Vice President of Field Operations, Northeast Region
Tony started his construction career in 1987 and joined KBE in 1994. After moving up through the ranks of Superintendent, Project Manager, and Project Executive, Tony is now responsible for the management of all field construction and project management staff and services in the Northeast region. He earned a BS in Construction Management from Central Connecticut State University.
How I ended up in construction:
My father was the Vice President of C.N. Flagg & Co., Inc. for 35 years. I worked with him and really enjoyed the construction business, so naturally followed that path.
Best advice I’ve ever received:
My parents always said, “Work hard and try, and never accept defeat in anything you do.”
Most memorable project:
I have been blessed with working at KBE for almost 28 years and I consider it a privilege that I’ve worked on the University of Connecticut Storrs campus on some type of project for almost my entire career. Two projects really stand out from UConn: Peter J. Werth Residence Tower and Putnam Refectory, which KBE completed concurrently. Both projects were complex and schedule driven, which is always a fun challenge. The Residence Tower was a design-build approach, which is where my passion lies. I enjoy bringing the team – from owner, design, and construction – together to work as one for the success of the project. It has its challenges related to budget/design program, but the challenge is what drives me and my KBE team members. Putnam was especially challenging because it was a complete renovation of an existing, occupied dining facility. It had a reputation in the industry and on UConn’s campus as “the project that couldn’t be done”. That excited me even more.
What matters most to me about my work:
The people that I work with, who have been a great inspiration for me throughout my years in the business, and the relationships that I have built in the industry from various projects.