Clock To Grace Facade of New Center, Will Be Dedicated in Rinaldi’s Mother’s Name
NANTICOKE, PA – William F. Rinaldi, President & CEO of Mark Construction Services LLC of Moosic, PA, today officially donated a six-foot clock to Luzerne County Community College’s (LCCC) new Culinary Arts Center in downtown Nanticoke, PA. The clock, valued at approximately $12,000, will grace the facade above the main entrance to the Culinary Arts Center, which was built by Mark Construction. The clock, custom-made by Americlock, Inc. of St. Louis, Missouri, was formally dedicated in the name of Rinaldi’s mother, Rosemarie, who was in attendance at the evening event. Hazleton Mayor and Congressman-Elect Lou Barletta, State Representative and Congressman-Elect John Yudichak, and officials of Luzerne County Community College also were in attendance.
“The Culinary Arts Center is a magnificent new addition to Luzerne County Community College at a time when professional job opportunities in the food service industries are on the rise,” said William “Billy” Rinaldi. “With the Culinary Center’s strategic location in the heart of downtown Nanticoke, we envision it serving as a catalyst for additional new development in the area and the continued economic revival of Nanticoke. All of us at Mark Construction were proud to have been involved in this great project. From a personal standpoint, I am pleased to have been able to donate this beautiful clock to the center and dedicate it in my mother Rosemarie’s name, a woman who continues to amaze and inspire me.”
LCCC recently named its new Culinary Arts center the Joseph A. Paglianite Culinary Institute in honor of a $1 million donation by Paglianite, founder of Grotto Pizza, to the LCCC Foundation. Classes began at the new institute this fall semester. More than 160 students are currently enrolled in the Culinary Arts program at LCCC.
Mark Construction Services is a full-service construction management and development company that is dedicated to the investment in and procurement of projects that benefit local educational, institutional and commercial endeavors. The company is committed to using local talent and resources in the design, engineering, and construction of its many development projects.
Mark Construction is widely known and respected for its experience in the development of projects for academic institutions and commercial corporations. The company researches and procures underutilized real estate in urban environments, determines a “best use” for the property, and identifies academic institutions and other business entities that can benefit from expansion into the new area. Mark Construction then provides a variety of services to assist the investor – from standard design/bid/build construction services and project management/administration to full real estate development and planning services.
Among Mark Construction Services’ signature projects are a newly constructed student residence and stunning conversions of existing buildings for student housing, education services and student recreation for Lackawanna College in Scranton, PA. Combined, the five projects were worth nearly $20 million.
The company also recently completed a $5 million conversion of a once blighted single family residence in Scranton into a new Walgreen’s Pharmacy, which has become a linchpin for further development in the formerly depressed and neglected west side of Scranton. The firm recently converted an old, abandoned school into new apartments and townhouses, a project worth $2.5 million.