As a company focused on building relationships that improve lives and communities, it should come as no surprise that our team at Fortunato Construction Group finds great passion in working with organizations aimed at making a difference.  We often find these relationships at institutions of higher education, at private schools, and even at research facilities. Where legacies live, permanence and character prevail, and we take great pride in meeting and exceeding an institution’s growth and development plans.

Some of our greatest strengths lie in consensus building.  We are happy to share our knowledge and experience with the committees and boards engaged in strategic planning and resource management, adding tremendous value in the early planning phases of campus development.

Fortunato Construction Group is skilled and adept at working on active campuses.  We understand the many concerns that come with completing construction projects in such an environment, and we plan for and address all of these issues, including safety, traffic and circulation, noise, air quality, and much more. We know the nature of this sophisticated and complex work, and we’re glad to meet the challenge on project after project.  

Experience

One of the ways we measure our success is by how often our clients choose to work with Fortunato Construction Group again and again on future projects. Over the years, we’ve worked with dozens of clients on multiple projects, from renovations and expansions to new construction. 

This considerable repeat business reflects how carefully attuned we are to the concerns of our clients. We anticipate challenges in advance and provide guidance they can trust. Our team is experienced at navigating the process of the planning, design and construction and can offer guidance on what to expect, recommendations for keeping the project on track, and the leadership to ensure a successful project.

The following is a representative list of institutional clients that entrust us with their projects over and over. It is not exhaustive, but is indicative of our depth and breadth of experience.

I believe their experience, flexibility and singular desire to support the mission of the client are unique in the market. I have no doubt that they would be an effective partner on any development team.
— Val Prevedini, Architect Gunnery Board of Trustees Member, Chairman of the Gunnery Building Committee

Art, science, culture

Infinity Music Hall, Hartford CT

CURE Innovation Commons, Groton CT
 

College and University 

University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford CT
    Library Lobby Renovation
    Madonna Hall Dormitory Renovation
    McGovern Hall Dish Room Renovation
    Mercy Hall Office Renovation

Yale University, New Haven CT
    Restaurant and Dining Facility
    Commercial Properties Renovation

Trinity College, Hartford CT
  Cafe and Bistro

We have found Fortunato Construction Group to be well qualified and experienced. They are committed professionals with true integrity and a willingness to do more than is ever expected. Fortunato Construction Group has earned my trust, and I highly recommend them.
— Robert Powell, AIA Weiber Powell + Grunigen, Inc.

Private Primary & Secondary

Hyde School, Woodstock CT
  Dormitory and Faculty Apartments

Suffield Academy, Suffield CT
   Performing Arts Center Addition and Renovation
   Scene Shop Expansion

Rumsey Hall School, Washington CT
   Campus Center
   Ice Rink

The Gunnery, Washington CT
   15 years of campus masterplanning, including campus      infrastructure, athletic facilites, and such projects as
   Dining Hall
   Conroy House Renovation
   Teddy House Dormitory

Pomfret School, Pomfret CT
   Jahn Ice Arena

 

 
 

Featured Projects

Cure Innovation Commons

groton, ct

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Q2 2016

$3.1 million

21,846 sqft

CURE Innovation Commons is an exciting new space in Groton, CT for entreprenures, scientists and companies to develop ideas and businesses as part of a collaborative community.  The commons leases fully permitted, independent and shared laboratories, offices, co-working spaces and large meeting areas for creative, professional and scientific innovation! The space includes 12 secure private and shared laboratories with chemical fume hoods, hazardous and biological waste removal, and deionized water, a tissue culture laboratory, a cafe/kitchen and community gathering areas, and much more. The highly technical nature of this project made for a great challenge for our expert team, and Fortunato Construction is thrilled to be part of the growing bioscience industry in Connecticut.

 

 

The Team

Tom Chemelli
Project Manager

Kyle Aivano
Assistant Project Manager

Bill Roy
Superintendent

 

Infinity Music Hall & Bistro

Hartford, ct

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Q3 2014

$3.9 million

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28,700 sqft

The Infinity Music Hall and Bistro, located on Front Street in Hartford, CT is an acoustically pristine, 500-seat music hall, hosting 250 popular live music and comedy shows per year, combined with a four-star, hip and happening restaurant and bar.  This fun and exciting venue features orchestra and mezzanine viewing levels, a platform stage for performances, private dining, bistro seating, box office and artist's shop, a large kitchen, green room, dressing rooms, and artists lounge. 

 

 

 

 

THE TEAM

Tom Chemelli
Project Manager

Bill Roy
Superintendent

 

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