I’m the son of Greek immigrant parents who’s built a family business that restores America’s bridges.
I work every day with employees from Mexico, Honduras, Colombia, Greece, and Jamaica, among other countries – who’ve become like family – as they keep American infrastructure safe and functioning through our contracts to repair the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City, the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in New Jersey and the Betsy Ross Bridge in Philadelphia.
As a native son of Youngstown, Ohio who founded the business in 1976 with my brothers and father, I’ve kept Corcon, Inc., based in Youngstown for more than 40 years. It’s a place I’ve called home since I was born there in 1950.
It’s for the people of the 13th District that I’m running for Congress because I know the region and its residents as well as I know my own family. They are my family. Together we can lift each other up by creating opportunity through work that is meaningful but hard, work that is the backbone of America. It’s what I’ve done since I started my business at age 26, leading the company to become a top contractor in industrial bridge painting, and a pioneer in process of lead removal on bridges that protected our environment and yet produced well paying jobs.
I feel fortunate that more than four decades after I founded this business that my family members – including my brother, sons and cousin – still play a core part within its daily operations. My wife and I are most proud of the fact that all six of our grown children, and five grandchildren, live nearby in the great state of Ohio.