Husband and wife owners, Alex and Marialisa Zywotchenko, established Cyrus Contracting in 2009. Drawing on individual strong industry experience, together they created a design-build firm dedicated to keeping clients’ best interests at heart.

Alex began his training in construction as a child, learning carpentry skills from his father. His formal training began after graduating from Amherst College, as he worked his way from being a New York City Union carpenter to managing high-end residential and commercial projects for successful New York City general contracting corporations. Alex’s breadth of experience from all aspects of the industry – laborer to real estate salesman to project manager – affords him an unusual ability to guarantee every project a timely, cost-effective and successful outcome.

Marialisa served as an engineer with the U.S. Naval Construction Battalion. She assisted in the World Trade Center clean-up with the New York Naval Militia.

She holds two degrees from New York University in Construction and Real Estate Management. She worked for a number of New York City general contracting firms in numerous roles and previously owned and managed her own painting company.

Both Alex and Marialisa have a passion for fine craftsmanship and attention to detail that sets Cyrus apart from other contractors in the competitive market of New York City and the Hudson Valley.

Cyrus is an ancient Persian name meaning “to bestow care.”

The four pillars in the Cyrus name are symbolic of our commitment to: