Gallo Construction Inc. is a locally licensed and bonded general construction/management and consulting firm specializing in new commercial and tenant improvements as well as home renovations.
The company was originally established in 1970 as “Gallo & Sgrignoli” under Bob Gallo and Ted Sgrignoli — two men who set the bar for quality construction in the Casa Grande area. They worked as a team until 1984 when Bob bought Ted’s ownership shares and ran the company with his wife, Miriam. Upon their retirement in 2002, long-term employee and Head Superintendent John Breitkreitz and Operations Manager Jeff VanHise purchased the company and continued the quality of work that Bob originated, under the current operating name of Gallo Construction.
Some of the many projects Gallo has completed over the past 16 years include renovating and restoring historic buildings, constructing strip shopping centers from the ground up, various tenant improvements, restaurants, custom homes, several projects for various departments within the Pinal County government, and designing and developing the Casa Grande Airpark.
Gallo prides itself on doing work of such high quality that businesses request the company for ongoing construction needs. These repeat customers include local school districts, the City of Casa Grande, Eloy Fire Department, Arizona Grain, Jones Ford, GossHawk Unlimited, Price industries, Prescio Consulting, Valley Pump and Machine Works, and Aco Polymer Inc. Past and current project photos are available on their websites.
Two big projects completed in 2018 include an additional hangar for GossHawk Unlimited and a large expansion of a new service building, write up building, lobby renovations and parking lot expansion for Jones Ford. GossHawk president and CEO, David Goss, credits Gallo’s follow up service as the trait that sets them apart in the industry, “Quality, scheduling and budget control are all a given with Gallo Construction, but it’s the follow up service I receive after construction that sets them apart.”
As a local contractor, Gallo is very familiar with the design and permitting phases in the area, which makes the process from concept to finished project as easy and streamlined as possible. Since they are a local contractor, they are readily available to meet with city building officials, architects and customers when needed.
Along with building quality projects for residents to enjoy, Gallo is very involved and supportive of the Casa Grande community. John was a mentor for those struggling and needing guidance, and his assistance included advice, support or employment to those in need. John was also very involved in Vo-Tech education for the youth of Casa Grande and served on the board for Casa Grande Union High school vocational programs. Jeff has been a board member of the local Boys & Girls Club of Casa Grande, City of Casa Grande Library Advisory Board, the Casa Grande Historic Preservation Committee, and the Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Together, they sponsored youth soccer and baseball teams.
In March of 2018, John died unexpectedly and Jeff was left to handle the operations in a busy and improving economic year for construction. After a successful but challenging year, Jeff chose to team up with Aaron Simmons from S&S Wall Systems & Remodeling in January to capitalize on specialties they both have and to continue on the quality path Gallo has led for nearly 50 years. Aaron manages the field operations as John did and Jeff continues to manage the sales and administrative aspects of the business.
While their work looks exclusively high end, Gallo is proud to be among the most competitive contractors in the area, guaranteeing honest bidding and dedication to quality and cost control. The newly formed partnership between Jeff and Aaron will give Gallo even more expertise and manpower to complete commercial or residential, large or small projects in a timely manner while providing excellent workmanship and customer satisfaction so that when the dust settles you can count on a quality product with Gallo Construction.