In 1995, Jose Mendez founded Excel Interior Construction with only two assets: a client list and his expertise. A Certified MBE, today Excel Interior has grown into a company with a client list base that includes Fortune 500 corporations, financial institutions and retail establishments.

Jose started his career with the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merril as an assistant project manager and quickly moved on to work for major construction firms like NICO and Takanaka. Throughout his 30-year career, he has delivered over $500 Million in projects ranging from new out-of-the ground buildings to interior renovations. His diverse experience and background in the construction industry, has provided him with the knowledge of construction and management skills that allow him to stand behind every project he undertakes. There is no such thing as a small project for Jose, as he stays involved in each and every single project to ensure that the client's expectations are always exceeded. From the very beginning, Jose quickly learned that nothing is more important in this industry then professionalism and integrity.And as the principal of Excel, he has helped shape these same values and procedures for his firm. You can always rely on the Excel team to provide the same professionalism and service that his client's have come to expect—to deliver beautiful spaces on time and on budget.

Jose Mendez is currently on the Corporate Advisory Board of The Committee for Hispanic Children & Families, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Hispanic families and children throughout the NYC area.