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Chris Doran


Chris grew up in Central NY, attended East Syracuse Minoa High School and eventually LeMoyne College where he earned a degree in Finance. He loves lacrosse and was fortunate enough to play at Lemoyne where he earned Academic All American honors, served as team captain and won 2 National Championships. He has been in the construction industry his entire professional career and worked with one of the nation’s largest home builders and also one of Central New York’s largest commercial builders. He’s managed projects large and small, ranging from remodels and additions to new homes and, most recently, major commercial projects at Turning Stone Casino and Syracuse University. He’s worked with thousands of different contractors and customers and has a passion for construction projects. Chris currently resides in Camillus with his wife and 2 children.

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Jeremy Doran


Jeremy also grew up in Central NY and attended East Syracuse Minoa High School and LeMoyne College.  He was a two time captain of the lacrosse team and earned a degree in Business with a concentration in Marketing.  Out of college he began working for one of the top builders in the country where he gained experience as a Project Manager, Sales and Marketing Representative, Service Manager and, most recently, Production Manager.  His long career and experience in home building has equipped him with the tools to manage any size project from conception to habitability. Jeremy currently serves on the Board of Directors and is the Vice President for the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Central New York. He lives in Camillus with his 3 children.

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Chris Kovar

Project Manager

Chris grew up in Skaneateles NY where he currently resides with his wife and two children. He attended Niagara University and holds a degree in Marketing/Business Administration. Chris is an avid motocross and mountain biking enthusiast and has a passion for driving and restoring vintage Porsche’s. Chris has been in the home building industry for over 25 years both in the Washington D.C. and Syracuse markets. He has overseen the construction of nearly 700 single family homes, townhomes and condo’s throughout his lengthy career. Chris’ attention to detail and ability to manage schedules and budgets is second to none and he offers a high level of customer service to each and every Stone Hammer client.

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Gabe SeiFter

Lead Sales Representative 

After spending 7 years in Charlotte, North Carolina as a full-time real estate investor and broker, Gabe has returned to real estate in his hometown of Syracuse, New York. Gabe is passionate about helping people by using his knowledge of residential, commercial, and investment real estate. He prides himself on his complete commitment and responsiveness to each and every client.

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Gabe grew up in the Jamesville-Dewitt area and graduated from Hobart College in 2001. After several years in outside sales, real estate became his passion. His professional experience includes years of flipping houses, owning and managing rental properties, selling new construction, and developing land for a variety of uses. All of this experience, combined with Gabe’s energy, resourcefulness, and dedication to serving clients, has allowed him to quickly become a top-selling agent in the area. In 2017, Gabe recorded over 18M in sales, good for top ten in the entire Greater Syracuse Association of Realtors.

Gabe and his son Jacob reside in Onondaga Hill. He enjoys spending time with his family, visiting the Adirondacks, and attending Syracuse sporting events.

Helpful Information

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