Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Joseph P. Clearkin

Chairman of the Board


Executive Vice President, 
James J. Clearkin, Inc. 

Joseph attended St. Joseph’s Preparatory School and later went on to receive a B.S. CET from Temple University. He is the 3rd generation of Clearkin’s in GBCA, following in the footsteps of his grandfather James J. Clearkin Sr., and his father James J. Clearkin Jr., both who have served as Presidents of GBCA in the past. Clearkin currently serves as the Treasurer of American Society of Professional Estimators.

Clearkin holds professional memberships with many organizations:

· General Building Contractors Association of Philadelphia Board of Directors
· Carpenter Apprentice Committee
· Carpenters Pension & Annuity, Savings, and Health & Welfare Board of Administration
· Carpenters’ Company of the City And County of Philadelphia

Michael K. Armento

Senior Vice Chairman


Michael K. Armento is senior vice president at Torcon, Inc., and has worked in Philadelphia’s construction industry for over 35 years, serving as a member of senior management for the past 25 years.

As senior vice president, Armento has company-wide responsibility for preconstruction staff and preconstruction services such as estimating, scheduling and purchasing. He also oversees in-progress field activities, ensuring the timely, well-managed delivery of all Torcon projects. Since helping to found Torcon’s Philadelphia office at the Navy Yard in 2006, Armento has been responsible for over 4.5 million sq. ft. of completed projects exceeding $1.5 billion in construction costs.

Armento has a wide variety of industry skills founded on experience with every aspect of project development—ranging from feasibility analysis and the development of budgets and schedules, to strategic planning, risk management and human resources. Armento has applied this diverse skill set in the planning and construction of a wide range of projects, including renovations and new construction work for healthcare, academic and commercial facilities.

Armento has experience working with many of the region’s most respected businesses and institutions, including Princeton, Penn, Villanova, Cooper Healthcare, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, St. Christopher’s Hospital, Rutgers, Campbell Soup, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline and many more.

Armento attended Drexel University’s Construction Management Program.


Craig Melograno

Vice Chairman


Active Owner,
Philadelphia D&M, Inc.

With over twenty years of preconstruction and trade specific experience, Craig Melograno owns and actively manages PDM. He is well-known in the tri-state area construction industry and has decades of close relationships with General Contractors and trade professionals. He helps guide the PDM team through this ever-changing and challenging industry and ensures that all projects are successfully delivered to meet customer needs and expectations.

Craig holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University. In addition to serving on the board of the GBCA, he is also Chairman of Lower Gwynedd Township  Planning Commission. 

Patrick S. Pasquariello, III



Vice President/Principal,
P. Agnes, Inc.

Pat is a grandson of the founder of P. Agnes, Inc. His entire career has evolved through hands-on learning, starting with a grassroots-training schedule, which totally immersed Pat into every phase of the design and construction process. His carpentry apprenticeship, coupled with his formal engineering and management training, prepared Pat for his role as principal. Pat provides executive management oversight and monitors every phase of the construction process. He is responsible for the project team in all cost issues, ensures the timely resolution of problems, and takes a proactive role to improve productivity and enhance good relationships. Pat is also on the Board of Directors of Academic Properties Inc.

Jim J. Dolente

Immediate Past Chairman of the Board


Madison Concrete Construction

James J. Dolente, Sr. founded Madison Concrete Construction in 1969. With more than 40 years of experience in the concrete construction industry, he now serves as chairman of the board. In 2016, Madison Concrete was named a Marcum Innovator of the Year by SmartCEO magazine. Jim has been a longtime supporter of several industry associations and charitable organizations, such as serving as former president of the Concrete Contractors Association, a board member of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, chairman of the Burn Foundation, a board member of the White Horse Retirement Village, and most recently as a board member of Cornerstone Christian Academy. In 2008, he was honored by the Construction Financial Management Association as a Specialty Contractor Executive of the Year. He attended Delaware University and has an MBA from Saint Joseph’s University.


(* Past Chairmen)

G. Christopher Beck
Emily L. Bittenbender *
William A. Cobb, Jr. *
Charles W. Cook
Edward DeAngelis
Michael G. Erickson
Michael M. Gerardi
John E. Healy, III
Maura Hesdon
B. Scott Holloway
Vicki W. Lee
Todd Lofgren
Frank T. Lutter
Craig Melograno
David E. Panichi *
Francis A. Pietrini *
Stephen W. Pouppirt *
Philip F. Radomski *
Craig Sabatino
Nicholas K. Sabia
Mark Spadaccino
Michael A. Stepnowski *
Mack Stulb *
Edward Szwarc
James E. Viner
George S. Young

Directors Emeritus

James J. Clearkin, Jr. *
James X. Clemens *