The mission of Pine Construction Inc. is to consistently deliver prominent custom homes where friends and family are welcomed and memories are created.  Perfecting a balance of traditional building principles and the most updated technologies, Pine Cone Construction Inc. consistently exceeds client expectations.  Our 30-plus years of experience ensures every project is completed with pride, craftsmanship, and professionalism.  We strive to maintain our honorable reputation and long lasting client relationships through integrity and high standards of excellence.

Frank Utano

Asserting more than 40 years experience and a boundless work ethic, Frank is a mentor to many, and an industry leader in home building.

Born on the small island of Stromboli, Italy, Frank came to America with his mother when he was eight years old.  By the age of 25 he had already served in the U.S. Army, attended Boston University, opened his own restaurant, married and had his first of two beautiful children.

In his late thirties, Frank started a project to personally build an addition on his own home, a project that would elicit his aspiration to make a career as a builder.  Frank began building custom homes from North Andover down to Martha’s Vineyard.  Then he set his focus on the Newton area, and founded Pine Cone Construction Inc.  It has been over 30 years and since then Frank has built more than 70 homes within the area and has contributed to the development and transformation of the surrounding community.

Frank is a very passionate man.  He has taught his children that if you are going to do anything in life then you better put everything into it and do it well.  That is the exact principle that has driven him to succeed as one of Newton’s most well respected builders.

Chris Utano

Chris Utano earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Northeastern University.  While attending Northeastern, Chris received the Wall Street Journal Award for academic excellence in the study of finance.  Throughout the course of his studies, Chris participated in many activities, including the Men’s Hockey team.

Chris launched his eleven year career in the finance industry at MFS and later joined Evergreen Investments.  He was nominated and served as the president of the community involvement organization which participated in events for United Way, Project Hope and Habitat for Humanity.  He was also the recipient of the company’s highest achievement, the Gold Vision Award.

Chris’ first exposure to the building industry started as a teenager when Frank began teaching him about building principles and strong work ethic as they built homes together on Martha’s Vineyard.  Always knowing in his heart that it was his passion, Chris made building custom homes his sole dedication in 2008 when he joined his father to continue the success of Pine Cone Construction.  His extreme attention to detail and customer service have gained him an exceptional reputation as one of the best young builders.

Danielle Lacolla