About Us

Native New Englanders, Michael Garreffi and James “Gino” Ginopoulos have been friends since they were boys in Massachusetts. Growing up in the land of Paul Revere they were inspired by the ideals of the founding fathers.

Michael and Gino forged their business model with the values of colonial America: honesty, integrity, a passion for excellence and a driving will to succeed. Education, hard work, and years of experience in the retail and restaurant construction industry make them uniquely qualified.

Great Patriot Construction Services opened its doors in 2007 and Gino and MIchael have served the south Florida community with distinction ever since. Certified, licensed general contractors in North Carolina and Florida, MIchael and Gino have a comprehensive understanding of the industry and state and local requirements - factors necessary to the economy and efficiency of every project deadline. Their efforts have earned them a stirling reputation as providers of superior construction services.

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Michael P Garreffi

Michael has over 27 years in the building
industry with 9 years as a Project Manager and
5 years as Senior Project Manager for two of the
largest commercial contractors in South Florida.
Skilled at value engineering plans with architects
and engineers, Michael is an experienced project
manager: knowledgeable at bidding, estimating,
scheduling and contract negotiations.
His responsibilities include pre-construction
meetings, jobsite inspections and quality control.
MIchael travels to every jobsite monitoring the
quality of the work on each project. His focus is
always on achieving excellent results for each
client. His many years in the business have
provided him with a thorough knowledge of state
and local building protocols and the requirements
necessary for permits and approvals which are
key to successfully completing projects.

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James “Gino” Ginopoulos

Gino has 25 years in the building industry
with more than 15 years as Vice President
of Operations and Director of Project
Management and Estimating for two highly
regarded national retail/restaurant builders.
As a Chief Estimator and Senior Project Manager,
Gino’s experience includes field coordination,
bidding, contract negotiation, training and job
cost analysis. He has created custom project
management programs to track all project
information: tools necessary to effective
client communication.
Gino’s designed industry-related training
and educational programs, written quarterly
newsletters, implemented seminars and forums
to share information on subjects ranging from
estimate accuracy, subcontractor selection,
team performance and overall project profitability.

Great Patriot Construction Services  |  1000 Holland Drive, Suite 11  |  Boca Raton, FL 33487