MORRIS COUNTY — Paul R. Natoli, President and CEO of Joseph A. Natoli Construction Corporation was honored by the Boy Scouts of America Patriots’ Path Council which named the New Jersey business leader its 2016 Man of the Year.
The award was presented on November 4, at the Harvest Ball, an annual benefit that raises funds for more than 17,000 at-risk youth in Northern and Central New Jersey, and also supports the organization’s growing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) educational program.
Held at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, the event was chaired by Thomas C. Stackhouse (Eagle Class of 1983), Chief Credit Officer/Senior Vice President of Investors Bank. Approximately $370,000 was raised during the evening, which included a silent auction. The honoree’s father, Joseph A. Natoli, who founded Natoli Construction in 1975, introduced Paul at the ceremony.
“To be viewed as a role model by the Boy Scouts of America Patriots’ Path Council is truly an honor,” said Paul Natoli. “Knowing all they stand for, and for promoting important values to today’s youth, makes this recognition especially meaningful. Important things—like the value of hard work, giving 100% to everything you do while at the same time treating people with respect, conducting yourself with honor, being trustworthy and dependable, and, most especially, being more of a giver than a taker in life—these are the values to which I attribute any bit of success that I’ve had personally. They’re also the foundation on which Natoli Construction was built and in many ways are the cause of its continued success over the past 42-plus years.”
After earning a B.S. degree “With Highest Distinction” from Purdue University in 1989, Paul entered the construction industry and worked his way up to his current position in 2008. Building on his father’s legacy, he has steered the firm through many complex, prestigious projects of national and international significance. These include significant construction projects for the National Park Service at the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island National Monument, including major adaptive restorations of the Statue and full recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy; the New York Giants headquarters and training facilities; and various educational facilities for Rutgers University. The firm also works on public and private schools, athletic facilities, commercial buildings, healthcare/laboratory facilities, hotels, and transportation.
“At Natoli Construction, we deliver the highest quality work to our clients. By the same token, we are committed to serving our community with equal levels of integrity and dedication,” said Paul Natoli. Based in Pine Brook, New Jersey, the company actively supports a variety of charitable causes. Paul has been a great friend to the Department for Persons with Disabilities’ Ministry of Caring, having served on its LongTerm Care Senior Care Committee and Casey Classic Committee. He is currently President of the Board of Governors of Rockaway River Country Club located in Denville, and is also a member of its Planning and Membership Committees.
Paul is very active in professional organizations supporting the construction industry, as well. He is past president of the Building Contractors Association of New Jersey and a current board member of the Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey, where he also serves as Legislative Committee Co-Chair and panel member of its President’s Scholarship Committee. He is also a member of the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Construction Management Advisory Committee. Natoli Construction is the recent recipient of the Business and Community Service Award from the Morris County Chamber of Commerce.