I grew up on a bulldozer and running various heavy equipment since I was 12-13 years old, working on weekends at my father’s sandpit in Sayreville, NJ and on various excavation and demolition job sites. When I was 17, I got my Union permit in the Heavy Equipment Operators Union, Local 825 of NJ. Then, I went into the workforce working out of the Union Hall. My first job was working for Mohawk Construction at the Budweiser plant in Newark NJ. I ran a D3 dozer, a Terex rubber tire loader, and was an oiler on the crane. After I finished that project, I wound up working for Jensen-Koerner Crane where I learned to run cranes. From there, I continued working out of the Union hall in order to experience all types of job sites and different machinery and I learned how to run them all – from excavators, to big wheel loaders, to cranes, etc. I learned the jobs from the ground up. I even worked in the Laborer’s Union for a while in order to get my field experience as a laborer and to learn surveying and grading. I realized that at 20 years old, despite my young age, I had enough confidence and experience to start moving soils as a “dirt merchant”. I started Rebco Contracting Corporation and began moving large volumes of fill products in New Jersey and New York. I serviced such companies as Vollers Construction, Conti Construction, and Terminal Construction – just to name a few.
From there, I started buying some of my own equipment (dump trucks and machinery) and began servicing some of my own projects. The GM Plant in Linden, NJ was one of my first contaminated soil projects.
I remain acting as a supplier and disposal expert for large projects with Fortune 500 companies that rely on my expertise in moving large, bulk materials.