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									                                                                                                                 Winter 2011

CEO’s Message                                                President’s Message
by Gary W. Passero, PE, REM, F.ASCE                          by Wayne F. Wegman, PE
I am looking forward to this year with excitement and        This is an exciting time to be a part of
enthusiasm for the opportunities that lie before us. You     Passero Associates. As part of our ongoing
will hear more about these opportunities soon. I would       Firmwide Strategic Planning, our leadership
like all of us to be mindful that “many are the plans in     and management team met recently to
a man’s heart but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails,”   complete the Corporate Goals for our 2011
Prov19:21. Therefore, “commit to the Lord whatever you       Strategic Plan. These goals are centered
do and He will establish your plans.” Prov16:3.              around supporting our critical success
                                                                                                              Gary Passero, PE,
Although 2010 was not a banner year for us, we were          factors — our four Cornerstones — which
                                                                                                              REM, F.ASCE
blessed to end the year in the black. TYLJ. In addition,     are focused on: Our People; Client Service;
I’m proud to report that we met our commitment to give       Growth & Profitability; and Outstanding
greater than 10% of our profits back to our community.       Results.
We have refined our vision and mission statements as         We need your input now to finalize the Plan.
part of our efforts to be a GREAT company. As our            Your Department Leader will be meeting
President, Wayne Wegman, has mentioned, for our              with you shortly to develop action plans
company to be GREAT, we must live, practice, and             identifying what is needed to support your
communicate our Core Values, which are our guiding           growth and success and how you can help us
principles for how we perform our work and for how we        accomplish our corporate goals.
treat each other. These values support the factors which     When creating these action plans, remember
are critical to our success — our four Cornerstones. If      our ultimate Goal — to achieve our Vision:
we focus our efforts on our People, our Client Service,                                                      Wayne Wegman, PE
                                                                  To be an Exceptional,                          President
providing Outstanding Solutions and being Profitable, we
will be a GREAT company.
                                                              Professional Services Provider
In the coming months, we will see more initiatives to
help us address and better communicate our core values,                 that is an
including Integrity, Passion for Excellence, and Respect.          Employer of Choice
Therefore, let all of us examine our business practices to   And please keep in mind what we are
ensure they are in line with our core values.                about — what our Mission is — what we
I am confident that if Passero Associates continues to       do to consistently provide our internal and
operate within the guidelines of our Core Values and         external clients with:
Cornerstones, God will remain faithful to “supply all our
                                                                     Exceptional Service,
needs according to HIS riches in Christ JESUS.” (Phil
4:19) Thank you to everyone for all your efforts.                   Outstanding Solutions,
                                                                     Sustainable Results
                                                                                                            Passero Associates
    What’s Inside...                                         Be sure to consider our Core Values as we      Rochester, NY
                                                             collectively work to achieve our Vision —      Saratoga Springs, NY
    Awards ........................ 1-3,11-12                we will act as one firm, working as a team,    Jacksonville, FL
    Department News ............ 3-7,9-10                    treating each other with respect, practice     St. Augustine, FL
                                                             servant leadership, conduct ourselves with
    In the Spotlight ....................8                   the highest integrity, and exhibit a passion
    Events .............................. 11                 for excellence.

    Milestones ......................... 12                  Thank you all for your part in
                                                             creating a GREAT company.
    Canstruction Supplement                                                                                          Winter 2011

                             Cornerstone Awards                                      forms, all of which place Passero in a very positive
                                                                                     light. Dan’s performance in the field and his
                             by Kim Kulik
                                                                                     attention to the needs of clients and residents has
                             Do you know of a significant accomplishment             had a direct impact on Passero’s reputation and
                             by one of your colleagues that has had a positive       our ability to obtain new work.
                             impact? Nominate that person for a Cornerstone
                             Award!                                                  Canstruction Team –
                                                                                     Neal Pavone (Captain), Jared Miller,
                             Award Recipients July - December                        Chris Frank, Lisa Cheung, Dave Cox,
                             Tim Harris                                              Justin Vollenweider, Carole Harvey,
                             Tim developed a lead that led to Passero conducting     Pam Johnson, Kim Perry, Beth Turof,
                             a Feasibility Study for the Chili Fire Department.
                                                                                     Kim Kulik
                             Tim’s business development efforts have positively
                                                                                     For demonstrating the Core Values of our
                             contributed to the firm, through the study and
                                                                                     Firm, this team of 11 were recognized for
                             through the opportunity it creates to perform
                                                                                     their participation in the 2010 Canstruction
                             additional design services for this valued client.
                                                                                     competition to benefit Foodlink. For their talent
                             David Cox                                               and creativity in constructing “We’re Not in Can-
                             Dave put in extremely long hours to oversee             sas” anymore, the team took top honors receiving
                             all active projects, respond to client needs and        the “Jurors’ Favorite” award.
                             cover town meetings. Dave also prepared a large
                                                                                     Beth Turof
                             submission that included drawings, calculations,
                                                                                     Beth was recognized for taking a leadership role
                             reports and applications for the Town of Webster.
                                                                                     in completing the outstanding Passero entry in
                             Dave’s efforts allowed PA to meet tight deadlines
                                                                                     the ACEC Awards for the use of Robotic Survey
                             with favorable results for a valued
                                                                                     Technology at Mill Seat Landfill.
         “Recognizing                                                                            Susan Bennett
         personnel who       Tim Harris
                                                                                                   Susan was recognized for her
                             and Matt
      have demonstrated                                                                            outstanding efforts in producing
                             Nissen                                                                 a large number of environmental
         an exceptional      Tim and Matt                                                           reports and deliverables against
      commitment to one      were recognized                                                         very tight deadlines. Sue’s
     or more of Passero’s    for their                                                               dedication and commitment to
                             dedication                                                               quality is appreciated by our
       Cornerstones and
                             and focus on                                                             clients.
     whose performance/      efficiency. Their
      actions have had a     hard work and long hours convey to our clients          Christina McCrone
                             that we are dedicated to supplying a proactive          Chris was recognized for expanding the breadth
      consistent, positive                                                           of her responsibilities and providing exceptional
                             approach to effective communication, reliable and
        and measurable                                                               service at every turn. Whether assisting with
                             quality deliverables, and to meeting their expected
    impact on the success    timeframes/deadlines!                                   recruiting visits, orchestrating student shadow
                                                                                     visits, coordinating AED/CPR training or lending
         of our firm.”       Jess Sudol and Dave Cox                                 support to various Admin/HR initiatives, Chris
                             Jess and Dave were recognized for their due             always delivers with a positive attitude and her
                             diligence in the City of Rochester Port Marina          best effort.
                             project. Their efforts in enhancement and revision
                             of plans exceeded expectations and went above and       Shawn Bray
                             beyond the call of duty, resulting in a very positive   Shawn’s knowledge, talent and superior client
                             presentation.                                           management skills allow PA to maintain strong
                                                                                     relationships with our current clients and to
                             Lisa Cheung                                             develop new ones with prospective clients. His
                             Lisa successfully passed the professional exam          management skills positively impact PA’s ability
                             to achieve the designation of LEED® Green               to remain a leader in Airport Engineering in the
                             Associate. Lisa is the first member of the Passero      Northeast.
                             LEED Study Group to take and pass the exam,
                             which is the first step toward becoming a LEED          Fran Brigham
                             Accredited Professional.                                Fran was recognized for her diligence in
                                                                                     organizing grant reimbursement files associated
                             Dan Passero                                             with a new PA client who changed consulting
                             Dan’s commitment to client service takes many
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firms. The client expressed their direct appreciation to
                                                            by Ed Freeman, PLS
Fran by writing, “…her efforts have made this transition
seem effortless. The support system of Passero              The survey department is working hard on
Associates is second to none, always there to help          finishing up projects for the year. Some of
whenever I have a question or concern.”                     these projects include Eastman Kodak, Middle
                                                            Road, Ryan Homes, Mill Seat Landfill and
David Harris                                                High Acres Landfill.
Dave provided exceptional construction inspection
                                                            With the economy starting to have an upward          “The Survey
services on our first project at Williston Airport. The
                                                            trend, Survey now has a backlog of work. We
project was completed on-schedule, below budget                                                                 Department has
                                                            have been scheduling work out for about two
and without contract delays. City of Williston staff
                                                            weeks at a time, which is great for this time of    been providing
continually notes their complete confidence in Dave.
                                                            year.                                                 surveys and
Don Ramdass                                                 Some of the larger projects that we have
Don has worked over two years in developing, tracking                                                            site plans as
                                                            worked on this last year include work at the
and creating a winning proposal for the City of Ormond      University of Rochester, sewer projects in
                                                                                                                 a donation to
Beach and the Ormond Beach Municipal Airport.               Webster, the new Webster Recreation Center,           Habitat for
Because of Don’s diligent efforts, Passero now has a        Dunkirk Airport, Williamson Airport, Buffalo         Humanity.”
multi-year, continuing services agreement with the City     Airport, Greater Rochester International
and the Airport.                                            Airport, Eastman Kodak, Ryan Homes, and
Michael Churchill                                           Waste Management.
Michael was recognized for his efforts that led to PA’s     This year, as in the past few years,
selection as the airport engineer for Adirondack Airport.   the Survey Department has been
His commitment to service has been recognized and           providing surveys and site plans as
appreciated by our client says that, “he (Michael) has      a donation to Habitat for Humanity.
truly made my job so much easier, and I thank him every     This donation helps families that need
chance I get for that.”                                     the extra help in getting a home of
Ryan Tantalo                                                their own.
Ryan developed a Windows-based, transfer system for         The Survey Department rented a
the Survey Department which has reduced the time            second Robotic Instrument this
needed for daily downloads of information. Field crews      year to work on the University of
now spend considerably less time during down-loads and      Rochester project. This instrument
up-loads to hand-held data collectors. Because of Ryan’s    allows a one man crew to complete
initiative, productivity has increased significantly.       almost as much work as a two                       Surveyor Frank
                                                            man crew. With this instrument, we can             Wasik, PLS, using
Rob Murray
                                                            accomplish more work with the same number          Robotic Instrument,
Through Rob’s professional networking, he submitted
                                                            of staff. We are currently looking into            also seen below
a lead which resulted in obtaining a new client and
additional work for the firm. We appreciate Rob’s work      purchasing additional Robotic Instruments to
referral.                                                   increase our productivity with the same staff.
                                                            For the last two years, we have been bidding
Lauren Monaghan and Jess Sudol
                                                            on construction layout. We have had
Lauren and Jess were recognized for personal and career
                                                            some wins and are now doing work for
milestones by successfully passing the Professional
                                                            D’Agostino, a new client for us.
Engineer Exam to become licensed PEs.
                                                            We welcome Chris McCrone to our
Sara Massey                                                 department. Chris has helped me out with
Sara achieved a major, personal and professional career
                                                            the budgeting of the department and is a
milestone by successfully passing the Certified Member
                                                            great addition.
Exam with the American Association of Airport
Executives.                                                 The Survey Breakfast in November was
                                                            well attended and, as in past years, gives the
Heidi Steins                                                inside staff a chance to meet the outside
For Heidi’s diligent work on project administration         staff. On behalf of the Survey Department,
matters associated with Gainesville Regional Airport.       thank you to the FunRaisers Committee for
Our valued client expressed appreciation for Heidi’s        organizing the breakfast.
positive attitude and problem solving abilities.
                                                            Thank you to everyone for all your hard
Congratulations one and all!                                work and dedication.                                      Winter 2011

                          News from Florida                                     Pavement and Lighting and Runway Safety Area
                                                                                (Phase 1) at St. Augustine; Taxiways B and E
                          by Andrew Holesko, CM
                                                                                at Fernandina Beach; Ground Hub and Access
                          Staff News                                            Improvements in Gainesville; Apron and Drainage
                          We are pleased to announce the hiring of Kevin        in Palatka; and Runway 5-23 in Keystone.
                          Shell, PE as Senior Project Manager. Mr. Shell
                                                                                Special thanks to Rich VanGelder for putting
                          has over 35 years of experience in transportation
                                                                                his personal life on hold in 2010, and relocating
                          design, specializing in transportation and traffic
                                                                                to Florida to manage the Runway 5-23 project
                          engineering projects, working for the Florida
                                                                                in Keystone. It’s never easy (or convenient) to
                          DOT, municipalities and other governmental
                                                                                temporarily relocate for a project, yet Rich put the
                          agencies and private clients. His responsibilities
                                                                                company needs before his own, did an outstanding
                          have also included project management of
                                                                                job, earned the trust of the client and helped
                          project development and environmental (PD&E)
                                                                                us deliver an outstanding project to the Airpark
                          studies, design and preparation of contract plans
       Kevin Shell, PE                                                          Authority. A sincere thank you, Rich!
                          (final design) and design build. He also was
                          responsible for office and project budgets, project   New Projects: As soon as the FAA funding
                          negotiations, expert witness testimony, project       programs are re-authorized (which is imminent)
                          review (quality control), cost estimating and         we will be seeking funding for 2011 airport
                          special provision preparation.                        improvement projects, which include: Taxiway
                                                                                rehabilitation at Williston Airport; Airfield lighting
                          Mr. Shell holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering
                                                                                and signage at Cross City Airport in Dixie County;
                          from the University of Dayton. He is a
                                                                                Runway Safety Area (Phase 2) and Approach
                          Registered Professional Engineer in the State of
                                                                                Lighting System in St. Augustine; Airfield Drainage
                          Florida. He is a resident of Macclenny, Florida.
                                                                                in Fernandina Beach; and the Consolidated Rental
                          We congratulate Aviation Planner/Grants               Car Facility in Gainesville. We will have quite an
                          Administrator Sara Massey on achieving                active construction season for the remainder of
                          a personal and professional milestone by              2011, with some projects continuing into 2012.
                          successfully passing the American Association of
                                                                                We continue to work on a new pavement
                          Airport Executives Exam to become a Certified
                                                                                rehabilitation technology at Palatka. We are
                          Member. Sara is responsible for planning
                                                                                conducting material tests at this time to confirm
                          and development of a wide range of aviation
                                                                                the feasibility of Hot-In-Place pavement recycling
                          projects and grants administration at airports
      Sara Massey, CM                                                           for the upcoming Runway 9-27 pavement
                          throughout Northeast Florida. She has a strong
                                                                                rehabilitation project. In a single pass, we propose
                          regulatory background in aviation security, safety
                                                                                to heat, non-destructive mill, rejuvenate and place
                          and environment and has over seven years of
                                                                                the asphalt back onto the Runway 9-27 pavement
                          experience. Sara holds a Bachelor of Science in
                                                                                section. This specific method has not been allowed
                          Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle
                                                                                (or applied) to a runway surface in the United
                          Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach,
                                                                                States to-date. It has been successful in Canada,
                          Florida. She lives in Jacksonville, Florida.
                                                                                and been used as a base material for airfield
                          Project Engineer Lauren Monaghan has also             pavement. More to come on this process as it
                          achieved a personal and professional milestone        moves forward.
                          by successfully passing the Professional Engineer
                                                                                As always, thanks to so many in each of our
    Lauren Monaghan, PE   Exam to become a licensed Professional Engineer
                                                                                offices, for your continued support of Passero’s
                          in the State of new York, with Florida registration
                                                                                operations down south.
                          pending. Lauren is a civil engineer in the airport
                          engineering group. She works on a variety of
                          projects at airports throughout Northeast Florida.
                          She has approximately six years of experience and     Administration
                          holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering      by Kim Kulik
                          from State University of New York at Buffalo.         We welcome T. J. Knauf as an Accounting/
                          She lives in Jacksonville, Florida.                   Finance Assistant. A recent graduate of SUNY
                          Project News                                          Geneseo, T. J. has earned a Bachelor’s degree in
                          Construction Underway: It’s been a productive         Business Administration. He has also completed
                          winter construction season in Florida. Projects       internships with two highly regarded Rochester
                          underway, or completed, include: New General          companies -- Paychex and Financial Architects/
         T.J. Knauf                                                             Mass Mutual. We look forward to his contributions
                          Aviation Terminal at Lake City; Runway 13-31
    Passero Press                                                               to our Administration team.
Capital District                                        as their Design Engineer for a new 7,500 sf
                                                        Highway Garage. The Town had previously
by Michael Churchill, PE
                                                        completed a feasibility study for a new facility to
2010 was a very rewarding year in which we expanded upgrade their existing 5,000 sf garage, and
our client base, concluded several significant aviation at the conclusion of the proposal review
construction projects, and continued to solidify our    process and interview, the Town elected to
already strong relationships with our valued clients.   contract with Passero Associates to oversee
Without the support and cooperation of these clients, this project. Many thanks to Pete Wehner
our success would not have been possible, and we        and the Architectural staff in our Rochester
must start out this update with a big “thank you” for Office who provided the support necessary
entrusting your projects in our hands.                  to obtain this project. The Perth Highway
We have been extremely busy with our most recent        Garage represents our entry into a new
aviation client, the Adirondack Regional Airport,       market sector in the Capital District area, and
in upstate New York. For the past nine months           we are eager to identify other municipal clients
we have been simultaneously working through the         where we can provide similar building design
transition from the previous consultant to Passero,     services. Preliminary design was completed in
and undertaking two new projects. As part of this       January, and once approvals are complete, we
transition, we have been processing paperwork on        anticipate construction by this fall.
over a dozen open FAA and NYSDOT grants, and            As always, we want to express a special thanks to
to date have been able to close out most of the         all of our clients, both old and new. We cannot
older grants. We are hopeful that by spring of 2011     be successful without your support. At Passero
all but the most recent grants will be closed, and in   we strive to be a true partner with our clients, and
the process we will have obtained over $50,000 in       we thank you for the faith that you have shown in
overdue reimbursements for our client. Our grants       our capabilities. We look forward to even greater
administrator Fran Brigham has spent countless          achievements in 2011 as we work together.
hours sorting through paperwork and helping walk
the Town of Harrietstown through the grants
process. Thank you, Fran, for all your hard work.       Remembering Your
Besides grants paperwork, we have been working          Co-worker………….
on an Airport-wide drainage master plan which           by Don Ramdass
we anticipate being completed in early 2011, and a      Given our tight schedules, client requirements
Wildlife Management Assessment Study. 2011 is           and workloads, it is easy to forget to say “thank
shaping up to be a very busy year, as we anticipate     you” to a co-worker for a job well done. We need
construction of Phase I of the Aircraft Rescue and      to remember to do so, as it motivates us as team
Fire Fighting (ARFF) Facility Expansion, and the        players to work efficiently and effectively.
start of an Airport Master Plan Update.
                                                        At Passero Associates, there are two excellent
Our office has been overseeing a number of              ways to thank someone for doing a good job;
construction projects at every one of our eastern       Thumbs Up and Cornerstone Awards. They
New York Airports. We completed the construction are both very easy to give. Get a Thumbs Up
of the site work for a new maintenance hangar at        form and describe why the person deserves the
the South Albany Airport; an obstruction removal        Thumbs Up. When completed, submit to Kim
project at the Kingston-Ulster Airport; a Security      Kulik. The person will be given a small token of
Improvement project at the JY Resnick Airport; an       appreciation.
Access Control and Security Improvements Project
                                                        The Cornerstone Award is a step above the
at the Sullivan County International Airport; and
                                                        Thumbs Up, and ties the person’s good work
have just begun a Security Fencing and Access
                                                        to one or more of the company’s cornerstones.
Control project at the Wurtsboro Airport.
                                                        Not the sidewalk cornerstone I slipped on in the
On the design end of our business, we will be           Rochester winter! Nominate a person by writing
completing two major projects for the Sullivan          how their specific achievement met the company’s
County Airport this winter – a $1.1 million water       cornerstones on the Intranet form, and submit
supply and distribution system, and a $1.2 million      the completed award to Kim Kulik. She will share
new ARFF Building. We anticipate another busy           this nomination with the Partners, who then will
construction year next summer as we undertake           make the award determination.
these very important projects.
                                                        So my dear company family members, let’s make
Finally, we are excited to announce that in December 2011 full of recognition for our fellow employees!
of 2010 we were selected by the Town of Perth                                                                  Winter 2011

                          Municipal Engineering:                                         several renovations and upgrades to the existing
                                                                                         campus, with the primary goal of providing a
                          by Dan Savage, Carl Pilletteri, PE, Neal Pavone and Tim Harris
                                                                                         more comfortable and modern living environment
                          Project News                                                   for the VA’s current and future residents, more
                          Livingston County Jail                                         efficient and accommodating services to the VA
                          The Livingston County Jail Expansion, which began staff, and state of the art medical technology
                          for Passero in 2007, was officially completed at               and facilities for both permanent residents and
                          the beginning of November, with a ribbon cutting               temporary outpatient residents. The residents
                          ceremony held at the entrance to the new building.             are comprised of Veterans of Foreign Wars and
                          Many dignitaries were present for the ceremony,                conflicts; including World War II, Korea, Vietnam,
                          including the Sheriffs of surrounding counties, state the Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan, and others.
                          senators and representatives. They were on hand to
                                                                                         Passero Associates has partnered with SWBR
                          take part in the ceremony, which included a blessing
                                                                                         Architects on this project as part of a design team
                          from Jail Chaplains and the unveiling of a memorial
                                                                                         consisting of engineers of several disciplines,
                          dedicated to those police officers and Sheriff ’s
                                                                                         architects, master planners, security consultants
                          deputies who had served Livingston County.
                                                                                         and sustainability experts. Internal projects
                          The Sheriff and Livingston County officials were               comprising this major renovation include
                          ecstatic about the new building, and the many                  significant modifications and upgrades to the
                          features that were installed, including the separate           Outpatient Medical Clinic, Community Living
                          cells for segregation of juveniles, men and women,             Center and Domiciliary. Several energy, utility and
                          and the ability to control jail operations from a              stormwater collection and management system
                          computer system at the main desk. The ribbon                   upgrades are proposed to enhance and modernize
                          cutting ceremony concluded with guided tours                   the campus. A major effort to upgrade the overall
                          of the new facility by Sheriff John York, and the              campus security is underway to increase safety for
                          Sheriff ’s office jail transition team, who worked             the residents, visitors, and staff.
                          closely with the Pike Company, which served as
    Livingston County                                                                    Passero Associates is in the process of analyzing
                          the construction manager for the project. Passero
    Jail Opening                                                                         existing parking, traffic, pedestrian, loading,
                          Associates provided site design and survey stakeout
    Ceremony                                                                             mass transit, utility, and drainage conditions,
                                            services for Kimball Associates, a
                                                                                         and is assisting the VA, architectural and master
                                            Pennsylvania based firm, who was the
                                                                                         planning consultants in the development of
                                            lead architect on the project.
                                                                                         multiple options and alternatives for the overall
                                            Canandaigua VA                               site renovation. Our survey department has been
                                            The Canandaigua VA Major                     working diligently to perform the necessary field
                                            Renovation Project, located at 400           work, and to research, review and incorporate
                                            Fort Hill Avenue in Canandaigua, NY, available record mapping to provide the VA and
                                            had its official kickoff meeting on          their design team with a strong foundation upon
                                            October 27, 2010. The project entails which to provide the proposed design options.
                                                                                         Upon approval of the options by the VA, Passero
                                                                                         Associates will analyze the proposed impacts and
                                                                                         necessary redesigns related to the aforementioned
                                                                                         site and surrounding conditions. The project is
                                                                                         currently in the conceptual phase. From there,
                                                                                         and upon selection of one of the conceptual
                                                                                         design alternatives by the VA, it will undergo two
                                                                                         schematic design phases, two design development
                                                                                         phases, and a construction document phase.
                                                                                         Construction is anticipated to begin in 2013 or
                                                                                         2014 with an anticipated construction duration of
                                                                                         approximately five years.
                                                                                         RGRTA Mortimer Street Bus Terminal
                                                                                         An average of 129,000 travelers use the Amtrak
                                                                                         train every year and have access to a terminal.
                                                                                         An average of 2.7 million travelers use the airport
                                                                                         every year and have access to a terminal.
                        Livingston County Jail During Construction                       But 17 million RGRTA riders use the bus every
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year and are asked to stand out in the elements             the summer. As a result, they contracted with
(wind, heat of summer, rain, sleet and snow).               Passero Associates to perform a drainage study
Rochester’s Mayor and City Council are on board             of a swale on the western edge of their property.
with the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation          The study will analyze the extent of the flooding,
Authority’s plan to build a bus terminal on Mortimer        possible solutions for rectifying the flooding,
Street between North Clinton Ave. and Saint Paul St.        permitting that may be required to perform the
                                                            work as required by the NYSDEC and USACE
It is a very high profile project that would take the
                                                            (Army Corps of Engineers) and potential costs
buses off Main Street, open it up to pedestrian
                                                            for construction. Currently Passero Associates
traffic, increase on-street parking opportunities
                                                            has completed the survey work and wetland
and make downtown more desirable for future
                                                            delineation, and is in the process of analyzing
development. The project has been under tight
                                                            flooding conditions and recommending solutions.
public scrutiny.
                                                            Thank you to everyone for your contributions.
RGRTA has more than $50 million in federal and
State funds set aside for a bus terminal.
Passero Associates’ role includes:
                                                            by Kimberly Clarke, LEP and Peter Morton, CPG
• Preparation of an Official Map Amendment for
   the City to reduce the width of Mortimer Street
                                                            Project News
                                                            We are completing a major Brownfield Cleanup
   and make it one way.
                                                            Project at 1440 Empire Boulevard. Once finished,
• Conduct a complete assessment and analysis of
                                                            this site at the south end of Irondequoit Bay
   all the existing utilities that may be impacted by
                                                            will be prepared for a high visibility location for
   the construction, then prepare construction plans
                                                            Passero Spoleta Design Build, to showcase their
   for all utility revisions or relocations (water, gas,
                                                            talents. Challenges that we encountered during
   electric, communications and storm)
                                                            field work included Elizabeth being 1) shot at by
• Complete a comprehensive vehicular traffic study          hunters (in her words) and 2) being attacked by
   to review the current and future impacts on traffic      a bat. In the bat’s defense, it was trying to sleep
   flow and weigh the pros and cons of possibly             when she rousted it!
   converting North Clinton Ave and St. Paul Street
   to two-way traffic.                                      Staff News
                                                            Kimberly Clarke, LEP has been hired as Director
• Pedestrian traffic study: completed a detailed field
                                                            of Environmental Services. Ms. Clarke has over
   survey to count riders getting on and off buses and
                                                            17 years of environmental consulting experience.
   passengers waiting at bus stops. This survey was
                                                            She is a Licensed Environmental Professional
   the first of its kind in Rochester to accurately track
                                                            (LEP), a CT Licensed Asbestos Inspector and a
   passenger movements with the intent of creating a
                                                            CT Certified Lead Inspector. Throughout her
   computerized model with animation
                                                            career, Ms. Clarke has been directly responsible for
   that simulates passenger and bus movements in
                                                            the planning, management, and implementation of
   and around the terminal.
                                                            environmental investigations and remediation of
• Develop construction plans for the relocation or
                                                            numerous commercial, industrial, and municipal
   reconfiguration of all of the surrounding traffic
                                                            properties. She has significant experience in the
   signal control devices, pavement markings and                                                                   Kimberly Clarke, LEP
                                                            completion of Phase I, II, and III Environmental
                                                            Site Assessments (ESAs); underground
Once the project receives all approvals, construction       storage tank closure and removal; detailed site
could begin as early as this fall and be completed in       investigations of soil, groundwater, surface water
the fall of 2013.                                           and sediment in an array of environmental settings;
Harris Drainage Study                                       remedial alternative evaluations; and interim
Passero Associates has been working with SWBR               and final remedy design and implementation
Architects and LeChase Construction on the building         on numerous projects and for a wide variety of
and site renovations to the property at 1350 Jefferson      contaminated media.
Road for Harris Communications, including survey            Ms. Clarke holds a Master of Science in
and site design services, permitting and obtaining          Environmental Science/Geoscience from the
Town approvals. Harris purchased the property               University of New Haven, and Bachelor of
from Xerox, and since September 1st has been full           Science in Environmental Science/Individualized
speed ahead on renovating the building.                     Studies from Charter Oak State College, and an
Facilities personnel from Harris noticed that one           Associate of Science in Biology from Monroe
of their parking lots had been flooding during              Community College. She is a resident of Mendon,
one of the many rain events that took place over                                                                           Winter 2011
                                                            New York.
                         Spotlight:                                             Justin was involved from start to finish and had the
                                                                                opportunity to get involved in every aspect of the
                         Justin Vollenweider                                    project throughout the design and construction
                         by Kim Perry                                           documents phases. He says, “I learned more on this
                         Justin Vollenweider is a gifted young architectural    project than any other.”
                         designer who has been with Passero for nearly four     As he has gained experience, Justin has been
                         years. He is very dedicated to his work and is a       working more directly with clients on most of his
                         pleasure to get to know.                               projects, and this has been a benefit for everyone
                         How did you get into this field?                       involved. “It’s a good learning experience for me,
                         Justin can’t remember a time when he didn’t want       and it also gives me a better understanding of
                         to be an architect. “When I was little, I would        what the client is looking for and allows for better
                         make drawings and models of everything, from           communication between our team,” he says. Justin
                         my room to whole buildings, and experiment with        also enjoys creating 3D renderings of projects,
                         different layouts.”                                    enabling clients to see more clearly how a finished
        Justin                                                                  project will look.
                         In high school, Justin took classes in CAD and
    Vollenweider         design. He also studied art, including ceramics        With his background in construction, both as a
                         and sculpture. The math involved in architecture       professional and from his experience doing his
                         was never a problem for Justin, and he completed       own home renovations, Justin really appreciates the
                         college-level calculus while still in high school.     opportunity to see his projects develop from design
                                                                                through completion. A successfully completed
                         Justin graduated from Alfred State University          project is something he can be proud of, and he’s
                         with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and is         glad to work with a great team at Passero to make
                         currently working on completing the requirements       that happen.
                         for his AIA license. While in college, Justin did
                         framing work on construction sites, gaining a good     What’s your family like?
                         understanding of the process of completing a           Justin is the oldest of three boys, his brothers are
                         project.                                               21 and 18, and are both studying Environmental
                                                                                Engineering. His father has been a manager at
                         How did you come to Passero?                           several companies, including FedEx, Home Depot
                         Passero actively participates in the recruiting        and Canandaigua Wine. His mother is a nurse,
                         process at Alfred State, and Justin applied for a job. currently with the Ontario Arc.
       “Each project     He liked the size of Passero, and the variety of
          brings its     projects he would have the opportunity to work on. Justin was born in Orlando, Florida and the family
        own unique       He was very happy to be called in for an interview. moved to Texas and Pennsylvania before building
                                                                                their dream log cabin home in Canandaigua, New
         challenges,     Justin’s interview at Passero was the first time he    York. Justin’s parents are from Elmira, NY and
                         had even been to Rochester, and he managed to get Lancaster, PA, and the family always enjoyed
       ranging from
                         lost - not a difficult task in downtown Rochester!     vacations in the Finger Lakes. While building their
      design issues to   The one-way streets led him out onto Hudson            house, the family lived in a cottage on the lake in
     time constraints,   Avenue, where Justin asked a construction worker       neighboring Honeoye, and Justin’s mother drove
        and I have       for directions, but it was his first day in the city,  him to Canandaigua for school each day so that he
                         too!                                                   wouldn’t have to switch schools too often. He says,
     enjoyed working
                         Luckily, Justin had left Alfred early and still made   “I got to school an hour early every day, so I always
     on all of them.”    the interview in plenty of time. “My dad taught me had time to get any last-minute homework done!”
                         to be early for everything,” Justin says. Excellent
                         advice! His interview went very well, and Justin
                                                                                How do you spend your free time?
                                                                                Justin has always enjoyed sports, and was a wrestler,
                         was very pleased to be offered the job the next day.
                                                                                swimmer and cross country runner in high school.
                         He says, “I started a month before my supervisor,
                                                                                He’s taken up golfing and is enjoying it. “I finally
                         Pete Wehner, so I like to kid him that I have
                                                                                broke 100 - I scored a 97 - but no one believes
                                                                                me,” he says. He also spends a lot of time working
                         What projects do you enjoy working on his parent’s house, most recently putting in
                         on?                                                    hardwood floors. A big Pittsburgh Steelers fan,
                         “Each project brings its own unique challenges,        Justin was proud to see them in the Superbowl this
                         ranging from design issues to time constraints,        year!
                         and I have enjoyed working on all of them,” Justin Thank you Justin, for sharing with us. Your
                         says. For example, while working on the Aircraft       enthusiasm and conscientious work are a valued
    Passero Press
                         Rescue Fire Fighting building in Sullivan County,      contribution to Passero.
Architecture                                          high-level community college conferences in
                                                      New York and Florida and will continue to do so.
By Mark D. Passero, PE, PMP and Peter Wehner, AIA,
LEED AP BD+C, NCARB                                   Our latest project win at Jamestown comes as a
                                                      direct result of over two years of preparation and
Project News                                          developing relationships. As we continue to provide
Our valued client, Rochester Tech Park, needed        services for residence halls at these colleges, we hope
a project for The Sutherland Group completed          to expand our project experience into additional
very quickly in order to accommodate their            projects at these colleges.
growing workforce of over 700 employees.
                                                      Thank you to everyone in Architecture for all your
Extensive renovations were required in their
                                                      hard work.
newly acquired 65,000 square feet of space in the
Rochester Technology Park on Elmgrove Road in
Gates, New York. Passero Architects, along with
                                                      by Shawn Bray, PE
LeChase Construction, completed the project
in six weeks, including design and construction,      Staff News
meeting the client’s schedule. The project            Congratulations to Airport Planner Lisa Cheung
continues with Phase 2 for 400 more employees,        on achieving a personal and professional milestone
and Phase 3 which includes a new data center for      by successfully passing the Leadership in Energy
their worldwide operations.                           and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green
                                                      Associate Exam to become a LEED® Green
Community College Campus Living                       Associate. Lisa provides an important role to the
Community colleges have seen a growing
                                                      Passero team as an Airport Planning and Aviation
demand for on-campus housing, as students seek
                                                      Management Specialist. She earned her MBA from
a traditional college experience with the value
                                                      Dowling College in Aviation Management, with
that a community college provides. The design
                                                      a concentration on strategic planning, operations
consultants at Passero are providing residence                                                                     Lisa Cheung,
                                                      management, economic, finance and management
hall solutions for several community colleges in                                                                LEED Green Associate
                                                      for aviation. She has over 16 years experience in the
New York, with more to come.
                                                      aviation arena, both from a personal and professional
Our latest project will be providing design           standpoint. She began her professional career as an
services for new residence halls at Jamestown         airport planner on Long Island and is a private pilot.
Community College in Jamestown, New York.
                                                      Thank you to everyone in Airport for your
This Passero Spoleta Design-Build (PSDB)
                                                      dedication to our clients.
project features innovative design solutions that
will enable the college to compete effectively
with off-campus housing options and will create
                                                      LEED Workshop
                                                      by Wayne Wegman, PE
a living and learning environment for students.
Instead of the typical layout of halls of double      Congratulations to Peter Wehner and Mira
or triple rooms, these residence halls will feature   Mejibovsky on leading a very successful LEED
suites consisting of four to five single rooms        Workshop series.
with a common area. This layout is appealing          Pete introduced this program to Passero, and he and
to today’s students who want the experience           Mira served as co-facilitators of the 8-week program.
of college life, but wish for the privacy of their    It was great to see Lisa Cheung become the
own room. Construction is scheduled to be             first of what I hope will be many more “LEED
completed during the summer of 2012.                  Green Associates,” with some advancing on to join
Additional community college residence hall           Pete and Mira as LEED AP professionals. The
projects are on the horizon, with several expected    commitment of time and energy in making this
to begin the proposal process within the next six     program a success and supporting our “Best People”
months. Currently, half of community colleges         cornerstone is appreciated!
in New York provide housing, and half of the          I also want to thank all of the participants: Chris
remaining colleges are considering doing so.          Frank, Jared Miller, Dave Cox, Elizabeth
Many of these projects are design-build, giving       Primus, Jess Sudol, Lauren Monaghan, Lisa
PSDB a competitive advantage as experts in            Cheung, Matt Nissen, Matt Sinacola and Tim
residence hall design and construction.               Harris, for preparing and contributing to the LEED
In order to provide solutions to the specific         Workshop series and building your knowledge and
project needs of these colleges, and to promote       skills to support PA’s Sustainability Program. Thanks
our services, we have been connecting with the        also to Christina McCrone for her outstanding
college community by sponsoring and attending         administrative support throughout.                                Winter 2011
                                                                                                                                  Site Engineering                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the project, we are using smart traffic planning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                that will enhance the mixed-use functionality and
                                                                                                                                  by John Caruso, PE, PMP and Jess Sudol, PE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                are designing innovative connections to existing
                                                                                                                                  Staff News                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    roadways and future developments. Preliminary
                                                                                                                                  Congratulations to Jess Sudol on achieving                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    design of the project is complete and final design
                                                                                                                                  a personal and professional milestone and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     is currently underway. Construction is set to begin
                                                                                                                                  successfully obtaining his professional engineer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              in the spring of 2011.
                                                                                                                                  license. Jess is a Project Manager/Project
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A new car dealer is coming to Henrietta and we
                                                                                                                                  Engineer with over seven years of experience. He
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                are assisting this new employer with site design
                                                                                                                                  holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and survey services. West Herr Mercedes-Benz is
                                                                                                                                  Technology from Rochester Institute of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                opening a new 30,000 sf facility on West Henrietta
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Road, near the WHAM News station. With the
                                                                                                                                  Dave Cox, PE, completed the Rochester                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         need for a maximum amount of blacktop on which
                                                                                                                                  Marathon on September 12th and had “a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         to display cars, this project presented a stormwater
                           Jess Sudol
                                                                                                                                  splendidly horrible time of pain and agony.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  management and design challenge. There was no
                                                                                                                                  Congratulations, Dave!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        room for a traditional retention pond on the site,
                                                                                                                                                                    Project News                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                so we located it underground to provide effective
                                                                                                                                        Mixed-use projects continue to be an                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    stormwater management while still meeting the
                                                                                                                                        important part of the Site Engineering                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  client’s objectives. Final design is being completed
                                                                                                                                        project load. In the town of Webster, the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and construction will begin in the spring of 2011.
                                                                                                                                        mixed-use Golf Tee development is bringing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Reusing existing sites and infrastructure is an
                                                                                                                                        together three of our most valued clients                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               important element of two projects currently in
                                                                                                                                        and partners: Morgan Management, Christa                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the design phase for the Salvation Army. In Clay,
                                                                                                                                        Construction and Conifer Realty. Working                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                New York, we are assisting with the rezoning and
                                                                                                                                        together, we are utilizing a former driving                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             conversion of an existing 25,000 sf car dealership
                                                                                                                                        range at Brewster’s Ice Cream on Ridge                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to a Salvation Army retail facility. In Fulton, New
         Dave Cox, PE,                                                                                                                  Road to create a vibrant community that                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 York, the Salvation Army will be renovating one
         left, completing the                                                                                                     will include senior living, market-rate apartments,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of their existing facilities into a new retail store.
         Rochester Marathon in                                                                                                    including some with garages, and commercial                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Passero is also providing architectural design
         4 hours 27 minutes                                                                                                       venues.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       services on both of these projects.
                                                                                                                                  We assisted our clients with the Town of Webster                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In the Rochester area, reuse is playing a major role
                                                                                                                                  project approvals. To meet the concerns of the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                on an exciting project in the heart of Irondequoit,
                                                                                                                                  community with regards to traffic associated with                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Rochester’s oldest suburb. Our client, Morgan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SITE DATA:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Management, is leading a revitalizing retail
             WEBSTER GOLF TEE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   development that will be in keeping with the style
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1.  TAX ACCT. NUMBER: 079.150-0001-006 & 008.111
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2.  PARCEL ADDRESS: 1039 RIDGE ROAD & 1043 RIDGE ROAD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3.  TOTAL PARCEL AREA: 27.41 ACRES (1039 RIDGE ROAD)                                                                                  ZONING ANALYSIS (ZONE MC)-RETAIL (INCLUDING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  0.95 ACRES (1043 RIDGE ROAD)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        #1043 RIDGE ROAD                                                                                            ZONING ANALYSIS (ZONE MHR)-APARTMENTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. ZONING: MHR-MEDIUM-HIGH RESIDENTIAL AND MC-MEDIUM-INTENSITY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          COMMERCIAL DISTRICT.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. THERE IS A FEDERALLY REGULATED WETLAND ON THIS PARCEL ACCORDING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TO ACOE MAPPING.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. THERE ARE NO STATE REGULATED WETLANDS ON THIS PARCEL ACCORDING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TO NYSDEC MAPPING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ENGINEERING                                                           ARCHITECTURE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. THERE IS NOT A FLOOD PLAIN ON THIS PARCEL PER FIRM MAP COMMUNITY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                of the neighborhood at the intersection of Titus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PANEL 36055CO229G DATED 8/28/2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. WATER WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE MONROE COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. SANITARY SEWER WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE TOWN OF WEBSTER.

              MIXED USE SITE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. STORM SEWER AND DRAINAGE FACILITIES WILL BE PRIVATE.

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                 TOWN OF WEBSTER, MONROE COUNTY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Avenue and Cooper Road. Rather than build
                                    PN 20101159.0001

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                a traditional “big box” pharmacy surrounded


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                by blacktop, CVS will be the anchor retailer for

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                a new, pedestrian-friendly plaza built using the
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                existing site utilities and infrastructure. Passero is
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                providing site design, architectural design, survey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and traffic study services. Pending approval,
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                construction is projected to begin in the fall of

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                continued to develop our 3D rendering services in

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             Passero Press

80 Eyes on the Prize                                     FunRaisers News
by Chris Passero                                         by Joanne Randall, CPS and Heidi Stiens
The 80 Eyes on the Prize Program is an effort to         The Event Committee elected two Co-
get the entire organization involved in Business         Chairs in 2011, Christina McCrone and
Development and in looking for new opportunities.        Joanne Randall, and changed the committee
Employees are rewarded for identifying potential         name to “FunRaisers.” Our goal is “to
leads and again if the lead turns into a project.        bring PA staff together and to help provide
The Way It Works                                         balance between work, family, and fun.”
It’s very simple - when you are out and about at:        The year started out with a Buffalo Sabres
• Doctor/Dentist Office – ask questions                  hockey game. Wayne Wegman was able to
• Family Gatherings                                      “hustle up” a bus from a Webster restaurant to
                                                         transport staff to and from the game. In March
• Colleagues – Clients – ask questions
                                                         there was a Happy Hour at Murphy’s Law.
• Job Sites                                              April featured a family bowling party at Empire
Keep Your Eyes Open – anything you learn:                Lanes, with bowling under laser lights.
• Architecture, Engineering, Survey, Site – any          Down in our Florida office, the group attended a
     building-related, site or real estate issue         Jacksonville Suns baseball game in July and had a
Submit your lead through email/intranet to Chris         visit from the King himself, Elvis!!!
Passero or your Department Manager.                      Deck lunches on our building roof-top were held
Rewards:                                                 all summer. Our grillmaster, Ron Santovito, once
• You receive an award and official recognition          again proved that he is truly the “king of the
    for submitting a lead                                grill.” Thanks to everyone who contributed.
• If your lead becomes a project (contract) you          One hot Sunday afternoon in July found us at
    will earn additional rewards                         Frontier Field for a baseball game and picnic. The
A total of 17 leads were submitted this year by          Red Wings actually won the game in the last inning!
10 different employees. For 2010, the 80 Eyes            The Florida Spring Picnic was a big hit this year
on the Prize Program has generated $112,750 in           just as last year. All kinds of good eats and fun
contracts/new revenues for the firm.                     times and bosses getting tossed into the pool! This
Thank you to the following employees for                 was the 2nd annual BBQ and we hope some from
submitting leads in 2010: Don Ramdass, Heidi             NY will be able to join us at the 3rd annual BBQ
Stiens, Joanne Randall, Mark Montanari,                  and pool tossing!
Michael Churchill, Peter Wehner, Peter                   In November we held our annual Survey
Morton, Robert Murray, Ron Santovito and                 Appreciation Breakfast. We had a record turnout!
Tim Harris                                               Our thanks to our Survey crew for their many
Congratulations to the following employees whose         hours in the field.
leads turned into projects:                              December featured the Rochester office holding an
Michael Churchill: His lead with the Fulton              in-house Holiday Party for the first time in many
County Planning Department led to Passero                years. Each of the floors was themed differently,
providing architectural and engineering services for     and we were visited by the big guy in the red suit!
the Town of Perth Highway Garage Project.                December for Florida was a good time at Dave
Tim Harris: Tim brought in a lead for a Passero          & Busters. Great food, good games, and a great
feasibility study for a possible new facility for the    time had by all! The Florida office had a great
Chili Fire Department.                                   time with all of the office festivities this year and
Robert Murray: Robert submitted a lead for an            hope some of you in New York will join us in
instrument survey for a dental office property that      2011!!!
Passero has completed.                                   Thanks go out to Committee members: Marci
Peter Wehner: Peter became aware of a senior             Alexander, Christina Baird, Christina McCrone,
living facility that was for sale and sent it to Chris   Mark Montanari, David Passero, Kim Perry,
Passero, who presented it to Conifer, one of             Joanne Randall, Allison Russell, Bryan Savage,
Passero’s clients. Conifer purchased the facility        Matt Sinacola, Heidi Stiens, Beth Turof, Justin          Bowling, Spring BBQ,
and a real estate commission was generated for the       Vollenweider, and Wayne Zian. Thanks go out to           Red Wings Game, Suns
firm.                                                    our Partners for their support, and to all the Passero   Game, Deck Lunch,
                                                         staff who participated in and attended the many          Holiday Parties
Great work, everyone! Let’s make 2011 even better.
                                                         functions in 2010.                                              Winter 2011
                                Student                                          Haley Wehner,
                                                                                 Marketing Intern and
                                Achievement                                      daughter of Peter and
                                Taylor Kulik, son of Kim and Kevin               Lynanne Wehner, has
                                Kulik, and a senior at Gananda High              been named to the
                                School, scored a perfect 800 on the SAT          Dean’s List at SUNY
                                Math IIC this fall. This is the most             Purchase for the fall
                                advanced Math subject test offered by the semester. Haley is a
      Taylor Kulik              SAT, covering four years of college prep         junior in the school’s highly selective Haley & Colby Wehner
                                           math, including precalculus, and Painting and Drawing BFA program. A minimum 3.75 GPA
                                           is required by highly selective       is required to be on the Dean’s List.
                                           college programs.                     Peter and Lynanne’s son Colby, a senior at Irondequoit HS,
                                           Kim and Kevin’s daughter              has won a substantial athletic scholarship to play Division I
                                           Kailee, also a senior at Gananda, lacrosse at Canisius College, beginning in the fall of 2011.
                                           won the Good Citizen Award            He plans to study Sports Medicine. Colby also played on the
                                           given by the Colonel William          Empire State Games Bronze Medal-Winning lacrosse team
NYS Senator Mike                           Prescott Chapter of the National this past summer. Congratulations, Haley and Colby!
Nozzolio & Kailee                          Society of the Daughters of the
Kulik, DAR Good                            American Revolution. Her essay,       THUMBS UP! July - Dec.
Citizen Award                              “Our American Heritage,” won          by Kim Kulik
                                           Third Place in the Good Citizen Recognizing with a well-deserved “thank you!” Drawing
                                           Scholarship Essay Contest,            winners are in blue.                 Justin            Matt Sinacola
                                demonstrating Dependability, Service,            Alan Snyder         Dave Cox          Vollenweider Mike Cornell
                                Leadership, and Patriotism.                      Alexis Schmidt Chris McCrone Kevin Moore Neal Pavone
                                                                                                     Chris Passero Kim Kulik
                                Taylor and Kailee will also be representing Allison Russell                           Kim Perry
                                                                                                                                        Pam Johnson
                                                                                 Beth Turof          Dan Passero                        Peter Wehner
                                their graduating class as Valedictorian and                                           Lisa Cheung Rich Celestino
                                                                                 Carl Pilletteri     Dan Sauve
                                Salutorian, respectively. Congratulations,
                                                                                 Carol Schweizer Debbie O’Dell Maria Kraska Robert Murray
                                Taylor and Kailee!                               Carole Harvey Ed Freeman             Mark              Ron Santovito
                                       January                                   Chris Frank         Frank Wasik       Montanari        Ryan Tantalo
                                       Marci Alexander – 2 yrs                   Christina Baird Jared Miller         Martin Clary Shawn Bray
                                       Sue Cocca – 30 yrs                                            Jess Sudol       Mary Kay          Sue Cocca

                                                                                                     Jim Boughtin Genthner              Susan Bennett
                                       Pete Morton – 17 yrs       March
                                       Mark Scarpelli – 6 yrs                                        Joanne Randall Matt Nissen Tim Harris
                                                                  Andrew Holesko – 12 yrs
                                       Matt Singletary – 3 yrs Carole Harvey – 1 yr                                                     Tom Hoffman
                                       February                   Sara Massey – 4 yrs          Christina Baird – 1 yr
 Passero Associates                    Shawn Bray – 11 yrs        Dan Sauve – 34 yrs           John Caruso – 27 yrs          June
                                       Dan Cregan – 9 yrs         Carol Schweizer – 1 yr       Michael Cornell – 1 yr        Tim Harris – 4 yrs
 100 Liberty Pole Way                  Maria Kraska – 18 yrs Rich VanGelder – 3 yrs Dan Passero – 24 yrs                     Chris McCrone – 4 yrs
 Rochester, NY 14604
 585 325 1000
                                       Kim Kulik – 8 yrs          April                        Joe Peris – 13 yrs            Mira Mejibovsky – 6 yrs
                                       Bill Reid – 5 yrs          David Cox – 1 yr             Pete Rase – 13 yrs            Mark Passero – 19 yrs
 3 Franklin Square, Suite 7            Alexis Schmidt – 1 yr      Gary Passero – 39 yrs        Dan Savage – 28 yrs           Kim Perry – 9 yrs
 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866                                       Don Ramdass – 4 yrs          Frank Wasik – 30 yrs          Carl Pilletteri – 1 yr
 518 934 8804                            January                  Allison Russell – 4 yrs      Jared Miller – 6 yrs          Jess Sudol – 10 yrs
                                         Carole Harvey – 7th      Ryan Tantalo – 10 yrs        Mark Montanari – 5 yrs        Peter Wehner – 4 yrs
 13453 N. Main Street
                                         Ron Santovito – 7th                                   Justin Vollenweider – 3 yrs Matt Nissen – 3 yrs
                              Happy Birthday!

 Suite 104
 Jacksonville, FL 32218                  Jess Sudol – 19th           March                                                   Bryan Savage – 3 yrs
 904 757 6106                            Ed Freeman – 30th           Justin Vollenweider – 3rd April
 4730 Casa Cola Way
                                         February                    Frank Wasik – 5th              Matt Sinacola – 7th
                                         Dave Passero – 3rd          Dan Passero – 8th              David Cox – 18th
 Suite 112
 St. Augustine, FL 32095                 Tim Harris – 4th            John Caruso – 13th             Peter Wehner – 22nd
 904 209 0870                            Jared Miller – 4th          Gary Passero – 13th            May                       June
                                         Pete Morton – 7th           Matthew Singletary – 14th Robert Murray – 2nd Marci Alexander – 5th                                                     Martin Clary – 23rd
                                         Ryan Tantalo – 16th                                        Joe Peris – 6th           Pete Rase, Steve
                                         Carl Pilletteri – 16th      Lauren Monaghan – 25th Don Ramdass – 7th                   DeForte & Chris
 Kim Perry, Editor                       Joanne Randall – 17th       Mark Montanari – 27th          Maria Kraska – 12th         Passero – 6th
                                         Shawn Bray – 26th           Bryan Savage – 28th            Susan Bennett – 13th Patrick Honore- 26th
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                                                                                  Winter 2011
Canstruction Supplement
by Neal Pavone
How it all started:
I saw a TV evening news report on Canstruction in
November of 2009 and decided to check out that
year’s exhibit, so I went with two co-workers from
the third floor to the B&L Wintergarden. I was
impressed, and thought it might be a fun event as well
as a great way to give back to the community.
We sent out a firmwide email to see if we had
enough interest to assemble a team and got a great
response. We then contacted the organizers and
asked to be included on their contact list for the 2010
In September of this year, we attended the annual
kick-off meeting and brought the rules, regulations
and schedule back to the office. Another firmwide
email went out and, with an expression of interest
from 10 employees, our team was assembled.
The next step was to secure backing from the
partners. I gave a brief presentation to the partners,
explaining what Canstruction was all about, and
gained their support.
With a commitment from the partners, we held our
first team meeting to review the rules and formulate
our plan.
The team sent out a firmwide email to solicit
structure and theme ideas that incorporated the
word “Can.” We started with about a dozen
ideas, narrowed them down to four and then two.
One idea was rather “safe,” the other was more
The team chose the more challenging idea by a
narrow margin. “We’re Not in Can-sas Anymore” -- depicting
elements from the film version of “The Wizard of OZ.”
Rough sketches were developed, then plan and elevation views
were created, including color. The various elements (the yellow
brick road, Emerald City, the house and the tornado) were broken
down into can-sized pixels to determine how many cans would be
needed to complete the structure.
With five awards being given, namely Honorable Mention, Best
Meal, Best Use of Labels, Structural Ingenuity and the coveted
Juror’s Favorite, we tried to put together a structure that would
make us eligible to win at least one category. Little did we realize
how this would pay off.
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Next came the tedious field research. Team members visited local
stores including Wegmans, Price-Rite, BJ’s, Aldi’s, etc., to measure
and photograph cans (both front and back) to get sizes, colors and
prices in order to assemble our “Building Blocks.” We also got
prices on our allowable building materials including masonite, tape,
string, etc., from Home Depot and Lowes. We had to do all the
shopping and planning very well to stay within our budget.
We placed orders at Price-Rite and Herrema’s Food Market and
picked up over 2,000 cans of food. Herrema’s sponsored our
team by providing a substantial discount on the food. Price-Rite
also provided a coupon for our use. We needed over 160 cans of
baked beans from Wegmans for the tan roof on the house but we
learned that they considered that a seasonal item and could not get
the number we needed from any one store. We had to visit seven
different stores and buy whatever they had left on the shelves.
Jared Miller was able to secure a central location at Advocate Custom
Works where we could bring all the cans and practice build our idea to
see if it would actually work. We did three practice builds after work
and on a Saturday. Practice builds paid off. Several changes were made
— some for appearance and some because of constructability issues.
On the night before the build we had to pack up all the cans and
building materials and deliver them to the B&L Wintergarden. We had
about two hours to move over 2,000 cans. On build day it took about
five hours to complete the structure. We were getting a lot of curious
looks from our competition. Some of the competitors have been in
Canstruction for five years. One team was the defending champion,
and going for a “three-peat” on Juror’s Favorite. They had over 8,000
cans of food for their structure. Three of the structures had used items other
than cans, in conflict with the rules, so with five awards available we felt pretty
good about what we had done.
When we stood back and looked at it, we were thinking that our exhibit had to
be a solid contender for “Structural Ingenuity” because of our tornado.
On the night of the awards banquet they announced “Best Meal” and then
“Best Use of Labels,” and we had picked those two winners. We were waiting
for our name to be called next for “Structural Ingenuity.”
When they announced the next winner and it was not Passero Associates,
we thought, “Oh, well, we got Honorable Mention — wrong again, we were
awarded Juror’s Favorite. They said that not only was our structure “very
recognizable” to the public but we had incorporated all of the important
elements of the competition: we had a wide variety of food types, we used the
labels very well and we had structural ingenuity….not to mention
the eye-catching witch’s feet sticking out from under the house.
The best part of the awards ceremony came as a result of an idea
from Jared Miller. When we completed our structure, we were
actually under our original budget that the partners had assigned to
us. Jared suggested we donate the unused balance in the form of a
check to Foodlink. When we accepted the award, we presented the
check to a Foodlink representative and got a wonderful response
from everyone in the room. With Gary and Fran Passero in
attendance, that moment was the best part of the night.
Thank you to the entire Canstruction Team — Jared Miller, Chris
Frank, Lisa Cheung, Dave Cox, Justin Vollenweider, Carole Harvey,
Pam Johnson, Kim Perry, Beth Turof, and Kim Kulik — and to the
partners for your support. We look forward to next year!

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