About Us

Awards

50+ YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

PirTano's Story

PirTano Construction Company, Inc. is a multi-dimensional construction company that was founded by Mike Piraino, Joe Pantano, and Jack Horn in 1982. Now spanning almost 4 decades, PirTano has thoughtfully expanded its services from the early days as an Underground Utility Contractor; installing sewer and water systems and installing coax cable throughout the Chicagoland area into three areas of business, but also as an impressive a Heavy/Highway Contractor for both public and private customers. In addition, PirTano has provided an array of infrastructure and land development services and has expanded services as a Communications Contractor; adapting to the ever-evolving communications business. As a communications contractor we provide services such as fiber  projects, fiber splicing, directional boring services, underground and aerial construction and ultimately entering into the Contract Communication Installation business, which brings Internet, CATV and telephone into the homes of thousands upon thousands of customers throughout the Chicago and Northwest Indiana areas.

Meet The Team

Michael D. Piraino

President

Michael D. Piraino

President

Joseph Pantano

Vice President

Joseph Pantano

Vice President

Jack G. Horn

Vice President / Treasurer

Jack G. Horn

Vice President / Treasurer

Dean O’Brien

Chief Financial Officer

Dean O’Brien

Chief Financial Officer

Donald N. White

Vice President Communications

Donald N. White

Vice President Communications

Jim Davis

Vice President Estimating Department

Jim Davis

Vice President Estimating Department

Mike Holte

Director of Operations

Mike Holte

Director of Operations

Ed Duda

Senior Project Manager, Communications

Ed Duda

Senior Project Manager, Communications

Michael Rotger

Project Manager / Estimator

Michael Rotger

Project Manager / Estimator

Victor Garcia

Superintendent Road Division

Victor Garcia

Superintendent Road Division

Frank Pantano

Superintendent

Frank Pantano

Superintendent

John Dennin

Superintendent

John Dennin

Superintendent

Gary Bose

Superintendent Communications Division

Gary Bose

Superintendent Communications Division

Leo Garza

Superintendent Communications Division

Leo Garza

Superintendent Communications Division

Jim Byrne

Superintendent Communications Division

Jim Byrne

Superintendent Communications Division

Lee Johnson

Superintendent Communications Division

Lee Johnson

Superintendent Communications Division

Associations and Affiliations

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ILLINOIS ROAD AND TRANSPORTATION BUILDERS ASSOCIATION (IRTBA)

UNDERGROUND CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION (UCA)

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SCTE Society of Cable Telecommunication Engineers

CFMA Construction Financial Management Association

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CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SERVICE CORPORATION (CISCO)

LABORERS EMPLOYERS COOPERATION AND EDUCATION TRUST (LECET)

MIDWEST AREA REGIONAL BARGAINING ASSOCIATION (MARBA)

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INTERNATIONAL OPERATING ENGINEERS

Local 150

LABORERS EMPLOYERS COOPERATION AND EDUCATION TRUST (LECET)

LABORERS LOCAL 1, 2, 6, 68, 76, 149, 152, 582

MIDWEST AREA REGIONAL BARGAINING ASSOCIATION (MARBA)

LOCAL 673

MIDWEST AREA REGIONAL BARGAINING ASSOCIATION (MARBA)

LOCAL 597

MIDWEST AREA REGIONAL BARGAINING ASSOCIATION (MARBA)

LOCAL 502

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METROPOLITAN WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT

FOX METRO WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT

CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CDOT)

KANE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (KDOT)

CITY OF CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF WATER MANAGEMENT

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ILLINOIS TOLLWAY

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD

CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF AVIATION

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ILLINOIS ROAD AND TRANSPORTATION BUILDERS ASSOCIATION (IRTBA)

UNDERGROUND CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION (UCA)

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SCTE Society of Cable Telecommunication Engineers

CFMA Construction Financial Management Association

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CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SERVICE CORPORATION (CISCO)

LABORERS EMPLOYERS COOPERATION AND EDUCATION TRUST (LECET)

MIDWEST AREA REGIONAL BARGAINING ASSOCIATION (MARBA)

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INTERNATIONAL OPERATING ENGINEERS

Local 150

LABORERS EMPLOYERS COOPERATION AND EDUCATION TRUST (LECET)

LABORERS LOCAL 1, 2, 6, 68, 76, 149, 152, 582

MIDWEST AREA REGIONAL BARGAINING ASSOCIATION (MARBA)

LOCAL 673

MIDWEST AREA REGIONAL BARGAINING ASSOCIATION (MARBA)

LOCAL 597

MIDWEST AREA REGIONAL BARGAINING ASSOCIATION (MARBA)

LOCAL 502

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METROPOLITAN WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT

FOX METRO WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT

CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CDOT)

KANE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (KDOT)

CITY OF CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF WATER MANAGEMENT

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ILLINOIS TOLLWAY

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD

CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF AVIATION

Our History

50+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

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1982

Business founded by Mike Piraino, Joe Pantano, and Jack Horn focusing on commercial and residential underground coax installation (Communications division).

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1985

Sewer & Water division founded. Both Mike and Joe had previously worked in heavy highway construction before founding the Company.

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1989

Jack joined the business full-time to take over administrative and financial duties and run the Communications division, after previously working only nights and weekends.

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Early '90s

Communications division began working with fiber, and work in this space has grown steadily since.

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Late '90s

The telecom meltdown brought consolidation in the space, and rather than attempt to continue diversifying operators, the decision was made to diversify services producing a steady source of work since.

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2000

Company exceeded $50 million in revenue for first time ($50.5 million).

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2008

Nominated for the Illinois Department of Transportation Subcontractor of the Year Award.

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2015

Awarded “Green Contractor of the Year” by Illinois Tollway for Pine Dunes Wetland Mitigation Project

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2018

Company exceeded $100 million in revenue for first time ($100.6 million).

Our History

50+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
1982
Business founded by Mike Piraino, Joe Pantano, and Jack Horn focusing on commercial and residential underground coax installation (Communications division).
1985
Sewer & Water division founded. Both Mike and Joe had previously worked in heavy highway construction before founding the Company.
1989
Jack joined the business full-time to take over administrative and financial duties and run the Communications division, after previously working only nights and weekends.
Early '90s
Communications division began working with fiber, and work in this space has grown steadily since.
Late '90s
The telecom meltdown brought consolidation in the space, and rather than attempt to continue diversifying operators, the decision was made to diversify services producing a steady source of work since.
2000
Company exceeded $50 million in revenue for first time ($50.5 million).
2008
Nominated for the Illinois Department of Transportation Subcontractor of the Year Award.
2015
Awarded “Green Contractor of the Year” by Illinois Tollway for Pine Dunes Wetland Mitigation Project
2018
Company exceeded $100 million in revenue for first time ($100.6 million).
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