About Fast Track



Fast Track offers a “hands-on” approach to managing construction projects from conception to move-in. Each project is assigned a principal of the firm to ensure the success of the project and a continued strong relationship. We are committed to providing the highest standard or service. This is the Fast Track standard.



  • Develop project budget and update it throughout the pre-construction process
    • Provide value engineering ideas and comparative cost analyses
    • Develop the project schedule delineating critical path and major milestones
    • Identify and pre-purchase long-lead material
  • Create qualified subcontractor lists and issue bid packages
    • Analyze and compare subcontractor bids
    • Provide cost accounting and document control services
    • Assist in permit procurement

Fast Track’s respected reputation ensures the hiring of the best subcontractors to carry out the various disciplines for each project. We are committed to showing our clients that we have the expertise to deliver projects on time and under budget - regardless of the size or complexity of the job. The result is competitive pricing, technical assistance during preconstruction and high quality workmanship. Our thorough pre-planning allows us to think through every contingency, quantifying and managing risk for our clients before starting construction. The establishment of a trust relationship between the client’s consultants and the Fast Track Team is what creates a successful construction experience. By listening to the client’s needs and prioritizing and managing the project expectations, we become an integral extension of the client’s team.

Fast Track endeavors to add value and exceed expectations. This vision is what separates us from our competition. We are a successful, national, financially stable Construction Management and General Contracting firm with an established office located in New Jersey.



Al Hot

Founder / Owner


Al Hot is the founder and owner of Fast Track Construction, a firm specializing in commercial interior and data center construction. His construction management and high-end millwork experience spans over three decades, multiple industries and a diverse list of exacting, satisfied clients.

Prior to founding Fast Track Construction, Mr. Hot served more than 15 years as Project Manager for prominent New York City interior construction firms, including Olympia & York and NICO Construction. In those roles, he oversaw construction management, project management and operations and also played an integral role in all due diligence and acquisition of new projects. His ability to regularly jump into complex, challenging projects and deliver them on time and on budget earned him the reputation that Fast Track proudly carries on.

He has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights.

Fast Track's Tom Ryan

Tom Ryan


Tom Ryan serves as principal of Fast Track Construction, bringing with him over 30 years of construction and real estate management experience.

Prior to joining Fast Track as principal, Tom served many senior roles in the NYC & Global real estate sector. Most notably, Managing Director at CBRE, where led a team of 200 project managers nationally, overseeing an annual capital budget of $800mm on behalf of Bank of America. While at JLL as Senior Vice President, Tom led a team of project managers & real estate brokers overseeing the HSBC Bank Real Estate portfolio nationally. As Vice President of Real Estate Development for Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey, Tom directed the design & construction of LVMH Tower, 1 East 57th St (with Louis Vuitton flagship boutique) & 598 Madison Ave. His diverse experience enables him to assume ownership of all stages of the real estate and construction management processes, while delivering the white-glove customer service our clients expect from Fast Track.

He studied Construction Management at New York University and Architectural Design at the Institute of Design and Construction, and is a member of BOMA, Corenet Global, IFMA and ICSC.

Our Team


Dieter Eckert


Dieter Eckert is our Senior Project Manager. With over 40 years in the woodworking and construction industry. His experience allows him to manage clients expectations thru value engineering , leading the company to successful projects. Dieter is responsible for leading his team from project initiation and fabrication to installation and completion. No project is too big or small for him to handle.


Kevin LaValle


Kevin Lavalle is our Onsite Supervisor. Bringing with him over 30 years of experience in the field. Kevin ensures any and all projects are built and installed to all of our Clients and Fast Tracks standards. By consistently being onsite and attending any and all meetings he makes sure nothing goes unnoticed.


Reggie Hot


Reggie Hot is our Director of Field Operations. He is responsible for the daily success of a Fast Track's operations in our customer service focused environment while maintaining relationships with any and all clients. Reggie shows a proven history of successfully managing various types of project delivery methods whether its from our office or onsite, including but not limited to: supervising all employees in the field and in the office, attending any and all meetings with clients.


John Autovino


John Autovino is our Junior Project Manager, bringing with over 25 years in the woodworking and construction industry. His experience allows him to assist and manage all aspects of projects from pre-construction to project close-out. John handles day to day tasks such as consulting with and gathering information from technicians, engineers, subcontractors, etc.


Sunny Patel


Sunny Patel is our Head Estimator. Bringing with him his Masters in Science, Construction Engineering Management he has just under 10 years of education and experience in the Construction industry. Sunny ensures that every trade involved with the project fits the clients standards as well as their budget.


Lauren Cruz


Lauren Cruz is our Office Manager. Bringing with her 5 years of education and experience in the Construction Industry in both Residential and Commercial. From ensuring that all paperwork for each project is in order to guaranteeing that all insurance requirements are met for the project, Lauren sees to it that no stone goes unturned in any task she is handling.


Fast Track is known for completing complex projects in record-setting time. Contact us to discuss how we can help deliver your project.

On time. On budget. No problem.