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YOUR PARTNER FOR BUILDING SUCCESS
We work side-by-side with developers, architects, and business owners to provide full-service specialty concrete, brick, block and stone applications for your commercial construction needs. Our firm brings extensive professional experience and expertise to every job at every stage from preconstruction through completion.
On Saturday, March 15th, we took to the streets of Scranton for the 52nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We strutted the streets with family, friends and our faithful crew members of Troianiello Masonry & Construction Services, Inc. Despite the chilly temps, it was a pleasure to be part of the parade route this year and we’re already looking forward to 2015.
Ronne K.Owner, Kurlancheek Home Furnishings | Wilkes-Barre, PA
The family run, fine furniture store has been serving this region for over 100 years. Current third-generation owner Ronne Kurlanckeek’s grandfather, Jacob Kurlancheek, opened the doors of the first store in 1898 on Main Street in Duryea, Pennsylvania. Over the years, additional locations opened across Pennsylvania in Wilkes-Barre, Bloomsburg, Dallas, and Chinchilla, with the most recent operating store located on Wyoming Avenue in Exeter for the past nine years—until now.
When Kurlancheek Home Furnishings decided to make the big move from Exeter and return to Wilkes-Barre, they chose the old home of Kaplan’s Furniture Store on Mundy Street that had closed in March 2013 due to the retirement of the owners. The 22,000 square-foot showroom is similar in size to the Exeter store, but it’s the Wilkes-Barre furniture store mecca with La-Z-Boy and Ashley Furniture nearby that is believed to draw customers in; but it is also their exquisite and unique collections that will speak for themselves.
When Ronne contacted Troianiello Masonry and Construction Services, Inc., for the project in November of 2013 we couldn’t wait to get started. We worked hand-in-hand with Ronne to bring her vision and new showroom to life. The former Exeter showroom had a warehouse feel which was definitely something Ronne wanted to bring along to the new showroom. Her vision was to create an environment as unique as the home furnishings they sell—industrial and chic.
The first order of business was to rid the drab carpeting that did not complement the space. It took a team of ten to fully remove the carpet and rid all of the glue residue. The concrete floor was then sanded and a gloss finish was applied that highlighted the natural character and aging of the surface giving it a marbled appearance. Our team then renovated sections of the building to include larger doors for ease of shipping and receiving, framing an additional 10′ x10′ entrance leading to an added room expansion, and an L-shaped countertop was constructed for the sales area with wall and space renovations to create an office area for the staff.
Nine 3′ x 3′ x 10′ industrial columns were added to the floor plan and finished with a material called DUROCK® cement board. This specific product is typically used as a base for tile installations, but the texture and feel of the bare material was left exposed for a unique look and fastened with large industrial bolts. The sales counter was also finished with this unique material. To further complement the industrial theme, a 30’x10′ corrugated steel wall was constructed in the additional renovated section as focal point and divider from the back of the warehouse.
The new showroom is complete and open for business with a grand opening in the works. We must say, it was a pleasure working with Ronne during the 3-month renovation project and very gratifying for her to tell us, “I am extremely happy with the outcome of my new furniture store”. A visit to the new store shows Ronne’s passion for bringing consumers amazing and unique home furnishings and we wish her great success at the new location. We encourage you to stop in and see our work and the incredible home furnishing collections Kurlancheek has to offer.
Troianiello Masonry, Inc. won the General Contractor Talk of The Town award for our dedication to providing excellent customer service in 2012 and now also 2013. Talk of the Town News congratulates those companies that are committed to making their customers’ experience the best it can be.
A huge thanks to our loyal customers and our fantastic Troianiello Masonry & Construction Services, Inc. crew for making this possible.
The leaves are vibrant, the air is crisp—Fall has officially rolled in. The end of summer often makes some sad, but not us. We’re ready for fall and ready for change.
A lot has been going on at Troianiello Masonry and Construction Services, Inc. this year. For starters, we’ve been expanding. The company began in 2009 with one full-time employee, a pick-up truck, and a focus on masonry services. Today, the company is proud to employ 10 crew members with a fleet of company trucks, and our services have broadened to include commercial and residential construction projects that spread beyond the Scranton area and encompass the Tri-State region: Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. Recently, the company has completed commercial projects for Verizon, The Shoppes at Montage, and The Crossings Premium Outlets in Tannersville, PA.
As we’ve grown, we decided fall was the perfect time to roll out our new branding that represents the leading services we offer; masonry and construction. Our new identity will be the most visible change you will begin to see throughout our billboard advertising, social media platforms, and on our website TroianielloConstruction.com. What we will not be changing is the dedication and superior customer service we provide for our customers. We will continue to provide quality service to each client by adhering to project deadlines, goals, and budgets.
We are also extending a great offer for you to celebrate change with us. All new and existing customers will receive 20% off all fall home renovations this season. So, if you’re also ready for change and ready to fall all back in love with your home give us a call at 570-241-5142 or request an estimate online today.
Entrepreneurialism is encouraged and supported in northeastern Pennsylvania. Mike Troianiello is a recent example of a young, local business owner who had a clear vision of what he wanted his future company to look like and took all the right steps to meet his goals. At age twenty-six, Mike is owner and operator of Troianiello Masonry and Construction. He started his business four and a half years ago with one employee and a focus on masonry. Now, Mike has expanded his team to 10 crew members and his services have broadened to include construction. A quickly rising star, Mike is the recipient of both a Top 20 Under 40 and a Talk of the Town award.
We had a chance to talk with Mike Troianiello to learn more about his company and what advice he has for other entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Scranton Chamber: How did your business get started?
Michael Troianiello: I’ve always wanted to own my own business and when I graduated high school, I immediately joined the Carpenters Union. Through this membership, I was able to learn carpentry, masonry, electrical work, and other skills such as reading blue prints. I began working on small jobs during the weekends or whenever I had free time.
Over time, I began to build a clientele and before I knew it I was able to fully dedicate my time and energy into starting my own business. Now, my company provides concrete work, masonry, carpentry and construction.
SC: What is your favorite part about being a business owner?
MT: I enjoy all aspects of being a business owner. The collaboration and camaraderie of my team is very important to me and I believe it sets us apart. My team is dedicated to its work and completes projects on time. We can have roughly five to six projects to work on through a typical week. As a company, we strive to provide quality service to our clients and stick to our deadlines and goals.
SC: What is the most challenging part about your business?
MT: The balance of family time and being a business owner can be challenging from time to time. In the end, my business helps me support and provide for my family. My hopes are to continue to grow my business and be able to support my clients and my family.
SC: In what ways has your business helped the community?
MT: We have been able to revitalize buildings in the community to make them more modern and updated. This is our way of helping the community grow and improve. We have worked on commercial projects for Verizon, The Shoppes at Montage and a shopping outlet in Tannersville. We have also done residential work including masonry and construction projects in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.
SC: What advice would you give to others who are interested in starting their own construction company?
MT: I would advise them not to rush into it. It’s easy for new contractors to look at buying big trucks and trailers very quickly, but it may not be the most beneficial way to start your business. My advice is to start out small and live within your means because you don’t need elaborate things
to get your business off of the ground. You also need to be patient as well and really dedicate yourself to your business. When my company first started out, I had one small truck but as I continued to receive more projects and clients, I was able to buy more fleet and equipment.
SC: How has the Chamber helped your business?
MT: The Chamber has been able to provide me with affordable advertising options as well as promotional opportunities to help my business prosper. Their website
is a resource for Chamber members and anyone in the area looking to find out what business services are available. I have worked with several Chamber staff members who have been helpful and supportive of my business. I’m looking forward to the networking and business opportunities that will help me meet new prospective clients.
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.
Troianiello Masonry, Inc. won the General Contractor Talk of The Town award for our dedication to providing excellent customer service in 2012. Talk of the Town News congratulates those companies that are committed to making their customers’ experience the best it can be.
At Troianiello Masonry & Construction Services, Inc., we understand the importance of continuing our education in order to produce quality projects for our clients utilizing the best material and technology available. So, we’ve recently become a member of the Masonry Contractors Association of America (MCAA) who’s mission is to build a stronger and more successful future for mason contractors across the nation. The MCAA prides itself in assisting companies such as ours, to maintain and utilize the most up-to-date information on new technical, legislative, and safety matters for masonry contractors. The resources available through or membership with MCAA allow us to produce quality work for our customers that will last a lifetime.
Our mission is to provide the best materials and pride ourselves with high quality craftsmanship to deliver you with a unique and superior finished product from brick restoration to complete renovations and we’re proud to be a member of the MCAA.