James Cerone has been involved in the construction industry for his entire adult life. After graduating high school, he took a job doing concrete flatwork while attending Brockport State College near Rochester, NY. Two years later, he began doing roofing work as well. Throughout this time, he gained valuable experience in the construction industry from an on-the-ground perspective. As a gifted problem-solver, he ascertained the best way to deal with challenges as they occurred. In addition to learning to handle real-time crisis – just as importantly — he developed a pro-active approach, asserting pre-emptive measures to prevent incidents from happening in the first place.