20 under 40: Michael Troianiello Sr.
Published: November 30, 2012
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Michael Troianiello Sr. is patient, and it’s this quality upon which he founded a successful business, Troianiello Masonry Inc., at the young age of 26. “I got to where I am today by being patient, starting off small, with a pick-up truck, one tool box, and working out of my garage. I took every phone call seriously, and I started off by doing a lot of jobs by myself and taking my friends and family to help me,” he explains.
A hard worker, he gets up early, goes over the day’s agenda with his crew and begins the day. A typical day includes talking to clients, attending to future jobs, visiting job sites and pitching in to do what he loves most.
He advises new business owners to start off small and resist rushing into any great expenditures. “You don’t need fancy trucks and expensive equipment to be successful. You need patience, you need to watch your spending, and then you will see progress,” he says.
Upon graduating from high school, he joined the Carpenter’s Union Local 645 where he learned a great many things about his trade, including the masonry work he now loves to do. “Starting off in the carpenter’s union at an early age helped me learn to read blueprints and to run not only a masonry business, but a masonry and construction business. I feel that I am familiar with just about every phase in construction.”
He is grateful to his family for their encouragement and their belief in him. His wife, Gina, is the secretary of his business, and they have a son, Michael Jr.
He hopes to continue to grow his business. He is a member of the Masonry Contractors Association of America and his business is an accredited business of the Better Business Bureau. He has received the “Talk of the Town” news award in 2012.