Who We Are

PC is a 100% employee-owned construction firm providing integrated construction services through a full range of delivery methods. We excel at projects of all sizes – from a single office fit-up to water supply programs valued at over $300 million.

We know what it takes to get things built and innovative solutions, talented people and specialized equipment top the list. But ensuring a successful project from start to finish takes even more – industry-leading safety practices, a multi-disciplined in-house estimating team, extensive self-perform capabilities and a fully integrated Special Projects Group, to name a few. PC has all this, and more, to ensure a seamless, cost-efficient process along the way and a satisfied client at the end.

Historical Timeline

PC Construction

Our Story

PC Construction began with the installation of a flagpole foundation at a Vermont post office. We started with a dream, threw in a lot of grit and determination, and eventually grew into a thriving 100% employee-owned company that is consistently ranked among the top 250 construction firms in the Nation. Guided by our rich history, our exceptional teams build with passion, which makes us one of the very best in our industry.

This is a snapshot of some of the extraordinary people and projects that got us where we are today.

Pizzagalli Construction Sign

1958

Pizzagalli Pre-Cast Stone was formed with six people on the payroll and gross sales of $25,000 for the year. Just two years later, the manufacture of pre-cast stone was discontinued and the name Pizzagalli Construction Company was born.

1960

PC enters the water and wastewater market with its first wastewater treatment project in Shelburne, VT, valued at $48,000.

1966

PC became one of the first construction employers to provide health insurance for hourly employees.

1969

Work began on the extensive reconstruction of the historic Pavilion Hotel in Montpelier, VT, one of the most monumental and unique projects in the company’s early history.

1973

PC expands into the U.S. Virgin Islands with active projects on St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas.

1974

Construction begins on PC’s first Florida project – the $1.5 million Gainesville Sewage Treatment Plant.

1975

A formalized training program for college graduates was developed. The program has evolved over the years to continually meet the needs of our clients and the construction industry. It continues to serve as an integral piece of PC’s learning initiatives.

1978

PC completed the replacement of the Nation’s oldest tramway system at Cannon Mountain in Franconia, NH.

1983

On PC’s 25th anniversary, Vermont Governor Richard A. Snelling remarked: “Your record is proof-positive that dedication, perseverance and hard work are the core ingredients required for success.”

1985

$980 million worth of projects were bid by the company’s in-house estimating team.

1989

PC’s quick around-the-clock action brings the Davis WWTP project in South Carolina back online after sustaining damage from Hurricane Hugo.

1991

Three plants for Pennsylvania Gas and Water became PC’s first integrated delivery water treatment projects when the owner sought a fast-track solution for its water quality problems.

1994

PC presented with the Pinnacle Award as the Partnering Project of the Year by AGC’s Carolinas Chapter.

1997

PC’s safety program was formalized, assisting teams with identifying risks and hazards, emphasizing planning before every work task.

2000

AGC of America awarded PC with the first Contractor Safety Excellence Award in the Heavy Division.

2002

The Employee Stock Ownership Plan was established, beginning the seven-year ownership transfer to the employees.

2003

PC was honored with two Build America Awards for the L.D.M. Sweat Galleries and McLellan House Historical Restoration project at the Portland Museum of Art in Maine and the R.M. Clayton Water Reclamation Expansion project in Georgia.

2007

The University of Vermont Student Residential Learning Complex project became the first LEED Gold educational facility in Vermont.

2011

A new era begins and the company officially changes its name from Pizzagalli Construction to PC Construction in recognition of the company’s shift from a small, family business to a thriving employee-owned company.

2013

Work began on the $125 million Waterbury State Office Complex, the largest project ever awarded by the State of Vermont and a critical step in revitalizing the Town of Waterbury in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.

2015

PC’s $215 million Main Process Train project for DC Water began producing electricity from wastewater. This was the first U.S. treatment plant installation of the Cambi THP and is the largest in the world.

2016

PC was honored with the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Vermont Business Award in recognition for the company’s dedication to its employees, community and the environment.

2018

Driller Mike, an 853,000-pound tunnel boring machine, holed through to its final destination after five miles of hard rock tunnel boring beneath the City of Atlanta as part of PC’s $321 million Atlanta Water Supply Program project.

2019

Jay Fayette was elevated to president and chief executive officer, bringing hands-on leadership and strategic direction to the company.

2020

Construction began on $271 million design-build Piscataway WRRF Bio-Energy Project. Using thermal hydrolysis process and anaerobic digestion, the project will generate renewal natural gas and reduce and upgrade the biosolids resulting from the treatment process.

2021

PC completes construction of the 60,000-square-foot addition to the presidential wing of the iconic Omni Mount Washington Hotel, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2021

PC signs on as Rokeby Museum’s preservation sponsor, completing $65,000 in repairs to ensure future generations can continue to visit the Museum to learn about racism, social justice issues and Vermont’s role in the Abolitionist movement.

2022

The Atlanta Water Supply Program is recognized as ENR’s #1 water/environment project in the country. This marks the company’s first seven-time global award-winning project.

2022

PC is recognized by ENR Southeast as Contractor of the Year for its impressive growth, its ability to keep projects on track during the pandemic and supply-chain challenges, and its longstanding commitment to philanthropy.

PC Construction

By the Numbers

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64

Years in the Construction Industry

$500M

Average Annual Revenue Volume

100%

Employee Owned – Over 500 Owners Strong

0.61

2022 Safety Experience Modification Rate (EMR)

Meet Our Crew

Joe

Construction Executive

5
Years
at PC
Little known fact about me
I do not like coffee or chocolate.
My hobby
Mountain biking and golfing.
How I spend my time outside of work
With my beautiful wife and three amazing kids.

Olivia

Project Manager

7
Years
at PC
Memorable moment
While touring a treatment plant project, we went five stories below concrete into a tunnel dewatering shaft and saw absolutely massive structures that PC constructed. What a sight!
Adjectives that describe me
Caring, driven.
Little known fact about me
I’m a certified scuba diver.

Ravi

Business Development Manager

7
Years
at PC
Memorable moment
Having the opportunity to return to my alma mater to help construct the new laboratory and classroom/office buildings as part of The University of Vermont’s STEM initiative.
Words I live by
Work hard, play hard.
My hobbies
Spending time with family, snowmobiling and cooking.

Erik

LDP Office Engineer

5
Years
at PC
My favorite project
The Omni Mount Washington Hotel Addition because of our amazing team, the stunning backdrop and the significant history associated with the hotel.
Adjectives that describe me
Diligent, detailed, sensible.
Little known fact about me
I finished 2nd place in a watermelon eating contest at a 4-H County Fair.

Sarah

Director of Human Resources

6
Years
at PC
Words I live by
Everything in moderation.
Little known fact about me
I spent 4 months touring Australia after college, one of my most memorable trips ever!
My hobbies
Yoga, reading historical fiction, outdoor activities with my kids.

Alfredo

Pipefitter

4
Years
at PC
Words I live by
Consistency and discipline.
Little known fact about me
I managed an entire department in a large manufacturing company for over 25 years.
How I spend my time outside of work
Listening to Salsa music.

Lindsey

Project Engineer

7
Years
at PC
How I spend my time outside of work
I enjoy spending time with my husband, my four-month-old son, and our two dogs, seven chickens, and one rabbit!
My hobbies
Traveling, trying new foods and creating art projects.
Words I live by
“Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln

John

Project Director

11
Years
at PC
Words I live by
If you cannot laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at?
How I spend my time outside of work
Staying active by going to the gym, playing tennis and golf, and bowling.
Memorable moment
From what I can remember, all of them!

Anne

Project Manager

8
Years
at PC
Adjectives that describe me
Leader, accountable, honest, hard-working.
Little known fact about me
I used to race downhill mountain bikes and won 2nd place at the collegiate national championships.
Another little known fact about me!
I have two different size feet, a 6.5 and an 8 – they used to call me Captain Toes on the track team!

Jose

Mechanical Foreman

23
Years
at PC
Words I live by
Be strong, eat healthy, take care of your family, take care of yourself.
Little known fact about me
As a Marine, I was a helicopter pilot in Honduras and I have logged 248 pilot flight hours.

Dylan

LDP Office Engineer

3
Years
at PC
Adjectives that describe me
Outgoing, persevering, compassionate.
Little known fact about me
I’ve traveled to 7 countries and counting!
Words I live by
“What’s for lunch?”

Crystal

Director of Marketing & Communications

20
Years
at PC
Adjectives that describe me
Hard working, organized (I LOVE lists!), sensitive.
How I spend my time outside of work
With my husband, two children, and my goldendoodle, preferably lounging at the beach.
Little known facts about me
I completed a Tough Mudder competition on Mount Snow.

Mike

Senior Superintendent

12
Years
at PC
Words I live by
“Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys.”
Adjectives that describe me
Driven, competitive, high-speed.
Little known fact about me
I can be obsessive about organization.

Megan

Senior Virtual Construction Engineer

7
Years
at PC
Words I live by
Embrace Change - don't see change as adversity, but an opportunity to improve yourself or try new things.
Favorite candy
Sour Patch Kids.
How I spend my time outside of work
Going to the beach and spending time with friends.

Sean

Senior Superintendent

6
Years
at PC
How I spend my time outside of work
Camping with my RV.
Little known fact about me
I hate mushrooms!
My hobby
Sugaring.

Steve

Assistant Superintendent

7
Years
at PC
Adjective that describe me
Dedicated.
My hobby
Biking, hiking, and enjoying Vermont outdoors.
How I spend my time outside of work
With my family and using my tractor around the house.

Zach

Assistant Superintendent

6
Years
at PC
Words I live by
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault
Little known fact about me
I am a self-proclaimed hot sauce connoisseur.
My hobby
Cooking.

Sara

Director of Risk Management

14
Years
at PC
Words I live by
“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon
Little known fact about me
I’ve been skydiving.
My hobbies
Kayaking and gardening.

Paco

Foreman

4
Years
at PC
My favorite project
I enjoyed the Pump Station Repowering and Automation project because there was a lot of diversity with work activities.
How I spend my time outside of work
Hanging out with my family.
My Hobby
Playing with my girls and spending time with my family.

Brandon

Assistant Superintendent

9
Years
at PC
Adjectives that describe me
Reliable, humorous, go-getter.
Favorite meal
BBQ brisket off the smoker.
How I spend my time outside of work
I am an avid outdoorsman and especially love to fish, hunt, golf, dirt bike and ski.

Bob

Project Director

42
Years
at PC
Words I live by
Lead from within and succeed by helping others to succeed.
How I spend my time outside of work
With my wife and family enjoying the beach and boating.
Memorable moment
As a big Red Sox fan, I was lucky to attend the sixth game of the 1975 Worlds Series. Perhaps one of the greatest Red Sox games ever!

Collin

Business Development Marketing Specialist

5
Years
at PC
Words I live by
“It's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Marilyn Monroe
Memorable moment
Finishing my first novel.
My hobby
My side gig as a movie critic.

Alex

Director of Preconstruction & Estimating

10
Years
at PC
Little known fact about me
I own a herd of cattle.
Memorable moment
Obtaining my Professional Engineering License.
My hobbies
Skiing and triathlons.

Ermina

Operations Assistant

10
Years
at PC
Adjectives that describe me
Compassionate, determined, reliable.
Little known fact about me
I was born in Bosnia and moved to United States when I was 15 years old.
My Hobby
After living in Vermont for 22 years I finally decided to start skiing and I love it!

Ethan

Senior Project Manager

9
Years
at PC
Little known facts about me
I can’t pass up any baked goods and I can juggle.
My hobbies
Brewing beer and staying active.
Memorable moment
The day I passed the PE exam.

Jordan

Construction Executive

15
Years
at PC
Words I live by
Work hard, play hard.
How I spend my time outside of work
Relaxing out on the lake with my family.
My hobby
I love the outdoors – mountain biking, hiking and boating around Malletts Bay.

Amanda

Commissioning Manager

11
Years
at PC
What I do to give back
I’m part of a running community that honors fallen service members.
Words I live by
“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” – Ben Franklin

Juan

Foreman

5
Years
at PC
My favorite project
The Pump Station Repowering and Automation project because of the interesting challenges the work presented.
My Hobby
Going on long walks and bike rides.

Chris

Manager of Lean Construction

39
Years
at PC
How I give back
My family and I participate in the Penguin Plunge to raise money for Special Olympics Vermont. You’d be amazed how much support I get to jump into the icy February waters of Lake Champlain in Vermont!
My hobby
I love to be outdoors hiking, biking or skiing.
Little known fact about me
I have a life goal to climb the 46 high peaks in the Adirondacks, and I currently only have two left to go!

Kaitlyn

Project Manager

11
Years
at PC
Words I live by
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
Adjectives that describe me
Driven, loyal, collaborative.
What I do to give back
I volunteer with HOBY Vermont, a non-profit that organizes an annual leadership seminar for over 100 high school sophomores across Vermont.

Dan

Project Superintendent

19
Years
at PC
Memorable moment
Helping construct the set of the Jeopardy! tournament featuring two of the show’s most celebrated contestants playing against Watson, IBM’s computing system.
My hobby
Golfing.
My Favorite Meal
My wife’s homemade lasagna or chicken marsala.

Michele

Business Systems Analyst

36
Years
at PC
Words I live by
Be happy!
My philosophy
Everything happens for a reason, we may just never understand or know the reason.
My hobby
Spending time with my family.

Rebecca

Field Office Manager

7
Years
at PC
Adjectives that describe me
Bold, sassy, outgoing, dependable, trustworthy.
Little known fact about me
I am a reiki master.
What I do to give back
My mom and I operate Freedom Drivers for Veterans (www.FD4V.org) to help Veterans in need.

Robert

Project Director

6
Years
at PC
Words I live by
Make the best decision you can with the facts available to you, be thorough and resourceful in the decision making process but never look back.
Adjectives that describe me
Highly motivated, passionate, sleepless.