128 West Vaughn Street
Kingston, PA 18704


(570) 283-2057


Pickett Construction, Inc. (APCI) was founded in 1985 in Forty Fort, PA by Joe Solano, Jim Zavaskas and Jim Gruver. Joe continues to serve the business and our customers as corporate secretary and majority shareholder.

Under the leadership of founder Joe Solano, president James Solano, vice president of operations Levi Bonnice and director of field operations Mike Gill, A. Pickett Construction has grown into one of the region’s most respected construction management firms, due in large part to the level of involvement from our leadership team on every project.

We pride ourselves on our friendly, family approach to business whether it’s relationships with our employees or the relationships we have with our clients. Many of our employees have been with us for more than 15 years and share that extensive experience with newer team members.

Today our headquarters are located at 128 West Vaughn Street, Kingston, PA.

“At A. Pickett Construction, Inc., our employees are the heart of what makes our company so unique. Our clients benefit from A. Pickett Construction’s work ethic, respect for one another, and shared commitment to delivering the highest quality construction, with exceptional safety, at a reasonable price. All of the above, coupled with unparalleled customer service, is what keeps our new clients satisfied and our current client’s returning to us project after project. “

Joseph Solano

Founder, A. Pickett Construction, Inc.

Some of our staff enjoying a Rail Riders game!



James Solano

James joined the company 20 years ago and advanced to his present position in the company, through his demonstration of leadership abilities. He brings a vast knowledge and experience in business operations, construction and safety to this position.

James is a former chair of Associated Builders and Contractors Eastern Pennsylvania chapter and remains active in the organization. He is a LEED Green Associate, a member of the Society of Professional Estimators, a member of the Construction Financial Management Association, Green Advantage Commercial certification and also holds numerous safety certifications.

James earned a Bachelor of Science in International Business from Babson College. He worked for Kiewit Construction, following graduation. His work history includes having been a part of the Grow Perini Queensboro bridge project and the Grow Perini Skanska stage 3 Queens Water Tunnel Project.1

Vice President of Operations

Levi Bonnice

Levi has been with the company since 2012 and was initially hired as Chief Estimator and Project Manager. His experience and reputation in the regional construction market continue to add value to the company. Levi has played a key role in the growth of A. Pickett during his time here and we look forward to the continued role Levi will play as the company continues to grow.

Levi earned his BS Degree in Construction Management with a Minor in Business Administration from Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport. PA. Throughout his career in the area, Levi has earned the trust and respect of many business colleagues in the local market. His expertise includes a wide variety of project experience including, industrial, health care, retail, manufacturing, renovations, educational, and food service sectors.

Director of Field Operations / Safety Manager

Mike Gill

During Mike’s 29 years with the company, his work ethic, positive attitude, passion for customer service, and exemplary problem-solving skills have proven to be a key factor in the growth of the company. In his new role, we are confident that Mike will project these traits throughout the field operations of the company only to provide further success for A Pickett as well as our customers and business partners.

Mike graduated from Johnson College with a degree in Building Construction Technology and is a lifelong resident of the Wyoming Valley where he currently resides with his wife Kim.

Director of New Business Development

Candy Frye

Candy Frye, Director of New Business Development has been with the A. Pickett Construction, Inc., since 2007. Candy’s Building Construction background, coupled with her ability to successfully connect and build new relationships and partnerships with clients in both the Commercial Construction and the Facilities Maintenance sectors, help ensure our clients, both new and returning, establish and maintain the positive relationships they come to know and count on.

Candy is a Johnson Technical Institute graduate with Associates’ in Specialized Technology Degrees in both Building Construction Technology, as well as Architectural Drafting and Design.

Her ability to capture the respect and trust of those around her has led her to many respected leadership roles, not only with A. Pickett, but also within community as well. A respected member of the Johnson College Board of Directors, Domestic Violence Board of Directors, Vice-Chair with the Northeast Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors Association, as well as many other committees and Chambers, are just some of the many of the ways she adds value to our team.

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