Petra Construction Corporation was founded by Guido Petraiuolo. After being honorably discharged from the United States Army in 1946, Mr. Petraiuolo worked as an X-Ray technician. Deciding that he would prefer to perform physical, outdoor work, he changed jobs and worked for a homebuilder as a carpenter apprentice. In 1953, he decided to start his own company. Over the years, the company provided residential, light commercial and architectural woodworking services in the greater New Haven area. Mr. Petraiuolo consistently demonstrated his aptitude for esthetics and design. He had a remarkable work ethic and a deep-seated understanding of excellent customer service. Many of his customers became his friends.
Many of those same qualities were passed on to his son and current owner, Guido Petra. As a youth, Mr. Petra worked alongside his father for many years. After graduating from the University of Connecticut and becoming more involved in the day to day operations of the business, Mr. Petra strategically grew the commercial capabilities of the business so that it evolved into the well-respected commercial and custom residential firm that it is today.
As you visit our website you will see the influences of our origins and gain an understanding of our capabilities.
Petra strives to achieve our mission statement for each and every project:
“To provide high quality construction services in a manner that will compel
our clients and design professionals to recommend our company to others.”