President and owner of Gary M. Vacca Building Contractor Inc., Gary Vacca graduated from Thames Valley Technical School in 1976 with a certificate in Architectural Design. At the age of 16, Gary worked in the carpentry field on new construction, where he was involved in project work from start to finish. At the age of 19, he became the lead framer for a local builder in Groton, CT. He continued his service in this field until 1981, when he then took advantage of the opportunity to work at Harris Graphics in Pawcatuck, Connecticut. Here, Gary served an apprenticeship as a maintenance electrician and earned his E2 electrical license from the State of Connecticut.
Immediately after Harris Graphics shut down in 1987, Gary decided to return to his first passion, building. He and his wife Annette started their own construction company, where they began working primarily on small projects in Stonington and Watch Hill. In 1999, Gary and Annette expanded their operations to a woodworking shop in downtown Pawcatuck, enabling them to work on larger and more innovative projects.
Throughout the past two decades the business has grown to include a wide variety of home services and dynamic constructions, with special attention to older home renovations.
Today Gary Vacca Building remains a family run company. Still dedicated to excellence in service, Gary’s principal role is to oversee each project, while Annette manages the office. Their sons Paul and Michael are also members of the company working both inside and outside of the office. Paul graduated from New England Institute of Technology in 2007 with a degree in Architectural Design and is currently working in the field and office. Michael is a current student at Eastern Connecticut State University and provides assistance in the office and in the field. In addition to family, Gary Vacca Building employs a staff of talented individuals who help to make the company a success.
As the company has grown over the years, Gary and his family have taken on new, exciting projects, while continuing to enjoy strong relationships with their original customers who helped them get where they are today.