Thomas N. Iovino
Thomas N. Iovino
Tom Iovino built one of the nation’s largest transportation contracting businesses, established a foundation that is changing lives in Haiti, and served as a distinguished national and local construction volunteer leader along the way.
In 1981, he founded Judlau Contracting in the basement of a home on Long Island, New York. It started with small sewer and water main contracts, and within 15 years, revenues reached $50 million. It would continue to grow and become one of the nation’s leading civil construction companies. Judlau, in which OHL Group acquired a controlling interest in 2010, completed more than $3.5 billion in projects for New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority, including the transformative Second Avenue Subway Line and several post-Hurricane Sandy rehabilitation projects. Iovino retired in summer 2017 as chief executive officer of OHL North America.
Iovino put equal energy into his philanthropic efforts. In 2002, he founded the Iovino Family Foundation with a commitment of “empowering families in rural Haiti to create their own pathway out of poverty.” The Foundation works to improve and enable the health and well-being of families living in farming regions in Northern Haiti through the development and support of sustainable solutions aimed at poverty alleviation, education and economic development. The Haitian Pride Breakfast Program serves more than 2,800 children at 15 schools, five days a week during the course of the school year, many of whom would otherwise start their day without a nutritious meal.
His roster of volunteer leadership positions include: president of the General Contractors Association of New York, president of ARTBA’s Contractors Division, a member of the Board and Executive Committee of the New York Building Congress, and member of the Board of Trustees of his alumni, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.