December Messenger

MBM Contracting – Project Spotlight

Fine Wine & Good Spirits

MBM worked closely with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and Bill Green Shopping Center to provide design-build services for the interior renovation to the Fine Wine & Good Spirits store in Pleasant Hills, PA. The project included renovations to 6,600 SF of sales area and partial renovation to 4,700 SF of stock room as part of the PLCB’s rebranding efforts. The newly renovated store features a center tasting bar where they host educational sessions about their products and promotional items. All the finishes were upgraded and a new storefront was installed.

Ricoh, USA Tenant Improvement

Ricoh USA, Inc., located on the second floor of Foster Plaza 3, selected MBM to complete renovations to approximately 9,960 SF of office space. The new space includes various open office areas, meeting and conference rooms, and a large kitchen and lounge area for staff and visitors. The space also includes a large demo room to showcase and display Ricoh equipment and products, and a training room for sales staff and product repairs. MBM also completed the renovations to the public restrooms and corridors. The space features an open office concept with several cubical stations that required the installation of floor boxes to power the workstations. The project was completed on time and within budget.


MBM Happenings

Fine Wine & Good Spirits Grand Reopening

On November 3rd, MBM attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly renovated Fine Wine & Good Spirits store in Pleasant Hills, PA. The event was attended by many of those involved with the project including the building owner, corporate and management team, and design and construction team. Local officials also attended including Representative Bill Kortz who gave a speech about the exciting re-branding efforts of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. The redesigned and re-branded store features more than 4,300 wines and spirits, including Premium Collection luxury items. The store offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere for customers to browse the extensive selection. The updated store opened just in time for Christmas shopping!
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Team MBM Spotlight

Mike Della Mea

Chief Estimator
MBM Contracting, Inc.

Mike joined the MBM team in 2014 as Chief Estimator bringing over 30 years of estimating experience with him. Mike has two sons, Andrew and Nicholas, and lives in Pleasant Hills with his wife, Mary Jo. At home you can find Mike and Mary Jo in their kitchen cooking up a delicious Italian meal. His most memorable vacation was the first trip he and his wife took as a married couple to Wildwood, New Jersey. He hopes to one day take a trip to Italy to visit the towns his family is from!

What aspect of your job do you enjoy the most?

The challenge of bidding different types of projects, and the exciting day a bid is due.

What do you like about working at MBM?

You can always rely on getting help when you need it.

Tell us three things most people don’t know about you…

I was on the executive board of Christmas in April where we were involved with housing repairs and renovations for low income, elderly, or handicapped residents, and was a house captain on the day of construction. I have an undergraduate thesis in Rock & Soil Engineering published at Penn State. I played the trombone for three years in elementary school.


Friends of MBM

Joseph Serrao, R.A.

TKA Architects

Joe is a Registered Architect and one of the partners of TKA. The firm has been in existence since 1954, and Joe, along with Felix Cardella, have owned the company since 2005. TKA is a general architectural firm that specializes in different types of buildings including medical design and housing. They offer full architectural services, interior design, and planning. TKA has partnered with MBM Contracting since 1993. Joe’s most memorable projects with MBM include the Kaufmann Building Renovations, UPMC Data Center Expansion, and the Butler Health System Slippery Rock Outpatient Facility. Outside of work, Joe can be found spending time with his wife and children, traveling, a little bit of hunting and shooting, and coaching his kids in their sports.

What do you like most about your job?

I enjoy working with the client in developing, designing, and then realizing their ideas. I also enjoy developing personal relationships with the client and construction team.

What’s your favorite part about working with MBM?

The people. Everyone at MBM we have had the pleasure of working with exhibit integrity, honesty, and a sense of teamwork in doing their best to deliver to the client the best possible result.

Tell us three things most people don’t know about you…

I am a naturalized US Citizen, I am an avid reader of history, and I am an amateur architectural photographer.


Atria’s to Ditka’s Transformation

In the summer of 2016, Restaurant Holdings spoke with the residents of Wexford and decided Wexford was in need of a steakhouse. The project included the demolition of multiple interior walls to provide a more open bar dining area. The booths, mirrors, drapes, doors, light fixtures, carpet, and furniture were removed and replaced to match Ditka’s neutral color palette. Unique artwork, oak wood trim, stone accents, and black acoustic ceilings were added. Below is a before/after image of the renovations that occurred in the bar area.


MBM is Hiring

MBM is looking for experienced Project Managers who will be responsible for the overall direction, completion, and financial outcome of our construction management and general contracting projects. MBM is a family owned and operated company based in the South Hills. If you’d like to become part of a growing organization that treats you like a member of the family, please send your resume to