Construction Today - January 2017 - 24
NY/NJ Focus | TAVO DEVELOPMENT
'I've been doing this
for so long that I
know what people
want in their houses.'
ships it has with it loyal core of local subcontractors. Many of the
subcontractors the company works with have worked with it for
at least 10 years, and there is very little turnover in its subcontractor base.
Tavolacci says this is because TAVO Development works with
honesty and transparency, and all decisions are made with the
best interests of everyone involved in mind. "My biggest quality
is honesty, that's what I look for in a person's character," he says.
"They stay with me because we work well together as a team and
we have the same philosophy, which is to put the best product
out there for the buyer."
Although TAVO Development continues to find success building
throughout Westchester County, Tavolacci says the company
has seen activity slow down in recent years not because of the
market conditions, but because of bureaucracy. "The biggest
challenge right now is getting the permits from the local municipalities in a timely fashion," he says.
The process of having a project permitted has become much
more arduous than it was when TAVO Development went into
business, according to Tavolacci, often extending long past the
amount of time it used to take. "The process has become a lot
harder to achieve than when I first started," he says.
Even though the extended permitting process has not
changed the way TAVO Development approaches its work, it has
had an impact in terms of scheduling that has caused delays
in certain projects. "If we're trying to beat the weather to start a
particular project, sometimes we can't because the permitting is
very time-consuming," Tavolacci says.
Focused on the Future
Tavolacci says the future looks very promising for TAVO Development, as the company has just recently purchased 10 acres
where it has begun building its first of three new homes in
Chappaqua, N.Y. Additionally, the company is in the planning
stages of building its first mixed-use project, which will feature
commercial space on the ground floor and luxury apartments on
the second and third floors.
By remaining true to its values and continuing to focus on
delivering high-quality homes to clients in Westchester County,
TAVO Development aims to keep right on succeeding. "We're
just going to continue to build the best homes possible," Tavolacci says.
CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY 2017