Location: Philadelphia, PA
Industry: Commercial construction manager
President and CEO
Perryman Building and Construction Services, Inc. is a commercial and pharmaceutical construction management firm, specializing in projects larger than 50,000 square feet. At the heart of everything the company has done since its inception is the idea that “a quality job always counts,” says president and CEO Angelo Perryman. The phrase, coined by Perryman’s father, has been a major driver behind Perryman Building and Construction Services’ growth.
For members of the Perryman family, learning about the business is an early experience. In fact, Angelo Perryman got his start performing trade work at the age of eight. “That model made you understand it, fall in love with it and respect it. Those are the three keys that keep any person, family or otherwise, involved,” says Perryman.
Fun Fact: Perryman won a talent show with his rendition of Elvis Presley’s “Blue Christmas.”
As the next generation has joined Perryman Building and Construction Services and the company has grown, its culture has also adjusted to provide more structure, clarity of roles and communication channels. Additionally, the company doesn’t view family and employees separately, but rather focuses on putting the best people in the best places.
“We pride ourselves in being honest people, who believe that the handshake is still the most meaningful commitment to an end result,” says Perryman. “The way I want to be remembered is that we made things better for people who want to be in the construction industry.” Put simply, says Perryman, he wants the team at the company to be recognized as good people.