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Local Construction Officials Chosen to Lead The Builders in 2012

Local Construction Officials Chosen to Lead The Builders in 2012
1/3/2012

The 2012 slate of officers and executive committee members who will lead The Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania (The Builders) next year is set. The group was elected at The Builders’ annual meeting this evening, December 7, for a one-year term. They are:

President: Joe DeSalvo (pictured at right), Executive Vice President, DeSalvo Construction Company, Inc., based in Hubbard, Ohio

Residence: Howland, OH

 Mr. DeSalvo began his career at his parents’ company, DeSalvo Construction, as a field laborer, moved to project management and estimating, and then to his present position as EVP within eight years. He is one of the first construction professionals in the country to earn the Certified Healthcare Constructor credential from the American Hospital Association and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering. Mr. DeSalvo serves on many committees for The Builders, is a trustee for the Bricklayers’ Local 43 Pension Fund and the Carpenters’ Unemployment Benefit Fund, and is a management member on several local arbitration committees. He is a graduate of YSU in marketing, management and economics. He and his wife, Cammie, have four children ranging in age from 10 to 5.

 1st Vice President: Ed Stevens, President, Stevens Masonry Construction Inc., based in New Castle, PA

Residence: New Castle, PA

 2nd Vice President: Roger Kreps, Owner/President, Roger Kreps Drywall & Plastering, Inc., based in Youngstown, Ohio

Residence: Youngstown, OH

 3rd Vice President: Brian Downie, Corporate Secretary, Alex Downie & Sons Company, based in  Youngstown, Ohio

Residence: Poland, OH

 Secretary/Treasurer: Howard Agueda, Project Manager/Estimator, Jack Gibson Construction Company, based in Warren, Ohio

Residence: Warren, OH

 Past President: Jim Breese, President, Jack Gibson Construction Company, based in Warren, Ohio

Residence: Transfer, PA

 Executive Vice President: Kevin Reilly, Executive Vice President of The Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western PA, based in Vienna, Ohio

Residence: Mineral Ridge, OH

 2012 Executive Committee Members: Joe Rich, Bob Daloise, Cliff Morgan, Jim Santini, Jeff Mason, Mark Zeidenstein, Ken DiPanfilo, Dan Terreri, Jim Hamilton, Jim Pitzer, Ken Black, Aaron Tervo, Geoff Measel, Doug Wallace, Jerry Harper, Jerry Zreliak, Harry Grafton, and Gale Measel.

 About The Builders

The Builders represents more than 200 contractors and affiliated construction industry services members from Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio and Lawrence and Mercer counties in Pennsylvania. For more information about The Builders, contact Kevin Reilly, executive vice president, at 330-539-6050, email him at Kevin@TheBuildersOnline.com  or visit www.thebuildersonline.com.