Fourth-Generation, Family-Owned Business
The Vecellio Group is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated business providing a wide range of heavy/highway, mining, and energy services and products to our valued public- and private-sector customers throughout the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States and beyond.
The Group’s expertise extends from excavation, grading and structures to asphalt manufacturing and paving, from high-volume aggregates production to petroleum products terminals — with an emphasis on safety and environmental awareness in all aspects of our work.
Our operations include road, bridge and retaining wall construction; drainage and underground utilities; commercial, industrial and residential site development; sports field preparation; asphalt contracting and paving; limestone aggregates production; environmental reclamation; petroleum storage, treatment and distribution services; biodiesel production; and more.
More than 120 years of history…
The company’s roots go back to 1900, when Enrico Vecellio began a masonry contracting business in West Virginia. He built a reputation for excellence in workmanship and professional integrity. He soon entered the emerging road-building industry and became one of its earliest success stories.
Enrico’s son, Leo Vecellio, grew up around road construction, earned a civil engineering degree and in the 1930s joined his father’s business. Gene Grogan also joined the company and married Leo’s sister, Erma, who handled much of the company’s administrative work.
As much as Leo enjoyed working with this father, he had a vision for owning and building his own business. They talked it over and in 1938, Vecellio & Grogan was formed by Leo and Gene, with Enrico as a partner providing backing and guidance, and Erma providing her valuable administrative assistance. The company became well-known for its heavy/highway contracting expertise, especially under tough-job, high-production conditions.
Vecellio & Grogan grew throughout the years, expanding into the Mid-Atlantic states and other fields. During the 1960’s, V&G was involved as much in coal-mining as it was in earth-moving.
In the 1970’s, third-generation contractor Leo Vecellio, Jr., having earned a civil engineering degree and with international project management experience gained as an officer in the U.S Air Force, joined the family business. With his assistance shouldering a growing share of the executive workload, V&G began branching out into more diverse economic and geographic regions. Opportunities arose in Florida, and a number of operations were established, continuing the group’s substantial growth over the next several decades.
Meeting the challenges of the 21st Century…
The Vecellio Group is now in its fourth generation as a family-owned and operated business. After completing their graduate studies and joining the executive team in 2002, both Christopher Vecellio and Michael Vecellio have become an integral part of the Group’s leadership and growth.
Today, operations include Vecellio & Grogan, Hal Jones Contractor, Sharpe Bros., Ranger Construction Industries, White Rock Quarries, and Vecenergy, our energy division brand. Each unit is built on a long tradition of “excellence in contracting” and the highest standards of professional integrity.
Vecellio & Grogan, established in 1938, is a major heavy/highway contractor specializing in complete site development, bridge and road construction, drainage and utility structures, coal mining development, and site reclamation in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States.
Sharpe Bros. is a division of Vecellio & Grogan providing grading, paving and utilities contracting to the public and private sectors of North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad area. Sharpe Bros. is backed by the full construction capabilities of Vecellio & Grogan’s North Carolina division.
Hal Jones Contractor is a division of Vecellio & Grogan providing marine and heavy industrial bridge construction to the public and private sectors in the greater Jacksonville, Florida, and surrounding areas.
Ranger Construction Industries is a leading heavy/highway, site development and asphalt paving contractor with state-of-the-art facilities in numerous locations throughout northeast, central and southeast Florida. Ranger Construction serves customers from St. Johns County west to Hillsborough County and south to the Florida Keys through its Ocala, Orlando, DeBary, Ft. Pierce, West Palm Beach, Pompano and Miami operations.
White Rock Quarries, a division of Vecellio & Grogan, is a DOT-certified mining operation located in Miami, Florida. White Rock produces high quality limestone (also known as limerock) to meet a wide variety of construction aggregate needs for its diversified customer base.
Vecenergy is the Vecellio Group’s energy division brand. Operations include storage and distribution terminals for bulk petroleum products and additives, with total capacity exceeding 2 million barrels. Operations also include logistics, additive services and comprehensive consulting. Current markets include the U.S., Caribbean and Europe.
Vecenergy comprises these operating units:
Vecenergy Logistics designs, builds and operates high-capacity port terminals to store and distribute bulk petroleum and fuel products.
South Florida Materials operates a liquid asphalt and diesel fuel terminal at the Port of Palm Beach in southeast Florida. It marked the Group’s entry into petroleum products and services, forming the basis for the energy division and Vecenergy brand.
South Florida Petroleum Services provides offloading services for all petroleum products at Port Everglades, located on the east coast of South Florida.
Vecenergy Resources provides fuel additive services to major oil companies throughputting petroleum products at deep-water port locations, including Port Everglades in South Florida.
Did you know…
The Vecellio Group is consistently ranked by Engineering News-Record as one of America’s Top 400 Contractors (and among the nation’s leading Transportation Contractors).