Our Staff

Quality Contracting is more than just materials. It requires experienced, articulate and well-trained professionals using their best skills and the newest technology to achieve quality results for your project.

Joseph A. DeSalvo, Executive Vice President , established the company in 1984. As Chairman of the Board, he oversees all financial operations and sets company policy. Prior to starting his own business, Mr. DeSalvo served as estimator and later General Manager of Ben Rudick and Son, Inc. in Youngstown, Ohio. Before that he served as draftsman and estimator for The Cafaro Company. Mr. DeSalvo attended Youngstown State University majoring in engineering and later completing coursework in construction management. He is a veteran of the United States Army and has served The Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania in several capacities over the years.


Joseph K. DeSalvo, President, joined the company in 1996 and became Executive Vice President in 2004. He attended Eastern Michigan University, and is a graduate of Youngstown State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. As Executive Vice President, he manages all company operations and oversees all current projects. Joe holds an ASHE certification and is actively involved in the Builders Association, currently serving on the Executive Committee. Joe has worked in the field, as a project manager and as an estimator learning all phases of the construction industry. Joseph K. DeSalvo is one of the first construction professionals in the country to earn Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) credentials. The CHC credential is recognized by the American Hospital Association and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering.

Mark J. Dodd, Vice President/Senior Project Manager, began working at DeSalvo Construction in 2012. Mark is responsible for overseeing all construction projects from start to finish. Mark's background is very extensive in the construction field which he began as a Union Carpenter in 1995. He holds an Associate Degree in Business Management Technology from the University of Akron and is a United States Green Building Council-LEED Accredited Professional with Building Design and Construction specialization.


James D. Bayer, Estimator, joined DeSalvo Construction in 2007 as an assistant project manager and became estimator in 2008. Jim earned his bachelor’s degree from Youngstown State University in 2005. He previously spent five years as assistant manager with a local painting and flooring contractor.




Sandra S. Algoe, Office Manager, joined DeSalvo Construction in 1987 as secretary to Joseph A. DeSalvo. As the company began to evolve, Sandra became Office Manager, managing all daily office activities including accounts receivable, accounts payable, and all other reporting and record keeping. She has taken extensive coursework through the years in numerous fields, including computer programs, accounting, human resources and safety along with completing credits from Youngstown State University in Business Management.


Laura S. Merrifield, Project Assistant/ Administrative Assistant, began working at DeSalvo Construction in 2006. She has nine years of administrative experience in the construction industry and four years of customer service experience.




Melissa S. Moore, Accounting Assistant/ Administrative Assistant, began working at DeSalvo Construction in 2006 after graduating from Thiel College that same year. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and Business Administration.




Christian R. Conzett, Assistant Project Manager/Estimator, joined DeSalvo Construction's estimating department in 2013. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Civil and Construction Engineering at Youngstown State University. Skills that Christian brings to the company include Computer Aided Drafting & Design work and the most recent estimating techniques.

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