Construction Today - June 2017 - 83
Institutional | CATALANO CONSTRUCTION INC.
Construction's strong reputation
is the result of making decisions that do
right by clients and suppliers.
Doing it Right
CATALANO'S COMMITMENT TO ITS VALUES HAS EARNED IT LOYALTY IN RHODE ISLAND. BY ALAN DORICH
atalano Construction Inc. sets
itself apart with a personal
approach to its work, Vice President Jason Catalano says. "We
pay more attention to the details and our
relationships," he declares. "I'd rather make
a little less profit on a project than have it
not establish a relationship where an owner
comes to us first."
Based in Cumberland, R.I., the company provides a range of site construction
services, including concrete work, utility
installation, excavation and demolition.
Catalano's father, Bernie Catalano, founded the company in 1989 after working for
another contractor. He and his wife, Diane,
initially operated it out of their home.
After two years, the Catalanos moved the
company to its current location in Cumber-
land. When Bernie Catalano died in 2013, "I
took over, we continued the projects and we
maintained our employees," Jason Catalano
recalls. "The guys in the office and the guys
in the field stuck by me."
Catalano Construction Inc.
* 2016 ales: $5 million
* Headquarters: Cumberland, R.I.
* Employees: 33
* Specia y: Concrete work, utility installation, excavation and demolition
"Our goal is to do what we do
be er an anyone else."
- Jason Catalano, vice president
Today, Catalano Construction is not the
biggest contractor in its area, but "our goal is
to do what we do better than anyone else,"
he says. "I hold a high value in reputation
and that's something my father worked
very hard for."
The younger Catalano strives to improve
the company's already strong reputation.
"Doing the right thing is what points our
compass in the right direction," he continues. "That leads our business decisions and
the projects that we go forward on. That's
the biggest value that we have."
Catalano Construction's recent projects
include work at the Naval Station Newport
in Rhode Island. "We've been down there
for the last 12 years," Catalano explains.
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