All Island Equipment

At only 18 years old, Ryan Murray started an excavation business with just a Bobcat, a pickup truck and a motivation to work hard. That desire to succeed still inspires and has paid off quite nicely — both for him and his local environment. R.J.

Atlas Asphalt, a masonry and asphalt paving company located in Deer Park, N.Y., has been serving residential and commercial customers in Nassau and Suffolk counties for 32 years. Owner Ron Cianuciulli's efforts are supported by his sons, Tyler and Jordan, who have recently joined the firm on a full-time basis, his sister Dena and 50 employees.

Big Valley Nursery is a nursery/lawn care/garden center located in Glen Head (Long Island), N.Y., that offers a large variety of outdoor products along with landscape supplies, including bulk topsoil, mulch and gravel, to landscapers and homeowners in and around Nassau County.

Kurrass Materials, located in Long Island/East Patchogue, N.Y., recycles concrete and asphalt into RCA (recycled road base) and screens topsoil and sand. The company also makes “specialty items” out of the concrete that other people don't want to make, according to Norman K.

Cousins Vito Secchiano and Angelo Maiorano each had their own construction background from growing up working with their fathers during their summers. Maiorano worked with his father Alfredo before and during college at his paving company, Community Paving Corp., and then as a project engineer after college for Civetta Cousins JV LLC, a major New York City excavation and foundation contractor; Secchiano also had grown up working in his father Gino's construction business, MVM Construction LLC in Mount Vernon, N.Y.

It's said that one man's trash is another man's treasure. For the Cristina family, that adage has rung true. In 1956, Rocco Cristina got involved in the garbage business in New York City. Over the years, through a series of mergers and expansions, that company grew to consist of three different corporations, currently being run by his two sons, Michael and Bob Cristina.

All Island Equipment in West Babylon, N.Y., has just taken delivery of its brand new Eager Beaver custom built, non-ground bearing, detachable lowboy trailer. This 24-ft. (7.3 m) tri-axle air ride trailer handles payloads in excess of 100,000 lbs. (45,359 kg).

Peter Harris has spent his entire life in the town of Southold — and a good majority of those years involve doing highway work. He worked for the NYSDOT for 28 years, with 24 of those years as a highway maintenance supervisor. After this period he went to work for the town of Southold and ultimately became the highway superintendent in 2001.

When Mother Nature decides to send a blast of winter weather to several major metropolitan airports in the Northeast, Snowlift is there, answering the call. Founded in 1958, Snowlift has extensive experience in the removal of snow from aeronautical and non-aeronautical areas of airports.

Joseph M. Troffa Landscape & Mason Supply aims to be a one-stop shop for its clients. In that vein, the family-owned business features an on-site recycling facility, which allows customers to discard unwanted construction debris and leave the site with new materials and supplies.

A new 2 mi. (3.2 km) long, four lane road is being built in the city of Honolulu on Hawaii’s Oahu island. New roadway construction of this size for the island state is very uncommon. Most road projects are replacement or widenings, simply because there is no room to build new.