|Jiashu (Chris) Xu is the founder and president of United Construction & Development Group Corp. and United Plumbing, Heating & Appliance Corp. At the age of 18, Mr. Chris Xu emigrated with his family from China to the United States. Since then Chris began to demonstrate his business acumen by leading several of his high school classmates to perform housing related work. He later became the founder and co-partner of United Plumbing, Heating & Appliance Corp., a well-known plumbing and heating distributor in Queens, New York. With his dedication and ambition, at the age of 24, Chris became the sole owner of the plumbing store and also owned the property at the same location. The value of this property alone is around $40 million nowadays.
In 1996, Chris founded his second company, which later became United Construction & Development Group Corp. In just a few years, he has successfully completed the development, construction, and management of a wide range of projects including residential houses, condominiums, day care, mixed-use retail/office buildings, supermarket, hotel and commercial buildings, creating many jobs, new homes, and business opportunities in the process.
Mr. Chris Xu’s construction footprint and property portfolio have extended to Manhattan and overseas. Throughout his career, Chris has always been actively involved in philanthropic endeavors as well. He has been recognized by many of his leadership skills in business and charity.