Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 69
Based in Edison, N.J., The Conti Group started operations in
1906 as a construction firm and has grown to represent multiple
industries, including engineering, renewable energy, real estate and
technology. "Our entrepreneurial spirit propels us to continually
grow and innovate as a company, and our history and ethics keep
us grounded in our core values," says Eric Millard, Conti Solar's vice
president of business development.
The Conti Group notes that its holdings are diversified geographically and by sector. This allows the firm to follow opportunities
when it sees fit. "Our holding company structure provides strategic
support services to maintain continuity and efficiency across our
organization," Millard notes. "However, the most important thing to
know about The Conti Group is the quality of our people. We are a
positive, high-achieving community that can be counted on for our
honesty and integrity, as well as our delivery of successful results to
all key stakeholders."
Harrington is a longtime veteran of construction and began working
in the commercial and industrial general construction industry in
1998. "I first entered into the residential and commercial solar market in 2008 and distributed generation solar power plants in 2012,"
he recalls. "I joined The Conti Group in 2016."
Sean notes that Conti Solar maintains a well-organized work environment. "There are significant core cultures that flow down from
Conti Group," he says, noting that these include being quality-driven
and dedicated to the project's success. "Conti has never not completed a project, no matter the situation. We focus on the client first."
The Conti Group's parentage has nurtured a strong focus on safety,
which is managed at the project level.
"We have an in-house safety department that is managing our
safety plan and the expectations coming from our owners," Harrington says, noting that the department also oversees the safety of
Conti Solar's strong focus has kept the company safe. "Today, we
have 25,000 self-performed hours in the first three months of 2018
with zero recordables," he comments.
Clearing the Hurdle
The company is seeing impacts on its market with the recent tariffs
on solar modules, steel and aluminum. "The indecision and threat
of the tariffs were impacting the market. Any tariff, on any industry,
is not an optimal situation, but our industry is moving forward and
expects to continue to see growth across the United States," Harrington reports.
"The solar industry," he asserts, "has reacted without much of a
downturn. Our revenue goals for 2018 remain unchanged and we
see many of the markets that we are currently working in continuing to integrate renewables and adding battery storage."
Sean adds that, "The company plans to grow into new markets. As
of today, we have constructed in 11 states and are pursuing work in 10
more. We're closing in on a 50 percent footprint across the country."
Conti Solar offers arrays at
carports, on the ground, at
landfills and on rooftops.
BRIGHTFIELDS DEVELOPMENT LLC
VOLUME 16, ISSUE 2 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM