Our Mission is to deliver high-quality projects at an exceptional standard every time by understanding the needs and expectations of our clients through excellent customer service and collaboration.


Our Vision is to continue our founder’s pursuit of professionalism, exceptional work ethic, and high-quality workmanship for generations to come, setting new standards of how Commercial Construction should be.



We take proactive risk control measures to ensure a safe working environment for our team and public. Through thoughtfulness and collaboration, we strive to create a hazard-free zone for each project, evidenced by the successful completion of many renovations within occupied spaces.


We are a LEED-certified organization. We partner with an environmentally-friendly construction recycling and energy optimization company and retain LEED-accredited professionals on our staff. We are well-equipped to support our clients’ LEED goals to meet energy use reduction, air quality, and recycled materials needs with detailed reporting for transparency.


We are a Tier 1 Diverse Supplier, certified with the Women’s Business Enterprise, National Chapter. As a woman-owned business, we value working with suppliers of diversely owned businesses and continuously seek out new suppliers to support diversity and ensure the highest quality of work.


Building long-term relationships is our priority. We work closely with our clients to make the process enjoyable from start to finish. We are responsive and work diligently to ensure all bases are covered, and all expectations are met or exceeded for every project. 


We are transparent with our clients about what they can expect from us and we always deliver our projects on time and within budget. Our team – our leadership, office executives, project managers, and skilled workers – operates with the same level of integrity that our founder instilled in us.


We value giving back to the community. Our team actively participates in local events and charities. We strongly believe that success comes from teamwork, and it expands through our contribution to the community around us. That is why we foster a culture of building strong community relations and sustainable practices.


est. 1976 By Wade Dickerson

“Do the job right the first time.” 

That was the motto of Wade Ray & Associates, Construction, Inc. founder, Wade Dickerson. As an accomplished craftsman, he had a successful career culminating in a well-respected role as General Superintendent of one of the largest New Jersey Construction firms. Ready to forge his own path, he channeled his work ethic, integrity, skills and expansive knowledge to found Wade Ray in in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey in 1976. From the very first days, his top priority was to build a team that embodies his values of project delivery to an exceptional standard, on time and within budget.

2005: A Seamless Leadership Transition

The leadership stayed within the family with Wade Sr. handing over the reins to his daughter, Laurie Schnitzlein and son-in-law Steve Schnitzlein in 2005.

Under the leadership of Laurie and Steve, the Wade Ray team has built a dynamic portfolio of commercial, industrial, and institutional projects for a wide range of clients, completed to an exceptional standard. Building long-term relationships with our clients and partners and collaborating with engineers and designers have been their top priorities.

2015: Woman-Owned Business Certification

We obtained our woman-owned certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) in 2015. Our WBENC certification has allowed us to connect with other women-owned businesses and strengthen our relationships with our customers.

We aim to increase the percentage of women employed in construction, encouraging women to seek career opportunities in this rewarding industry.

A Woman Owned Business

2022: Expansion and Diversification

The continued expansion of our team has continued to broaden our range of skills and expertise, which has paved the way for great innovation in our processes and projects. We continue to prioritize employee satisfaction by encouraging a culture of collaboration, open communication, and mutual respect.

Wade Ray & Associates, Construction, Inc. | 3827 US Highway 1 South, Monmouth Junction, 08852 | (732) 297-1700NJ Copyright © 2023 Wade Ray. All Rights Reserved.