President/CEO, Ferreira Construction Co., Inc.
CEO, American Pile and Foundation, LLC
CEO, Vanguard Energy Partners, LLC
CEO, Noveda Technologies
Nelson Ferreira is an exceptional visionary who embarked on his first business endeavor 25 years ago with the inception of Ferreira Construction. Ferreira Construction has transformed from a small start up company in 1988 to one of today’s premier contractors in NJ and NY. Nelson is the core of Ferreira Construction and is responsible for business development, market strategy, and growth of the company. In continuing with his vision of diversity and growth, Nelson has added Noveda Technologies, Vanguard Energy Partners and most recently, American Pile and Foundation to the Ferreira companies. Nelson continues to lend his valuable insight and unparalleled leadership in the development of all four companies.
A key component of Nelson’s success is his unwavering commitment to his employees’ workplace safety, as well as their continuing education. He encourages all members of his team to acquire additional training and certifications to keep the company on the cutting edge of innovation, technology and safety. In 2002, Nelson was personally honored by New Jersey Business News in their annual “Forty Under 40” listing of extraordinary businesspeople. The magazine recognized him for outstanding entrepreneurial achievements in the construction industry.
In addition to his duties at Ferreira Construction and the affiliate companies, Nelson is actively involved with the following industry and non-industry organizations:
- The Utility and Transportation Contractors Association (UTCA), President 2007
- Associated General Contractors of New Jersey (AGC)
- The General Contractors Association of NY (GCA), Executive Committee
- The Building Contractors Association of New Jersey (BCA)
- The Moles, Woodcliff Lake, NJ - Trustee
- The Regional Alliance for Small Contractors, New York, NY – Board of Directors
- Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Newark, Newark, NJ – Board of Directors
- Gill St. Bernard’s School, Gladstone, NJ – Board of Directors
- Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ - Advisory Board Member
Nelson’s experiences have enabled him to gain insight, technical expertise, and provide effective leadership, essential to his daily management of Ferreira Construction and its affiliates. This year marks Ferreira's 25th year anniversary in the construction industry. The longevity and success of all the firms is evidenced by the continual growth and development of resources and capabilities, as well as the dedication of Mr. Ferreira’s employees to his vision for the future of Ferreira Construction Company and its affiliates.