Awards and News


2023 Top Workplaces, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ranked No. 4 of 30, Best Places to Work, Mid-size Companies

2023 Top Workplaces, National

Ranked No. 20 of 91, Mid-size Companies

Gold Bell Seal
Mascaro received a 2024 Gold Bell Seal for Mental Health. This is the second year that we have applied for and received this honor. The Bell Seal recognizes workplaces that support mental health and promote positive experiences.

2024 Safety Week Photo
During the 2024 Safety Week, Mascaro and the safety department took the opportunity to provide thanks and recognition, reinforce key policies, and provide additional opportunities for field employees to become more involved with the HSE process. Throughout the week, we completed a variety of activities including stretch and flex, an inspection contest, policy reinforcement on Gloves 5 for 5, education and engagement with the safety forum along with various training topics, and participated in the National Fall Protection Stand Down. 

Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce Award Group Photo
Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce congratulated Mascaro for being a five-year member! The chamber president Chris Heck, Alyssa Kunselman, Michael Mascaro, and the Branch Manager at FNB Corporation Carlos Mezarina pictured with the award.

Take Your Kid to Work Day Birdhouse Building Activity
Mascaro celebrated Take Your Kid to Work Day on April 25. Children enjoyed building birdhouses, creating concrete candle holders, participating in stretch and flex, learning about estimating, trying out crane and concrete truck simulations, and more.

Mascaro Safety on Construction Site

Congratulations to the project teams for keeping the health and safety of everyone at the job site at the forefront. At our Safety Platinum Awards, we recognized 49 of our projects for being incident-free for the last 4 quarters.

Young Constructors at Mini Golf

Our Young Constructors gathered together for an evening of comradery. The group first met in the office to give project updates on their various projects and then headed over to play mini-golf in the Strip District.

Women In Construction Title

When you think of careers geared toward women, do you think of construction? If not, YOU SHOULD! Approximately 1 in 10 construction workers are female with 1,173,000 women in the construction industry, currently. From the field to the office, women work in a variety of roles – project engineers, project managers, safety managers, human resources, accounting, administration, marketing, BIM, small business and diversity, technology, and tradespeople. We applaud all of the women of Mascaro during the 26th annual Women In Construction Week.

Students from the Watson Institute at JABizTown

Throughout the year, Mascaro employees volunteer at JA Biztown where area students spend the day learning what it is like to work at Mascaro Construction Company. In March, we had a special day at JA BizTown. Students from The Watson Institute joined us for the day and selected the storefronts they wished to be open. Mascaro was selected as one of the six storefronts, and the kids did a great job of running Mascaro Construction for the day and constructing a bench. We are thankful we were able to be a part of this unique opportunity!

Exterior picture of UPMC Mercy Pavilion

On February 29, Mascaro was awarded a 2023 Building Excellence Award from the Master Builders' Association for UPMC Mercy Pavilion in the category of New Construction over $200 Million.

UPMC Montefiore Emergency Generator

On February 29, Mascaro was awarded a 2023 Building Excellence Award for the emergency generator replacement project at UPMC. The Master Builders' Association recognized the project as the winner of Renovation Construction Project over $10 Million.

Group Photo at Pitt University
Junior and senior carpentry students from The Parkway West and college students from Pennsylvania College of Technology Construction Management Association visited a few Mascaro jobsites including Highmark Health and Wellness Center at Carnegie Mellon University and the North End Plant Expansion project at ALCOSAN.

Mascaro Scholarship Winners  Group Photo
Congratulations to our four Mascaro Scholarship winners! Each of these students won $1,000 to put toward their tuition at the Community College of Beaver County! They are current CTC high school students who are dually enrolled at CCBC in the Mascaro Construction Academy, and last fall, they submitted essays on why they were pursuing a career in construction. Congratulations to our winners!

Family standing along a rail watching birds at the National Aviary
Fun with feathered friends! A big shout out to the National Aviary for hosting a Mascaro Family Appreciation Night. Our employees and their families enjoyed feeding the lorikeets, watching the Habitat Heroes show, exploring the habitats, and more. Thank you for a great night out!

Registered Dietitian laughing as she is speaking and teaching to a class
Mascaro celebrated wellness week by featuring different vendors for our employees' health and well-being. Thank you to Devon Kroesche, MS, RDN, LDN from Case Specific Nutrition alongside HARVIE grocery delivery service. The weekly boxing class was held as well with Francis Braza from Wright's Gym. Thank you Migliaro Consulting for another great nutrition workshop!

Michael Mascaro at the Aviary standing beside an owl

The 2024 Gentlemen's Night Out, hosted by Michael Mascaro, was held at the PNC Champions Club at Heinz Field. Guests of the night enjoyed an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a four-course dinner with wine pairings, live music, and some special animal guests. The evening raised $212,000 in support of the National Aviary’s work to save birds and protect their habitats.

Sylvia H. Rambo U.S. Courthouse

At the 2024 GSA awards, the Sylvia H. Rambo U.S. Courthouse project received the Merit in Outstanding Demonstration of Ingenuity Contractor by the U.S. General Services Administration. The courthouse is 10 stories, 243,000 gross square feet with 42 interior secure parking spaces.

Heinz Ketchup Bottle Sculpture outside of Heinz History Center

The second Heinz ketchup bottle has found a new home! On Thursday, December 21, the 35-foot bottle was installed at the Heinz History Center! To support the fiberglass bottle, the team placed new concrete footings and installed structural steel supports.

Ohio Valley Construction Employers Council

Mascaro was accepted into the Ohio Valley Construction Employers Council. The OVCEC is a unified voice of best-in-class contractors, dedicated to providing quality and value, using the most professional, highly skilled workforce.

The Engineers'​ Society of Western PA named our emergency generator project at UPMC Montefiore as the “2024 Medical Project of the Year”!  The project consisted of constructing new utility space within an existing facility to install three 2,000 Kw diesel generators with new paralleling gear and associated automatic transfer switches and ran exhausts up 11 stories on the exterior face of the building.

Pennsylvania Governor, Josh Shapiro, recently stated that the Pennsylvania State Archives Building was the “coolest building in state government." The five-level, 145,000-square-foot building is home to approximately 250,000,000 historic documents.

The Pennsylvania Aggregates & Concrete Association (PACA) named UPMC Mercy Pavilion as their Project of the Year!  Construction of the 10-story, 442,000-square-foot building included 220,000 yards of structural excavation and 65,000 cubic yards of concrete.

At Mascaro, safety is a top priority. This includes being prepared in case of an emergency. Mascaro offers First Aid and CPR/AED training multiple times a year that is open to any employee to attend. On the job site, all of our Front Line Supervisors are certified in First Aid and CPR/AED.

ALCOSAN North End Plant Expansion

ALCOSAN North End Plant Expansion was Mascaro's 2023 Photo Contest of the Year Winner! Congratulations to the team and Nik Donlin for submitting the photo. 

Mascaro held their annual Season of Giving in December. Mascaro employees generously gave their time and donated goods to the Salvation Army Angel Tree, Coats for Kids, and the North Side Food Pantry.

On November 9, 2023, Mascaro held their 14th Guest Bartender event for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The guest bartenders for the night were John Mascaro, Jr. and Mascaro Superintendent, Nate Martin, whose daughter Sofia has CF. With the help of generous support and donations from attendees, we raised over $16,000 for CFF!

Congratulations to UPMC on receiving the Placemaking Award of Excellence for Healthy Place for UPMC Mercy Pavilion. The award, presented by the Urban Land Institute Pittsburgh, acknowledges projects that represent the ideals of placemaking, providing impact and improvement in communities and neighborhoods in the Pittsburgh region.

The importance of the health and wellness of our team is not just physical – it also means their mental health. That is why Mascaro is proud to support the Yinz Good mental health initiative for construction workers.

Founded by the MBA and CAWP, Yinz Good is free and accessible here.

Martin with Local 2274 and CheyAnne with Local 66 are hard at work on the State Route 28 Goheenville Dip project as part of PennDOT’s On-the-Job Training Program. The OJT program provides training opportunities for minority, women, and economically disadvantaged individuals to advance them toward journey-level status in highway construction trades.

Bocce tournament trophy

The 12th Annual Bocce Tournament and Festival took place on Saturday, August 12 outside of Acrisure Stadium. Teams played in the tournament as spectators enjoyed a day of delicious Italian fare from Common Plea Catering and live music from The Aces with special guests Shari Richards, The New Pure Gold, and The Jaggerz. Proceeds raised from the event benefit the Heinz History Center's Italian American program.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Top Workplace

On September 10th, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette announced the 2023 Top Workplaces in the region. Mascaro was ranked #4 out of 30 other mid-sized companies. This is the sixth year in a row that Mascaro has placed in the Top 5, and the eighth year in a row that Mascaro was recognized as one of the top places to work in the region. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette holds the Top Workplaces program each year by surveying current employees of the companies and ranking their feedback.

Two young girls with face painting at Kennywood

On Saturday, August 5, Mascaro employees and their families spent the day at Kennywood for Mascaro's annual "Employee Appreciation Picnic". Attendees enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day full of rides, food, face painting, and a caricature artist.

John and Holly Mascaro at garden event

On Saturday, August 19, John and Holly Mascaro attended the annual Twilight Picnic for the Parks which raises money for the Allegheny County Parks Foundation. Mascaro was a sponsor for the event that raised $400,000, and John is on the Board of Directors.

CEO soak in the PPG fountain

On Thursday, August 10, Michael Mascaro was one of 43 participants in the 2023 ALS CEO Soak at PPG Place. This is the 7th year for the event which originated in Pittsburgh. Funds raised directly support care services and programs for people living with ALS and their families in western PA.

Young contractors golfing at Top Golf

Let's hit the greens! Mascaro held its first "Young Constructors" event at Top Golf Pittsburgh. Attendees spent the afternoon golfing, eating, and talking with their co-workers. A fun time was had by all!

2023 Mascaro Summer Interns

Mascaro welcomed 16 summer interns who will be working in the fields of estimating, accounting, information technology, human resources, and the warehouse. The interns spent a week onboarding with each department head, participated in a discussion panel with past Mascaro interns, met with their coach/mentor, trained on new technology, and ended the week with a summer kick-off party that included a dunk tank for charity.

The Heinz ketchup bottle has returned to Acrisure Stadium! Yesterday morning, the team installed the 35-foot fiberglass bottle at the entrance of Gate C. The entire process took about 3-4 hours from delivery to installation.

UPMC Mercy Pavilion Ribbon Cutting

UPMC Mercy Pavilion was officially opened in May with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The 410,000-square-foot, 10-story building is the first of its kind in the nation offering life-changing care for people with specialized vision or rehabilitation needs.

AGC Students Tour Pitt's Recreation and Wellness Center

A rainy day did not stop the students from the  AGC chapter from visiting the University of Pittsburgh Campus Recreation and Wellness Center jobsite. The team discussed the construction plans of the building with the students before taking them on a tour of the jobsite. 

PTAC Estimating Seminar

Mascaro joined APEX Accelerators (formerly known as Procurement Technical Assistance Program) to provide a seminar to local, underserved businesses on best estimating practices to help guide them through government solicitations.

2023 Take Your Kid To Work Day at Mascaro

Almost 50 kids spent the day at Mascaro for Take Your Kid To Work Day participating in a full day of activities. The kids and their parents worked their way through fun stations on estimating, health & wellness, giving back, safety, building fundamentals, construction basics, and a visit to our warehouse. 

2023 Safety Week

Mascaro kicked off Safety Week 2023 with a week of events, information sessions, and training with each day focusing on different areas of safety.

2023 Gentlemen's Night Out Fundraiser for National Aviary

On a rainy Friday night, more than 200 guests were greeted by feathered friends at the annual Gentlemen’s Night Out at Acrisure Stadium. Guests enjoyed a night of dinner, cocktails, and premium cigars raising a record-breaking $206,000! The night benefits the National Aviary's work to save birds and protect their habitats.

JA BizTown

School is out and it’s time for summer! That also means we’ve wrapped up another great season at JA BizTown! This year, approximately 49 schools visited the Mascaro storefront where the students assumed different roles in a construction firm like CEO, project accountant, superintendent, etc. for the day. Together with Mascaro volunteers, the students ran their construction jobsite for the day including building a wooden bench.


Mascaro’s Alyssa Kunselman recently took part in an "Intro to Networking" panel at the NAIOP Pittsburgh – RMU Summer CRE Immersion Camp where students were encouraged to explore careers in the CRE industry.

Pitt Groundbreaking

The University of Pittsburgh broke ground on the institution’s Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. The groundbreaking was held to commemorate construction on the nine-story, 275,000-square-foot space. Once completed, the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center will serve as a student activity hub and social engagement center containing dining, fitness spaces, multi-purpose rooms, a natatorium, gymnasiums, various offices, and an elevated walking/jogging track. 

CMU Beam Signing

The last two structural beams were raised into place at the Highmark Center for Health, Wellness, and Athletics at Carnegie Mellon University. Nearly 600 people signed the two beams during the topping-off ceremony before they were raised into place in the central part of the building which is the highest point of the facility.  The Highmark Center is scheduled to open in fall 2024.


The Electrical League of Western Pennsylvania inducted Bill Rost, Mascaro's Director of Electrical Services, into the 2021 Hall of Honor. Bill has nearly 50 years in the electrical industry and has been with Mascaro for the last 10 years.


Mascaro President and CEO, John C. Mascaro, Jr., was named to City & State’s inaugural Construction Power 75. The list identifies leading builders, contractors, public officials, construction managers, consultants, lawyers, and advocates who are building – and rebuilding – Pennsylvania.


On May 14, a group of Mascaro employees and their families joined together at Point State Park to walk in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's, "Pittsburgh Great Strides" walk.  The group of twenty not only walked to show their support, but they also raised funds in donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as they work to find a cure.

Mascaro was named a 2021 CF Corporate Champion due to their support of the cause.

Top Workplace Cultural Excellence Award

Mascaro was awarded national Top Workplace Cultural Excellence Awards in the following categories:

  • Innovation
  • Great Leadership
  • Worklife Flexibility
  • Purposes & Values
  • Compensation & Benefits

Click here to read about the awards and see the complete list of winners.