As one of the longest tenured firms operating in the region today, our key office and field personnel average nearly twenty years of service with our organization. As a result, not only is our team seasoned and experienced, but it has also operated as a cohesive unit for two decades.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Johnson & Wales University, Business Administration, Honorary Doctorate
As a veteran of the United States Coast Guard, George made the most of his spare time on board ships voraciously studying business strategies and efficiencies. When he returned home, he was ready to join his father and brother in the family construction company. His ability to make quick calculations combined with an educated knack for running projects efficiently made George the perfect choice to take over the company's field operations, maximizing productivity and reducing costs.
After his father retired, George became the sole owner of the company and grew its revenue and reputation to what they are today. He has had the distinguished honor of being a finalist for the 1989 Entrepreneur of the Year Award from both Ernst & Young Accounting firm and Inc. Magazine. His superb business acumen, ethical character and entrepreneurial spirit has also won him an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from Johnson & Wales University.
As a member of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, a former Chairperson of the Catholic Charities Appeal, a member of the President’s Council for Save the Bay, and a former member of the Board of Directors of Meals on Wheels, George, with his family, established a private charitable foundation in 2010. Since its inception, the foundation has built a hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, Africa, has drilled multiple wells in Africa and Haiti and has shipped medical supplies to many countries in need.
In his spare time George enjoys golf, traveling to Florida and Bermuda and, most importantly, spending time with his three children, their spouses and his seven grandchildren.
President, Agostini Construction Co., Inc.
Chief Operating Officer, Bacon Construction Co., Inc.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, BS Civil Engineering
After spending his high school summers working on the Bacon Construction job sites, Steven developed a keen interest in the construction industry. After obtaining a degree in Civil Engineering, he joined the family business in 1981, working his way up to his present position as President of Agostini Construction and Chief Operating Officer of Bacon Construction.
Steven’s primary roles are to oversee all Project Managers, evaluate job cost reports and schedule all projects in order to maintain budgetary scopes and timely project completions. Steven brings his 34 years of construction experience and expertise to every project, visiting all jobsites weekly and making sure that the Agostini family's tradition of excellence is upheld.
In his spare time, Steven enjoys hiking the trials of southwestern Rhode Island and spending time with his family on the beaches of Cape Cod.
Director of Purchasing
Wentworth Institute of Technology, BS Construction Management
Just before starting college, Jason went to work framing houses and doing residential renovations. Always detail oriented and a "big picture" person, he quickly realized that the construction world would be the perfect fit for him. Fast-forward twenty years and that hunch has led to his successful career.
From working in the print room at an architectural firm to working in the field, estimating and purchasing, Jason has gained an impressive and thorough grasp of many aspects of his industry. Jason is widely known in the industry to be straightforward, fair and honest. He establishes and maintains excellent relationships with the local subcontractor community. Jason has purchased over $2 billion in construction contracts and materials, with his largest project being approximately $400 million, all while meeting or exceeding M/WBE goals.
When he's not busy handling complex projects at work, Jason enjoys saltwater sport fishing. His most recent adventure was while on vacation with his wife in Costa Rica where he caught an 80+lb Rooster Fish. Jason enjoys spending weekends bike riding and beaching it with his family and friends.
Danny Haughey, CM-BIM
Director of VDC
Roger Williams University School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation, Bachelor of Architecture
Critical to a thorough understanding of the complex world of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) is experience in the field, coupled with strong technical expertise. As with many of our professional staff, Danny’s first exposure to the world of construction came while working in the field. He began working for an HVAC contractor, progressing to become a certified union plumbing foreman managing multimillion-dollar plumbing projects in Boston. Danny’s field experience is unparalleled in the BIM/VDC world.
Looking to expand his horizons, Danny moved on to Architecture School and subsequently into the world of MEP coordination. His mechanical/plumbing field experience and architectural education make him very well suited to understanding the challenges of modeling and installing complex MEP systems, while maintaining the integrity of the Architect’s vision. Danny continuously educates himself in the ever-evolving world of BIM/VDC, recently completing the AGC BIM Education Program.
When he’s not busy modeling complex projects, Danny’s favorite pastime is sailing around Cape Cod and the islands with his wife.
Robert J. Gilchrist, P.E.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MS Civil Engineering
University of Massachusetts Amherst, BS Civil Engineering
At the age of only 8 years old, Bob could be found carrying 2x4s and cleaning up around small jobs for his dad who was a carpenter in and around Central Massachusetts. By the age of 18, Bob was managing his own framing crew, building residential houses and earning enough to put himself through college. Bob’s lifelong love of construction has taken him from one-week assignments framing $100,000 houses to multi-year construction projects with values approaching $100 million.
Bob’s professional experience includes 17 years as an Owner’s Representative or Owner’s Project Manager and 9 years as a Project Manager or Project Executive. Bob offers clients the unique perspective of having managed projects from the Owner’s “side of the table” which has translated into an emphasis on problem solving and collaboration in addition to exceptional project planning and communication skills. In his current position, Bob has been directly responsible for more than $350 million in construction projects totaling nearly 1.5 million square feet of new and renovated space. Every one of Bob’s projects in the last 9 years has opened on time allowing clients to enjoy the very best in modern facilities.
Bob beautifully balances the demands of successful project management with spending quality time with his wife and 3 children. Whether it’s pursuing an obsession with Disney vacations or spending time on Newfound Lake in NH, Bob loves traveling and making family memories that involve nearly any outdoor activity.
Director of Preconstruction
Roger Williams University Continuing Education
Tommy was afforded the unique opportunity to experience the inner workings of a large family run Construction Company at an early age. He worked on large projects during the summer while still in school, and spent nights estimating. During his youth, priceless knowledge and trade secrets were was passed on from one generation to the next.
He started as a junior project estimator with the Agostini family and rose through the ranks to become an Executive Project Manager running several large multimillion dollar projects simultaneously. Ten years later, Tommy branched out to the Mid-Atlantic States. He spent six years as a Preconstruction Manager handling a wide range of projects. In 2012, he returned to Rhode and happily rejoined the Agostini family to lead our Preconstruction department. His extensive field experience along with his diverse knowledge of project documents and job logistics, has created the qualities required to lead our Preconstruction Department into the future.
Tommy’s passion for overachieving also runs deep into his personal life and is the example he sets for not only his family and friends, but clients and associates alike. When the work day is over, Tommy enjoys quality time with his grown children and grandchildren. He grew up on Narragansett Bay and has a passion for both boating and fishing as well as enjoying the natural beauty of the state's greatest treasures.