Suffolk Construction Hires Charles D. Avolio to Lead NYC Operation

Suffolk Construction Company, Inc., an AGC of New York State LLC and AGC of Massachusetts member, has hired industry veteran Charles D. Avolio as its new president and general manager of the New York City region. Suffolk also unveiled its new office in the heart of Manhattan at One Pennsylvania Plaza as a launch point for pursuing strategic project opportunities within the city and surrounding areas. 

In his new role at Suffolk, Avolio will be responsible for providing strategic direction for all operations, overseeing the management of projects and client relationships, and leading local branding and work acquisition efforts. Avolio has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry, where he was responsible for oversight of project operations, profit and loss, business development, strategic planning, health and safety, community affairs, and labor relations. Avolio served as principal-in-charge for several of the company’s signature projects including the redevelopment at World Trade Center, the New York City Police Academy and New York Presbyterian Hospital, among others.

"We are absolutely thrilled that Charlie has joined the Suffolk family to lead the operations in our recently opened New York City office," said John Fish, chairman and CEO of Suffolk Construction. "Charlie has the relevant experience and strong, local relationships that will allow us to strengthen our growing presence in the region and successfully deliver our ‘build smart’ promise to clients in the rapidly expanding New York City market."

"I am extremely excited to bring my expertise and knowledge of building in New York to Suffolk,  a forward-thinking company that is committed to innovation and its ‘build smart’ approach to managing projects and servicing clients," said Avolio. "I look forward to strengthening our market share, and growing our commitment to New York and the communities in which we work." 

Suffolk Construction is one of the most successful privately held building contractors in the country. With annual revenue of $2.5 billion, Suffolk provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build and general contracting services to clients in the healthcare, science and technology, education, federal government and commercial sectors. Engineering News-Record ranked Suffolk #31 on its 2015 national list of "Top 400 Contractors." Suffolk’s corporate office is based in Boston, Massachusetts, and the company has a strong national presence with main offices throughout the Northeast, Southeast and West regions. 

Suffolk is committed to delivering its "build smart" approach to construction management on every project. The company’s project teams provide clients comprehensive planning services, innovative solutions and technologies and proven processes, such as Lean Construction principles and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), to deliver the most complex building construction projects on schedule and on budget, with minimal risk.

Suffolk is a community-conscious organization dedicated to environmentally friendly and sustainable business practices, and is committed to making a positive impact in its local communities through grassroots volunteer work, employee fundraising and corporate giving. For more information, visit and/or follow Suffolk on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, YouTube, Instagram and our Build Smart Blog.

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