Category Archives: Current leaderships

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 Romeo early. Working amongst them was sometimes trying because they had such vision, but from circumstances like these comes vast and useful knowledge. Romeo is a direct result of what experience can create. He is working to continue the family legacy of excellence, keep Condrain at the top of the industry both technologically and structurally, as well as take it to even farther levels of growth. He is currently vice president of Condrain Group, Vice President of CountryWide Homes and Condor Properties, and has served as President and CEO of Futureway Communications (FCI Broadband) from 2002-2003 and Director for FCI until 2007.

Romeo currently sits on Delavaco Residential Properties Board of Directors. Delavaco (DVO.U) is a publicly traded company,listed on the TSX and Nasdaq, but his Board of Directors duties do not end there; he served as director for Cool Brands International(the parent company of YogenFruz) from 1996-2007. He is also chairman and Director of while also serving as a director for DG Group. More recently his involvement in Aquatech Dewatering as Vice President came from a growing demand for enhanced environmental awareness in our community. Romeo was also gala chair and honouree for Lymphoma Foundation Canada fundraising dinner in June 2012, which helped to raise $2.5 million dollars for research and awareness of the disease.

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 like Con-Strada, Strada Aggregates, and Strada Crush, turning the now amalgamated companies into one of Canada’s largest road building groups. An integral part of Condrain’s forward motion, Jim is focused on retaining a highly skilled and motivated staff, continuing the legacy of his father and uncles, continuing Condrain’s dedication to quality, and setting the bar for all of its many industries.