Manafort Brothers Inc. kicked off its 100th-anniversary celebration by hosting the party of the century to thank those who have helped them build one of the top construction conglomerates in the Northeast. More than 800 guests including business, political and industry leaders joined friends, family and employees for an elegant evening at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville on November 9th, complete with a massive collection of construction vehicles and specialty equipment on display in the parking lot.
Inside, the construction equipment theme was reflected in the giant carved ice sculptures and floral table arrangements. The sophisticated soirée featured live musical entertainment, along with a slide show and video presentation documenting the history of the family-led company. Commemorative glass and metal paperweights with the company logo were given as a gift to each attendee.
President James Manafort Jr. shared plans for the company’s future expansion, including its newly-constructed Plainville headquarters, to accommodate its continued growth. Other speakers included, Gary Giulietti from Lockton Companies, Attorney Louis Pepe of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP and Marty Tubbs, a long-time Manafort Brothers employee.
“We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has supported us professionally and personally throughout our 100-year journey,” said Manafort Jr. “All of us are proud to carry on our great grandfather’s legacy and pass it on to the next generation.”
What began in 1919 as the New Britain House Wrecking Company by James Manafort is now the oldest demolition company in the Northeast. Manafort Brothers have established a superior reputation as a highly skilled, dynamic construction and demolition contractor.
Headquartered in Plainville, CT, the 4th generation, family-owned company has regional offices in Worcester, MA and Cumberland, RI.
Bother Paul John Manafort Jr., will not be in attendance. Paul joined Donald Trump’s presidential campaign team in March 2016, and was campaign chairman from June to August 2016.
Manafort was a lobbyist, political consultant, lawyer, and now a convicted felon.
On October 30, 2017, Manafort was arrested by the FBI after being indicted by a federal grand jury as part of Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign.