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 in which he could take pride, and would support his growing family.
As opportunities became more plentiful and Antonio’s reputation grew, he decided to partner 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, son Angelo Martini Sr., joined the business as a field superintendent..
“There is a saying – ‘Learn by example,’ 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.”
Antonio retired in 1968, paving the way for Angelo Sr. and Clementine to assume management of the general contracting firm. Their objectives were to continue to grow the business and expand its services. In the 1980s, Angelo Sr.’s 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, and thus A. Martini & Co. achieved the uncommon and became a fourth-generation organization. Mollie serves as a Project Manager, working alongside her uncle, Angelo Jr., on the operations side of the firm.
In 2021, Elizabeth Martini, Angelo Jr.’s daughter, joined the firm in the capacity of Business Development and Marketing, working with the Principals and Project Managers to identify new opportunities, and maintain as well as develop client relationships.
Today, A. Martini & Co. is a recognized regional Construction Manager and General Contractor 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 diverse projects, evolve our delivery process using the best new practices, and achieve the level of efficiency, accuracy, and performance that our clients expect.