Our History

Since 1999, Bruce Construction has proudly been serving the Pittsburgh area, and the tri-state, including Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

Together, Bruce Corna Jr. and Bruce Smith, have built an organization that has developed an impressive portfolio of custom residential homes (from single family to multi-family) and commercial construction projects, including: hospitality, restaurant, retail, medical, clean room, laboratory, office space, warehouse/distribution, site development and redevelopment. They also provide expertise in their adaptive reuse process, incorporating the reuse of a former site or building for a purpose other than which it was originally built and designed.

This full service construction company, lead by Bruce Smith and Bruce Corna Jr., is proud to continue their family legacies of construction success.

Management Team

Bruce Smith

Principal

Bsmith@bruceconstructionllc.com

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 service 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: past trustee at Plum Creek Presbyterian Church, and past board member and vice president of the Petroleum Retailers of Western Pennsylvania. Bruce currently serves as treasurer of Plum Creek Cemetery.

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 service 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: past trustee at Plum Creek Presbyterian Church, and past board member and vice president of the Petroleum Retailers of Western Pennsylvania. Bruce currently serves as treasurer of Plum Creek Cemetery.

Bruce Corna Jr.

Principal

bcorna@bruceconstructionllc.com

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.

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.

Tom Buskey

Sr. Project Manager

tbuskey@bruceconstructionllc.com

Tom has been with Bruce Construction since 2003. He spent the first 15 years of his career in the field learning the nuances of commercial and residential construction alike. Tom has extensive experience with new construction as well as renovation projects. Time and time again he has successfully converted and/ or refurbished vacant buildings into useable spaces, whether they be residential or commercial. Tom is also versed in project estimating, document preparation, building code, the procurement of material, and site management from the start of the project through certification of occupancy.

Tom has been with Bruce Construction since 2003. He spent the first 15 years of his career in the field learning the nuances of commercial and residential construction alike. Tom has extensive experience with new construction as well as renovation projects. Time and time again he has successfully converted and/ or refurbished vacant buildings into useable spaces, whether they be residential or commercial. Tom is also versed in project estimating, document preparation, building code, the procurement of material, and site management from the start of the project through certification of occupancy.

Fred Nincke

Estimating & Project Management

fnincke@bruceconstructionllc.com

Fred Nincke joined Bruce Construction in 2019. Since then Fred has proven to be successful at providing organized and detailed construction estimates for new construction and renovations of commercial and industrial facilities as well as residential properties in an organized and timely manner. Some of his strengths include being flexible and seeing a project from estimation to completion. He has significant experience maintaining project flow, keeping track of project costs, and change management on projects ranging from $100K to $5M.

Fred Nincke joined Bruce Construction in 2019. Since then Fred has proven to be successful at providing organized and detailed construction estimates for new construction and renovations of commercial and industrial facilities as well as residential properties in an organized and timely manner. Some of his strengths include being flexible and seeing a project from estimation to completion. He has significant experience maintaining project flow, keeping track of project costs, and change management on projects ranging from $100K to $5M.