Young, hungry, motivated, ambitious and passionate. These are just a few of the traits that best describe Massimo Paolitto. Massimo, or as he is better known as, MASSCON Construction has been a general contractor and die-hard business man since he can remember. His innate curiosity about this industry in combination with his knowledge about creating and running his own company has led him to becoming one of the youngest contractors in Montreal. His ample work experience and countless hours have brought MASSCON Construction to the next level. What makes Paolitto different from others is the passion he shows on a daily basis , his hands-on approach has gotten him praise from everyone who has worked with him and he is only at the cusp of his lifelong career. Being a business owner in your twenties is challenging enough, adding a team of people and building a brand is an entirely different story. Massimo is the perfect example of what networking, determination and hard-work can do for a brand.
Tell me about your background, work experience.
The conventional school system and I didn’t jive so well, to be honest. I knew at a young age that it wouldn’t be the path I would take. I decided that after High School I would dive right into the workforce, went back to trade school and by 18 years old I was a carpenter by trade. In 2012 at the age of 21 I became a licensed contractor and the rest is history!
Why did you decide to go into construction ?
As cheesy as it sounds, it is my passion. Growing up, I always had different tools in my hands. If concrete was edible I would have it for breakfast daily.
What is your field of expertise ?
At MASSCON Construction, we are general contractors. We do residential, commercial, industrial and civil works specializing in excavating underground services.
In your opinion, what is the advantages of hiring MASSCON over other construction companies ?
We have a diversified portfolio of commercial to residential projects. You will receive more of a quality tailored services. When you hire MASSCON, you are sure to get quick responses for all questions and solid executions. Execution time means spending money for all parties and one thing I hate more than wasting time, is wasting someone’s money. I have gained tremendous experience over the years while working for other companies. Building my business, I wanted to rectify the commonly known wrong doings that are so evident throughout this industry.
What inspires you ?
I love a challenge, so tackling the many difficulties I encounter throughout a project is something that both keeps me on my toes and keeps me motivated.
Your company goals ? Next 5-10 years.
My goal is to start building some of our own projects. MASSCON will become I hope that in the next 5-10 years, MASSCON becomes a major player in this industry. I know what my capability is and I am confident that I will reach this goal.
What does success represent to you ?
Success to me means building something you are proud of and having it never feel like work. I guess the saying is true “do what you love and you never work a day in your life”.
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