The son of Italian immigrants from humble beginnings, Joseph J. Albanese proudly affixed his own name to the small concrete contracting company he founded in 1955. He would have been gratified to see the strides made by Joseph J. Albanese Inc. (JJA) under the second generation leadership of the late John Albanese.
A boom in housing tracts, shopping centers, and industrial parks in the 1970s and 1980s kept JJA busy with flatwork and curbs. Albanese bought a skip loader and immediately saw the advantage of controlling both the grading and earthwork for the curbs. He never looked back, expanding JJA into a multiple scope contractor specializing in demolition, grading and paving, structural concrete, site concrete, shotcrete, rebar, concrete pumping, and concrete cutting.
The third generation has preserved the Dogs of War bulldog company mascot that arose from John Albanese’s military service in Vietnam, and has tagged on one word to the end of the motto: “We Just Get it Done. Safely.”