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Managing Partner of EWI Construction on That Business Show

April 19, 2016

On March 3, the Managing Partner of EWI Construction, Anthony Italiano, visited Jamie Meloni at That Business Show to talk about the growth of the company.  That Business Show aires weekdays from 8-9am and features entrepreneurs and start-up business leaders around the Tampa Bay area, all of which have great stories advice to share.

Anthony Italiano and his partner, Casey Ellison, founded EWI Construction in 2007 right before the economy took a hit in the recession of 2008.  One of Meloni’s first questions to Anthony was how did EWI Construction manage to survive during such a hard economic time.  “Our process is so different because it’s more geared towards the customer and making the customer happy,” says Italiano.  “We figured we could navigate the downturn by our expertise and setting the breadth of the portfolio.”  By keeping a small client base and focusing on customer satisfaction, EWI Construction was able to set themselves apart from their competition and stay relevant during that time.

Anthony went on to explain how the company was able to land the Oxford Exchange reconstruction project.  “Our understanding of the brand and what they were trying to create from the very beginning, it just gave us an edge,” says Italiano, “It was our understanding of what their ultimate goal was that was how we got the job.”  Recently, the Oxford Exchange has opened up a new eyewear store that occupies the space at the entrance of the restaurant.

EWI Construction is looking forward to working with the Tampa Bay community in the future.  “To me, I would say [our city] is the best one and we have the most opportunity for growth” says Italiano.

Missed the show?  Watch the interview here.

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