HUBBARD – For DeSalvo Construction Co., 2020 brought the company’s culture into play more than ever.
Leaning on six key elements – technology, innovation, improvement, integrity, adaptability and community – the Hubbard construction contractor completed numerous projects on time and on budget, says Joseph DeSalvo, president.
“Thanks to our experience and ability to adapt, we enhanced safety protocols in real time to meet all mandates and keep everyone safe,” he says. “We had more than 40 employees last year. In conjunction with subcontractors and materials suppliers, they collaborated to stay on schedule despite material shortages,” he says.
“I’ve never been prouder of our team than this past year. We faced every challenge head-on while keeping our team and business partners safe.”
Among DeSalvo projects in 2020 were the Community Literacy, Workforce and Cultural Center in Campbell, the Eastwood Event Centre in Niles and Shepherd of the Valley skilled nursing and senior living center in Liberty.
Other projects included the Sweeney Buick GMC dealership in Boardman as well as various projects for Steward Health Care.
This year, DeSalvo Construction will complete a therapy addition at Heritage Manor in Youngstown, interior renovations at the Mahoning County Court in Austintown, an event center addition at the Peter Allen Inn in Kinsman, restoration of the landmark staircase and Fifth Avenue facade at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown, and renovation of the emergency department at Trumbull Regional Medical Center in Warren.
Since its inception in 1984, DeSalvo Construction Co. has donated over $500,000 to more than 250 local organizations, its president says.
Early in the pandemic, Sandra Algoe, office manager, led the company in an effort to make masks and donate them to Akron Children’s Hospital.