A Special Announcement From the O + D Builders Team
DNP Builders, LLC d/b/a O+D Builders is pleased to announce Antonio Tutino’s acquisition of all of the company’s outstanding membership interests. Nicholas DeSarno sold his membership interest to Mr. Tutino effective September 29, 2016. After closing, Mr. DeSarno will have no affiliation with O+D. Mr. Tutino will continue to lead O+D as CEO and Managing Member in its mission to provide first-rate Construction Management and General Contracting services throughout the New York Metropolitan area, Southeast and Chicago land areas.
Antonio Tutino, Chief Executive Officer
Antonio Tutino pursues his craft with discipline and rigor, guided by the principle “It’s not how you start, it how you finish.” Beginning from the bottom up, Tutino started his career more than eighteen years ago as a Union Carpenter and quickly advanced to Labor Supervisor. Tutino cut his teeth on sites at the The Museum of Modern Art, the AOL Building, and Greenwich Hotel. Advancing through the ranks, Tutino later held Project Manager and Project Executive positions for several well regarded construction firms in New York City. Tutino’s responsibilities included managing construction operations and information flow among construction and design professionals to ensure seamless, successful, and timely delivery of projects such as China Construction Bank, KKR Financial, and Fox Television.
Now the Chief Executive Officer of O + D Builders, Tutino’s experience has prepared him well to succeed in highly competitive markets encompassing alteration and renovation of prestige corporate interiors, luxury retail showrooms, and healthcare. Tutino is well-versed in all aspects of the construction process from the pre-construction, budgeting, scheduling, logistics, and procurement through site-management, turnover, and closeout. Antonio Tutino is a hands-on leader who puts clients first.
Frank Viola, Director of Operations
Currently serving as Director of Operations for O + D Builders, Frank Viola is a former member of two New York commodity futures exchanges where he developed a robust legal practice representing NYMEX members and member firms while simultaneously building a general practice law firm, Viola, Benedetti, & Azzolini, LLC.
Viola later earned an MA from Columbia University, where he examined terrorism in a historic context, and a PhD from Drew University. Viola’s award-winning doctoral dissertation investigated aspects of President Carter’s nuclear weapons policy and executive decision making. A former Marine Corps Captain, Viola continues writing and exploring the intersection of military and civilian policy in contemporary affairs.
As a former director of Independent Bank, Viola became familiar with all aspects of construction lending. As a former Marine, Viola “leads from the front,” putting the client’s interest first to ensure that all of O + D’s resources are brought to bear to efficiently build and deliver the highest quality results every time.