Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

PLEASANTVILLE – On Thursday, Westchester Deputy County Executive Kevin Plunkett, Pleasantville Mayor Peter Scherer and a host of local officials cut the ribbon and officially opened Barile Gallagher and Associates Consulting Engineers new corporate headquarters at 39 Marble Avenue in Pleasantville.

Officials Celebrate 'Green' Ribbon Cutting

Deputy County Executive Kevin Plunkett presents proclamation from Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino to Barile, Gallagher & Associates. (l-r) Pleasantville Mayor Peter Scherer; Barile, Gallagher & Associates Principal Partner Laurence Barile; Deputy Westchester County Executive Kevin Plunkett; Barile, Gallagher & Associates Principal Partner Paul Gallagher. Photo provided

“For more than 40 years our firm has been on the forefront of designing environmentally-friendly buildings. Now it was time for us to walk-the-walk and make our own building a model of sustainability” said principal partner Laurence Barile, whose father Pat Barile was a founding partner along with Tom Damiano in the company formerly known as Damiano Barile Engineers.  Barile, together with his partner Paul Gallagher cut the ribbon and opened the next chapter in the 45-year-old firm’s history.

“It’s great to be here on behalf of our county executive. It’s these small businesses that really make the difference in Westchester County,” said Plunkett who presented a proclamation from County Executive Rob Astorino.  “It’s a great honor for me to present this proclamation to Paul and Laurence to acknowledge this great success.”

“We are very proud of Barile Gallagher & Associates Consulting Engineers growth here in Westchester,” said County Executive Astorino. “They are a great example of our county’s economic development and dedication to sustainable infrastructure.”

Pleasantville Mayor Peter Scherer said, “We’ve been delighted to watch the transformation of 39 Marble Avenue, and we’re very, very happy to welcome Barile Gallagher to Pleasantville’s business community. Their new, environmentally-friendly building sets a high bar for Pleasantville.”

The newly completed headquarters features a super-insulated envelope, lots of northern glass for daylighting and views, ultra-high efficient HVAC and plumbing, LED lighting, roof mounted solar electric generation and native plantings. There is a bus stop out front and the train station a block away.  “Now that’s sustainable,” said Barile.

Gallagher added “We are grateful for the knowledge and meticulous design practices passed down to us from Tom Damiano and Pat Barile.  They were great examples, not only as engineers but as honest and fair businessmen.”

 

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