Last week ended on a sad note with word that Pat Navarro had passed away. Navarro led his family’s business to be one of the region’s top three or four contractors during the ’60’s and 70’s. He also provided the training ground for a handful of executives who have gone on to run or own contractors since, including Glen Gates and Mark Davis from BRIDGES and Joe Burchick from Burchick Construction. Burchick reflected on Navarro’s legacy in the Post-Gazette’s obituary.
On the construction front, A. Martini & Co. was chosen as CM at Risk for the $30 million vertical addition at the Indiana Regional Medical Center. Mascaro was successful in landing the fit-out of the 40th-42nd floors of the USS Tower for UPMC Health Plan. Among the RFP’s currently out there now are the Meadville Medical Mall project, for which Landau, Massaro and PJ Dick are putting in proposals, and the $3 million Washington Plaza Apartment renovation. Faros Properties has asked Massaro, MBM and Rycon for proposals.