At its 49th annual business meeting on December 6, members of the Builders Association elected the organization’s 2019 officers and executive committee members. This group of local construction industry veterans will all serve a one-year term:

President: Sam Boak, President, Boak & Sons, Inc. of Austintown, Ohio

Sam Boak launched his own insulation contracting company in 1974, when he was just 18 years old. With the high-energy costs of the late 70’s, Sam recognized the need for a roofing business that offered an economical way to install a new roof by using cutting-edge technology and equipment, so that the customer could recoup their costs in energy savings. Still more products and services were added in the 80’s.

Today, Boak & Sons, Inc., based in Austintown, Ohio, has 180 employees who service both commercial and residential customers for roofing, insulation, sheet metal, windows, siding, and gutters. The company has grown to its present size and stature with the help of loyal employees, honesty and the reputation for doing a job right for a fair price.

A resident of Canfield, Ohio, Sam Boak is an exceptional son, husband, grandfather, friend and mentor. He and his wife, Donna, make it their priority to give back to the community.

Sam has served on the Canfield City Council, the board of the Canfield Historical Society, as president of the Canfield Rotary, the Austintown Rotary and the Home Builders Association. He also serves on the Board of the YMCA and is involved with the local Food Pantry, Mission of Love, clothing drives, Palm Sunday Pancake breakfast and the Fly The Flag program. He has made substantial donations to the local War Vet Museum, and for more than a decade, Sam has provided a 4th of July fireworks show for the city of Canfield.

His warmth and generosity also keeps children warm during the winter when he donates coats to kids in the area that are in need. Sam also feels it is important to “pay it forward” and spread the work of God. Boak is a member of the Canfield Presbyterian Church where he donates Lilly plants for all congregational members to take home after Easter Sunday. The purpose of this is for the church member to give the plant to another person on Easter.

Sam has two daughters and two grandchildren that he & Donna love to spoil!

Additional Members Elected as Officers

1st Vice President: Bob Donatelli, President, Donatelli Electric of Sharpsville, PA. Home: Sharpsville, PA

2nd Vice President: Tony Hufford, Vice President, Pro-Tec Roofing, Inc. of Lordstown, OH. Home: Newton Falls, OH

3rd Vice President: Scott Froelich, Vice President, TEMA Roofing Services of Girard, OH. Home: Poland, OH

Treasurer: Mark Zeidenstein, Corporate Secretary, L. Calvin Jones & Company of Canfield, OH. Home: Boardman, OH

Past President:  Jeff Donatelli, Assistant Director of Operations, Donatelli Electric of Sharpsville, PA. Home: Sharpsville, PA

Executive Vice President: Kevin Reilly, Executive Vice President of The Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western PA, based in Vienna, OH. Home: Mineral Ridge, OH

2019 Executive Committee Members

Rob Cambell               Ken DiPanfilo                         John Handerhan                      Bill Petro

Dave Collins               Brian Downie                          Jerry Harper                           Jason Santini

Bob Daloise                Randy Giangiuli                      George Johnson                      Jim Santini

Joe DeSalvo                Harry Grafton                         Jeff Mason                              Ed Stevens

Jerry Zreliak

Also – please view this interview of Builders Association Executive VP, Kevin Reilly by the Youngstown Business Journal:

For a photo album of the event, visit our Facebook page @TheBuildersOnline