Tervo Masonry Gets a Jump on 2023 Projects

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Moderate temperatures have given Tervo Masonry a jump on its growing backlog for 2023.

In January, the company started work on three notable projects in western Pennsylvania: the new IBEW Electrical Training Facility in Beaver, NexTier Stadium for the Seneca Valley School District and Perry Intermediate School in Ellwood City. 

Aaron Tervo, company president, says work in eastern Ohio remains strong with several commercial and public projects starting this spring. However, the company has noticed a decline in private work put out for bid compared with this time last year.

Tervo Masonry completed more than 60 projects in 2022, the busiest year since it was founded in 2006, according to the company president. 

With the increased workload, the company added a seventh telehandler to its fleet. Two mobile office job trailers were also incorporated to provide crews with ready access to miscellaneous tools and equipment. And scaffolding safety was expanded last year with the purchase of two new stair towers, eliminating the need for ladders on taller structures, Tervo says.

The company recently upgraded its estimating and accounting software, which allows related employees to work from home and has reduced office overhead. The company also acquired new estimating software, which includes Business Information Modeling, allowing the user to construct 3D computer-simulated models of a building, Tervo says.

Tervo Masonry has connected with Career Link, a public agency that provides incentives for on-the-job training for new hires. The training program enables individuals with a strong interest but limited experience in masonry the opportunity to make money while learning a lifelong skill.

Tervo Masonry is a part of the teams that worked on recent projects in the area such as Firestone Parks, Stambaugh Auditorium, Campbell cultural center, Struthers fire station and the Home Goods in Niles.