In 1963, John Cannistraro, Sr. founded J.C. Cannistraro, Inc. as a one-man plumbing shop just outside of Boston, MA. With $1,500 and the support of his wife Rita, Cannistraro began installing plumbing systems for MassPort at Boston’s Logan Airport.
Nearly 50 years later, Cannistraro has expanded his company to provide HVAC, Fire Protection and Facilities Maintenance services for large mechanical plants at hospitals, universities, laboratories, and many other facilities. In fact, Cannistraro was named "Contractor of the Year" in 2011 by PHC News Magazine.
Now in its second generation of family ownership, the company is operated by four of Cannistraro’s eight children. Under current President John Cannistraro, Jr., the company has invested in innovative modeling and pre-fabrication technologies in order to continue to improve quality and efficiency on every project.
Through the years, the company has incorporated non-family management in many critical business segments including estimating, scheduling, human resources, marketing, purchasing, and safety. Using the talent and expertise of its workforce, Cannistraro designs and builds mechanical systems for projects of all sizes and scopes. Today, Cannistraro has a workforce of more than 300 men and women and earns annual revenues of more than $120,000,000. The company is known throughout the industry as a leader in construction technology and pre-fabrication.