John Fraioli, vice president of field operations, recently celebrated his 40th year with Downes Construction Company. He began his career at the firm in 1980 as a carpenter apprentice. Over the last 40 years he has worked his way up through the ranks serving as project superintendent, general superintendent and, most recently, vice president of field operations.

In this role, Fraioli oversees all projects in construction, and also serves as safety director. He received the 1984 Carpenter of the Year Award and 2017 AGC CT Superintendent of the Year Award.

Additionally, Downes has received the AGC CT Platinum Safety Awards for the last three years (2017-2019).