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Based in Ellington, Connecticut, Desco Professional Builders is a Commercial General Contractor and Construction Management Company specializing in retail, restaurant, hospitality, office, medical and commercial facilities throughout New England and the Eastern United States. Founded in 1983, Desco has a solid track record of quality construction and on-time schedules, Desco Professional Builders has developed a loyal and diverse base that returns to us project after project. Our team of experienced construction managers maintains a sharp focus on project plans, site staffing, and scheduling, ensuring outstanding results and professional service to all of our customers.

Unlike many large contracting firms, company owners Bob Anderson and John Ridzon maintain close personal involvement with every project, ensuring the smooth and timely completion of every phase of the project. Through our architectural woodworking subsidiary, DescoWood, we’re also equipped to design, fabricate, and install custom millwork such as storefronts, casework, and retail display fixtures. DescoWood today provides millwork to a wide range of customers, including healthcare agencies and institutions, schools, libraries, and restaurants. Our work extends to designing and installing pre-engineered metal buildings for institutional, commercial, industrial, and agricultural use. Recently, Desco was awarded the Preferred Builders status from Star Buildings of Oklahoma, a leading manufacturer of custom designed metal building systems. We have established a strong tradition of quality and style in everything we do and deliver superior craftsmanship and excellence on every project.

Desco Professional Builders is incorporated in Connecticut and maintains membership in a number of professional construction industry associations, including the Retail Contractors Association, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the Architectural Woodwork Institute. We are also members of the Tolland County Chamber of Commerce.


People

Bob Anderson, President

Bob is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and has been with Desco since 1987. His responsibilities include business development, client relationship management, and overall operations of the company. Under his direction, Desco has grown into one of the East Coast’s most successful and innovative commercial contracting companies.


John Ridzon, Vice President of Operations

As the founder of Desco in 1983, John developed the company’s first business plan and helped guide the company into construction work for the retail and medical industries. Today, John is responsible for the management of construction operations as well as construction personnel. With over 30 years in the construction industry, he serves as an invaluable resource for our project managers and helps to ensure that our customers consistently receive the highest level of service and support.

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Services

As an experienced General Contractor, Desco offers the following services:

General Contracting Construction site and project management, including vendors, tradespeople, subcontractors, and communications
 
Construction Management Overall management of a construction project, including planning, coordination, and control
 
Retail Construction Interior build-out, new and renovation; Ground-up construction of national, regional and local stores and restaurants
 
Design/Build Work with owner and owner’s architect to design and construct projects as cost effectively and quickly as possible; Integrate and comply with all local building codes and industry standards
 
Pre-Engineered Buildings Supply and erect pre-engineered metal buildings to owners customized specifications. Buildings range in size from 1000 sq. ft. to 50,000 sq. ft. and include structural steel, roofing, siding, windows and man doors. Materials arrive at your site ready to assemble.
 
Architectural Millwork Cabinets, storefronts, moldings, doors, built-in cabinetry, countertops (laminate and hard surface)
 
Store Fixtures Cash wraps, showcases, bookcases, kiosks, cabinets, tables, displays
 
Permitting Assemble and deliver the required documents needed by local building departments to secure building permits
 
Medical Facilities Office and exam room construction; reception desks, nurse’s stations, examination rooms, waiting rooms, conference rooms

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Service Area

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Professional Associations

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RCA

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STAR

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Tolland Chamber

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AWI

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ICSC

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USGBC

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Employment

EEO & CONTACT INFORMATION

Descopro is looking for qualified construction professionals. For information on employment as a project manager, site superintendent, cabinetmaker or field trade personnel, please send resume to our Human Resources Department via e-mail. Benefits include Health and Dental insurance, Life insurance, 401(k) retirement savings plan, paid vacation and holidays.

Descopro is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Bob Anderson, President

 

John Ridzon, Vice President of Operations