We believe that a strong community is built on participation and providing the gift of our strengths and resources. Whether we are building a dugout for Little League or supporting a scholarship program, Bonacio Construction is focused on teamwork and people working together - within our firm and out in our neighborhood.
CPR Training for Bonacio Employees
Bonacio Construction in Saratoga takes a break April 1st to train employees in CPR. One of Bonacio's employee's life was saved by CPR.
Sonny Bonacio of Bonacio Construction and fifteen of his employees will put down their hammers and saws for an afternoon to be trained by Clifton Park/Halfmoon Emergency Corp in CPR on Friday April 1st at their corporate offices. Bonacio is passionate about training because one of his employee's life was saved by CPR in 2008.
In a time when companies are making cuts in personal, benefits, etc... The Bonacio's have taken the time, interest, and expense to train their staff in an important life saving technique that will all carry with us for a long time. Safety is not just important on the construction sites. The training and certification is so much more valuable then a certificate that you carry around in your wallet. It could save someone or a loved one's life.
Paul Lambert, 38, of Halfmoon is a Project Manager at Bonacio Construction. In December 2008, without any warning, Lambert had Cardiac Arrest while exercising at the gym. Melissa, his fiance at the time with the assistance of a trainer at the gym, performed CPR immediately... which saved his life. Lambert stated "I am so proud of my wife and one of the many reasons I love her, since my accident in December of 2008 she became involved with Clifton Park/Halfmoon Emergency personal to assist training people/groups in our community on the importance of CPR Training. On April1st, Melissa Lambert will be working along side two members from Clifton Park/Halfmoon Emergency Corp to certify 16 of my co-workers."
According to the American Heart Association, sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any time. Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors. Effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest, can double or triple a victim's chance of survival.
Employees from Bonacio Construction got together to work on a homeless shelter for female war veterans. This project was unique because it was selected nation wide out of the Rebuilding Together Projects submitted for funding grants. Thank you all to those who participated and hope to see you next year!
Little League Dugouts
Going out to the old ballgame is more fun than ever for Saratoga's Little League players and the Saratoga Phillies. At the East Side Recreation Center, Bonacio Construction literally "dug-in" to build dugouts for the Saratoga Phillies and the Saratoga Little League. And they built the snack bar, which makes everybody happy. Bonacio also built the dugouts for Little League at the West Side Recreation Center.
Julie Bonacio, board member of the Saratoga Hospital Care Foundation, believes in supporting a healthy community. A member of the board for the past 7 years, Julie has been involved in numerous activities sponsored by the board, including the Capital Campaigns for the Radiation Oncology Center and the new Emergency Department as well as the Summer Gala.
Universal Preservation Hall
This fine example of High Victorian Gothic is flooded with light again. The Universal Baptist Church, who gave the 1871 building to the nonprofit Universal Preservation Hall in 2002, is back in its restored chapel, and the first arts festival has been held in the partially renovated structure. Bonacio Construction assisted in various restoration projects, including repairing and painting wood and walls and ceilings in the main hall.
Dome for Congress Park Carousel
This two-row, 28-horse carousel, carved by wood carver Marcus Charles Illions, was eventually moved to Congress Park after being rescued in 1987 at an auction after the closing of a local amusement park. A team of local people joined together to restore the carousel. Bonacio Construction built the dome for the Congress Park Carousel, which is now enjoyed by neighborhood children and visitors to Saratoga Springs.
Extreme Makeover Home Edition
When a single mom and her four children desperately needed updated housing, Extreme Home Makeover responded to her plight. Her falling-down ranch was demolished and a new 3,500+ square-foot home was built on the site, located in an Albany suburb. Along with many other volunteers, Bonacio donated time to this worthy cause that gave this family a place they could truly call home.