Leadership

From one generation to another

Following the tradition and trailblazing legacy of the founding De Gasperis brothers, Condrain’s current leadership team is perpetually working to keep the company up-to-date, at the top of the industry, and incredibly innovative. Please take a moment to meet them all.

 

Founders:

ALFREDO DE GASPERIS

Born in Sora, Italy, Alfredo (Fred) De Gasperis decided to chase the Canadian dream on the recommendation of his grandfather, and immigrated to Toronto in 1952 at the age of eighteen. Upon his arrival, Alfredo recognized an array of opportunities in the sewer and watermain industry and was a vital player in the founding and success of Condrain.

Sadly, Alfredo passed in 2013; however, the strength of his legacy is ever apparent. Apart from a wonderful wife in Teresa, 3 beautiful children, and nine gorgeous grandchildren, Alfredo was incredibly active in his company and community. He held...

ANGELO DE GASPERIS

Angelo came to Toronto in 1954, to join his brother Alfredo in opening Condrain construction. From a young age, Angelo had a passion for aesthetics, building, quality and the way the three came together. Not unlike many Italian immigrants of his generation, Angelo had a skillset that allowed him to bring his passion for structure to fruition. Along with a drive to succeed, Angelo was able to make his passion a profession. Following the triumphs of Condrain, Angelo decided to invest some of his passion into home & commercial development, which, for him is the epitome of his trade. He started...

ANTONIO DE GASPERIS

Whilst his older brothers, Alfredo and Angelo, immigrated to Canada in the early 1950’s, the rest of the family made their way to Toronto in the 1960’s. Antonio (Tony) remembers thinking – looking at the snow-covered scenery – “Oh God, have we arrived in Siberia?” However, he quickly settled into the Canadian-Italian way of life. He acclimated to the new work life and as co-founder of Condrain helped to shape and drive the course for growth over the following five plus decades. The 1960’s were marked by hard physical labour and long working days for the family.

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Current Leadership:

 

Jim V De Gasperis – President and CEO

From the age of nine, Jim has been a fixture at Condrain. Spending Saturdays with his father Fred at jobsites created a strong bond, not just between father and son, but with the company as well. From his youth, Jim knew he wanted to be an integral part of the family business. He learned about sewers, gravel, trenches, big machinery and more, so that by 18 he could officially begin work on a jobsite – Stelco Nanticoke Generating station to be exact. From his years of experience following his early days with the company, Jim led Condrain into new territory by heading affiliate companies...

Romeo De Gasperis – Vice President and CEO

From age twelve, Romeo was gaining experience with Condrain. Beginning with a project in the Town of Markham, he began mixing concrete and helping lay 120” pipe through easements. From this first job, Romeo began to work on-site every summer until 1989 when he completed a civil engineering program at Seneca College and brought his expertise to Condrain’s offices. As a vital player in Condrain’s implementation of new technologies, Romeo has worked diligently to bring the company to the forefront of modern practices and standards, and keep it there. The founding De Gasperis brothers influenced...