March 21 - April 3, 2017

Digital Edition

Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Joel Fairbank 1993


  • Title: CEO/President
  • Company: 1st Contractors, Inc.
  • Location: 100 Northern Lights Shopping Center, North Syracuse, NY
  • Birthplace: January 22, 1954, Syracuse, N.Y

Service: Commercial Construction/Construction Management
Years with Firm: Founder-1988
Education: Graduate of Fayetteville Manlius High School, 1972
Hobbies, Interests: Fishing, music
Favorite Book: Bhagavad, Gita
Favorite Movie: Gandhi
Person You Most Respect (outside of family): My elders
How You Got to Your current Position: I began working construction by building my own business and home in Fayetteville, N.Y. in 1977. I owned a farm market which required working seven days a week from 4 a.m., to 8 p.m., so long hours was learned a long time ago. My real estate and construction career continued in Los Angeles working for a large real estate development and management firm and then to a five year rise through the ranks of building superintendent to director of Property Management for Eagan Real Estate. My entrepreneurial spirit took me out on my own in June 1988.