The Washington Business Journal recognized Pizzano Contractors
Celebrating 60 Years of Sustainable Building

 

The Washington Business Journal recognized Pizzano Contractors for 60 years of excellence at its annual Family-Owned Business Awards in March.

Three generations of the family – represented by Bob Pizzano Sr., Bob Pizzano Jr., Lisa Paul, Kelsey Gutierrez and Will Pizzano – attended the gala to accept the award.

 

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Founded in 1958 out of the back of Bob Pizzano Sr.’s 1947 Ford panel truck, Pizzano Contractors has grown to include 43 employees and over $30 million in annual revenue. The Washington Business Journal published an article, excerpted below, detailing the company’s evolution from its old-school roots.

When a massive flood in Connecticut wiped out his first foray into the construction industry, Robert Pizzano headed to Florida in 1956 to start anew. But a stop in Washington along the way changed his plan.

Now, his commercial interior construction business, Pizzano Contractors, is celebrating its 60th birthday in Alexandria. What started as a small shop that performed remodeling work for law firms has morphed into a venerable contractor with a client list that includes General Dynamics, Allstate Insurance and the U.S. Coast Guard.

 

But it didn’t quite start out that way.

 

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“Dad was putting an addition on a house, but everything flooded away,” said Robert Pizzano Jr., the company’s president, of his father’s initial venture. “On his way to Florida, he stopped to see my sister and earn a little money. Not too long after he got here, he met my mother and they took it from there.”

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