Another second-generation home builder, Leonard R. “Lenny” Sendelsky was born in Perth Amboy, NJ, and formed the Lenguy Construction Corp. in 1958. Throughout his nearly 50 years in the industry, he has overseen construction of more than 3,000 homes and apartments, in addition to many commercial and industrial buildings.
Along the way, he has achieved many leadership positions in the local building industry and earned the highest respect of his industry peers, who have honored him with a long list of awards. The Central Jersey Builders Association, on whose board Sendelsky has served for the last 46 years — including as its president in 1964 – named him “Builder of the Year” in 1966 and again in 1989, and the New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA) bestowed that title upon him in 1967 and 1989. He has also been a member of the NJBA Builders Hall of Fame since 1974.
Sendelsky was a founding director and the first president of the Home Owners Warranty Corp. of New Jersey in 1975, and he was re-elected to the presidency of that organization in 1983-85. He also helped found the Institute of Multifamily Housing of the NJBA, where he served as chairman from 1986-87.
Sendelsky has served on the boards of many New Jersey governmental agencies, including the New Jersey State Uniform Construction Code Advisory Board, the New Jersey Standards Committee for Construction of Sewerage Facilities for Realty Improvements, the New Jersey State Building Authority and the Middlesex County Planning Board.
He also has an extensive record of service to his community, including membership on the boards of the Thomas Edison Council, Perth Amboy YMCA, Middlesex County United Way and John F. Kennedy Medical Center Hospital.
A formal induction ceremony for Martin and Sendelsky will be held during NAHB’s Spring Board of Directors Meeting in Washington, D.C. this May.
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