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Institutional | AGOSTINI AND BACON
sors and crews working in the field, many of whom have long
tenures with Agostini and Bacon.
"George and Steven are pretty proud of their employees' longevity," Puglia says. "Our employees have been here quite a number of
years. We don't have a lot of turnaround. I think we're pretty proud
of that, the people come here and want to work for them."
Many of those employees are tradesmen who participate in
building projects. "We do self-perform a lot of work," Puglia
says. "That allows us the ability to help any contractors having
difficulty keeping up on their scope." Agostini and Bacon crews
typically pour foundations and concrete, install the rough carpentry, and place doors, frames and hardware.
Self-performing those areas helps projects stay on schedule
- a critical consideration for school projects that must be ready
before classes begin. Agostini and Bacon's superintendents are
carpenters and former tradesmen, so they understand how work
should progress and how to keep it on track. "If we're falling
behind, we really pinpoint why and push those areas and work
with subs to make sure the project is being built the way it needs
to be to meet that deadline," Puglia says.
That experience also enables Agostini and Bacon to better
control costs. "Because we do general contracting and we do
self-perform a lot of our scope, we feel that gives us an edge on
what the actual market is when we're putting a budget together
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