In 1942, Antonio Martini started a small contracting company in Pittsburgh, PA. Antonio, who had arrived in the United States in 1927, wanted to build a business of which he could be proud and that could support his growing family.
As opportunities became more plentiful and Antonio’s reputation grew he decided to join in a partnership with his friend Gilbert Auel. In 1951, they started A. Martini & Co. — a General Contracting firm. The company’s projects included shopping plazas, grocery stores, post offices, churches, and banks.
A. Martini & Co. was a family business from the beginning. Daughter, Clementine Pittore, worked as the company’s secretary. In 1959 Angelo Martini Sr., Antonio’s only son, joined the business as a field superintendent.
“There is a saying, ‘Learn by example,'” Angelo Sr. said. “That is what I did — I watched and learned from my father. When he gave his word, he meant it. When he made a mistake, he was honest about it. When he agreed to build something, the client knew the craftsmanship would be excellent.”
In 1968, Antonio retired, and Angelo Sr. and his sister Clementine assumed management of the construction firm. Their objectives were to continue to grow the business and expand its services. In the 1980s, Angelo Sr.’s two sons — Anthony and Angelo Jr. — also joined the company and now serve as President and Chief Operating Officer.
In 2017, Mollie Martini, Anthony’s oldest daughter, joined the family business. With Mollie’s tenure beginning, A. Martini & Co. became a fourth-generation organization. A feat that not many family businesses reach. Mollie serves as a Project Manager, working alongside her uncle, Angelo Martini, Jr. on the Operations side of the firm.
Today, A. Martini & Co. is a recognized regional General Contractor and Construction Manager providing both pre-construction and construction services. The company complements the traditions of its past with the technologies of the present. With a focus on exceptional customer satisfaction, we continue to expand our portfolio of great projects and evolve our delivery process that strives to use the best new practices and achieve a level of efficiency, accuracy, and performance that our clients expect.
“This business is personal for me since our company embodies the dedication, work ethic, and talent of three generations of my family,” said Anthony F. Martini. “As President, it’s my responsibility to continue the tradition of providing our clients with personal attention, quality craftsmanship, and exemplary project management.”