Partner with a firm rich in tradition and history

Dedicated Staff.
Satisfied Customers.

These have been the trademarks of
PACE Construction Managers, Inc.,
for more than 75 years.

In 1932, during a devastating economic depression in our country, James Pettinato, Sr., a 24-year old carpenter, dreaming of his own construction business, was awarded a contract to build a gasoline station in Scranton. With the help of only one co-worker the project was completed and his dream of launching a construction company became a reality. Over the years the company founded by Mr. Pettinato has grown in size and stature. While growing, we have remained focused on quality and value, earning us a reputation as one of the region’s leading construction firms.

Today, PACE Construction Managers, Inc, is a multi-faceted, multi-million dollar enterprise, with extensive experience in educational, healthcare, industrial, commercial and multi-family construction. PACE performs general construction, construction management, and design/build services. Our projects take us throughout northeastern and central Pennsylvania, with our home base being in Scranton.

> PACE Construction Managers has always been, and continues to be family–owned, and is now woman-owned as well, under the leadership of the third generation of Pettinatos. In addition to direct owner involvement, PACE features a full staff of experienced professionals who devote hands-on attention to all facets of a project. The results are projects that progress smoothly from groundbreaking to ribbon cutting – on time and within budget.

Partner with a firm that respects history and it’s lessons, but is able to maximize the use of the latest management strategies and technologies to deliver the best possible work product to you:

Throughout its history, PACE has demonstrated the ability to adapt to both expanding client needs and innovations in the construction industry. In addition to its general construction contractor role, PACE’s services include Design/Build and Construction Management Divisions – all of which evolved from the total system concept traditionally offered by PACE.

All logistics of a project – from design engineering to cost estimating, scheduling and actual construction are handled in house at PACE – making it particularly effective for projects that are varied in size and scope. Working together with our client and the other members of the construction team assists the client in getting better use of their existing facilities and more value for their construction dollars.

Using the latest technology in construction software, PACE’s management of projects helps assure financial success, document control, constructability, and scheduling efficiency in comprehendible reports that provide up-to-date detail, analysis and cost summaries.

Let the PACE Construction Managers Philosophy work for you:

PACE Construction Managers’ approach to construction begins with the customer. Our process is rooted in the experience and technical skills of our employees. Each project is addressed as a unique undertaking, with services that are tailored to the requirements and expectations of the client.

PACE Construction Managers has developed a thorough Pre-Construction Review Process that allows us to truly listen to the scope of a project – including the unique variables found when analyzing any new partnership. This process allows us to form a team with our customer and uncover many aspects of a potential job that could become troublesome later, delivering a more efficient product to a very satisfied consumer each time.

We offer Design Enhancement Service, Value Engineering, and Precise Construction Scheduling. PACE Construction Managers continued success has been built on providing these services consistently while applying a prodigious work ethic to all that we do. Our community values our ethics and has come to expect them from us.

Workmanship and attention to detail have been ingrained in the PACE business philosophy from the first gas station built by PACE founder James Pettinato, Sr. to the present.

Efficient Communication is provided to you at all steps:

Our hardworking staff compiles comprehensive reports using state of the art data analysis as described above. These reports are custom designed based on your specific project details, and delivered in a manner that gives you the information straight as we get it in regards to financial success, scheduling, costs, etc. Having up to date analysis like this has unlimited possibilities for you, the customer.

Detailed Follow Through that stands by you after the job is done:

Whether PACE serves as the general contractor or the construction manager, every phase of the process is monitored to ensure the project, the costs and the schedules are fully communicated to all involved. When each project is completed our team of experts reviews all systems and provides operational training to facility staff , ensuring that they are ready to assume responsibility for your new or renovated building.

In Summary:

While management techniques have evolved and new technology is constantly being introduced, PACE’s philosophy remains the same as when James Pettinato, Sr., founded the company: Integrity – Pride in Workmanship – Commitment to Excellence – Intense Loyalty to Clients.


“To prosper in a changing marketplace like this for the past 70 years you need satisfied customers. It gives us great pride when we turn over a completed facility to our client so that our fellow citizens can live, learn, work and even play right here in northeastern Pennsylvania. For us, it is a way of giving something back to a community that has put its trust in us.”

Robert W. Pettinato
Past President