ARMAND C. DELLOVADE
2008 – HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Armand C. Dellovade
Avella High School
Armand Dellovade was born January 24, 1938, in Avella, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Armand and Ann Dellovade. He graduated from Avella High School in 1957 and attended the University of Pittsburgh from 1957 through 1960, majoring in industrial engineering.
In 1960 he was employed by Plasteel Products, Inc. as an iron worker on major projects throughout the Northeast United States, eventually rising to East Coast Superintendent. Dellovade was promoted to General Superintendent of all construction for Plasteel in 1969, serving in this capacity until 1973.
In May of 1973, A. C. Dellovade, Inc. was incorporated as a metal siding construction company. Since then, DeMiGa Corporation, Sunbelt Erectors, Inc., Dellovade Fabricators, Dellovade Leasing, Greenmoor, Inc., and Icon Exterior Building Solutions have been added, each specializing in the same related industry and operating in specific areas of the country. These companies currently comprise the largest single siding entity in the Continental United States and have completed some of the largest projects in the country, including the MX Missile Space Shuttle Complex, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and Intermountain Power Project in Delta, Utah, the largest power plant in the United States.
Dellovade was selected as the Golden Panther Man of the Year in 1983 by the University of Pittsburgh. He was also president of the Southwest Chapter of the Pitt Golden Panthers, as well as being one of the universities’ largest boosters, receiving a Member of Distinction Award for his efforts and contributions on their behalf. Other honors include the 1985 Washington County Italian Man of the Year, the 1998 Entrepreneur of the Year in Western Pennsylvania for construction, the 1999 Pittsburgh Italian-American Scholarship Fund Man of the Year, the Italian-American Hall of Fame Man of the Year in 2000, and the Saints and Sinners Club Man of the Year in 2004.
A long-standing member of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Dellovade is an active member of the Firestone Country Club, Akron, Ohio; The Club at Nevillewood, Nevillewood, Pennsylvania; Pete Dye Golf Club, Bridgeport, West Virginia; Trump International, West Palm Beach, Florida; and the PAA, Duquesne Club, and the Rivers Club all located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Armand Dellovade has three children Denise, Michael, and Gary and six grandchildren.