Gerard Burdi's 37 years in the Construction Industry began very early in life. Every summer starting at the age of 14 and continuing through high school and college was spent working at Union Paving. His hard work ethic was instilled by his father, Carmine Burdi, and continues to this day as President of Union Paving, the company founded by Carmine in 1951.
While working in multiple field disciplines, Mr. Burdi began to build a foundation of knowledge and relationships that would serve him well as a Heavy Civil and Highway Contractor.
Upon his graduation from New Jersey Institute of Technology, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, Gerard joined his father and brother, Nick, full time. The mid-1990’s saw Union Paving begin its inexorable march toward growth and expansions as it took on larger and more complex projects under the leadership of Gerard and Nick.
All facets of Union Paving’s operations are overseen by the two brothers.
Mr. Burdi has served on the Board of Directors of the Utility and Transportation Contractors Association of New Jersey since 1996 and served as the Association President in 2001. Mr. Burdi also served as a Trustee for the Construction Industry Advancement Program of New Jersey from 2004 – 2013 and served as Chairman in 2009.
Some of the more notable projects that have been constructed by Union Paving are The Route 21 Viaduct in Newark NJ and The Route 78 and Garden State Parkway Interchange in Union NJ.