“Our goal at E. Smith Contractors is to be uncompromising in our core values. We value each and every employee, client and community partner and we stress the importance of community involvement.” — Eli Smith
Eli Smith is an award-winning contractor who was born in Elmira, NY. A committed and energetic entrepreneur, he is following in the footsteps of his parents who were successful business owners for over 40 years. He is hopeful that one day one of his own 5 children will be inspired to make a difference in the community they live in by starting their own business.
In 2016 he was awarded the Carey Gabey Excellence and Innovation Award from Governor Cuomo that recognized him for entrepreneurial spirit and achievement in contracting.
His community involvement includes sitting on the board of the Girls & Boys Clubs of Syracuse, The Empire State of the Association of Builders and Contractors and The Urban Business Association of Syracuse. He is also an alumnus of Babson College and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.
Currently operating out of offices in DC and Syracuse, Eli continues to give back to his community by mentoring students at area high schools and colleges including Syracuse University and Onondaga Community College.