transitional kitchen design project for our fantastic clients in Jupiter, Florida!

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Every facet of Peter Salerno’s award-winning kitchen design expertise is on display. From a gorgeous set of twin kitchen islands to Maestro Rosolino custom cabinetry adorning the walls, the signature “Peter Salerno Transitions” style is on display.

Want a Peter Salerno Inc. Transitions kitchen of your own? Call today: (201) 251-6608!

A stunning custom range hood is centered on the far wall, designed by Peter Salerno and crafted masterfully by the artisans at Rangecraft. Custom reclaimed tin panels adorn the refrigerator (a signature Peter Salerno feature), and a beautiful silver recessed ceiling crowns the dual island.

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The new transitional kitchen also features state-of-the-art Miele appliances, custom backsplash, and subtle recessed lighting in a square pattern bordering the recessed ceiling feature.

Enjoy these exclusive photos, taken by the Peter Salerno Inc. team immediately after installation of this gorgeous transitional kitchen design! Leave a comment and tell us what you think!

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Contact Peter Salerno Inc.’s offices for more information on this and other award-winning kitchen and bath design projects!

Best Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipe: Bon Appetit’s Flaming Brandy Punch

Best Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipe: Bon Appetit’s Flaming Brandy Punch

Bon Appetit’s Flaming Brandy Punch: Our Favorite Thanksgiving Cocktail

Mulled wine is all the rage this Thanksgiving season, so the staff at Peter Salerno Inc.’s official blog went hunting for our very favorite Thanksgiving cocktail recipe incorporating the unique flavors of mulled wine. And we found it!

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For years, Bon Appetit (and its sister publication/site, Epicurious) has provided readers with trendy, stylish cuisine through practical application – “life through the lens of food”, as their slogan says. So it’s no wonder that Bon Appetit provided us all with perhaps the most delicious, satisfying mulled wine drink of the season!

Bon Appetit’s Flaming Brandy Punch is one part savory, one part festive, one part spice and all parts fun! Combining the taste of the season with a spark (literally!) of entertainment, it’s the perfect Thanksgiving party cocktail for your punch bowl.

For the full recipe and details, please visit the recipe page on Bon Appetit.

Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipe: Bon Appetit’s Flaming Brandy Punch

Ingredients (Serves 18 to 20)

  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 1/4 cups (packed) dark brown sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 4-inch-long strip orange peel
  • 2 750-ml bottles dry red wine
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 cups brandy
  • 1 whole nutmeg

Preparation

Bring first 5 ingredients to boil in large pot, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add wine; stir to heat through. Pour mixture into large heatproof glass, ceramic, or metal punch bowl. Mix in orange juice and lemon juice. Holding ladle over punch bowl, fill ladle with brandy; carefully ignite. Pour into punch bowl and allow flame to burn out. Mix in remaining brandy. Grate some nutmeg over punch.

Recipe created by Melissa Clark of Bon Appetit.

Peter Salerno Participates in 2015 Covenant House Sleep Out NYC

Peter Salerno Participates in 2015 Covenant House Sleep Out NYC

Raising Awareness for NYC’s Homeless Population

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This November, Peter Salerno participated in the 2015 Covenant House Sleep Out NYC, which is conducted to raise awareness for the homeless population in NYC and around the country. Much has been made of America’s homeless population of late, especially the issue of homeless veterans. This issue is of particular concern to Peter Salerno, who is a veteran of the U.S. Navy himself.

As part of the Covenant House Sleep Out, Peter Salerno slept on the streets of NYC on November 19, 2015. Peter is proud to announce that his group raised $20,000 through the event, and that Covenant House as a whole raised $1.4 million in their efforts.

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Peter Salerno was joined in the cause at Sleep Out NYC by friends, dignitaries and more. Peter’s group included Howard Roberts (owner of Liquidscapes), Joe McNeill (executive of iTec), and Cassandra Hadel.

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Peter also had the opportunity to meet notable, wonderful people, such as New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman and Kevin Ryan, director of Covenant House.

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This Thanksgiving season, take a moment to think of America’s homeless. If you are so moved, do what you can to volunteer, donate or help fight the epidemic of homelessness in the United States.

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Peter Salerno Inc. Staff Donates Thanksgiving Turkeys to Local Church [PHOTOS]

Peter Salerno Inc. Staff Donates Thanksgiving Turkeys to Local Church [PHOTOS]

Peter Salerno Inc. Staff Brings Thanksgiving Donation to NJ Church

It is a Thanksgiving tradition for the staff of Peter Salerno Inc. to donate turkeys to a local church in northern New Jersey. 2015 is no exception, as the Peter Salerno turkey tradition made its way to the next generation of the Salerno family.

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Gabrielle Salerno-Mayer (Peter’s daughter) and Peter Salerno Inc. staff member Nadya Barkovskaya purchased and donated 60 Thanksgiving turkeys – just in time for the holidays. The donation was coordinated by Fran Blackgrove and the wonderful staff at St. Andrew’s Church of Westwood, New Jersey.

It was a fulfilling day for Gabrielle and Nadya; the opportunity to give back to the community is something that Peter Salerno, his family and staff treasure. It was exceptionally wonderful to partner with St. Andrew’s Church, where both of Peter’s children were baptized¬†and¬†married.

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Enjoy the photos from Gabrielle and Nadya’s donation day!

Peter Salerno, his family and staff encourage you to join in the effort to ensure everyone has a happy Thanksgiving in 2015. Whether you can donate one turkey or 100, a gently used blanket or coat, or just a warm handshake or embrace, please give what you can to those less fortunate.

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St. Andrew’s Church is located on Washington Avenue in Westwood, New Jersey. Peter Salerno Inc.’s gorgeous custom design showroom is located at 511 Goffle Road, Wyckoff, New Jersey.

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