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Timeline: LPCiminelli grew from family concrete business

Louis Ciminelli has been the force behind LPCiminelli’s expansion into construction management.

1954: Frank L. Ciminelli founds residential construction company.

1960: Frank Ciminelli expands into general contracting and concrete as Frank L. Ciminelli Construction Co.

1987: Louis Ciminelli returns to work for his father, with the aim of eventually buying out the company. He becomes president and CEO.

1989: Louis Ciminelli heads Ciminelli Construction's purchase of local construction management firm, which jump starts the company's construction management business.

1996: Louis Ciminelli completes nine-year process of buying his father's company and changes the name to Louis P. Ciminelli Construction Co. Inc.

2002: The company wins a $1 billion, 10-year contract to renovate dozens of Buffalo schools. The project would eventually cost $1.3 billion, with final payments currently in dispute over cost overruns.

2004: Louis P. Ciminelli Cos. changes name to LPCiminelli.

February-March 2016: LPCiminelli is selected to construct $900 million SolarCity plant at RiverBend as part of the state's taxpayer-funded development program known as the Buffalo Billion.

September 2016: Louis Ciminelli and two other executives are arrested and charged with bid-rigging.

[Related: How will indictment affect LPCiminelli?]

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