Joseph J. Albanese

Chairman and CEO

Joseph J. Albanese

As Founder and CEO, Joe has grown Commodore Builders into a $550 million construction management firm in just 20 years. He has deep roots within the Boston area and strong ties to the A/E/C community. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and is committed to mentoring young leaders by speaking at local colleges and universities. Joe is also passionate about engaging with industry initiatives that create affordable housing, develop smart resilient cities and a more diverse workforce. Joe values and is dedicated to service – serving the A/E/C profession as an engineer and leader, serving our nation as a Naval Officer, and serving the people of New England as a philanthropist and community volunteer.

In 2009, Joe retired as Captain in the United States Navy Civil Engineer Corps, after 28 years of dedicated active and reserve duty. In 2007, Joe mobilized to the Middle East for 10 months serving as Commander, 22nd Naval Construction Regiment (FWD), and Commander of Expeditionary Task Group 56.2. He provided leadership to more than 2200 Navy Seabees throughout Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Bahrain, and The Horn of Africa. He is a qualified Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist who has been awarded the Legion of Merit, two Meritorious Service Medals, four Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals. Joe’s experience in the military has shaped Commodore’s mission and unique perspectives to approaching projects.

In the Fall of 2018, Governor Baker appointed Joe as Chief Recovery Officer leading the disaster recovery and restoration efforts following the gas line explosions impacting three municipalities in the Merrimack Valley. Joe took a 3-month leave of absence from Commodore to assemble and lead a team that put more than $750 million of work in place, ensuring that all residents and businesses were restored before winter.

As Chairman and CEO, Joe’s primary focus at Commodore is building the next generation of leadership and succession, furthering diversity and inclusion at Commodore and within the construction industry, building Commodore Academy, an institutionalized training program, and driving the highest levels of client service across all markets and projects.

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