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125 Years of Pavarini North East Construction Co. - Structure Tone
The history of Pavarini North East Construction perfectly illustrates the company’s culture—they’re all about relationships and adapting to changes in what their clients need. For 125 years, they have been building the places that shape communities, from brand-new museums and academic buildings to interior fit-outs of corporate headquarters, hotels, and hospitals.
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125 Years of Pavarini North East Construction Co.

The history of Pavarini North East Construction perfectly illustrates the company’s culture—they’re all about relationships and adapting to changes in what their clients need. For 125 years, they have been building the places that shape communities, from brand-new museums and academic buildings to interior fit-outs of corporate headquarters, hotels, and hospitals.

1896: Pavarini & Greer Construction Company founded in Washington, DC

MetLife Building

“One of the things I like best about this company is it’s personal. You’re not just a number. Everyone knows everyone, like a family.” —Glenn Mazzeo, senior project manager (31 years)

“Our commitment to our clients has served us well for 125 years. We’re not satisfied with just the one-off project; we want to do everything we can for every client.”—Robert “Bobby” Smith, senior estimator (33 years)

1940s-1950s: Pavarini Construction Co., Inc. is established, focused on construction in the US Northeast and Mid-Atlantic

“We all worked from drawings up through the 1990s. I felt like all I did was carry Mylar shop drawings back and forth on trains. The iPad and software like PlanGrid have made such a difference.”—Brian Boyce, director of operations (37 years)

Computer Associates

1960s-1970s: Pavarini Construction Co. expands work to Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands

“Everyone here works really hard. It is like a family—we work together to make things happen.”—Karen Dando, senior project accountant (13 years)

1980s-1990s: Pavarini builds several landmark projects, from museums to corporate headquarters

“Transparency and the ability to partner with many of our clients in negotiating mutually beneficial terms has been a key to our success. Our annual independent audits are the hallmark of our approach to transparency, offering client confidence.”—Sterling Inzar, controller (13 years)

Manhattan College

1996: Pavarini Construction Co. joins the Structure Tone Organization (now STO Building Group)

“It was important that we made the merger an evolution, not a revolution. The people of Pavarini were very gracious and knowledgeable, which made it seamless and a win-win.”—Michael Melanophy, regional vice president (37 years)

2016: Mike Melanophy is named Regional Vice President and leader of the firm, following in the legendary footsteps of Jim Hurley

 “Something that’s always been engrained in me here is how important it is to make sure the entire team—the architect, the owner, the owner’s rep—all look good in the end. We are the glue that keeps the team working successfully to the finish line.”—James “Jamie” Dunn, senior project manager (25 years)

2021: Pavarini continues to construct signature buildings for key clients such as Manhattan College