Beyond The National Political Headlines: The Manafort Family Empire in Central Connecticut

Multiple generations of the Manafort family recently celebrated the official kickoff event for the Manafort Brothers’ 100th anniversary on November 9th at the Aqua Turf Banquet Hall in Plantsville for more than 800 family, friends, business and industry peers and political leaders.

While Robert Mueller’s office is considering bringing more criminal charges against Paul Manafort, after it accused the former Trump campaign chairman of violating his plea deal, local Manaforts are focusing on 100 years of local business success.

What began in 1919 as the New Britain House Wrecking Company has become one of the top construction conglomerates in the Northeast. From creating casinos to decommissioning nuclear power plants, Manafort Brothers Inc. has literally changed the landscape of the state.

“As we celebrate our 100th anniversary, our family is honoring our past by forging a path for the future,” said Jim Manafort Jr., President of Manafort Brothers Incorporated.

“David, Justin, Jason and I proudly carry on our great grandfather’s legacy, while evolving the firm as an integrated, dynamic construction and demolition contractor.”

The firm is in the process of expanding its Plainville headquarters to accommodate its continued growth. The building will be complete in Spring, 2019.

The official ribbon cutting ceremony is one of many special centennial celebrations that Manafort has planned throughout the year.

The first event was an evening gala that was recently held at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville for more than 800 family, friends, business and industry peers and political leaders.

The fourth-generation, family-led business was founded by James Manafort, primarily for demolition. As the decades passed, the company established a good reputation in the industry locally.

In 1946 the company was renamed Manafort Brothers Incorporated and was managed by James Manafort’s four sons; Anthony, Frank, John and Paul.

Today, Manafort is still led by the strong moral and business ethics of the Manafort family.

“We are grateful to the Greater New Britain and Plainville community for sustaining and supporting us for 100 years,” stated Jim Jr.  “We are committed to giving back to many local organizations as we believe we have a duty to contribute and take part in events that assist specific causes and charities.”

The Manafort Family Foundation supports multiple local charities through the annual James Manafort, Sr. Memorial Charity Golf Tournament. It hosts a U.S. Marine Toys for Tots drive for underprivileged children.

Additionally, the company contributes to an extensive list of municipal, children’s and health organizations, such as the American Cancer Society, Wheeler Clinic, local Police and Fire Fighters Associations, Wreaths Across America, Boys & Girls Club of New Britain, Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Make a Wish Foundation.

“As the oldest demolition company in the Northeast, we have earned a reputation for our outstanding contracting abilities, service, and ability to get the job done safely and on time,” concluded Jim Jr.


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