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Charles Follini Sr Chairman Emeritus 1911 - 2004

The son of immigrant parents and born in the Tremont section of the Bronx, Charles Follini's life was the quintessential Horatio Alger success story. He placed utmost importance on integrity, loyalty and commitment. As a Fireman 1st Class with Ladder Company 13, Mr. Follini was awarded the Walter Scott Medal for Exceptional Valor by Mayor O'Dwyer on June 3, 1946. After retiring from the NYFD, Mr. Follini founded what became Edenwald Contracting Co, Inc. of NYC. By the 1980s, Edenwald was the largest municipal and utility contractor in New York. During his time, Mr. Follini's firm performed hundreds of millions of dollars of construction projects including the US Open Tennis Center in Flushing, NY, and the award-winning Washington Market Park in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan. First Lady Nancy Reagan honored Mr. Follini and his company's contributions to the project’s design and construction.

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