Michael started working part-time as a machine operator and laborer for Spoleta Construction during his summer vacations from High School & College.
Michael and David Spoleta are both licensed Commercial Helicopter and Fixed Wing Pilots. Michael received his pilot's licenses in 1980 and David received his in 1990. Their love for aviation was inspired through their late father Michael D. Spoleta, who also was a licensed pilot. They would frequently fly together.
(Seen in photo: Michael D. Spoleta & Michael M. Spoleta)
Spoleta Construction and Development built a new 10,000 square foot office and warehouse facility at 7 Van Auker Street, where it remains today. The new office location was chosen by Michael D. Spoleta because it’s centrally located, just outside the inner loop of downtown Rochester.
It was a beginning of a new era for Spoleta, as the third generation started joining the firm. Michael D. Spoleta was proud to have his son Michael M. Spoleta join the company full time as Vice President in 1982, after attending Utica College and finishing the construction management program which earned him a B.S. Degree from Syracuse University.
Charlie Bubbles was a regional restaurant chain named after a 1960s movie and known for fun, funky adornments, and a "fantasy" salad bar.
Spoleta received Building of the Month from the New York State Concrete Masonry Association. Spoleta Construction also built various hotels throughout the 1980's which include Brookwood Inn, Comfort Inn, Econo Lodge Hotels, Residence Inn, Courtyard Marriott and THE INN on the Lake.
Michael D. Spoleta’s son David Spoleta also joined the company full time as Secretary in 1985, after attending Utica College and finishing the construction management program which earned him a B.S. Degree from Syracuse University.
Formerly known as Rochester General Hospital-Medical Office Building. The $10MM project included a 100,000 square foot medical office facility which was built and developed by Spoleta. The needs of the hospital were met for additional medical office space. Spoleta then leased the balance of the building to physicians with private practices.
Spoleta ventured into the hospitality industry when they built The Ocean Club. More than $3 million went into Ocean Club’s upscale bar and decor. Michael D. and his partners wanted to bring a new concept to Rochester with a big city experience. Ocean Club gave customers an all-night experience. The establishment was truly one of its kind and almost 30 years later, people are still talking about it.
Spoleta Construction built various Wendy's Restaurant locations throughout the Rochester area.
Rochester Mental Health Center
The $3.5MM project was built and developed by Spoleta. The 36,000 square foot outpatient facility helps with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment. Today, the property is still owned by Spoleta.