DOWNTOWN Hanahan &amp; amp; Strollo partner leaves firm
The remaining partners and Strollo's cousins pick a new company name.
By DON SHILLING
VINDICATOR BUSINESS EDITOR
YOUNGSTOWN -- A downtown architectural firm is joining with firms in other cities to form a new company after one of its partners resigned.
R. Mark Hanahan announced Wednesday that he has left Hanahan & amp; Strollo Inc. to pursue other architectural design and rendering interests here and in the Southeast.
Gregg Strollo, firm president, said the remaining partners decided to join with Strollo's cousins, who operate other architectural and engineering companies, to form Strollo Architects.
He said Hanahan asked that the company name be changed, and the remaining partners agreed because of the deal with Strollo's cousins.
Hanahan wasn't available to comment, but Strollo said he expects his former partner to develop a business using his graphic skills. At the firm, Hanahan specialized in design and making pre-construction promotional renderings.
Hanahan has been a partner in the firm since 1997. The firm was founded in 1956 by Rebell Strollo, Gregg's father, and Bob Hanahan, Mark's father, and Tom Boucherle.
Here are the remaining partners besides Strollo: Perry Douglass, who operates the firm's office in Meadville, Pa.; Terry McCoy, who operates the Columbiana office; Rodney Lamberson, who leads the health-care division; Tom Madej, who leads the education division; and Joseph Yank, who oversees specifications and quality control.
Strollo said that joining with his cousins, J. Pat Strollo and Lawrence Strollo, to create a larger organization brings more expertise to the company. While the Youngstown-based company focused on education, retail and health-care buildings, the other companies are strong in federal government buildings, transportation projects and prisons, he said.
Each of the offices will oversee their own operations but will use people from other offices when they have a project that falls under the specialty of that office, he said.
The other offices are in Orlando, Fla., Richmond, Va., and Washington, D.C.
Strollo Associates has 60 employees, with 28 in Youngstown and four each in Columbiana and Meadville.
Hanahan & amp; Strollo completed about 3,600 projects in the tri-state area, with a total project value of more than $2.5 billion.