Despite already being a well-regarded firm, Podesta Construction is a company in transition —going through something of a business remodel, if you will. Roughly half of the company's business last year was design/build, but that's where the future is, according to vice president Matt Podesta (left). “I wish we had been more aggressive about it a long time ago,” he says.

In addition to quality craftsmanship, Matt says, Podesta Construction provides its clients with “professional design with professional budgeting and professional scheduling.” The company has partnered with an architect because, Matt says, “we don't have enough design opportunities to comfortably take [a designer] on [staff].” However, that could easily change as the company's focus turns more toward design/build.

Podesta Construction is very much a family business, as Matt isn't the only member of the second Podesta generation to work at the company, which was founded by his father, Jerry (right). His brother is the estimator and his sister recently finished her first year as office manager, with marketing being her primary responsibility.