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History

Savant opened for business in 1989 as a small general contracting company remodeling and fixturizing supermarkets and retail stores. The original owners, John Aldridge, Brad Hastings and Rick Zerillo worked in the industry the previous ten years building careers, learning the business and developing relationships with customers.

From the very start at Savant their approach was simple. Build a business focused on customer need, develop a style and approach that assisted store operations and most importantly, complete projects on time. Over the past twenty years the company has grown significantly and our philosophy hasn’t changed. Customer needs and corporate integrity come first.

To build better projects, communities and lives by serving clients and meeting their needs with experience and integrity.

Profiles

John Aldridge – President
Co-founder of Savant Construction, Inc. in 1989. John oversees all company operations, works directly with customers and clients and is actively involved in the coordination of Savant’s construction management team.

Brad Hastings – Secretary / Treasurer
Co-founder of Savant Construction, Inc. in 1989. Brad assists with the oversight of company operations, oversees all financial operations and works directly with customers and clients. Brad is also actively involved in the coordination of project management.

Brian Burns – Controller
Brian manages all financial operations for Savant and works directly with John Aldridge and Brad Hastings. Brian has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from California Baptist University and has been with Savant for 10 years, in addition to previous financial experience in another industry.

Matthew Aldridge – Construction Manager
Matthew has been with Savant for 10 years and has his Associate’s degree in Construction Management. Matthew has experience as an Estimator, Field Superintendent and Project Manager. Responsibilities include the management of construction projects, budgeting and works directly with customers and clients. Matthew oversees project superintendents, monitors job scheduling, procedures and costs.

Trent Knapp – Construction Manager
Trent has been with Savant for 10 years and has his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Trent has experience as an Estimator, Field Superintendent and Project Manager. Responsibilities include the management of construction projects, budgeting and works directly with customers and clients. Trent oversees project superintendents, monitors job scheduling, procedures and costs.

Gerry Mahoney – Senior Project Manager
Gerry has over 26 years of construction experience and has been with Savant 25 years. Responsibilities include the management of construction projects and works directly with customers and clients. Gerry oversees project superintendents, monitors job scheduling, procedures and costs.

Brian James – Project Manager
Brian has over 20 years of construction experience and has been with Savant 15 years. Responsibilities include the management of construction projects and works directly with customers and clients. Brian oversees project superintendents, monitors job scheduling, procedures and costs.

Gary Page – General Superintendent
Gary has over 40 years of construction experience and has been with Savant 20 years. Gary supports field superintendents by training and assisting employees with construction procedures and technique, managing project schedules and subcontractors.

Jeremy Zerillo – Estimator
Jeremy receives and reviews all project bid documents in order to provide comprehensive bid proposals for Savant clients. Jeremy reviews plans and specifications, generates RFI’s and reviews subcontractor proposals to ensure that they are complete and encompass the required scopes of work. Jeremy also has experience as a Field Superintendent and has been with Savant for 15 years.

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