YPIE ANNUAL GALA
Carl E. Petrillo
Vice Chair, YPIE Board of Directors
Chairman, Yonkers Contracting Company, Inc.
On Thursday, September 15th, Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE) will host its 15th Annual Gala to celebrate its students’ remarkable journeys to and through college.
At this event, YPIE will honor Carl E. Petrillo, Vice Chairman of YPIE’s Board of Directors and Chairman of Yonkers Contracting Company, for his 15-year commitment and dedication to YPIE students.
Carl Petrillo currently serves as Chairman of Yonkers Contracting Company, Inc., a heavy civil contractor founded in 1945, focused on infrastructure construction for public and private clients. Mr. Petrillo started his career with Yonkers Contracting as an assistant superintendent and rose to become the firm’s President and CEO.
During his 30-year tenure as CEO, Mr. Petrillo’s vision and guidance made the family-owned firm one of the most well-respected businesses in the construction industry in the tri-state area. Through his business acumen, the company diversified to encompass all areas of heavy civil construction, including highways, bridges, rail, transit, water/wastewater, and energy/environmental projects.
Mr. Petrillo has led Yonkers Contracting through myriad successful construction projects with top owner-agencies throughout the tri-state area, including major work for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey at LaGuardia Airport, JFK Airport (including one of the first contracts awarded for JFK’s recently announced rebuild), and the PATH train tunnel system; over $150M of highway rehabilitation work for CTDOT on I-95 and the Merritt Parkway; over $200M of work at Manhattan’s North River Wastewater Treatment Plant for the NYCDEP; a complete deck replacement of the north span of the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge for the New York State Bridge Authority; and an innovative design-build project for NYSDOT at the interchange of Route 17 and 32 servicing the Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets in Harriman, New York.
A proponent of community involvement, Mr. Petrillo has received numerous recognitions from various humanitarian organizations, as well as for his business leadership. Currently, he serves as the Vice Chair of St. Joseph’s Medical Center and Yonkers Partners in Education.
Both Yonkers Contracting Company and Mr. Petrillo are active members of the Westchester community. Mr. Petrillo is a graduate of Lehigh University’s School of Business Administration.