With an experienced, professional staff and over 70 years in the construction industry, Associated has built lasting relationships with many of the nation’s and region’s top businesses and developers to construct projects that positively impact our region and economy. Our diverse portfolio of work exhibits our capabilities in numerous areas – capabilities that have made Associated the “go to” contractor for these clients for many years.


The Associated Construction Company was incorporated in New London, CT in 1942 by Angelo J.M. Giardini. The organization originally was founded as a military defense contractor and constructed various base facilities for the U.S. Navy at its submarine Base in Groton, CT. With a growing need for housing, Associated increasingly expanded into residential construction.

In 1946, Associated relocated its headquarters to Hartford, CT to help broaden and expand its client base for construction services throughout Connecticut.  In Hartford, the firm’s reputation for quality construction work in the areas of housing development, commercial offices, retail facilities, industrial plants and manufacturing space, hospitals and healthcare facilities, institutional structures, and water & sewage treatment plants, grew and allowed many various opportunities for Associated to grow its business.

Thomas M. Giardini, son of founder Angelo Giardini, led the firm for over 30 years as President until his passing in September of 2015. During his tenure, the firm’s construction management and private sector business grew dramatically and has expanded into even more markets including broadcast and data center facilities for national and international corporate clients.

Associated also opened satellite offices in Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Florida (under the name of Associated Building Company) to serve our clients’ expanding construction needs in those locations. This growth and success can be attributed to Associated’s historical reliance on highly educated, experienced construction management experts and veteran field personnel that consistently perform on every project that we undertake.

Today, the firm is led by newly appointed President Joseph Jankowski who spent the past 30+ years working with both Angelo and Thomas Giardini.




Joseph Jankowski’s introduction to the industry began with Associated Construction Company in 1984. His tenure at Associated exposed him to complex, technical projects which imparted a high level of skill, experience and management techniques. The diversity of positions Jankowski has held include Field Engineer, Project Engineer, Superintendent, Estimator, Project Manager and Project Executive.

A principal of the firm, Mr. Jankowski now held the position of Vice President for about 15 years, where he oversaw the company’s operational structure. He is responsible for organizing the departmental framework and continuing process improvements. His project management knowledge and skills have been mainstreamed into Associated’s operations, resulting in the firm’s continued success in the lean, efficient delivery of construction projects. Mr. Jankowski has experience managing and overseeing projects in a diverse scope of industries including specialty structures including data and broadcast facilities.

He was named President of The Associated Construction Company in September of 2015.


brian d. horton

Executive Vice President, Development

Mr. Horton’s whole career has been circled around building and development for the past 40 plus years. His early years he spent learning the skills of carpentry and fine woodworking. From there he spent many year building and overseeing large, complex construction projects in different capacities.

His years as a Construction Superintendent, Project Manager and in the Architectural side of the industry allows him to fully understand what it takes to make a project successful. Starting with Associated in 2005 he has been instrumental in a continual upward growth pattern of the firm.

What separates him from his contemporaries is his ability to put together teams for Development projects. Creating mutually beneficial relationships by bring opportunities to Developers, Architects / Engineers is indisputably proven positive.  Working with Fortune 500 companies on a repeat business basis confirms is value add approach.

He was named Executive Vice President of The Associated Construction Company in June of 2017.