Our Firm

“Excellent Design Comes About As The Result of Understanding Client Objectives And Concerns; Success Is Achieved Through Thoughtful Planning.”
Our firm and our projects have received recognition thru-out its history

The CSR Group who have coupled architecture and engineering discipline with construction to bring design-build services to commercial, industrial and residential clients in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

CSR Group, founded in 1982, is a New Jersey Architectural and Design Build firm. It is comprised of CSR Associates, PA and CSR Construction Corp., implemented a vision shared by its founders, Francisco Salas AIA and Leon Cohen, AIA. That vision was to combine, under one roof, a firm that could design, manage and build a client’s project. Through that process, we have responded to the constantly changing needs of owners and workers and continue to look for new ways to help our clients and the people who work in their buildings, achieve success.

We provide services in a conventional single service mode such as architectural design, construction management, owners’ representation, project management and general contracting services. We also provide our design build approach allowing single source responsibility and a seamless relationship with the client.

Our experience as architects, engineers and planners and our expertise and hands-on experience as a general contractor puts us in a very advantageous position to successfully manage any project and effectively coordinate all the elements with all the players ensuring that even when changes occur, and often they will, those changes are handled seamlessly and economically, without sacrificing the project and plan objectives.

We have a diversified client base and extensive experience in the areas of industrial and warehousing, commercial and retail, banking and finance, transportation and manufacturing including research and development, and multi -family residential and single family custom homes.

We are particularly proud of the work we have completed for those institutions with very special needs such as hospitals, schools, recreation centers and houses of worship.

  • Industrial structures such as flex buildings, warehouse and distribution facilities, laboratories and clean rooms.
  • Commercial buildings including corporate offices, retail and manufacturing plants.
  • Financial institutions - banks and credit unions, financial exchanges
  • Residential custom designed private homes, multi-family hi-rise and luxury apartments.
  • Special requirements facilities such as health care, educational, houses of worship, day care centers, and historic restoration projects.
  • Interior architectural design, including, corporate facilities planning, tenant fit-outs and residential interiors.
  • Infrastructure including upgrades to mechanical and electrical systems, chiller plants, co-generation and work with transit site development.
  • Hispanic Business Magazine “100 Fastest Growing Companies”
  • Eighth Annual NJ Masonry Award for the “Minnie B Veal” Community Center”
  • Regional Alliance for Small Contractors – “Contractor of the Year”
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ – “Contractor of the Year”
  • Concrete Association of America Concrete Award – “350 Starke Road Carlstadt, NJ
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Institute for Executive Leadership
  • First Baptist Community Development Corporation “Family Resource Center” Corporate Recognition
  • Business Community Partner Award, Central Jersey Community Development Corporation
  • 47th Annual NJ Architectural Chapter American Concrete Institute Award, Residential Category, for Balazs Edgewater Colony Residence, Edgewater, NJ
  • AIA - American Institute of Architects
  • NJBIA - NJ Business and Industry Association
  • U.S. Green Building Council
  • New York Society of Architects
  • New Jersey Society of Architects
  • NY/NJ Minority Supplier Development Council MBE
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • IBCC - International Building Code Council
  • Building Officials and Code Administrators international Council
  • Bergen County Chamber of Commerce
  • ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers
  • National Hispanic Business Group
  • NFPA - National Fire Protection Association
  • Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce NAIOP - National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
  • GNBDC - Greater Newark Business Development Consortium