Louis Proietto is a third generation painter. As early as age 13 he spent his summer vacations and weekends painting with his father outside of Philadelphia. He moved to Florida in 1980 and began painting for his family’s business until he decided to branch out on his own at age 24.
Since that time, Proietto Painting has grown from a small operation with two painters into a multi-million dollar corporation with a portfolio that ranges from high-end residential buildings to large commercial ventures. Under Louis’ direction, the company has completed jobs such as the Broward Center for Performing Arts, the Broward Convention Center, and a large number of Walt Disney World Resorts.
In the 1990’s Louis saw the need to diversify and in 1993 he began Pro-Tech Caulking & Waterproofing, Inc. to pursue a potentially untapped industry. Along with his partner Tom Welsh, Louis built Pro-Tech into a company that is a leader in its industry with over 8 million in annual sales.
Louis built his companies from the ground up, relying on experience and good business sense. He has always made it a top priority to keep his business at the forefront of their industries. As an active member of PROSULT, a peer networking group, since 1998, Louis has built strong bonds with business consultants and other owners in the industry to maximize his companies’ potential. Louis is also an active member in the community serving on the Board of 4Kids of South Florida and the Sheridan House.
Sandra Michael is a Native South Floridian who joined the Proietto Companies in 2006 after a 24-year career in management and 6 years in human resources in the banking, boat manufacturing and non-profit arenas. She serves the companies in the capacity of General Manager overseeing the Financial, Administrative, Human Resources, Operations, Training and Safety functions.
Sandra’s contributions to Proietto and Pro-Tech have been vital to their success especially during the industry’s economic downturn. Sandra is an active participant in the strategic planning of the companies and has been on the forefront of introducing innovative projects, developing policies and procedures and streamlining processes. In 2008, she established the Company Safety Committee, which is responsible for raising the level of attention directed at safety issues potentially saving the companies from losses due to accidents and injuries. These safety initiatives contributed to reducing the workers’ compensation mod rate to .89 from historical averages exceeding 1.00.
Her experiences include grant writing at both State and Federal levels and reviewing federal grants. Her most notable project included the design and writing of a grant for an education model for high-risk behavior prevention among youth, which included collaboration from local and state governments, medical experts, school systems and parent programs. The program received the highest recognition at the Federal level and was awarded 2.4 million dollars.
Among her various honors she was the 1998 and 2001 Nominee for the Woman of Distinction Award by the Boca Raton/Deerfield Beach Chapter of the Soroptimist International. Sandra has her SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) Certification from the Human Resource Certification Institute and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Human Resource Association of Broward County.
Her accomplishments and commitment to the construction industry include serving on the “Keeping Our Industry Honest” Taskforce of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Florida East Coast Chapter and serving as founding president of the US Green Building Council Student Organization for Everglades University. Sandra graduated summa cum laude from Everglades University, Boca Raton, Florida campus with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management. She now serves on the University’s PAC (Professional Advisory Committee) Board.
Judy Proietto has worked in the accounting field since she received her degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida in 1990. As a part of First Data’s management training program, she completed extensive training with hands on experiences in accounting, strategic planning, customer service and risk management.
Judy moved to Motorola where she was solely responsible for the accurate reporting of revenue for the North American Paging Division as well as all IT interfaces used by the accounting department. Judy currently performs all duties of the controller position for both companies including all quarterly close functions, account reconciliations and monthly sales forecasting.
Mary Ann Tibus
Vendor Services Manager
Mary Ann grew up in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey and moved to Florida soon out of high school to begin her career in the field of finance. In 1978, Mary Ann took a position with Arctic Ice where, do to her high level of efficiency and extreme dedication, she quickly taught herself computers and the inner workings of an accounting office. After 10 years she was hired by Global Plumbing where she became well acquainted with the South Florida construction industry and ran their business office for 24 years. An expert at Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll and Customer Service she has quickly moved into the role of Accounts Payable Specialist for both Pro-Tech and Proietto Painting where she brings a high level of professionalism to everything she does.