Modern Home Builder - Winter 2016 - Volume 2 - 56
D. L. Paragano Homes
"I am at the point in my life where
I want to build projects that I like,
which are a challenge."
DOMINICK PARAGANO, PRESIDENT
completing a bachelor's degree in business from Villanova University and an MBA from Seton Hall University.
This allowed Paragano to gain invaluable knowledge of all aspects of the building industry, from the construction of utilities
and roads, to the proper setting of a foundation, to every aspect of
the home construction process. He learned from his father and his
father's professional team of subcontractors how each phase of the
building process integrated to complete each customer's unique
custom-built dream home.
When his father retired, Paragano launched D.L. Paragano
Homes to provide customers with extraordinary service and at-
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tention to detail for every project. By his late twenties, Paragano
had built more than 30 custom homes.
In 1997, Paragano received recognition for his work when The
Community Builders Association honored him with the "Award of
Excellence" for the year's Best Single Family Home. A few years
later, the New Jersey Builders Association awarded him the 2001
Sales and Marketing Award for the state's "Best Remodeling/Renovation Project" for his work with a local Historical Society on the
renovation of a township farmhouse. And in 2014, he was awarded
the ultimate recognition as "Builder of the Year" from the New Jersey Builders Association.
Although Paragano has achieved great success, he has no plans
to expand the business, preferring to work on site during builds,
which is where Paragano's son, Dominick Paragano Jr., comes in.
"We made a deal," Paragano says. "He gets to handle things in the
office but I get to stay in the field. I like to be in the field because
I still get to swing a hammer and give my customers my personal
attention. Even after all of these years of being in my own business,
my father is also still part of everything. With more time to give
now, my son spends a lot of time working with both my father
and me. It is valuable for my son to see two different generations
at work. Because of that, Jr.'s mindset is a whole lot different than
mine. He gets to learn from my father and from me, giving him an
even wider depth of knowledge."
Paragano spends only a couple of days per week in the office, so
he can give every home his complete attention from start to finish.
"I like the creativity of this industry," he says. "I am at the point in
my life now where I want to build projects that I like, which are
a challenge and where I know that the final project is going to be