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Founded In: 1964
Size: 50-99 Employees
Annual Vol: Undisclosed
Small Business Enterprise

Our Story

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American Interior Construction & Blinds, Inc. Al Ruggieri started his career by serving our country in the South Pacific for the United States Navy (1943-1946). Upon his return from the Navy he joined the carpenter’s union. While working his way through the ranks with Jacobson and Company as a union carpenter during the day, he attended night school at Manhattan Technical Institute (MTI) full-time in the evenings, studying general contracting and estimating. Upon his graduation from MTI in 1950, Jacobson promoted Al to the position of estimator, working out of their Philadelphia office. He achieved the position of top estimator in 1950 and continued with Jacobson through 1964. During Al’s tenure with Jacobson he met his wife of more than 50 years and business partner, Agnes.

In 1964 Al and Agnes started American Ceilings, Inc. Within a year of starting the business Al entrenched himself into the industry in many ways, one of which was becoming the president of CISCA.

Dave Ruggieri entered the business as a teenager – his school bus actually dropped him at the office every day after school He worked every summer for American Ceilings, which gave him the opportunity to learn all aspects of the industry. Dave earned a degree in drafting and design and joined the company full time in 1978.

When Al and Agnes decided to retire in 1996, Dave had the opportunity to purchase the company from his parents, thus Al and Agnes are responsible for building what we now know as American Interior Construction & Blinds, Inc. (AICB). AICB has expanded from focusing on acoustical ceilings to becoming a full-service interior contractor specializing in metal studs (interior and exterior), gypsum wallboard, insulation, sheathing, rough and finished carpentry, millwork, specialty ceilings, blinds installation and exterior brick backup panels. American plans to remain on the cutting edge of change and looks forward to expanding growth.

Please feel free to contact Dave regarding all your interior and exterior projects in the future.

What We Do

Products/Services Relating to Acoustical Contractors
Products/Services Relating to Drywall Contractors
Products/Services Relating to Window Treatments & Coverings
Products/Services Relating to Carpentry Contractors
Products/Services Relating to Interiors--Offices, Stores, Etc.

Project Experience

Labor:
Union Prevailing Wages (Davis Bacon)
Service Sector:
Public Private
Project Types:
New Alterations/Renovations Interior Fit-Ups
Project Size:
From $20,000 to $2,000,000
Commercial
Laboratory
Education (K-12)
School / College / University
Gas Station
Golf Course
Hospital / Nursing Home
Hotel / Motel
House
Manufacturing Plant
Apartments & Condominiums
City / Town Hall
Pre-Manufactured Structures
Terminal - Airport / Bus / Railroad
Jail / Prison
Theme Park
Parking Garage
Library
Museum
Club House / Community Center
Casinos
Historic Preservation
Storage Facility / Warehouse
Grocery Stores
Assisted Living
Design Build
Data Centers - Mission Critical
Auto Dealership / Service
Bank
Swimming Pool
Non-Residential Building
Animal Hospital / Kennel
Court House
Fitness Center
Medical Office
Post Office
Radio / Television Station
Residential Building
Government

Service Areas

Preferred Brands & Manufacturers

Armstrong
Armstrong
Bali Window Treatments
Bali Window Treatments
Senergy
Senergy
Graber Window Treatments
Graber Window Treatments
USG (United States Gypsum)
USG (United States Gypsum)
MechoShade Systems
MechoShade Systems
CertainTeed
CertainTeed
CertainTeed Fiberglass Insulation
CertainTeed Fiberglass Insulation
Owens Corning
Owens Corning
Clark Dietrich Building Systems
Clark Dietrich Building Systems
Marino Ware
Marino Ware
Unistrut
Unistrut
Power-Strut
Power-Strut
Hunter Douglas Contract
Hunter Douglas Contract
Hunter Douglas Metal Ceiling & Techstyle Ceilings
Hunter Douglas Metal Ceiling & Techstyle Ceilings
Dow Building Systems
Dow Building Systems
Dow Styrofoam
Dow Styrofoam
Dow Thermax
Dow Thermax

Associations & Memberships

Member of AWCI (Assn. of the Wall & Ceiling Industry) AWCI (Assn. of the Wall & Ceiling Industry) AWCI (Assn. of the Wall & Ceiling Industry)
Member of CISCA (Ceiling & Interior Systems Construction Assn.) CISCA (Ceiling & Interior Systems Construction Assn.)
Member of IFCA (Interior Finish Contractors Assn.) IFCA (Interior Finish Contractors Assn.)
Member of WBEC (Women's Business Enterprise Council) WBEC (Women's Business Enterprise Council)
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