Enhancing Lives through Responsible Community Development

Luigi Troiani

In 1913 Luigi Dominica Troiani immigrated to Pittsburgh, PA, USA from Navelli, Abruzzo, Italy to create a better life for his family in America.

Concetta and Luigi Troiani Wedding

At age 26 Luigi married Concetta Bosco age 16, who was born in Pittsburgh, and whose family was an established in the Chicken business in the Hill District. Together Luigi and Concetta had 12 children beginning their family in a 3 bedroom home in Pittsburgh’s Hill District on Crawford Street. Luigi Domenica Troiani was a huckster. Daily he would fill a truck with wholesale produce in the Strip District at the Fruit Auction Building, the Twin Plaza buildings and others and call out the daily features and distribute the best of each season among the streets of McKees Rocks and Coraopolis and make deals to provide for his family.

Beechwood Boys Choir 1952

Julius Troiani was the youngest boy of the family. Born living on a small city lot without a blade of grass, the boys were fortunate that their mother had encouraged the boys to construction and the boys built a 2 story tree house in the back yard. As a teenager Jul Troiani bought a home in Beechview together with his brothers and developed it into a multi-unit rental property. He went on to buy additional homes with his brothers, improve them and began operating a construction company and property management company.

Uncle Gino at the Landmark Building

With background in construction, food service, hospitality and deal making from huckstering days, the Troiani's developed restaurants and parking lots: The Pilot House Restaurant on the Mon Warf, The Musketeer Lounge and Gulio’s Landmark. One of his family parking lots is now a site where PPG stands. 

Uncle Gino at the Landmark Building

With background in construction, food service, hospitality and deal making from huckstering days, the Troiani's developed restaurants and parking lots: The Pilot House Restaurant on the Mon Warf, The Musketeer Lounge and Gulio’s Landmark. One of his family parking lots is now a site where PPG stands. 

Pilot House

With the sale of the parking lot to PPG, Julius B. Troiani went on his own and worked as a general contractor and in real estate operations and built many of the free standing Pizza Huts in Western PA.

Pilot House Post Card

With the sale of the parking lot to PPG, Julius B. Troiani went on his own and worked as a general contractor and in real estate operations and built many of the free standing Pizza Huts in Western PA.

Papa J's

Julius Troiani developed spaces for his business operations and to support tenant uses including the State Treasury Department tenancy at the Twin Plaza Building in the Strip District, the United States Post Office in Carnegie, the numerous PaPa J's operations and many others.

Papa J's

Julius Troiani developed spaces for his business operations and to support tenant uses including the State Treasury Department tenancy at the Twin Plaza Building in the Strip District, the United States Post Office in Carnegie, the numerous PaPa J's operations and many others.

Papa J's

Julius Troiani developed spaces for his business operations and to support tenant uses including the State Treasury Department tenancy at the Twin Plaza Building in the Strip District, the United States Post Office in Carnegie, the numerous PaPa J's operations and many others.

Ella and Julius

The Troiani family is committed to honoring its family and friends, to responsibly service and expand its commitment to achieving the realization of vision to fully integrate its properties developed responsibly.

Troiani Construction Teams, First Avenue Parking Teams and Troiani Group Development Teams

With a spirit of willful, persistent and creative problem solving, Troiani Construction Teams, First Avenue Parking Teams and Troiani Group Development Teams support and advance community service and activation and participate in improving quality of life with passionate celebration of the best available.

Troiani Construction Teams, First Avenue Parking Teams and Troiani Group Development Teams

With a spirit of willful, persistent and creative problem solving, Troiani Construction Teams, First Avenue Parking Teams and Troiani Group Development Teams support and advance community service and activation and participate in improving quality of life with passionate celebration of the best available.

Troiani Construction Teams, First Avenue Parking Teams and Troiani Group Development Teams

With a spirit of willful, persistent and creative problem solving, Troiani Construction Teams, First Avenue Parking Teams and Troiani Group Development Teams support and advance community service and activation and participate in improving quality of life with passionate celebration of the best available.

Troiani Construction Teams, First Avenue Parking Teams and Troiani Group Development Teams

With a spirit of willful, persistent and creative problem solving, Troiani Construction Teams, First Avenue Parking Teams and Troiani Group Development Teams support and advance community service and activation and participate in improving quality of life with passionate celebration of the best available.

Troiani Construction Teams, First Avenue Parking Teams and Troiani Group Development Teams

With a spirit of willful, persistent and creative problem solving, Troiani Construction Teams, First Avenue Parking Teams and Troiani Group Development Teams support and advance community service and activation and participate in improving quality of life with passionate celebration of the best available.

Troiani Construction Teams, First Avenue Parking Teams and Troiani Group Development Teams

With a spirit of willful, persistent and creative problem solving, Troiani Construction Teams, First Avenue Parking Teams and Troiani Group Development Teams support and advance community service and activation and participate in improving quality of life with passionate celebration of the best available.

Troiani Construction Teams, First Avenue Parking Teams and Troiani Group Development Teams

With a spirit of willful, persistent and creative problem solving, Troiani Construction Teams, First Avenue Parking Teams and Troiani Group Development Teams support and advance community service and activation and participate in improving quality of life with passionate celebration of the best available.

Better Neighborhoods Built on Family Values

To us, development is about more than just bricks and mortar construction. We’re about making spaces better, together. Activating, integrating, and creating city spaces that improve life within our communities is our priority. Our properties are anchored in over a century of responsible, caring, community-centered stewardship that started with a Troiani family vision that began in 1913. Over the years, we’ve worked with our neighbors, our partners, and our city, always considering Pittsburgh’s diverse mix of communities in shaping, transforming, and reimagining not only how spaces look, but how people are able to come together in the spaces we’re developing. Whether you’re having pancakes at Pamela’s in the Strip District or parking your car to go ice skating at PPG Place downtown, our properties are part of the fabric and history of Pittsburgh, family and community traditions, and part of our shared future.

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