Judges | Sam Savarino


Judge: March, May



Samuel Savarino is the owner of Savarino Companies, one of Western New York's leading contracting, development and property management firms. Savarino currently serves as president and CEO. Since its inception in 2001, Savarino Companies has constructed many notable projects throughout Western New York.

Savarino is also owner and managing member of TSC Contracting, an engineering and construction firm servicing the telecommunications industry across the eastern United States. Headquartered in Binghamton, N.Y, the firm has annual construction volume in excess of $40,000,000.

Samuel Savarino received a bachelor's degree in history from the University at Buffalo. He is active in many industry related organizations, and is certified by the Construction Specifications Institute as both a Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) and a Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA).

Savarino has been recognized for his active service as a volunteer, board member, board chair and donor for countless civic, educational, charitable and human service organizations:

Business First
Forty Under 40 Award (1995)

United States Olympic Committee Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia
Olympic Torchbearer (1996)

Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center
Magavern Community Service Award (1999)

Olmsted Parks Conservancy
Advocacy Award (2000)

National Society of Fund-Raising Executives
Philanthropist of the Year (2003)

National Football League
Community Service Award (2003)

Healthy Community Alliance
Community Service Award (2005)

D'Youville College
Community Service Award (2005)

Food Bank of WNY
Distinguished Community Service Award (2006)

African American Cultural Center
Contributor Award (2007)

The Niagara Lutheran Foundation
Humanitarian Award (2007)

University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences
Distinguished Alumnus Award (2017)

Leadership Buffalo
Community Impact Award (2017)

Arts Services Initiative
Arts Integration Award (2019)