Michael Vitiello

Michael Vitiello

Father’s Day is a good time to reflect on all of the great things that our fathers have done for us and how they have influenced our lives in so many ways.  As I reflected back this year on all of the things I have learned from my dad, I realized that my dad’s life-long love and pride in the construction industry unexpectedly and unknowingly influenced my own career choice as a construction lawyer.

My essay this week on ENR.com is called No Tie on Father’s Day: Daughter’s Tribute to Construction Dad.”   I wrote it with my own personal experiences in mind.  However, since it was posted to the site on Friday, I have heard from several people who have told me that those experiences and feelings were strikingly similar to their own.

So, it seems as though a generation of hard-working construction professionals, like my dad, have passed their love and pride in the industry to their children who are making construction part of their lives in their own way and finding a special way to connect with their fathers.

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