In 1999, Bruce Smith, in partnership with Bruce Corna, Jr., founded Bruce Construction. Over the past decade, Bruce Construction has completed a diverse number of commercial and residential projects, including: Philips Respironics Children’s Medical Ventures building, Philips Customer Services building, Greenforge of the Westmoreland Conservation District, and the Soldiers and Sailors capital improvement project, to name a few.
Having grown up in the construction industry, working with his father, has provided Bruce with decades of experience and expertise in both commercial and residential construction. Bruce started constructing petroleum and service stations in the 1970s. He also has operations and general management experience of multiple suburban and urban station locations.
Residing on his original family homestead has provided Bruce with a dedicated passion for giving back to his local community. He volunteers his time within several community and professional organizations, including: Trustee at Plum Creek Presbyterian Church and Plum Creek Cemetery, and past board member and vice president of the Petroleum Retailers of western Pennsylvania.
Bruce Corna Jr. - Principal
Bruce is a fourth generation construction industry professional. His great grandfather was an immigrant mason. His construction legacy provides him with a strong tradition for quality construction and superior customer service.
In 1999, Bruce teamed with Bruce Smith and developed Bruce Construction. Together they have developed an organization that has developed millions of square feet of commercial space for many diverse industries, including, but not limited to: hospitality, medical, clean room, office space, warehouse/ distribution, and site development and redevelopment. They have also concentrated on the many facets of residential construction, ranging from single family and multi family residential projects.
In 1997 Bruce began to develop a strong background in sustainable construction and environmentally conscience sites. Since that time Bruce was instrumental in the development, management, and eventual sale of Pennsylvania Horticulture and Environmental LLC. Under Bruce’s direction the company acted as a consultant to the oil and gas industry. They also performed projects that ranged from specifying plant material on living roofs to developing and implementing storm water management systems that often included bioremediation and biodegradation systems.
Bruce is very involved in the community. He’s a founding member and Vice Chairman of the Westmoreland Land Trust, where he has also acted as the Chairman of the Finance committee and sits on the Audit and Stewardship committees. Bruce is an Associate Director of the Westmorland Conservation District and board member of the Murrysville Library Foundation. Bruce is also a founder of the Visionaries of the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County.
At Bruce Construction, we provide a staff of professional project managers that are attentive to our customer’s construction needs, and enthusiastically provide effective and efficient solutions for every project.
Andrew Venturino – Project Manager
Since 2007 Andrew has been a Project Manager with Bruce Construction. He has a depth of understanding with both residential and commercial construction concentrations. Andrew also has extensive experience with the adaptive reuse of industrial and commercial properties.
Andrew brings attention to detail and his foresight is important to the planning and execution of projects utilizing the latest resources and specialty trades.
Andrew is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. His business degree, and past experience in real estate management, and management of capital improvements has been an asset to his daily job responsibilities.