One of the most versatile and successful contractors in the country, Tutor Perini Corp. has a legacy that dates back to 1894. Today, Tutor Perini is made up of more than 20 wholly owned subsidiaries located throughout the nation and beyond. 

“Our success results from our proven philosophy of building relationships on trust,” Executive Vice President Peter Sukalo says. “We can manage large, complex projects with aggressive fast-track schedules, elaborate designs and advanced systems while providing accurate budgeting and strict quality control.”

Diversity is the key to success for Sterling Renaissance Inc. The small general contracting and construction management firm has taken on projects in a variety of industries since its inception nearly 40 years ago.

The company’s portfolio is varied and has included multifamily residential, retail, restaurants, senior and supported living, medical, schools, industrial and offices. It also performs historic renovations. 

Sanjeev Acharya took an uncommon route to the construction industry. Acharya worked for 20 years as a software engineer at various companies in Silicon Valley before launching SiliconSage Builders in 2011. However, he did not arrive in the industry unprepared. For more than a decade, he bought and sold real estate, an activity that piqued his interest in construction and honed his skills for a transition into the residential market.

Acharya purchased residential property in Sunnyvale, Calif., in 2007 and decided to subdivide it for the construction of two single-family homes. The project launched Acharya’s new career. He quit his job and started SiliconSage Builders in 2011. Over time, SiliconSage Builders transitioned from single-family homes to townhouses and condominiums – the current focus of the company’s construction. “We saw an opportunity to meet a growing need for urban housing in under-utilized downtown areas,” Acharya says. “We moved quickly to acquire and entitle properties just as Google, Facebook and Apple were expanding their staffs.”

Most everyone in Florida’s Tampa Bay area has heard of the Starkey family and their ranch. At one time, the ranch occupied an expanse of about 16,000 acres. Much of the land became part of the J.B. Starkey Wilderness Preserve after the family sold their cattle in 2003 to focus on the ecotourism business. 

“From the beginning of the first design charrette, it was very clear that we had a responsibility to make this a special place,” Project Director Matt Call says. “Heidt Design along with Dix.Hite + Partners did an outstanding job of leading the design team so that the community became a truly unique place using the idea of ‘ranch modern’ architecture and design elements.”

Today, the Starkey Ranch development project is well underway. The first three miles of the planned 20-mile trail system are complete, and will soon connect residents from the community to the J.B. Starkey Wilderness Preserve. 

John Makovic worked in New York City with his father’s construction and painting business when he decided to open up his new construction homebuilding and development company. Initially, he was not interested in modular construction, but soon learned that the stereotypes were false, and that in fact, modular homes are built stronger than site-built construction.

“I could go on and on about all of the benefits of modular through my experience, but we still face customer resistance due to the stereotypes that still exist,” Makovic says. Modular homes are built in factories that maintain optimal conditions for the construction of a new home. 

With multiple homes being built in the same factory at the same time, the material waste in minimal. 

Not every condominium complex offers valet service, doormen, a gatehouse and a 25,000-square-foot clubhouse, but those are just some of the amenities at The Ritz-Carlton Residences at North Hills on Long Island. Indeed, the luxury community is designed to offer the five-star lifestyle for which the Ritz-Carlton is known.

Ground was broken on the 244—unit condominium community in 2014, and residents were expected to move into phase one of the project at the end of 2015. LRC Construction managed construction of the condominium development. The White Plains, N.Y.-based company develops its own projects, but it also acts as a third-party construction manager for other companies’ projects, such as these residences.

Three generations of the Doyle family have built E.P. Doyle & Son LLC. Edward Patrick Doyle founded the company in 1946 and relied on his carpentry skills to develop the firm’s early reputation. His son, Bob, joined the company in 1960, bringing with him a strong sense of business savvy. He had an affinity for business and numbers,  but his father insisted that the best place to learn the business was on the jobsite. Bob’s son, Tim, came along two decades ago and modernized the company.

The Wheaton, Ill.-based construction company started out small. The senior Doyle was a residential builder who plied his craft in many of the DuPage County communities west of Chicago. His son followed his lead and hands-on approach. “My dad worked in the field during the day and on the books at night,” recalls Tim Doyle, who became president in 2010. “They were predominantly homebuilders back then.”

Brooklyn has undergone a renaissance in recent years, with an influx of young creative people reshaping the borough to reflect a different type of lifestyle than in the past. As the neighborhood changes, it requires a developer and construction company capable of understanding the new look and feel these residents have brought to the area and translating that into properties that feel like a part of the area’s new flavor. All of that suits Charney Construction & Development well, according to Owner Sam Charney. He says the company’s combination of the two disciplines makes it ideally suited for the work it does throughout Brooklyn and Long Island City, N.Y. 

“The company is a development company and a construction company, so the advantage that we have over anyone else out there is our ability to fully integrate the design process into the building process and to be thoughtful and self-disciplined enough to value engineer along the way,” Charney says. 

Current Issue

Check out our latest Edition!


alan jim blog ct

Contact Us

Construction Today Magazine
150 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60601


Click here for a full list of contacts.

Latest Edition

Spread The Love

Back To Top