September 14, 2017 – Cleveland, OH Welty Building Company Ltd., proven partners in comprehensive building services and management, named Ed Paparone as Group President of its Cleveland office. In his new position, Mr. Paparone will be responsible for directing overall growth, operations, safety and market implementation strategies for Welty in Northeast Ohio.

Paparone comes to Welty from Turner Construction Company, where he served as Business Manager. A lifetime resident of Northeast Ohio, he has been an influencer in the local construction industry for the past 38 years. He is a member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE), a member of the Northern Ohio Society for Healthcare Engineering (NOSHE), past Vice President of the local chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), and past member of the Health Care Advisory Board. He has taught various construction management classes and conducted training seminars for local minority and female-owned business (MBE/FBE) firms.

“Welty has been headquartered in and serving Northeast Ohio for 72 years, and we look for leaders who have a commitment to this area,” said Donzell Taylor, Welty Building Company’s President and CEO. “With nearly four decades of experience in the local construction industry, Ed has successfully participated in the delivery of many of the region’s most significant projects through collaboration and partnership with his clients. Clients recognize him for his strong leadership, customer service skills and for his ‘can-do’ attitude. Most importantly, he is committed to Welty’s core values – openness, passion, teamwork, integrity and customer centricity.”

“I was attracted to Welty’s involvement in so many impactful projects in the region as well as their commitment to constantly innovating and improving the overall management of the construction process, regardless of project size,” said Ed Paparone, Group President, Cleveland. “Welty is clearly leading the way when it comes to implementing lean management principles and pioneering creative solutions to challenging construction issues. I am excited to be working with a team that has such an excellent reputation in the region and look forward to continuing that excellence with our clients.”

About Welty Building Company
Welty Building Company provides professional construction management services, specializing in lean construction, for clients in a variety of healthcare, commercial, education, energy and hospitality markets nationwide. With offices in Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio and Houston, Texas, Welty delivers the most extraordinary building experience by never being afraid to do what’s right – since 1945. In addition to Welty’s work in energy, Welty has had the distinction of creating many prestigious community assets, including the world-renowned Goodyear® Tire & Rubber Company’s new Global Headquarters, a multi-phased expansion to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Kay Jewelers Pavilion at Akron Children’s Hospital, the City of Akron’s Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel, plus numerous academic buildings at The University of Akron and many others. For more information, visit:


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