VRD's History

Anthony L. Levey, the founder of Certified Interiors, has spent much of his adult life in the construction industry. After fulfilling his military commitment in the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps, he began working as a union carpenter. Several years later, a mentor saw Anthony’s potential and he was brought into the office and trained as an estimator and a salesman.

Over time, Anthony constructed and designed commercial interiors, all while working for competitors. In 1978, having made the decision to use his expertise and reputation to his own benefit, Anthony founded Certified Interiors. During the next 15 years, he worked diligently to establish the company as a premier builder of interiors in the commercial carpentry industry. By 1993, the sterling reputation of Certified Interiors was well-known in the industry. In fact, due to an impeccable work ethic and unsurpassed integrity, Anthony was regularly being asked by clients to not only handle the carpentry aspects of a commercial project, but to oversee the entire project as well – as the general contractor.

At this point, Anthony joined forces with Denise Sapienza to establish VRD Contracting. The company was founded with a common goal of operating a contracting company that could provide first-rate service, professional management and construction for retail, commercial, industrial, healthcare and institutional facilities.

The business partnership between Anthony and Denise has flourished over the past 11 years, resulting in a well-respected and reputable full-service construction management and general contracting firm servicing clients throughout the tri-state area.

The philosophy at VRD Contracting is to provide clients the maximum value possible during all phases of a construction project. VRD owes much of its success to a dedicated management group and support staff. Anthony Levey, Denise Sapienza and key management personnel at VRD Contracting are committed to delivering unrivaled service and superior quality in every general contracting project they oversee.


VRD’s list of distinguished and satisfied customers includes:

  • North Fork Bank
  • GreenPoint Bank
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Nastech Pharmaceutical
  • P.M. Realty Group
  • Conversant Communications
  • Siemens Electronics
  • Bell Atlantic
  • Funcoland
  • Foot Locker
  • Rite Aid