HUBBARD, Ohio – As with many industries this past year, construction was challenged by cost and timing issues created by market volatility and supply chain logistics.
Rather than react to a constantly changing marketplace, DeSalvo Construction Co., Hubbard, enacted strategies that allowed projects to flourish in an otherwise uncertain time.
Early procurement of critical materials before the final building design came into play with the Akron Children’s Hospital Beeghly Campus emergency department expansion.
“We ordered structural steel ahead of the design’s finalization because of its long lead time to acquire,” says Joseph K. DeSalvo, president. “Doing this saved six months that otherwise would have delayed the project.”
DeSalvo says company revenue increased in 2021, largely the result of further incorporation of digital construction and bid management software, as well as focusing on flexibility and adaptability.
The commercial and industrial contractor worked on several local projects. Among them were Heritage Manor, DeYor Performing Arts Center and Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown; Mahoning County Court, Pet Supplies Plus and Austintown Bounce in Austintown; Boardman Nissan and the Red Bull distribution center in Boardman; Trumbull Regional Medical Center and 717 Credit Union in Warren; Peter Allen Inn in Kinsman; Immaculate Reflections Car Wash in Campbell; a new Handel’s Ice Cream in Avon; Animal Welfare League in Vienna and First Baptist Church in Beaver, Pa.
During Giving Tuesday, DeSalvo Construction shared its success.
The company donated $10 to the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County for each like and share of a Facebook post from its profile and donated another $10 for each photo of pets shared in the comments section. In less than 24 hours, the company reached its goal of $10,000.
Inspired by the response, DeSalvo doubled its challenge, ultimately contributing more than $20,000 to the Animal Welfare League.
DeSalvo is kicking off 2022 with new projects, including the Akron Children’s Hospital Beeghly Campus ER addition, a new building for the Youngstown Orthopaedic Associates and the Warren G. Harding High School Wellness Center.