Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WDF Inc.
About Larry Roman
A savvy businessman who serves in the New York contracting industry, Larry Roman received the Subcontractor of the Year award. With more than 30 years of experience as a plumbing contractor with a focus on public and private projects, Larry Romanhelped transform his small family business into contracting giant GreenStar Services Corporation. The full-service company, formed through a merger of WDF Inc., Nagelbush Mechanical, Inc., and Five Star Electric Corporation, provides environmental, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical contracting services for complex structures. Larry Roman currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of WDF Inc. and as Vice Chairman of GreenStar Services.
A well-regarded executive, Larry Roman has held many leadership roles at WDF Inc. The company originally began as R&C Corporation, a plumbing business founded by his father. Larry Roman sold the company to Jamaica Water in 1988. After reacquiring the business in 1995, now named WDF Inc., he implemented a new restructuring plan and increased sales. In 2000, Larry Roman sold WDF Inc. to Keyspan Energy. After Keystone left the construction business in 2005, Larry Roman once again had the opportunity to take control of R&C, which he renamed WDF Inc. As Chief Executive Officer, Larry Roman has overseen a broad array of prestigious projects at WDF Inc. that have changed the skyline of New York City. They include 7 World Trade Center, a multimillion-dollar plumbing project. WDF also provided all of the plumbing for the Time Warner Center, New York’s largest plumbing contract at $35 million. An experienced executive, Larry Roman holds a solid reputation in the New York construction industry. “The manner in which he conducts his business is very direct, very transparent. He is a wonderful person to do business with. His word is his bond," said Jeff Levine, president of Levine Builders. In a 2005 article in Real Estate Weekly, Donald Trump said, "Larry is a wonderful guy and a great contractor." Larry Roman has been honored with the Silver Shovel Award, the LIFE Builder Award, and a Boy Scout Achievement Award. In addition, Larry Roman gave back $1 million to IEAH stables on a horse they purchased from him but then got injured.