AGC Holds Anthony S. Santaro Scholarship Golf Classic

Wed October 19, 2016 - Northeast Edition #21

(L-R) are Russ Huta; Ken Barth; Ken Rifenburg; and Matthew Scott, all of Albany, N.Y.’s Rifenburg Construction.
(L-R) are Russ Huta; Ken Barth; Ken Rifenburg; and Matthew Scott, all of Albany, N.Y.’s Rifenburg Construction.
(L-R) are Russ Huta; Ken Barth; Ken Rifenburg; and Matthew Scott, all of Albany, N.Y.’s Rifenburg Construction. (L-R) are Joe Rizzo, Upstate Paving; Dave Gates, Broome Bituminous Products; Don Basley, D.A. Collins; and Dave Perry and Mike Courchaine, both of Milton CAT. (L-R) are Charlie Reller, Reller Risk Management; Brian Hanlon, Slate Hill Contractors; Jeff Smith, J.C. Smith; and Jeff Hanlon, Slate Hill Contractors. Milton CAT’s George Maggiolo (L) catches up on industry trends with IronPlanet’s Tim Delaney. The Turning Stone Resort and Casino is one of the premier golf facilities in New York State and has hosted this event for the past 10 years. Enjoying a libation after a rigorous round of golf (L-R) are Tom Kinsella, Kinsella Industries; Jerry Tracey, Tracey Road Equipment; Jason Green, Saunders Concrete; and Greg Rinaldi, Superior Seal and Paving. The folks from Milton CAT supplied the barbecue lunch at this year’s event. (L-R) are Steve Washburn, Milton CAT; Eric Bjornson, Metso Minerals; Frank Dambrosio, Milton CAT; Mike Stratton, Milton CAT; and Geoff Plis, Milton CAT. Turning Stone Resort and Casino’s beautifully manicured courses provide an amazing backdrop for the scholarship’s fundraiser. Equipment manufacturers, dealers and contractors combine their resources to assure that New York State construction firms have a ready supply of highly trained students in the pipeline for the future growth of the industry. (L-R) are Mark Armel, Sakai; Kevin Murphy, Liebherr; Brian Garrett, Tracey Road Equipment; Peter Iwanicki, Savannah Civil; and Peter Paragon, Paragon Environmental. (L-R) are Mike Savage, Honeywell; Rick Duff, O’Brien and Gere; Matt Widay, O’Brien and Gere; Mike App, Precision Trenchless; and Jerry Kruegler, Precision Trenchless. (L-R) are Kevin Labas and Bob Gilchrist, both of Capital Safety Services; and Al Hall and Dan O’Connor, both of The Pike Company. (L-R) are Jim Connors, The Chazen Companies; Dave Hollander, Sano Rubin Construction; Paul Matarzzo, Union College; and Scott Hawkins, Sano Rubin Construction. One of western New York’s leading asphalt producers and paving companies, Midland Asphalt, was represented by (L-R) Brad Collins, Tim McNally and Bill Coleman. Heavy highway contractors, CCI Companies Inc., was represented by Doug Fusillo, Tim Evans and Nick Fusillo.

The 27th annual Anthony S. Santaro AGC Scholarship Classic was held Sept. 20 at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino, in Verona, N.Y. The proceeds from the golf outing benefit the AGC Scholarship Fund, which was established in 1988 to provide financial assistance to college students who have an interest in pursuing a career in New York State's construction industry. Since its conception more than $1 million in scholarships have been granted, maintaining the funds status as the largest state industry effort of its kind.

This year the scholarship fund received 57 applications for the scholarship program. Twenty-four scholarships were awarded worth $62,000.

The event was made possible due to the efforts of the following participants and sponsors:

• Milton CAT

• Anderson Equipment

• Rifenburg Construction

• Vector Construction

• Slate Hill Contractors

• A.J. Colarusso & Son

• Adirondack Trust

• Arthur Gallagher & Company

• Barrett Paving Materials

• Bunkoff General Contractors

• Callanan Industries

• CCI Companies

• D.A. Collins

• Dolomite Group


• Elderlee Inc.

• Ferguson Water Works

• Firley, Morgan, Freer & Essas

• Five Star Equipment

• The Fort Miller Company

• Hanson Aggregates

• Harrison Burrowes Inc.

• Hayward Baker Inc.

• LM Sessler Excavating & Wrecking Company

• Liebherr Construction Equipment

• Metso Minerals

• Mirabito Holdings Inc.

• QCI Asset Management

• Tracey Road Equipment

• The Precision Group

• Turner Construction Company

• Union Concrete & Construction Corp.

• Vantage Equipment

• The Vellano Corp.

• XYLEM Dewatering Solutions

• Iannelli Construction

• Cool Insurance Company

• Syrstone

• Advanced Testing Company

• Ramsey Contractors

• Hudson Valley CC Foundation

• Consigli Construction

• Northwestern Mutual

• Empire State Highway Contractors Association

• The J. Keith Waters Memorial Fund

• Lancaster Development

• Plain and Print Systems

• Dannible & McKee LLP

• Gilbane Building Corp.

• NBT Bank

• New Enterprise Stone & Lime Company

• Murnane Building Contractors Inc.

• EMI Guard Rails

• Goldberg & Connolly

• Riccelli Enterprises

• Barr and Barr Inc.

• Fox and Kowalewski LLP

• Grace Industries LLC

• McKinney Drilling Company

• Pavilion Drainage Supply

• Rebuild NY Now

• The Wesson Group

• Tioga Construction

Anyone who knows a student in a construction curriculum is encouraged to recommend the scholarship program to that individual. For more information, contact AGC NYS at 518/456-1134.